Kristen Goguen, DMA

Kristen Goguen

Woodwinds, bassoon

DMA in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy, University of Colorado-Boulder
Professional artist certificate, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
MM, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
BM, University of Kentucky

Originally from Kentucky, Goguen moved to Dallas in 2017. Dr. Goguen received her DMA in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder in August 2015 under the tutelage of Dr. Yoshiyuki Ishikawa. Dr. Goguen performed regularly with Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Longmont Symphony and the Boulder Opera Company.

Dr. Goguen received a MM and professional artist certificate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she was a student of Saxton Rose and Mark Popkin. She was second bassoonist of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. She also performed regularly with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, and Fayetteville Symphony. While at UNCSA, her quintet, Halcyon Winds, toured throughout North Carolina and placed second at the MTNA National Collegiate Chamber Music Competition in 2010.

Since moving to Dallas, Dr. Goguen has been active as an educator and clinician. She
maintains a private studio and is passionate about helping students achieve their goals. Dr. Goguen is also the professor of bassoon at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus. Most recently, she was selected as TMEA Bassoon All-State Selector for 2022. This included presenting a clinic and performing the All-State etudes at the Texas Bandmasters Association Conference in July 2022.

Dr. Goguen is a freelancer throughout the DFW area, working extensively for Bocal Majority, a double-reed organization in Richardson. As a part of the Bocal Majority team, Dr. Goguen has served as a
site manager and instructor for summer camps and other double-reed events.

Dr. Goguen resides in Dallas with her dog, Pepper. When she’s not practicing, making reeds, teaching, or performing, Dr. Goguen enjoys going on adventures with Pepper and enjoying living close to family for the first time in over a decade.

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