Kristin Wolfe Jensen
University of Texas-Austin Butler School of Music
“...She has simply turned in the finest-played bassoon recital I have ever heard”, said the American Record Guide about Kristin Wolfe Jensen’s CD, Shadings, the first of her critically acclaimed CD releases. Ms. Jensen is Professor of Bassoon at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, and is also on the faculty at the International Festival Institute at Round Top, Principal Bassoonist with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Founding Director of the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and creator of MusicandtheBassoon.org. Many of her acclaimed solo and chamber music recordings are now available on her Youtube channel, as is the tutorial series she produced, The Herzberg/Kamins Reed Making Method. She has given guest recitals and masterclasses at many major American music schools, as well as in South America and Europe. Her former UT students hold major orchestral and university faculty positions. Formerly, Ms. Jensen served on the faculties of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of North Texas, and served as Visiting Professor at Indiana University in 2012. Ms. Jensen has toured Europe with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and served as Acting Principal Bassoonist of the Houston Grand Opera, and has performed solo recitals at several International Double Reed Society conferences. As a student, she won the concerto competitions at the Juilliard School of Music where she received her Master of Music, and the Oberlin Conservatory as an undergraduate, which led to performances of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto, k. 191.
Kristin is an alumna of Round Top Festival Institute (1990-1992).