Heather Taylor

Instructor of Oboe

M.M., The Cleveland Institute of Music
B.M., The Juilliard School

Heather Taylor received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Elaine Douvas, Principal Oboist of The Metropolitan Opera and Master’s Degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of the late John Mack, former Principal Oboist with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Ms. Taylor performed the Vaughn Williams Oboe Concerto as a Concerto competition winner with the Cleveland Institute Orchestra. She has performed as Principal Oboist with The Hartford Symphony since 1993. Prior Solo appearances with the Hartford Symphony include the Jennifer Higdon Oboe Concerto, Handel Concerto in g minor, Riley Fantasy for Oboe and String Orchestra and the 2002 performances of the Bach Concerto for oboe and violin with Joseph Silverstein.

Ms. Taylor has performed on stage with many commercial artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Rod Stewart, Judy Collins, Johnny Mathis, Andrea Bocelli Henri Mancini and Luciano Pavarotti; along with many Goodspeed Opera house and Bushnell Broadway series productions including Man of La Mancha, Beauty and The Beast, Lion King, King and I, Titanic, and Wicked.

Ms. Taylor has performed as guest Principal Oboist with the San Diego and Florida Symphony Orchestras, Principal oboist with The Richmond Symphony, The Grant Park Orchestra of Chicago, IRIS Orchestra, and The Robert Shaw Institute tour of Southwest France. She has substituted with the Metropolitan Opera and as Associate Principal Oboist with the St. Louis Symphony.

Ms. Taylor was Principal oboist in the American premiere complete performances of Elliott Carter’s “Symphonia” with Monadnock Music in Sanders Theatre, Boston. She can be heard on the Grammy nominated recording of works by Robert Kurka with The Grant Park Orchestra on Cedille Records and the recording of music by Stephen Hartke with the IRIS Orchestra on Naxos Records: The New York Times Best Classical CD listing for 2003.

Heather Taylor
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-4664
Office LocationMusic Building 121