Kim Woolly

Associate Professor of Bassoon

About the Studio


Kim Woolly is Associate Professor of Bassoon at The University of Southern Mississippi.  In addition to teaching bassoon, Performance Practice, and courses in woodwind literature and pedagogy, she performs as a member of faculty ensembles Category 5 and The Magnolia Reed TrioDr. Woolly holds an undergraduate degree in music from Wellesley College, a Master of Music in bassoon performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, and a Doctor of Music in bassoon performance from the Florida State University. A native of Little Rock, AR, Dr. Woolly is formerly a faculty member of Ohio University, the University of Florida and the New England Music Camp.  Her teachers include John Hunt, Jeff Keesecker, and Isabelle Plaster. 

Dr. Woolly is Principal Bassoon with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and Meridian (MS) Symphony, and is a member of the Mobile (AL) Symphony. She is formerly a member of the Mississippi and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestras and performed frequently with the Jacksonville Symphony and the Orlando Philharmonic, among others.  Her performance credits include solo recitals and presentations at several Conferences of the International Double Reed Society, the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium, and at the International Computer Music Conference, as well as performances and master-classes given in Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida.  She performed with the orchestras of the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Heidelberg, Germany, Schlossfestspiele, and the Victoria Bach Festival, and has also participated in the festivals of Sarasota, Swannanoa, Chatauqua, Brevard, and Bowdoin.