Dr. Kelly Hancock


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Dr. Kelly Hancock is the instructor of bassoon at Oklahoma State University. Prior to this appointment, she was a member of the United States Army Europe Band and Chorus, stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. In this engagement she performed extensively throughout Europe as a member of the band, as a featured soloist, and as a member of the woodwind quintet. Dr. Hancock has also performed with the Cleveland Opera, Cleveland Pops, Miami Symphony, South Florida Symphony, Ashland Symphony, Canton Symphony Orchestra, and was second bassoonist of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with summer festivals including the National Repertory Orchestra and Opera in the Ozarks.

An active and passionate chamber musician, Dr. Hancock was a founding member and bassoonist of the Heidelberg Arts Ensemble, a professional chamber group featuring artistic programming consisting of varied instrumentation. Comprised of musicians from the United States and Germany, this ensemble served the broader purpose of fostering a sense of community between the diverse cultures living in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Dr. Hancock's commitment to music education has been a constant throughout her career. During her time in Europe, she was actively involved in outreach programs as a member of the Army, and also served as a double reed coach for the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project in Schladming, Austria. She has taught master classes involving students from across Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, and Australia where she coached students in solo, chamber, and large ensemble musical environments.

Dr. Hancock holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace University. Her principal teachers include Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Barrick Stees, Jonathan Sherwin, and Mark Popkin.