Favorite book: Anything by Roxane Gay
Favorite TV Show: RuPaul's Drag Race!
Dream vacation: Isle of Skye
Fun Fact: I didn't start playing the bassoon until my junior year of high school!
Bassoonist Dr. Jacqueline Wilson is Assistant Professor of Music at Southeast Missouri State University. As an active soloist, she regularly presents recitals, masterclasses, and clinics including recent engagements at the International Double Reed Society Conference (Tampa, FL, Columbus, GA, Redlands, CA), the College Music Society Conference (Santa Fe, NM), the Illinois Music Educator's Conference (Peoria, IL), Michigan Music Conference (Grand Rapids, MI), the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference (Ames, IA), and on Wisconsin Public Radio. She has performed concerto engagements with the St. Louis Wind Symphony, the Spokane Symphony, the Eau Claire Youth Symphony, and numerous college music ensembles. As an active chamber musician, she has been featured on various college campuses and festivals, including the LunART Festival (Madison, WI), the Ashland Chamber Music Society (Ashland, WI), and the Avaloch Chamber Music Institute (Boscowen, NH).
As an enthusiastic pedagogue and scholar, Wilson currently serves as the bassoon instructor at the Lutheran Summer Music Academy (Valparaiso, IN) where she is also a member of the Movere Wind Quintet. She has published educational articles in several journals, including The Double Reed, The Instrumentalist, and School Band and Orchestra Magazine and has held previous teaching positions in the University of Wisconsin system, and at Kirkwood Community College. Wilson serves as the Treasurer for the Midwest Double Reed Society, and as a member of the administrative team for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium. She also co-hosts the Double Reed Dish podcast with oboist Galit Kaunitz.
As an avid supporter of new music, Dr. Wilson has premiered and commissioned works by composers Juantio Becenti, Chia-yu Hsu, Rachel Devorah Trapp, Brian Van Winkle, and Anthony Donofrio. Her dissertation, a performance guide and analysis of the Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings by Sofia Gubaidulina, advocates for the integration of modern repertoire into the standard pedagogical curriculum. Dr. Wilson (Yakama) is especially passionate about diversity and American Indian representation in classical music and frequently performs the works of Native composers.
Dr. Wilson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. She is also a graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts and Eastern Washington University. Her principal teachers include Benjamin Coelho, Matthew Ruggiero, and Lynne Feller-Marshall.