Dr. Lia Uribe, Moosmann artist, is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Arkansas, Principal Bassoonist of SoNA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas), and SDCO (Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra), and Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the Fort Smith Symphony. She is also on the guest-artist/coach roster at the Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany, and faculty at the Midwestern Music Camp at the University of Kansas. Originally from Cali, Colombia, Dr. Uribe earned her Bachelor’s degree in Bassoon Performance from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá. After graduation, she attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, for a fall and winter residency. Dr. Uribe holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Arkansas and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas. Her main teachers include Sigfried Miklin and Eric Stomberg. Prior to the University of Arkansas, she held positions at Missouri State, Drury and Evangel universities.
Dr. Uribe maintains an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player and artist-teacher. Her international work comprises venues and festivals in Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Puerto Rico and Ecuador, and multiple places in the United States, including recitals at the IDRS (International Double Reed Society) conferences. An advocate of new music, Dr. Uribe has commissioned and premiered new works for the bassoon, among them pieces by Jorge Humberto Pinzon, Johann Hasler, and Robert Mueller. She performs on regular basis with the Lyrique Quintette, woodwind quintet in residence at the University of Arkansas.