Bassoon: Christin Schillinger

Christin Schillinger photoChristin Schillinger is Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Miami University, Ohio. As a performer, Schillinger specializes in the accessibility  of the avant-garde. Often pairing the neo-romantic with the post-tonal multi-phonic, she teaches from the concert stage and aims to broaden the  audience for both new music and bassoon. Bassoon Transcended (2013)  and Bassoon Surrounded (2009), recorded for MSR Classics by Swineshead Productions, feature world-premiere recordings of works by living composers. Collaborative composers remark upon her “natural interpretation” and “perfect musical choices.” The American Record Guide referred to Schillinger’s tone as “pure and beautiful.” Fanfare Magazine writes: she “sails through the music as if it were the first few pages of a beginning bassoon method.”
Schillinger is a frequent performer, lecturer, and guest instructor at universities nationwide. Likewise, she actively participates in the International Double Reed Society, co-hosting the 2012 Conference on the campus of Miami University.
Beyond the concert state, Schillinger researches the historic and current trends in reed-making pedagogy. She believes the enhancement of the student experience creates better discipline, greater understanding, and stronger performance capabilities. The results of this ongoing research are pending publication.
Schillinger received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, Master of Music from Michigan State University, and Bachelor of Music in performance and music theory from Northwestern University.
Her primary teachers include Dr. Jeffrey Lyman, Albie Micklich, Barrick Stees, Michael Kroth, and Robert Barris. She is a Fox Performing Artist, playing on a Red Maple 601 paired with a CVC R2 Brass Bocal.


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