Dr. Doris Deloach
Professor of Oboe
DORIS DeLOACH joined the Baylor faculty in 1972 after playing English horn for three seasons with the Nashville Symphony and completing the Doctorate in Oboe Performance at Florida State University.
She has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony, the Chattanooga Opera Orchestra, the Aspen Festival Chamber Orchestra, the American Institute of Musical Studies Orchestra in Graz, Austria, has soloed with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and is principal oboist of the Waco Symphony Orchestra and a founding member of the Baylor Woodwind Quintet. As a member of Aiolos Collective, an international double reed nonet, she has performed in The Netherlands as well as the Eastern United States. She has also performed in Germany, Austria, France and England.
Her major teachers were Nancy Fowler at F.S.U. and Ray Still, retired principal oboist of the Chicago Symphony, and she has done additional study with the late John de Lancie who was for many years the principal oboist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Public school teaching experience includes teaching instrumental music in Montgomery County Maryland.
In 1971, she received the Ernst von Dohnanyi Citation for Excellence in Performance from Florida State University and in 1991 she was named the Outstanding Creative Artist at Baylor University. In 2001, she received the Florida State University School of Music Faculty Citation for distinguished achievement in teaching and performance.
She is on the faculty of the summer MasterWorks Festival sponsored by the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship at Winona Lake, Indiana. An active clinician and soloist, she has performed at International Double Reed Society Conventions in Columbus, Tallahassee, Baton Rouge, Bloomington, Madison, Evanston, Frankfurt, Morgantown, Austin and Ithaca. The Baylor Quintet studied in Vermont for two summers with the acclaimed French flutist and chamber music coach, Marcel Moyse. The Baylor Woodwind Quintet has appeared in concerts and master classes throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana as well as in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and at national conventions throughout the United States including Chicago, Phoenix, Atlantic City, Miami and Kansas City.
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