When you study oboe at CIM, your playing will develop through weekly private lessons with practicing professionals. Your private instruction focuses on performance not only for oboe, but also for English horn.

As a woodwind student you’ll also be part of a department that’s designed to maintain a carefully balanced enrollment. This means that you’re ensured ample performance experience in a broad spectrum of musical groups, including rotations in two orchestras, new music ensemble and chamber music.

Alumni Success

Meet Elaine Douvas

Elaine Douvas

Elaine Douvas has been principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City since 1977. She is also instructor of oboe and chairman of the woodwind department at The Juilliard School. She earned her diploma from CIM, studying with John Mack.

Oboe Alumni Include:

  • Monica Fosnaugh
  • Scott Gibson
  • Nathan Hughes
  • Thomas Moore
  • Jeffrey Rathbun
  • Frank Rosenwein
  • Melissa Scott
  • Sarah Skuster
  • Nicholas Stovall