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    Rita Mitsel holds a Bachelor's and Master’s degrees from Mannes College of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School.  Ms. Mitsel teaches ear training and dictation at Mannes, and oboe and chamber music at Queens College (CUNY).  Her previous theory teaching experience includes Hofstra University and Queens College Preparatory Division.

    As an oboist, Rita Mitsel has performed extensively in Europe and throughout the United States.  She is a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players (NY) and Symphony in C (NJ).  Ms. Mitsel has appeared as a substitute in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the American Ballet Theater, the American Symphony Orchestra, and in The Phantom of the Opera.  As a soloist she performed with Symphony in C, Orion String Quartet, and on Bargemusic, among others.  She has recorded for Naxos with International Contemporary Ensemble.