Kristin Reynolds is active as both a dedicated teacher and playing professional. Currently serving as oboe professor and lecturer at Eastern Michigan University, her previous teaching responsibilities have included serving on the faculties of Hillsdale College and Concordia University. In addition, Ms. Reynolds has served as adjunct oboe faculty at The University of Michigan. She performs with the Toledo Symphony, the Ann Arbor Symphony, Michigan Opera Theater, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, the Flint Symphony, Windsor (Ontario) Symphony and has also performed with the Detroit Symphony. She has performed at the International Double Reed Society convention, and in recent years has performed in orchestras for The 3 Tenors, Natalie Cole, Jim Brickman, David Archuleta, Mannheim Steamroller, The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Amy Grant, The Moody Blues, Led Zepplin and the American Ballet Theater. A portion of her orchestral pit experience includes productions of Wicked, The Wizard of Oz, Martin Guerre and Aida.
In addition to presenting lectures and master classes across the United States, Ms. Reynolds has toured both nationally and internationally in orchestras and wind ensembles throughout Europe, Japan and Scandinavia. She can be heard on the Caprice label performing with the Stockholm Wind Orchestra of Sweden, as well as on the Naxos label. Ms. Reynolds has recently contributed to the reference book, Tuning for Wind Instruments – A Roadmap to Successful Intonation, by Shelley Jagow. She also serves on the High School Honors Performance Series Review Board in New York City, New York.
A native of Southern California, Ms. Reynolds holds a Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from The University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Oboe Performance from California State University, Northridge. She spent two summers studying at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, and holds a teaching certificate from Concordia University. Her study of the oboe, both privately and in master classes, have included work with: John Ferrillo (Boston Symphony), John Mack (Cleveland Orchestra), Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (Pittsburgh Symphony), Richard Killmer (Eastman School of Music), Elaine Douvas (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Juilliard School), Linda Strommen (Indiana University), William Criss (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Harry Sargous (The University of Michigan), Dan Stolper (Interlochen Arts Academy) and Richard Woodhams (Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute and Temple University).
Ms. Reynolds is a member of the American Federation of Musicians; Locals 625, 5 and 15–286, the International Double Reed Society, and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi.