Dr. de Paula came to Western Illinois University in the Fall 2018 following a highly successful year as Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon at the University of Cincinnati/College-Conservatory of Music, where she also taught contrabassoon and reed making alongside the legendary William Winstead.

The WIU bassoon studio welcomes undergraduate and graduate music majors, minors, and non-music majors. For more information on how to apply to WIU, please click here.

At Western Illinois University, Dr. de Paula teaches courses in applied bassoon, woodwind techniques (bassoon and oboe), and general music education:

  • MUS 023 - Applied Bassoon/Studio Class/Reed Making

  • MUS 133 - Woodwind Techniques (bassoon & oboe)

  • MUS 190 - What to Listen for in Music

  • MUS 195 - American Pop Music (online)