Adjunct Instructor of Double Reeds — Music
Dr. Ashley Watkins, Adjunct Instructor of Oboe and Bassoon, is an enthusiastic bassoonist and educator. While teaching, she tailors her approach to each individual student, and strives to nurture students' unique musical talents. Drawing from her various experiences in education, Dr. Watkins has honed her pedagogical skills to create engaging and effective learning environments.
Some professional performances include Found Sound new music ensemble and Sinfonia de Camera. Dr. Watkins' passion for music extends to her advocacy for compositions written by Latin composers, an area her doctoral project focused on.
Dr. Watkins’ educational background includes degrees from Southeast Missouri State University, Western Michigan University, and University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Her primary teachers include Professor Tim McGovern, Dr. Wendy Rose, and Dr. Jacqueline Wilson.