Freshly graduated from the University of Michigan, Audrey Shepherd is glad to return to her hometown of Sacramento and begin giving back to the music community that raised her. El Camino alum and prior participant of the Sacramento Youth Band and Symphony, she hopes to foster a healthy new generation of bassoonists in the northern California region. Even though she majored in bassoon at Michigan, Shepherd also enjoys jazz saxophone, contemporary improvisation, chamber music, and playing pit orchestra gigs. She will be performing on bassoon with regional orchestras and as part of a quintet. In her spare time, Shepherd likes to swing dance and go to the river.