Bassoonist Ann Shoemaker is known for her varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and educator. She has given guest solo recitals at universities across the country, she has been featured with the InterHarmony Music Festival orchestra, the Carolina Youth Symphony, the Colorado College Summer Music Festival orchestra and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro orchestra. Dr. Shoemaker was a founding member of the Relevents Wind Quintet, and has toured with the ensemble throughout the United States and Germany. She has also performed with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, including concerts in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Dr. Shoemaker is currently the principal bassoonist with the Shreveport (LA) and Waco (TX) Symphony Orchestras. She has previously held positions with the Greensboro, Salisbury and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestras (NC). She has performed often with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Asheville (NC), Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestras, and the South Carolina Philharmonic.
Dr. Shoemaker currently serves as Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Baylor University in Waco, TX and has previously been on faculty at Furman University, Davidson College, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University, and a Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Nyfenger Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance. Dr. Shoemaker has additional training from numerous summer music festivals, including Aspen and Tanglewood. She recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was a Hayes Fellowship recipient. Her primary teachers include Michael Burns, Frank Morelli, Carol Lowe, and Kevin Hall. Dr. Shoemaker is a Fox Bassoon performing artist.
Bassoon Studio Events at Baylor:
October 8th: U.S. Marine Band "The President's Own"-
October 22nd: PEN Trio visit!
November 11th: Haley Blanchard, Special Recital, Roxy Grove Hall, 5:00pm. Works by Dutillieux, Vivaldi and Jenni Brandon
November 15th: Curtis Mayo's BME Recital, Recital Hall II, 2:00pm. Works by Weber, J.S. Bach, Rota, and Bozza
April 21 &22- William Short, principal bassoonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, in residence! Details announced soon.
Events for Dr. Shoemaker:
October 15th: Waco Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert, with Yo-Yo Ma. Waco Hall, 7:30 pm
October 25th: Flower Mound High School, bassoon master class. Open to the Public! 2-4pm.
October 31st: Cirque de la Symphonie Halloween Extravaganza! Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, 7:30pm, Riverview Theater, Shreveport, LA.
November 21st- Soloist with the Shreveport Symphony. Performing Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante with Matt Albert, violin, Ruth Drummond, cello, and Theresa Bridges, oboe. Concert also includes Beethoven 8 and Mendelssohn Violin Concerto!
December 11th- Waco Symphony Holiday Concert
December 19&20- Shreveport Symphony Holiday Pops.
January 15-17th- Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. I will be performing, assisting with operations and serving at the Exhibits Coordinator.
January 29- Texas A&M Commerce- Master class in the afternoon and solo recital at 6:00pm
January 31- Texas Lutheran University- Solo recital at 3:00pm
February 2- San Angelo State University- Master class at 2pm. Solo recital at 7:30pm.
February 3- Baylor University- Faculty Recital. Roxy Grove Hall, 7:30pm