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  • Sherry Sylar

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    Sherry Sylar

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    Sherry Sylar is Associate Principal Oboe of the New York Philharmonic.  She was Acting Principal during the last 2 years. She  has also served as guest Principal Oboe for other major orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony,  the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, , the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Louis Symphony. Prior to joining the New York Philharmonic she was a member of the Louisville Orchestra. Among the highlights of her career was being chosen by the New York Philharmonic to perform in the historic Freedom Concert to celebrate the razing of the Berlin Wall, in which Leonard Bernstein conducted a select group of musicians from East and West Germany, the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

     

    Ms. Sylar gives master classes for oboists internationally and was invited to China as a judge for the Beijing National Orchestra’s first-ever auditions. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, she earned her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University and her master’s degree from Northwestern University. She formerly taught at the University of Evansville in Indiana and since 2005 has served on the oboe faculty of Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City.

     


    Degrees Held

    Bachelor of Music, Indiana University
    Masters of Music, Northwestern University


    Current Courses

    GR Lessons (Fall 2020)

    Performance/Ensemble Class (Fall 2020)

    UG Lessons (Fall 2020)

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