Bassoonist Dr. Kimberly Kelley has recently returned to her native state of Pennsylvania. She received her degrees in bassoon performance from the Harid Conservatory in 1997, the Eastman School of Music in 1999, and recently finished her DMA at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Kelley has taught bassoon and classes at Millikin University, Eastern Illinois University, Chestnut Hill College, Valley Forge Christian College, and at the University of Illinois as a sabbatical replacement. She has performed in various orchestral and chamber groups such as the Illinois Symphony, New World Symphony, Palm Beach Opera, Sinfonia da Camera, BACH Ensemble, Lancaster Symphony, York Symphony, the Trelumina Trio, and other chamber groups. Her major teachers include Philip Kolker, Arthur Weisberg, John Hunt, and Timothy McGovern.
Currently, Dr. Kelley is teaching bassoon at Franklin & Marshall College and the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in Lancaster, York College, Messiah College, Dickinson College, and the Maryland Conservatory of Music, as well as performing throughout the area.
D.M.A, Bassoon Performance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, IL, 2005
M. M., Bassoon Performance, East School of Music, University of Rochester, NY, 1999
B. M., Bassoon Performance, The Harid Conservatory of Music, Boca Raton, FL, 1997
MUS 280 B Bassoon