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Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.2241
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  • Bethany Schoeff, Oboe
    Bethany Schoeff, Oboe
    Instructor of Oboe
    Phone: 509-533-0511
    Fax: (509)359-7028

    Bethany Schoeff received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Oboe Performance from The Lynn Conservatory of Music, formerly The Harid Conservatory, in 2001, where she studied with former Principal Oboe of the Florida Philharmonic, John Dee. She also received her Master of Music Degree in Oboe Performance & Minor of Music in Baroque Oboe Performance from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in 2008, where she studied with former Metropolitan Opera & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Oboist Linda Strommen and Baroque Oboe Soloist Washington McClain.

    Bethany was Principal Oboist of the Veracruz Philharmonic in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, from 2001 to 2005 and during that time was also Professor of Oboe at the Superior Institute of Music. She has appeared as a Soloist with the Veracruz Philharmonic, The Florida Philharmonic Chamber Strings & won the concerto competition at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in 1996. She was also a guest performer at the Crystal Cathedral in Los Angeles, California. As a substitute musician, she has performed as Principal Oboe for the Florida Philharmonic & Spokane Opera, Section Oboe, English Horn & Bass Oboe for the Spokane Symphony & the North Miami Beach Symphony. Bethany was also a substitute musician for the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida.

    As a chamber musician, the groups she has performed with include The Veracruz Woodwind Quintet, Mozart on a Summers Eve, Allegro Baroque and Beyond, & The Royal Fireworks 'Royal Band'. During her time in Florida she studied under Arthur Weisberg, Founder of the New York Woodwind Quintet & former Assistant Principal Bassoon of the Cleveland Orchestra. While living in Mexico, Bethany studied Alexander Technique privately with Professor Claudia Montero & also studied Spanish Language with Professor Joaquin Vargas. Bethany has participated in oboe & English horn masterclasses with Ray Still, Alex Klein, Thomas Stacy & Peter Cooper.

    Bethany is currently working as the Personnel Manager for the Spokane Symphony and is the proprietor a small business, Northwest Oboe Cane.

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