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San Diego Symphony

Deemed an oboist of “noteworthy eloquence” by the New York Times, Sarah Skuster has been the principal oboist of the San Diego Symphony since September 2009. She has also held the positions of interim second oboe with the Dallas Symphony, (2006-2008), and second oboe in the Akron Symphony, (2004-2006). Ms. Skuster has performed as guest principal oboist with the Indianapolis Symphony and the New Jersey Symphony, and as a substitute with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She earned a bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of John Mack and attended Mannes College where she studied with Elaine Douvas. Ms Skuster is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy where she studied with Dan Stolper. Ms. Skuster has been awarded fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center (2005, 2006) and attended the Aspen Music Festival (2003, 2004). In the summer of 2006, she received the Ralph Gomberg Award, bestowed upon the exceptional Tanglewood oboe fellow each summer. As a soloist, Ms. Skuster has performed the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra and J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and Concerto for Oboe and Violin with the Cleveland Bach Consort. She has presented alumni guest artist recitals at the 2009 and 2010 Interlochen Oboe Master Conferences.
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