Musician 1st Class Micahla Hendrix
Minnesota native, Musician 1st Class Micahla Hendrix received a Bachelor of Music degree in bassoon performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2008 and a Master of Music degree in bassoon performance from Yale University in 2010. Her primary teachers include J. Christopher Marshall, Richard Svoboda and Dr. Frank Morelli.
In 2007, Hendrix won the Boston Woodwind Society Competition, and in 2010 she was a semi-finalist in the Meg Quigley International Vivaldi Competition. In 2016, she was a guest recitalist at the International Double Reed Society Convention in Columbus, GA. Hendrix has performed with the Air Force Band of Liberty, Navy Fleet Forces Band as well as Navy Band Washington, D. C. as bassoonist and contrabassoonist. Hendrix enjoys freelancing in the greater-Washington, D.C. area and has played with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Players of Washington D. C. Hendrix is a founding member of the Chesapeake Reed Trio, which performs recitals and community outreach concerts around Annapolis and the Eastern Shore. She also enjoys teaching bassoon and keeps an active private studio. Hendrix has attended the Texas Music Festival, Banff Master Classes for Strings and Winds, Sarasota Music Festival and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and has participated in Master Classes by Rick Ranti, Richard Beene, Eric Arbiter and Christopher Millard.
Hendrix auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band in 2012. Following successful completion of recruit training at RTC Great Lakes, she reported to Annapolis in 2013 where she serves as principal bassoonist of Chamber Winds. Additionally she performs as bassoonist in the wind quintet and ceremonial units, and plays piccolo in the marching band.