Dr. Kirsten Boldt-Neurohr, Instructor, Music Theory and History
Dr. Kirsten Boldt-Neurohr is an Instructor of Music at Central Washington University, teaching first year Music Theory, Counterpoint, Survey of 20th Century Music and Introduction to Music. Prior to coming to CWU, Dr. Boldt-Neurohr was the Instructor of Bassoon at Metropolitan State College of Denver where she also taught Music Theory and Introduction to Music Appreciation. She also previously taught Applied Bassoon, Music Theory and Music History at Southern Oregon University.
Dr. Boldt-Neurohr holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado-Boulder, the Master of Music degree in Bassoon Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Bachelor of Music Performance and Education degree from Ithaca College. She is also an active freelance musician and teaches privately in the area, holding the position of Co-principal bassoon in the Oregon East Symphony (Pendleton), and performing regularly with the Yakima Symphony, Wenatchee Valley Symphony, Seattle Wind Symphony and the Walla Walla Symphony. An enthusiastic teacher, Kirsten’s private bassoon and oboe students have received honors in All State Band and Orchestra (CO, OR, WA), WIBC, State Solo and Ensemble Competitions, as well as having received college music scholarships.
Dr. Boldt-Neurohr was a soloist in the opening concert of the 2007 International Double Reed Society Conference premiering IDRS 2007 by Jacob Bancks with oboist Gordon Hunt. She was also a soloist with the Steamboat Springs Orchestra in November 2003, performing Mozart’s, Concerto for Bassoon. She has held positions with the Steamboat Springs Orchestra and the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with the Cheyenne Symphony, San Juan Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Emerald City Opera, Berkeley Opera, San Francisco Symphonietta, and the Rogue Valley Symphony. She also enjoys presenting an annual solo recital; Bassoon and Friends with the St. Marks Concert Series in Medford, Oregon. Her principal teachers have included Mark Eubanks, formerly of the Oregon Symphony; Lee Goodhew-Romm, of Ithaca College; Martin Gatt, of the London Symphony Orchestra; Rob Weir and Stephan Paulsen of the San Francisco Symphony and Yoshiyuki Ishikawa of the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Dr. Boldt-Neurohr recently released a CD on Centaur Records, The Road Less Traveled, performing lesser-known works for oboe, bassoon and piano trio with the Three Wood Trio. She is also an enthusiastic grower of Arundo Donax, the cane used in the making of woodwind reeds, and has published several articles regarding her research through the International Double Reed Journal.