Bassoonist Ann Shoemaker is well known for her varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and educator. As a soloist, she has been featured with the InterHarmony Music Festival orchestra, the Carolina Youth Symphony, and as a concerto competition winner at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has given guest solo recitals at Wichita State University and the University of Georgia.
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. Shoemaker is currently the principal bassoonist with the Shreveport (LA) and Waco (TX) Symphony Orchestras, and has previously held positions with the Greensboro, Salisbury and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestras (NC). She continues to sub regularly with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (TX) and has performed often with the Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Asheville (NC), South Carolina Philharmonic, and Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestras.