• Staci Spring
    Staci Spring,
    Aural Skills Instructor

    B.M., Brevard College
    M.M., Florida State University
    Email: sspring@leeuniversity.edu

    A native of Chattanooga, TN, Staci A. Spring returned to the Scenic City in 2016 to continue a versatile career as a freelance musician, private instructor, arts administrator, and college professor. She currently works for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera as a bassoonist and manager of the CSO Youth Orchestras, while also maintaining a private studio and teaching at Lee University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Other activities include teaching bassoon for the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts and serving as the Competition Chair for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition.

    Spring’s teaching experience includes faculty appointments at Stephen F. Austin State University, McMurry University, Abilene Christian University, and Hardin-Simmons University, where she taught courses in applied bassoon, music history, aural skills, woodwind methods, and chamber music. Passionate about creative programming and collaboration, she has performed numerous solo and chamber recitals, and was previously a member of the Stone Fort Wind Quintet, Key City Winds, and the Abilene Chamber Players. Other experience includes performing with professional orchestras throughout Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia and Florida, and performing at conferences for the International Double Reed Society, Texas Music Educators Association, and the National Flute Association.

    Spring is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas, where she studied bassoon with Kathleen Reynolds and also completed a Graduate Academic Certificate in Arts Leadership as a Priddy Scholarship recipient. She earned dual Master of Music degrees in Historical Musicology and Bassoon Performance from The Florida State University, studying with scholar Denise Von Glahn and bassoonist Jeffrey Keesecker. She completed her undergraduate studies at Brevard College in North Carolina.

Music Events Calendar

1/22
Performing Arts Series: Andrew Willis, fortepiano
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Performing Arts Series: Andrew Willis, fortepiano
Andrew Willis performs in the United States and abroad on pianos of every era. At home in front of a piano or fortepiano, his performance at Lee will draw from the Bach Partitas, played on the Baroque...
1/24
Faculty Recital: Kristen Holritz, flute & ChoEun Lee, piano
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Kristen Holritz, flute & ChoEun Lee, piano
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
1/25
Saxophone Quartet Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Saxophone Quartet Concert
This event is free, non-ticked, and open to the public.
2/04
Presidential Concert Series: Schumann Quartet
Begins at 7:30 PM

Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert Series: Schumann Quartet
That moment when one doesn't yet know what's happening, eyes and ears wide open, looking for some kind of orientation-Beethoven's ninth string quartet, for example. One unresolved chord after the...
2/07
Guest Artist: Vocal Chamber Recital: Yungee Rhie, soprano Michael Couper, saxophone ChoEun Lee, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Guest Artist: Vocal Chamber Recital: Yungee Rhie, soprano Michael Couper, saxophone ChoEun Lee, piano
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