In the United States, Talie Ferree has had the privilege to study with Bill Buchman, Miles Maner, George Sakakeeny, Bob Barris, Bob Mottl, Doug Spaniol, Robert Jordan, and Bill Ludwig. A National Honors Society member and graduate from DePaul University with Summa Cum Lauda with a Bachelors of Music - Bassoon Performance and a minor in German, Talie has travelled to Germany and Austria several times - and has studied with Milan Turkovic in Vienna.
Airman Ferree has previously participated in prestigious music festivals such as the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina and is currently an associate member with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In high school, Talie participated in the Missouri All-State Orchestra for three consecutive years - ranking 1st in state both junior and senior years.
Airman Ferree's loves for metalworking, hiking, baking, and swimming - which keeps her busy while she is not sharing her love for music on the bassoon.