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I am the founder and executive director of the newly-formed Scottsdale Symphonic Orchestra, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides highly skilled musicians the opportunity to perform high caliber live concert events that uplift, inspire, and culturally enrich its members and the community. 

I am a freelance musician on the Oboe and English Horn, available for orchestra and chamber music performance engagements on the West Coast.

Concert season 2023-2024 is underway!

2023-2024 Season

Orchestral Experience

Scottsdale Symphonic Orchestra (Principal Oboe)

Beethoven Symphony #6

Brahms Symphony #2

Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty Suite Op. 66a (English horn)

Dvorak Symphony #9 (English horn)

Price Dances in the Canebrakes

Copland Quiet City (English horn)

Respighi Pines of Rome (English horn)

Chandler Symphony 

 Tchaikovsky Nutcracker (English horn)

Upcoming Concerts

Chandler Symphony

May 5, 2024

Tchaikovsky Symphony #5

Copland El Salon Mexico

Marquez Danzon #2

Chamber Music

Zephyr Woodwind Quintet (Oboe)

Klughardt Quintet

West Coast premiere of Althea Talbot-Howard’s On Walmer Beach for English horn and Bassoon

Mozart Serenade K.388

2022-2023 Season

Orchestral Experience

Scottsdale Philharmonic (Principal Oboe)

Beethoven 9th Symphony, Grieg Piano Concerto, Mendelssohn Symphony #4 (“Italian”)

Chandler Symphony (Oboe, English Horn)

Beach Gaelic Symphony, Tchaikovsky Nutcracker

Tempe Symphony (Guest Principal Oboe)

Copland Symphony #3

MusicaNova Orchestra (Oboe)

Nielsen Symphony #4

Chamber Music

Gilbert Symphony (Oboe) 

Dvorak Wind Serenade

Woodwind Quintet (Oboe)

Klughardt Quintet

Arnold Three Shanties


2021-2022 Season

Orchestral Experience

Scottsdale Philharmonic (Oboe)

Brahms 2nd Symphony, Borodin 2nd Symphony, Beethoven 3rd Symphony (“Eroica”) and 4th Symphony

Chandler Symphony (Oboe, English Horn)

Khachaturian Masquerade Suite, Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Beethoven Overture to Coriolan

Millennial Orchestra (Principal Oboe)

Music by various composers ranging from Sibelius to John Williams

West Valley Symphony (English Horn) 

Rossini William Tell Overture, Bizet Carmen Suite, various operatic works by Offenbach, Mascagni, Ponchielli, Verdi, Puccini, and Leoncavallo

Chamber Music

MusicaNova Orchestra (Oboe) 

Raff Sinfonietta, Poulenc Suite Francaise

Woodwind Quintet (Oboe)

Various Repertoire

Denise Wilson English Horn

Music Education

University of Southern California (USC) School of Music (Oboe Performance Major)

Studied with David Weiss (high school), Joel Timm (college) and Martin Schuring (present)


Recipient of Four Year Music Merit Scholarship at USC School of Music

Performed the West Coast premiere of Samuel Barber’s Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings

Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts Chamber Music and Orchestral Programs – summers in high school and college

Hidden Valley English Horn Seminar with Robert Walters

Contact Me

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