Assistant Professor of Oboe
Dr. Euridice Alvarez, Assistant Professor of Oboe, is principal oboist with the Waco Symphony and performs with the Baylor Woodwind Quintet. As a performer and teacher, she has toured Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica and Thailand. Her oboe studies began at the Victoriano López School of Music in her native Honduras with José Ángel Ábrego, and continued at the University of Southern Mississippi (BM), Baylor University (MM) and The Eastman School of Music (DMA). Her primary teachers are Patricia Malone, Doris DeLoach, Geoffrey Burgess and Richard Killmer. Recent symphonic performances have been in Colorado with the Boulder Bach Festival, Boulder Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony and Greeley Philharmonic and in Washington, D.C. with the Avanti Symphony. As soloist, notable performances have been with the Saint Malo Festival Orchestra in Panama, the Masterworks Festival Avanti Orchestra in Washington, D.C. and The Nazareth College Symphony in The Bahamas. She has performed and/or presented master classes in Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Thailand, Florida, Connecticut, Georgia, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, New Mexico and Texas. She formerly served on the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Northern Colorado.
Associate Professor of Bassoon
Coordinator of Woodwind Area
Ann Shoemaker, bassoonist, is highly regarded as a music educator, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Bassoon and Coordinator of Woodwinds at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and has been on the faculties of Furman University, Davidson College, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Her students have found continued success in professional orchestras, military bands, as freelance musicians, educators, and music administrators. Shoemaker is currently the principal bassoonist with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and Waco Symphony Orchestra. She frequently performs guest solo recitals across the country and has performed internationally in The Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and Venezuela. A recipient of the Hayes Fellowship, Dr. Shoemaker completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University and a Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Nyfenger Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance. Dr. Shoemaker is a Fox Bassoon performing artist.