Professor of Music - French Horn
Office Location:Mary Baker Russell Music Center - Room 339
Office Hours: (On Campus) Mon - Fri: By Appointment
- Ear-training I/II/III/IV
- D.M.A., Horn Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
- M.M., Horn Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
- B.M., Horn Performance, Pacific Lutheran University, 2004
Areas of Emphasis or Expertise
- French Horn
- Horn Choir
- Ear Training Classes
- Music Appreciation Classes
Applied French Horn Lessons, directs Horn Choir, teaches Ear Training and Music Appreciation courses, member of the Lyric Brass Quintet and Camas Wind Quintet
- Three Unaccompanied Pieces for Solo Horn (2005). Three pieces for unaccompanied horn that feature several extended techniques: I. Transcension, II. Song, III. Ditty for Jonathan. Music currently self-published, PDF copies are available by contacting Gina Gillie. Duration: 13 minutes.
- To the Seasons (2012) for soprano, horn and piano. Four-movement work using poetry of William Blake: I. To Summer, II. To Autumn, III. To Winter, IV. To Spring. Published by RM Williams Publishing. Duration: 20 minutes.
- The Great Migration (2013) for two horns and piano. Programmatic duet that describes the migratory cycle of wildebeests through Tanzania and Kenya. Published by RM Williams Publishing. Duration: 10 minutes.
- Trio for Brass (2014) for trumpet, horn and trombone. Three-movement work: I. Fanfare and Chorale, II. Lament, III. Tango. Music currently self-published, PDF copies are available by contacting Gina Gillie. Duration: 12 minutes.
- To Spring (2014) for women's choir, horn and piano. An arrangement of the last movement of To the Seasons. Music currently self-published, PDF copies are available by contacting Gina Gillie. Duration: 5 minutes.
- Horn Quartet No. 1 (2015). Three-movement work for horn quartet. Music currently self-published, PDF copies are available by contacting Gina Gillie. Duration: 17 minutes.
- International Women’s Brass Conference 2022 Composition Competition Winner for “Mountain Ascent”
Dr. Gina Gillie is an Associate Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University where she teaches horn and aural skills, conducts a horn choir, and performs frequently with faculty groups and in solo and chamber recitals. As an orchestral player, she is currently Assistant Principal with the Tacoma Symphony and has also played with the Northwest Sinfonietta, the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra, the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of two faculty chamber ensembles at PLU, the Camas Wind Quintet and the Lyric Brass Quintet.
In 2006, she attended the Tanglewood Music Festival as an orchestral fellow where she worked with world-class musicians such as James Levine, Elliot Carter, Bernhard Haitink, Stefan Asbury, Herbert Blomstedt, Charles Rosen, Barry Tuckwell and John Williams. Dr. Gillie studied horn performance with Douglas Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her master’s degree in 2006 and her Doctorate of Musical Arts in 2009. She completed her Bachelors degree at Pacific Lutheran University in 2004 as a horn player in Kathleen Vaught Farner’s studio.
As a vocalist, Dr. Gillie has participated in many choirs including the Choir of the West at PLU and PLU’s Choral Union. She sings in recital settings whenever she gets the chance, and usually incorporates a vocal chamber piece into the horn recitals she presents.
A lover of early music, she lectures and performs on natural horn as well as baroque horn. During her time in Madison she appeared in period performances with the Madison Bach Musicians playing repertoire including Bach’s Mass in B Minor.
Dr. Gillie’s doctoral dissertation is entitled “Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music for Soprano, Horn and Piano: an Original Composition, Professional Recording, and Research of Significant Pieces.” Information and recordings from the project are featured on Dr. Gillie’s website.
- Member of PLU faculty ensembles: Lyric Brass Quintet and Camas Wind Quintet
- Member of the International Horn Society
- Member of the Northwest Horn Society
- Mu Phi Epsilon Faculty Advisor for the Epsilon Sigma chapter.