A native of Chattanooga, TN, Staci A. Spring returned to the Scenic City in 2016 to continue a versatile career as a professional bassoonist, music educator, and arts administrator. In addition to her role as Education & Community Engagement Manager for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, she performs frequently as an orchestral and chamber musician, maintains a private bassoon studio, and teaches bassoon at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College, and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts. Other activities include serving as the Competition Director for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition; a unique international event with the mission of supporting the careers of young women bassoonists.
Spring is a doctoral candidate in Bassoon Performance at the University of North Texas, where she also completed a Graduate Academic Certificate in Arts Leadership. She earned dual Master of Music degrees in Historical Musicology and Bassoon Performance from The Florida State University and completed her undergraduate studies at Brevard College in North Carolina.