Private Instruction - Oboe
Office Location: Green Music Center
Office Hours: By Appointment
What I Do at SSU
I teach private instruction in Oboe and English Horn.
Laura Reynolds has been an active chamber and orchestral performer in Northern California for over 20 years. She is principal oboist with the California Symphony and a member of the Santa Rosa and Marin Symphonies. Ms. Reynolds performs regularly with a number of other regional orchestras and is a recurring substitute with the San Francisco Symphony, where she was acting English Horn for the 2003-2004 season. She has also performed with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the Carmel Bach Festival and the Virginia Symphony and has most recently appeared as soloist with Symphony of the Redwoods (2012) the Sault Symphony of Ontario, Canada (2010) and the California Symphony (2010).
Ms. Reynolds is a chamber music enthusiast and is a member of the wind trio Trois Bois and formerly a founding member of Citywinds, a San Francisco based woodwind quintet dedicated to performing music by living composers. A native of New York State, she started her formal musical training at age 7 with piano lessons, and at the suggestion of her musician father, first picked up the oboe in the summer before 4th grade. Ms. Reynolds received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Harry Sargous, and her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, under the guidance of Bill Bennett. During her collegiate years, she attended the Music Academy of the West, the National Orchestral Institute, the Sarasota Music Festival and the Bach Aria Festival and Institute at Stonybrook. She won her first orchestral position, with the Santa Rosa Symphony, just after graduation and has twice appeared as a soloist with Maestro Jeffrey Kahane.