Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5434 USA
- D.M.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison
- M.M., University of Wisconsin–Madison
- B.M., University of Missouri–Kansas City
Lin Foulk is Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where she teaches horn, coaches chamber ensembles and is a member of the Western Brass Quintet and Western Wind Quintet. She has recently performed with Boston Brass, Monarch Brass, the Fontana Chamber Ensemble and as a substitute musician with the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Southwest Michigan symphony orchestras. Especially interested in music with horn by female composers, she has performed and presented lectures on works by women throughout the United States and was a guest artist at the 2004 International Horn Symposium in Valencia, Spain. She currently serves on the Board of the International Women's Brass Conference.
She has served as principal horn with the Oshkosh and Manitowoc Symphony Orchestras, second horn with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and was a member of the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra. She has also frequently performed with the Milwaukee and Madison Symphony Orchestras. During the summer, she teaches horn and chamber music at WMU's Seminar high school summer music camp and the prestigious Kendall Betts Horn Camp in Lyman, N.H. In 2007 she taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp.
Foulk received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in horn performance from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Bachelor of Music degree in horn performance from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Her final project for the D.M.A. degree includes a full-length professional recording and an annotated guide to works for horn and piano by female composers and a website at www.linfoulk.org, which lists more than 1,000 works with horn by female composers. Her principal teachers include Douglas Hill, Nancy Cochran, Laurence Lowe and Bruce Heim.