Tiffany Coolidge is a bassoonist and doctoral student at the Mead Witter School of Music at UW–Madison. She holds degrees from the Crane School of Music, Potsdam, New York and the Hartt School, Hartford, Connecticut. She also studied at the DePaul University School of Music and was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Originally from Vermont, Coolidge has spent a number of years teaching and performing around New England.