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.
Hendrix was the 2007 Boston Woodwind Society Competition winner, and a semi-finalist in the Meg Quigley International Vivaldi Competition in 2010. She has been a guest recitalist at the International Double Reed Society Convention and the Midwest Clinic International Band Conference. Hendrix has performed with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Players of Washington D. C. She has also appeared with the Air Force Band of Liberty, Navy Fleet Forces Band, and Navy Band Washington, D.C. as bassoonist and contrabassoonist.
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 bassoonist in Chamber Winds, woodwind quintet and ceremonial units. She also plays cymbals in the marching band. Her other duties include Head Librarian and Leading Petty Officer of the woodwind quintet.