OBOE &

ENGLISH HORN

Elena Sloman is an oboe and English horn player in Northern California.  She has performed with Symphony Napa Valley, Merced Symphony, Symphony of the Redwoods, the USAF Band of the Golden West, Santa Rosa Symphony Pops, Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, American Youth Symphony (Los Angeles), Sonoma County Philharmonic, and various ensembles at the Eastman School of Music and the USC Thornton School of Music including orchestra, new music, baroque, chamber, opera orchestra, musical theater, and wind ensembles. 

 

Comfortable with performing music from every era, she has premiered student composition works at USC and Eastman, and has performed on recording projects and special concerts including the Eastman Wind Ensemble in recording and a collaborative performance with Béla Fleck.​

Elena received her Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in 2017.  She graduated summa cum laude in 2015 from the USC Thornton School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance under a faculty scholarship. She has been inducted into USC Golden Key International, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Kappa Phi honors societies, and honored with the USC Winds and Percussion Departmental award. Her primary teachers have been Richard Killmer, Joel Timm, and Daniel Celidore, and she has performed in masterclasses for Nancy Ambrose King, Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia, Olivier Doise, Lucas Navarro, Pedro Diaz, Marion Kuszyk, Ariana Ghez, and the late David Weiss.​

She was introduced to baroque oboe performance by Lot Demeyer at USC, and studied further on a period instrument at Eastman with Geoffrey Burgess and Baroque chamber music with Christel Thielmann.

Elena has attended summer festivals such as Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Academy, CA; Music House International, Philadelphia PA; Madeline Island Chamber Music, WI; Domaine Forget, Quebec, Canada; Hot Springs Music Festival, AR; and PRISMA, Powell River, Canada.

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photo: Holly Hu

Festival Orchestra NAPA
Festival Orchestra NAPA

Bernstein Centennial: West Side Story (Photographer: Paul E. Richardson)

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Grand Cru Piano Series
Grand Cru Piano Series

Concertos at Castello di Amorosa - Zoltán Fejérvári performs (Photographer: Paul E. Richardson)

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Master's Recital
Master's Recital
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Eastman Wind Ensemble Niagara Tour
Eastman Wind Ensemble Niagara Tour
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Musica Nova
Musica Nova

Photo: Vicky Shin

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Eastman Opera Theatre
Eastman Opera Theatre

Benjamin Britten - Turn of the Screw

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Eastman Harmonie
Eastman Harmonie
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ESM Cantata Series
ESM Cantata Series

Photo: Jeff Williams

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SRSYO China Tour 2015
SRSYO China Tour 2015

Photo: Rosalie Abbott

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USC Musical Repertory Theater
USC Musical Repertory Theater

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels pit orchestra

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USC Symphony & Chorus
USC Symphony & Chorus

Igor Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms Photo: Drew Mikuska

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