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Lisa Febre - Resume.




Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York.  Bachelor of Music (Performance) Magna Cum Laude, 1996   

Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.  College Preparatory Program  1990-1992   

Spencerport High School, New York State Regents Diploma, Math Concentration,1992


Studied oboe and English horn with:  Jonathan Parkes, Mark Hill, Richard Killmer, John Snow

Studied Flute with: Marcia Bornhurst Parkes

Studied Saxophone with: Steve Mauk

Studied Cello with: Pamela de Almeida


Participated in master classes with: Thomas Stacy,  Ronald Roseman, and Henry Schuman   


Chamber music workshops with Larry Rachleff & Craig Kirchhoff

TV, Movies, Media Recordings :

  • "Bastards y Diablos" Independent Film, 2015 LA Film Festival Choice :: oboe, English horn

  • "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" Feature Film, 2011, 20th Century Fox :: oboe, English horn

  • "Charlie's Angels" Television Series, 2011 :: flute, vocals

  • "Yogi Bear" Feature Film, 2010, Warner Brothers :: oboe

  • "Smallville" Television Series, Seasons 9 & 10, Warner Brothers :: Oboe, English horn, Flute

  • "Stone On Stone"  2010 Documentary by director Peter Dan Levin :: Oboe, English horn, Flute, Screen Credit as "Lisa Smolen"

  • "The Witcher" PC Video game, European release 2009 online modules "Births & Virgins" and "Phantoms of a Quiet Hamlet" :: Oboe, flute, piccolo, keyless bamboo flute, Irish pennywhistle, clarinet

  • Website:  Sentin Radio ::  Piccolo, Oboe & Flute (2009)

Live Performance

  • Moorpark Symphony Orchestra, James Song, Director (2013 - present) Second Oboe, English Horn   

  • San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, James Domine, Director (2010 - present) Principal Oboe, English horn

  • Songs of Angels Flute Choir, Charles Fernandez, Director (2014-present), Flute

  • The Nutcracker, Footworks Ballet, Oxnard CA, James Song, Director, (2010-present) English Horn Solo

  • LA Pierce Symphonc Winds, Steve Piazza, Director  (2010 - present) Flute, English Horn

  • "Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular", Jack Gaughn, Musical Director  (2006-2010),  Oboe/English Horn and  Flute/Clarinet

  • Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, Williamstown, MA, Ronald Feldman, director (1998-2006), English Horn and Oboe           

  • Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Amherst, MA. Malcolm W. Rowell, director (1997-2006), English horn and Oboe

  • The Candlelight Trio (2007 to 2009), Oboe

  • Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society (2006 to 2010), Principal Oboe

  • Oblong Woodwind Quintet (2002-2006), Flute

  • Freelance oboist throughout the Berkshire County area including Albany and Bennington (1997-2006)

  • Berkshire Theater Festival, Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore," June-July 2001, Flute/Piccolo

  • Sage City Symphony, Bennington, VT.  (1997-2002), Principal Oboe

  • Oboe with the Bennington Choral Society, Hudson Valley Concert Choir & Berkshire Concert Choir. (1997-2006)

  • Oboe and Flute with the Bennington Trio and Tamarack Strings (1998-2006)

  • Piano accompanist for the Herberg Middle School Choir, Pittsfield, MA (1997-1998).

  • Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra (1996-1999), Second Oboe (and substitute)

  •              including performances with the BPO at the Glimmerglass and Bellayre Music Festivals

  • Albany Symphony Orchestra (1997-2006) Second Oboe/English horn (substitute)

  • Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (1991-1992), 2nd Oboe

  • Ithaca College:  Wind Ensemble (1993-94), Symphony Orchestra (1994-96) and Chamber Orchestra (1995-96)

Noteworthy Performances :

  • Charles Fernandez, Oboe Concerto "Elegy", November 2014, Song of Angels Flute Choir, Oboe Soloist

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos, Sextet Mystique, April 2014,  Moorpark Symphony Orchestra, Oboe

  • J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, November 2013, Moorpark Symphony Orchestra, Second Oboe Soloist

  • Aaron Copland's "Quiet City" with the Sage City Symphony, May 2001, English horn soloist

  • J.S. Bach Concerto for Oboe & Violin in D, Taconic Chamber Orchestra, February 2002

  • Faculty Recitalist at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (2000)

  • Principal Oboe in the 2004 The New Opera performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro

  • Second Flute in the 2005 The New Opera performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Principal Oboe in the 2010 Nevada Opera Theater performance of Puccini's La Bohéme  


Private Music Instructor :    


* Since 1993 Private lesson instructor of oboe, English horn, flute, piccolo, piano, saxophone, clarinet and recorder. Student abilities ranging from beginning elementary to college and post-graduate level, children through adults.  Emphasis on solo and band literature, etudes and progressive studies, technique, ensemble playing, tone production, master classes, oboe-reed making, basics of theory, ear training and music history.


  •     Oboe Coach, AC Stelle Middle School, Las Virgenes School District, CA (2013 - present)

  •     Woodwind Instructor, Oakwood Elementary School, Sherman Oaks, CA (2010-present)

  •     Woodwind Instructor at Lied Middle School, Las Vegas NV (2008-2010)

  •     Woodwind & Piano Instructor at the Brill Music Academy, Las Vegas NV 2006-2009

  •     Woodwind instructor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA  (1999-2006)

  •     Visiting woodwind instructor at Lee Middle School, Lee, MA (1999-2001)

  •     Oboe Technique Clinician at the Berkshire Band Festival (1998, 1999)

Reed Making Clinician

  •     1993-1996 Reed making instruction to freshman and sophomores at Ithaca College.  Helped to develop proper knife technique, ideal cane selection, and principals of good reed making.

  •     1998 & 1999 Berkshire Band Festival Oboe Reed Making Clinician - master class instruction on the art of reed making.

Adjudicator for Massachusetts Music Educators Association Auditions

  •     1997 & 1999 Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet judge MMEA Western District Senior and Junior High School Auditions.

  •     2000  Oboe & Bassoon MMEA All-State Auditions Adjudicator.


MMEA = Massachusetts Music Educators Association


  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York.  Bachelor of Music (Oboe Performance) Magna Cum Laude

  • Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.  Preparatory Department.  (1990-1992)

  • Spencerport High School with a NYS Regents Math Concentration

  • Studied oboe and English horn with:  Jonathan Parkes, Mark Hill, Richard Killmer, John Snow.

  • Lessons with Susan Laib, Robert Sorton, Malcolm Smith    

  • Participated in master classes with: Thomas Stacy,  Ronald Roseman, and Henry Schuman.

  • Chamber Ensemble Coachings under John Lathwell, Lee Goodhew, Rick Faria, Michael Galvin, Elizabeth Simkin, Mark Hill, John Snow, Larry Rachleff, Craig Kirchhoff

Notable Conductors played under :  

  •     James Song: Moorpark Symphony Orchestra

  •     James Domine : San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra

  •     John Debney : Warner Brothers Pictures

  •     Richard Gibbs : 20th Century Fox

  •     Malcolm Rowell : Massachusetts Wind Orchestra

  •     Grant Cooper : Ithaca College Orchestra, Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra

  •     Larry Rachleff : Ithaca College Summer Conducting Workshop, 1994

  •     Craig Kirchoff : Ithaca College Summer Conducting Workshop, 1995

  •     Rodney Winther : Ithaca College Wind Ensemble

  •     Mark Elder : Rochester Philharmonic & Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

  •     Darryl One :  Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

  •     John Corelli  : Binghamton Philharmonic

  •     Ron Feldman :  Berkshire Symphony Orchestra

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