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The Sally Fleming Guest Masterclass Series: Dr. Christian Schillinger, Ithaca College

  1. Monday February 17 4:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Room 2026

Hailed as a “…force of nature” by The Double Reed, bassoonist Christin Schillinger specializes in the accessibility of the avant-garde, aiming to broaden the audience for both new music and bassoon.

Schillinger works closely with living composers who remark on her “natural interpretation” and “perfect musical choices.” Her solo albums, Bassoon Unbounded (2018), Bassoon Transcended (2013) and Bassoon Surrounded (2009), produced for MSR Classics by Swineshead Productions, include world-premiere recordings of new repertoire for bassoon.

To facilitate the demands of 21st-century compositions, Schillinger researches reed-making consistency. Her 2016 book, Bassoon Reed Making (Indiana University Press) details current and historic trends in this field. Schillinger’s groundbreaking research extends to guest lectures and residencies throughout the United States and Europe.

Schillinger is an advocate for diversity in performance and programming. She is a founding member of Limitless Collective, an all-female ensemble featuring works by women, PoC, and the LGBTQ community. She is also the creator and organizer of the fEmpower social media network for bassoonists identifying as female.

Schillinger publishes numerous articles and appears regularly as a performer and lecturer. In addition, Schillinger co-hosted the 2012 International Double Reed Society Annual Conference and inaugural IDRS Teen Camp. 

Schillinger is on faculty at Ithaca College in New York where she performs frequently with New Music and traditional orchestral ensembles. Previously, she has held positions with Miami University, the University of Nevada, and various orchestras throughout the west.

Christin Schillinger holds degrees from Northwestern University (BM), Michigan State University (MM), and Arizona State University (DMA).

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