Kristin Wolfe Jensen
When you meet Kristin, ask her… Will she flex her muscles? What is her favorite Helen Reddy song? What is her favorite breakfast place in Austin?
Writing about Kristin Wolfe Jensen’s solo CD, Shadings, the American Record Guide remarked, “…She has simply turned in the finest-played bassoon recital I have ever heard…”
Jensen has served on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music since 1995, and is also on the faculty of the International Festival Institute at Round Top and principal bassoonist with ROCO. Jensen also recently released several acclaimed solo and chamber music CD’s. Ms. Jensen is co-director of the biennial Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition for young women bassoonists from the Americas, which hosts an educational bassoon symposium along with the competition. An esteemed pedagogue, she has given guest recitals and master classes at many major American music schools, and her former UT students hold major orchestral positions and university teaching positions around the country. Her extensive online bassoon method, Music and the Bassoon, provides an innovative, multimedia approach to learning the bassoon.
Formerly, Ms. Jensen served on the faculties of both the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of North Texas, and also served as Visiting Professor at Indiana University in 2012. Ms. Jensen has toured Europe with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, served as acting principal bassoonist of the Houston Grand Opera, and has been a member of The Dallas Opera Orchestra, the Richardson Symphony, the Las Vegas Symphony, Jupiter Symphony of New York, and Continuum. She has performed solo recitals at several International Double Reed Society conferences, and was co-host of the 2005 conference in Austin. As a student, she won concerto competitions at the Juilliard School of Music, where she received her Master’s degree, and the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied as an undergraduate, which led to performances of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto, k. 191.