She is an oboist, English horn player and teacher who studied at the Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music where she was sent to Germany to study as part of the Freiburg Exchange Program.
Since winning her first concerto competition when she was 17, she has appeared with ensembles including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Prairie Winds, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet . In 2002 she joined the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra.
As a soloist she featured on “Live from Hochstein” which was broadcast on WXXI FM radio, at the International Double Reed Society Conference in 2005 and at Carnegie Hall. Appearing with her twin sister, Lenora, they performed Bach’s Double Concerto with the accompaniment of the National Repertory Orchestra.
In 2010 she toured and recorded American Breeze with the Musical Arts Quintet and performed the world premiere of “Rondo Roto” for English horn and orchestra by Miguel Del Aguila.
Recognised in the field of music she was awarded the Career Performance Grant by the SAI in 2004. Appearing on several recordings she has been heard on Gale Force by Prairie Winds and Quintet for Winds by John Harbison.
As a teacher she has been an Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Oklahoma and Associate Professor of Oboe at the Louisiana State University School of Music. She has also given private tuition.
Here she is in a trio performing the first movement of Jenni Brandon’s “Sequoia Trio”…