Office: FAC 348
Phone: (270) 745-8744
Dr. Kristin Polk is an Assistant Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University where she teaches oboe and bassoon lessons, double reed ensemble, and music theory. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas and also holds music degrees from the University of Minnesota (MM) and James Madison University (BM). Her primary teachers include Dr. Charles Veazey, Ms. Kathleen Reynolds, Ms. Terri Sundberg, Mr. John Snow, and Dr. Michele Kirkdorffer. Prior to her appointment at Western Kentucky University, she was an Assistant Professor of Music at Louisiana Tech University and the oboe Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas.
Dr. Polk previously served as principal oboist with the Rapides Symphony (Alexandria, LA) and the Monroe (LA) Symphony. She was a founding member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, TX) and has performed with the Shreveport (LA) Symphony, the Acadiana Symphony (Lafayette, LA), the San Angelo (TX) Symphony, the Longview (TX) Symphony, the Marshall (TX) Symphony and the South Arkansas Symphony. She was a featured soloist with the Monroe Symphony, the Louisiana Tech Wind Ensemble, the Louisiana Tech Orchestra and the North Texas Wind Symphony. She can be heard with the North Texas Wind Symphony on several GIA and Klavier recordings and on the demonstration CD for Festival Solos by Pearson/Elledge, published by Kjos Music Company.