MM, Ohio University, 1985
Oboe, Bassoon, Flute, Piano
Office: Malloy Hall 232
Phone: (785) 628-5360
Kay Schulte Werth has served as instructor of flute, piano, oboe, and bassoon in the Department of Music at Fort Hays State University since 2001. She earned a Bachelors of Music Education with an emphasis in piano from Marymount College in 1983 and a Master's of Music in Woodwind Pedagogy with an emphasis in oboe and bassoon from Ohio University in 1985.
Prior to her tenure at Fort Hays State University, Kay served as Woodwind Specialist and Band Director (1985-1991) in the Ulysses and Concordia school districts. The following years (1991- 1999) were primarily devoted to motherhood while maintaining a private piano and woodwind studio in her home. From 1999 through 2006, Kay served as Flute and Double Reed Instructor at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. In 1999, she established the High Plains Double Reed Consort, which meets annually to perform music during the holiday season. The group now includes over 40 members who play oboe, oboe d'amour, English horn, bassoon, and contra bassoon.
Kay is an active member of the Midwest Double Reed Society, International Double Reed Society, Kansas Music Teachers Association, Kansas Music Educators Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Rotary International. She currently serves on the steering committee for the Kansas Alliance for Arts Education. Locally, Kay continues to serve on the committee for the Festival of Faith, organizing local musicians for the annual ecumenical service. She also performs with the Hays City Flute Quartet and the Werth Trio.