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Lynn Hileman

Assistant Professor - Bassoon

Lynn Hileman is dedicated to reinvigorating concert music through the performance of post-classical contemporary and experimental music, orchestral and chamber music, as well as electronic music and interdisciplinary works.

She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, the UK, and Latin America, appearing at such venues as the Festival Internacional de Sopros in Rio de Janeiro, the November Music and GLOW Festivals in the Netherlands, the Surround Festival in Brugge, Belgium, the Festival of Contemporary Art Music at Washington State University, and the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival.  She has also performed as a guest bassoonist with Clogs, Alarm Will Sound, and the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble.  Lynn makes up one half of the bassoon duo Tuple, and is a member of the contemporary bassoon collectives Dark in the Song and the Rushes Ensemble.

Equally at home traditional repertoire, she is principal bassoonist of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, and bassoonist with the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival.  She has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Syracuse and New Haven Symphony Orchestras, and has been a frequent performer at the annual International Double Reed Society conference.

Hileman is currently Assistant Professor of Bassoon at West Virginia University, where she also is co-director of the WVU Summer Double Reed Camp and a member of the Laureate Wind Quintet.  She  holds degrees from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (BM), Yale University (MM), and the Eastman School of Music (DMA), where she was awarded the Andrew G. Bogiages Memorial Prize in Bassoon in 2004. Her teachers include John Hunt, K. David Van Hoesen, Frank Morelli, Christopher Millard, and Richard Beene.