Bassoon: Staci A. Spring

Based in Chattanooga, TN, Dr. Staci A. Spring enjoys a versatile career as a professional bassoonist, music educator, and arts advocate. An active freelancer, she can be heard playing bassoon and contrabassoon as a frequent guest musician with the Knoxville Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, Huntsville Symphony, Nashville Symphony orchestras, and in other creative collaborations with musicians across the region. Dr. Spring maintains a private bassoon studio, and teaches at UT Chattanooga, Lee University, and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.

As an active member in the Chattanooga arts community, Spring has participated in the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute and previously spent three seasons with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera working as the Youth Orchestras Manager and Education & Community Engagement Manager. In 2016 she founded the Scenic City Bassoon Ensemble for bassoonists of all ages and skill levels to perform in community settings and to raise funds for charitable organizations. Through the UTC-Wolf Trap Teaching Artist program she collaborates with teachers to integrate arts-integrated learning strategies in early learning classrooms.

Other experience includes a decade of performing and teaching in Texas, participating in numerous conferences and festivals, and serving on the organizational team for the internationally renowned Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition & Bassoon Symposium. When not on stage or in the classroom, you can probably find her outside hiking a trail with her pup!