Kim Woolly has been a member of the Mobile Symphony since 2006. She is also principal bassoon of the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Meridian (MS) Symphony. Kim is Associate Professor of Bassoon at the University of Southern Mississippi where, in addition to teaching bassoon, Performance Practice, and courses in woodwind literature and pedagogy, she performs as a member of faculty ensembles Category 5 and The Magnolia Reed Trio.
Kim holds a BA in music from Wellesley College, an MM from the Eastman School of Music, and a DM from the Florida State University. She is formerly a member of the Mississippi and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestras and performed frequently with the Jacksonville Symphony and the Orlando Philharmonic, among others. Her performance credits include solo recitals and presentations at several conferences of the International Double Reed Society, the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium, and at the International Computer Music Conference, as well as performances and master-classes given in Brazil, Colombia, Panama, and throughout the US.
A native of Little Rock, AR, Ms. Woolly enjoys watching Razorback athletics and Formula 1 racing as well as taking care of her dog Annie, cat Maggie, and all the other little animals that cross her doorstep.