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Brittney Walker

Brittney Walker

Brittney began studying bassoon at age nine and piano at age eight. During her high school years, she played with several youth orchestras such as the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), the DuPage Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO), whom she also toured central Europe with in 2005 and 2007 and South America in 2009. In addition, she won several concerto competitions and was featured soloist for the West Suburban Symphony, DuPage Symphony, CYSO and MYSO. She was also fourth place winner in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Winds Concerto Competition in 2006. In 2012, she was the winner of New England Conservatory's (NEC) Concerto Competition and soloed in Jordan Hall with the NEC Symphony Orchestra. Brittney studied under William Buchman, assistant principal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Professor George Sakakeeny at Oberlin Conservatory, where she received her Bachelor's Degree, and Richard Svoboda, principal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at New England Conservatory, where she received her Master's Degree. Additionally, from 2014-2015, she was the Adjunct Faculty Bassoon Instructor at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. While teaching at Lewis University, she was a member of the Lewis University Faculty Woodwind Quintet as well as a member of the Woodwind Quintet of Chicago. She now resides in Gilbert, AZ as a private bassoon and piano teacher and a freelance musician in the Phoenix Metro area.

Click here to watch Brittney's winning concerto competition solo with the New England Conservatory symphony.

Click here to hear Brittney sitting principal in Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and playing the virtuosic opening solo.

Please note that due to COVID-19, this teacher is only doing online lessons at this time.

Rates: Contact for rates
Lesson Days: Saturday
Instruments Taught: Bassoon
Contact: brittneywalkerthe-music-store.com

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