Christine Breeden

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Christine Breeden is a midwest-based bassoonist and contrabassoonist.  Having earned her Bachelor's degree in bassoon performance from the University of Illinois in 2022, she is now pursuing a Master's degree in bassoon performance at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance.   She frequently performs with the university's bands and orchestras, as well as orchestras throughout Illinois and Michigan.  Christine is also an avid solo and chamber musician, and she was selected as the winner of the Thomas J. Smith Solo competition during her time at Illinois.  Her educational experiences have also taken her across the United States and abroad, including performances throughout France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Australia.

Christine's musical perspective is particularly forward-facing, as she is passionate about the evolving role of classical music in the modern sphere.  She is committed to equity and inclusion in the arts, and is a champion of contemporary and historically excluded composers.  Because of the ways in which music shapes lives and empowers people of all ages and abilities, Christine is eager to share the joy the bassoon has to offer.

I believe that we are all lifelong students.  Music is a powerful tool that fosters creativity, self awareness, problem-solving, emotional expression, perseverance, and cultural awareness.  My role as a teacher is to help all students develop their skills in these areas, so that they will become their own teacher as they progress in music and in life.  I always encourage students to ask questions, make mistakes, and freely express themselves!  I teach bassoonists of any age and level of experience.

Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2022)
Master of Music in Bassoon Performance, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (2024)

Weissenborn Practical Method for Bassoon, Including 'Fifty Advanced Studies'

Milde 25 Studies in Scales and Chords

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