Dr. Gina Gillie is Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University where she teaches horn, chamber music, aural skills, composition, music history, conducts a horn choir, and performs frequently in solo and chamber recitals. At the university, she is a member of two faculty chamber ensembles: the Camas Wind Quintet and the Lyric Brass Quintet. As an orchestral player, Dr. Gillie held the position of Assistant Principal with Symphony Tacoma from 2008-2017. She actively freelances with several professional groups such as the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Fifth Avenue Theater, the Vashon Opera, the Northwest Sinfonietta, and the Seattle Soundtrack Orchestra. In 2006, she attended the Tanglewood Music Festival as an orchestral fellow where she worked with several world-class musicians such as James Levine, Elliot Carter, Bernhard Haitink, Stefan Asbury, Herbert Blomstedt, Charles Rosen, Barry Tuckwell and John Williams. Dr. Gillie received her bachelor’s degree in Horn Performance from Pacific Lutheran University and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Horn Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While in graduate school, she began her foray into composition as well as the natural horn, both of which have become specialties for her. As a composer, she enjoys writing chamber music for horn and other instruments, and she frequently receives commissions for a variety of chamber works. Her compositions have received several performances both nationally and internationally. A list of her compositions as well as other information about Dr. Gillie can be found on her website: sites.google.com/a/plu.edu/gina-gillie---hornist-composer-vocalist. When she is not playing horn or writing music, she enjoys practicing aerial silks.