|Staci A. Spring has been part of the McMurry music faculty since 2007, teaching Bassoon, Music Appreciation, Woodwind Methods, and Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. She plays piano with the faculty jazz combo McMJ, and has served as co-director and faculty for the McMurry Summer Band Camps. Spring also teaches for Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene Christian University, and Richland College, and maintains a private studio of local junior and senior high school students. She has been on the faculty of the Abilene Summer Music Festival since 2008.
A versatile performer, Spring plays regularly with the Abilene Philharmonic, San Angelo Symphony, and Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestras. She is also a founding member of the professional chamber ensemble Key City Winds, a group that performs actively in the community for recitals, events, and as artists for the Young Audiences program.
Spring is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance, with a related field in Music Education, at the University of North Texas, where she studies with Kathleen Reynolds. She earned Master of Music degrees in Historical Musicology and Bassoon Performance from The Florida State University, under the tutelage of scholar Denise Von Glahn and bassoonist Jeffrey Keesecker.
Recent scholarly activities include completing a Graduate Certificate in Arts Leadership as a Priddy Scholarship recipient, interning with the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Education, Arts and Culture, presenting at the 2008 College Music Society Super-Regional Conference, and being selected for the 2009 and 2011 Master Classes for Strings and Winds at The Banff Centre in Canada.