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  • Professor of Bassoon
  • Head, Division of Chamber Music/Collaborative Arts
kwjensen@mail.utexas.edu
Office Phone: 512-471-6431
Office Location: MRH 5.284
Specialties:
  • Bassoon

Kristin Wolfe Jensen has been Professor of Bassoon at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music since 1995, 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.  “...She has simply turned in the finest-played bassoon recital I have ever heard”, said the American Record Guide about her solo CD, Shadings. Her other critically acclaimed solo and chamber music recordings include Parables and Reflections, Bassoon Music of Virko Baley, ...and Kristin Wolfe Jensen: UT Bassoons in Collaboration, and Handel: The Halle Sonatas. Many of her 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, and 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, 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 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. Ms. Jensen is a Fox Artist, performing on her model 685 bassoon made by Fox Products.