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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Double Reeds at WSU


Keri Brief Bio:

Dr. McCarthy was drawn to the oboe in middle school. Originally from New York State, she has taught in the midwest and Southeast Asia, and is honored to teach oboe and music history at WSU. In addition to standard repertoire, Keri studies and performs contemporary music of Asian and American composers, and has released a solo CD, “Shadowplay”, and several albums with the Pan-Pacific Ensemble (Albany Records). Contact Dr. McCarthy

“Get to Know Dr. McCarthy”

  • I am constantly amazed by the beauty and variety of landscapes in the Northwest, and spend summers hiking and exploring the region with my husband and three kids.
  • Because of my roots, I perform best when my diet includes NY-style pizza and bagels along with lots of veggies.
  • My son has pet chickens that I complain about, but secretly like.
  • I love teaching the oboe at every level of playing. My students have taught me so much and keep me energized!

Jacqui Brief Bio:

Born and raised in Washington State, Dr. Wilson is very excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest! She started playing the bassoon as a student at Southridge High School and followed her passion for music to Boston, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri. Dr. Wilson loves using music as an expression of identity and frequently performs the music of Native American composers. Contact Dr. Wilson

“Get to Know Dr. Wilson”

  • I love to travel! My favorite trips have been to Scotland, Albuquerque, and the Florida keys!
  • I listen to all types of music! Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar are some personal faves.
  • As a native Washingtonian, I have very high apple standards. The Cosmic Crisp is my fave!
  • I have an addiction to buying reed thread – you can never have too many colors!