Kay Lawson

Adjunct Instructor
Bassoon, Music Education
SMH 311


Kay Lawson teaches bassoon and music education at Marshall University, is a member of the Kingsbury Woodwind Quintet, and performs with the Huntington Symphony.  She frequently performs chamber music, including invitations to appear on the programs of the International Double Reed Society.  Lawson is bassoonist for the Maelzel Woodwind Quintet, an ensemble devoted to historically-informed performances of classical era music.  She plays a Bűehner-Keller Classical model bassoon made by Leslie Ross.

At Marshall, Lawson has taught music education at the undergraduate and undergraduate level, courses on film and music in the Honors College, and in the Arts and History Seminar for the Society of Yeager Scholars.  Her research interests include the history of women musicians, interdisciplinary curriculum, and teaching & learning.

Prior to living in Huntington, she performed with orchestras in North Dakota, North Carolina, and Michigan.  In addition, Lawson has taught at Minot State University (ND), Brevard College NC), and Western Carolina University NC) and in public schools in Massachusetts, New York, Michigan, and North Dakota.

Lawson earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York/Potsdam, the Master of Music degree in music education and a Master of Music degree in bassoon performance from Michigan State University.  She received her Orff-Schȕlwerk Certification from the University of Kentucky.