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Education and Instruction


2007 – 2009 The Juilliard School, M.M., student of Elaine Douvas, Pedro Diaz, Nathan Hughes



2006 – 2007 The Yale School of Music, student of Stephen Taylor



2002 – 2006 Oberlin Conservatory and College B.A., biology/neuroscience, B.M., oboe performance, student of James B. Caldwell additional studies with: Robert Walters, Alex Klein, Eugene Izotov



1996 – 2002 Kathy Conner, San Francisco, CA


Performance Experience


2021 – Free-lance work:

• San Francisco Opera, Berkeley Symphony


2018 – Free-lance work:

• San Francisco Symphony


2015

• Faculty solo recital, California State University, Long Beach


2011 – 2014

• SHUFFLE Concert (NY), member


2009 –

• Pacific Symphony (principal oboe)


2009 – 2010

• Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (English horn)


2008

• Recital, given in Half Moon Bay (CA) to benefit the Coastside Community Orchestra


2007 – 2009 Free-lance work:

• Metropolitan Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Ballet, New York Symphonic Ensemble, Symphony in C (formerly Haddonfield Symphony), Arcos Chamber Orchestra

• The Juilliard School: Orchestra/New Juilliard Ensemble/China Tour/Opera/AXIOM

• UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, member, tour participant


2007

• San Jose Chamber Symphony, featured soloist (A. Pasculli Grand Concerto on Themes from Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani)


2005 – 2006

• Mansfield (OH) Symphony Orchestra, principal oboe and soloist (Bach Concerto for Oboe and Violin)


2002 – 2006

• Oberlin Conservatory: Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra/Contemporary Music Ensemble/Opera Orchestra/Wind Ensemble/China Tour


2005

• Colorado College Summer Music Festival, featured soloist (Mozart Oboe Concerto)


2002

• “From the Top” radio show performer


Awards and Honors


2016

• Semi-finalist, LA Chamber Orchestra, principal oboe position


2009

• Winner, Pacific Symphony, principal oboe position

• Runner-up, San Diego Symphony English horn position

• Finalist, San Diego Symphony, principal oboe position

• Finalist, New World Symphony

• Semi-finalist, New Jersey Symphony, principal oboe position

• Semi-finalist, Syracuse Symphony, English horn position

2008
• Winner, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, English horn position
• Finalist, San Francisco Ballet principal oboe position
• Grant recipient, The Juilliard School Summer Grant program, to organize and perform in a recital to benefit the Coastside Community Orchestra, Half Moon Bay (CA)

2007
• Finalist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra English horn position
• Finalist, Houston Symphony English Horn position
• Aspen Music Festival, New Horizons Fellow (3 years full tuition/room and board/travel) 
2006
• Semi-finalist, San Francisco Symphony English horn position

2005
• Winner, Mansfield (OH) Symphony Orchestra, principal oboe

2002 –2006
• Oberlin Conservatory Dean’s Talent award

2002
• First prize, Pacific Chamber Symphony (Berkeley, CA) Concerto Competition (Mozart Oboe Concerto)

Summer Festivals

2008, 2009
• UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, Verbier, Switzerland

2006, 2007
• Aspen Music Festival, New Horizons fellow student of Elaine Douvas and Richard Woodhams

2005
• San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, principal oboe
• Colorado College Summer Music Festival

Teaching Experience

2014 – 2017
• adjunct faculty, oboe, California State University, Long Beach

2013 – 2017
• adjunct faculty, oboe, Chapman University California State University, Fullerton Irvine Valley College Saddleback College

2010 – 2013
• adjunct faculty, oboe, Long Beach City College

2009 –
• Woodwind coach, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

2008 – 
• Private oboe teacher and reed instructor

2012
• Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Chamberfest, oboe instructor

2010-2011
• adjunct faculty, oboe, Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)

2006 – 2007
• Yale University, oboe teacher to undergraduates

2005
• Professor, Associacion Nacional de Conciertos [youth] Music Festival, Panamà (sponsored by Oberlin College), woodwind and string instrument instruction, masterclasses

2003 – 2006
• Oberlin College, oboe teacher to non-music majors tutor in physics, biology and ear training
• Oheb Shalom Temple Sandusky (OH), Hebrew School teacher (for children aged 5 – 9)

2000 – 2002
• Volunteer, music teacher AP Giannini middle school (string class teacher), Aptos Middle School (oboe class teacher), San Francisco (CA)
• Private violin and oboe teacher