Staci Spring, M.M.

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Staci A. Spring teaches Applied Bassoon for Hardin-Simmons University, and has been on the faculty of the Abilene Summer Music Festival since 2008. She also teaches several music courses for McMurry University, Abilene Christian University, and Richland College, maintains a private studio of local junior and senior high school students, and has served as co-director and faculty for the McMurry Summer Band Camps.

A versatile performer, Spring plays regularly with the Abilene Philharmonic, San Angelo Symphony, and Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestras. She is a founding member of the professional chamber ensemble Key City Winds; a group that is active in the community performing as artists for the Young Audiences program, and playing for recitals and events. She also performs on piano with the McMurry Faculty Jazz Combo (McMJ), which received a College Music Society Community Engagement Seed Grant in 2008.

Spring is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance, with a related field in Music Education, at the University of North Texas, where she studies bassoon with Kathleen Reynolds. She earned Master of Music degrees in Historical Musicology and in Bassoon Performance from The Florida State University, under the tutelage of scholar Denise Von Glahn and bassoonist Jeffrey Keesecker. She completed her undergraduate studies at Brevard College in North Carolina.

Recent scholarly activities include completing a Graduate Certificate in Arts Leadership as a Priddy Scholarship recipient, interning with the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Education, Arts and Culture, presenting at the 2008 College Music Society Super-Regional Conference, and being selected for the 2009 and 2011 Master Classes for Strings and Winds at The Banff Centre in Canada.

Degrees Earned:

  • Bachelor's, Brevard College
  • Master of Music, Historical Musicology, Florida State University
  • Master of Music, Bassoon Performance, Florida State University
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