Cynthia Watson is the principal oboe of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, second oboe with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival. Her playing has been described as "creating a lasting impression with exquisite singing tone" (Times Union, Albany, NY), "an evening of superlative work" and "[a performance] with soulful brilliance" (Schenectady Gazette).


  • BM, Eastman School of Music (with Richard Killmer)
  • MM, Yale University (with Ronald Roseman)