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Kimberlie Dillon

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Professional title

Oboe Teaching Specialist


Kimberlie Dillon started her music career singing in her church’s children’s choir in her hometown of Preston, Minnesota. She grew up in a musical family and had the privilege of studying music (piano, then flute, and finally oboe) beginning in elementary school.  She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she studied with Laurie Van Brunt, and graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors in May 2010. In May 2012, Kimberlie graduated with a Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Baylor University, where she studied with Dr. Doris DeLoach, and was inducted to the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. A couple of months later, Kimberlie acquired a Teaching Certificate in Higher Education, also from Baylor. 

Throughout her studies in higher education, she had the privilege of performing in many symphonic and chamber ensembles, including the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, and the UMD Festival Orchestra. As part of her graduate assistantship, she had the opportunity to teach in classroom and private lesson settings, which is where she discovered her passion for teaching music. Therefore, she obtained a standard teaching certification (for the state of Texas) through an alternative teacher certification program while teaching preschool-sixth grade general music at a school.

Kimberlie is a committed teacher who desires to encourage the potential of every student. She seeks to continually learn by networking with local musicians, performing in community and professional symphonic and chamber ensembles, and through individual study.