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Kirsten Nelson

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Assistant Professor, Music Theory

  • D.M.A., Bassoon and Music Theory, The University of Georgia (1997)
  • M.M., Bassoon and Music Theory, The University of Georgia (1994)
  • B.M., Bassoon, West Texas State University (1992)
Kirsten Nelson joined the SFA faculty in the Fall of 1997, and she teaches applied bassoon, music theory, and aural skills. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in bassoon from West Texas State University, and her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in bassoon and music theory from The University of Georgia. Dr. Nelson’s bassoon instructors have included Bruce Hammel, Tina Carpenter, and William Davis.

At SFA, Dr. Nelson has been the principal bassoonist in the Orchestra of the Pines and a member of the Stone Fort Wind Quintet. She has also performed with the Longview Symphony Orchestra. While in Georgia, Dr. Nelson performed with the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, and the Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Nelson has also performed at Texas Music Educators Conventions, International Double Reed Society Conferences, and the National Association of Collegiate Wind and Percussion Instructors Symposium.

Dr. Nelson is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the International Double Reed Society, the National Association of Collegiate Wind and Percussion Instructors, Mu Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Kappa Phi.