Cynthia Watson is the principal oboe of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and second oboe with the Canton Symphony Orchestra. 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; studied with Richard Killmer
  • MM, Yale University; studied with Ronald Roseman)