|Dr. Christin Schillinger|
Christin Schillinger is Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Miami University. Prior to her current position, she was on faculty at the University of Nevada.
As a performer, Schillinger specializes in the accessibility of the avant-garde.Often pairing the neo-romantic with the post-tonal multiphonic, she teaches from the concert stage and aims to broaden the audience for both new music and bassoon. She regularly lectures on and performs the music of living composers. Collaborative composers remark upon her “natural interpretation” and “perfect musical choices.”
Bassoon Surrounded, her 2009 CD released on the MSR Classics label, features works for bassoon and percussion. The CD includes five world premiere recordings. In reviews, American Record Guide referred to Schillinger’s tone as “pure and beautiful.” Fanfare Magazine said she “sails through the music as if it were the first few pages of a beginning bassoon method.”
Schillinger is active as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Recent appearances include the Women in Leadership Celebration (SSND -St. Louis), the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, the Classical Music Festival Orchestra (Austria), as well as multiple university visits.
Schillinger is a frequent performer and lecturer at International Double Reed Society Conferences. Together with colleague Andrea Ridilla, she is co-host of the 2012 International Double Reed Society Conference on campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Beyond the concert stage, Schillinger researches the historic and current trends of reed making instruction. She believes the enhancement of the student experience creates better discipline, greater understanding, and stronger performance capabilities.
Schillinger received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, Master of Music from Michigan State University, and Bachelor of Music in performance and music theory from Northwestern University. Her primary teachers include Dr. Jeffrey Lyman, Albie Micklich, Barrick Stees, Michael Kroth, and Robert Barris.She performs on a Fox Red Maple 601 paired with an R2 *CVC* bocal.