Linda Strommen

Instructor of Oboe, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Oboe Institute

Professor of Oboe, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University

Linda Strommen is Professor of Oboe at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, a regular guest faculty teacher at The Juilliard School, and a faculty member of the Interlochen Arts Camp and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. A former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera, she has held principal and assistant principal positions with Milwaukee, Honolulu, New Heaven, Wichita, and Baton Rouge Symphonies and acting principal oboe positions with the Rochester Philharmonic and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. In addition to being a former member of the Timm and Lieurance Woodwind Quintets, she has been a regular participant in summer festivals such as the Marlboro, Bellingham, Bard, Le Domaine Forget, and Masterworks Festivals. A devoted teacher and clinician, Ms. Strommen has also been on the faculties of Mannes College of Music, The Julliard Pre-College, State University of New York at Purchase, Louisiana State University, Wichita State University, University of Hawaii, and Yale University. Ms. Strommen has commissioned and premiered two concertos by Eric Ewazen, "Down a River of Time" and "Hold Fast Your Dreams". Her recording of the first concerto with the International Sejong Soloists, Sejong Plays Ewazen, has been released on Albany records.