Sarah Skuster, Principal Oboe of San Diego Symphony
Hailed by the New York Times as a musician of “noteworthy elegance,” Sarah Skuster joined the San Diego Symphony as principal oboist in 2009 and has subsequently appeared as a featured soloist with the orchestra on several occasions. She previously served as interim second oboe with the Dallas Symphony, second oboe with the Akron Symphony and has appeared as a substitute with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony. Ms. Skuster enjoys performing with the San Diego Symphony Chamber Series, Art of Élan, Camarada, Palimpsest, Renga and San Diego New Music and has appeared at the Ojai Music Festival, and Festival Mozaic. Ms. Skuster earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with John Mack and attended Mannes College as a student of Elaine Douvas with additional studies at the Aspen Music Festival and as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. She is also a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studied with Dan Stolper. Ms. Skuster is a Lecturer of music at San Diego State University, the adjunct oboe instructor at Point Loma Nazarene University and maintains a private teaching studio of all ages and abilities.