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  • Jeffrey O'Donnell, Adjunct Instructor, Oboe

    Adjunct Instructor, Oboe
    University of Delaware
    214 Roselle Center for the Arts
    Newark, DE 19716


    ​​Jeffrey O'Donnell has been the principal oboe of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra since 1988. Mr. O'Donnell is also princpal oboe in the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2000. An active regional freelancer, he has also performed regularly as a substitute in the Harrisburg, Reading and Annapolis Symphonies, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philly Pops, and numerous other ensembles. He is second oboe and English horn in the Kennett Symphony of Chester County. Numerous solo and chamber music performances from Vermont to Florida have been a regular part of his schedule. He has performed several times as a soloist with the Lancaster and Delaware Symphonies, including performing the Bach Double Concerto with the DSO in 2002 with virtuoso violin soloist Hilary Hahn. In 2006 he was awarded the DSO Beehkius Award voted on by fellow players as a member showing excellence in performance, educational outreach efforts, and championing of the DSO. He has participated in the Endless Mountain Music Festival as well as the Colorado Philharmonic Festival, The New York String Orchestra Festival in Carnegie Hall and at the Kennedy Center.

    As a Lancaster County native growing up in Little Britain, he attended Temple University receiving a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in Oboe Performance. His principal teacher was Louis Rosenblatt oboe and English horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

    He resides in Lititz, PA, and maintains a private teaching studio as well as being on staff at the Lancaster Conservatory of Music. Mr. O'Donnell has also filled in as visiting oboe professor at Elizabethtown College and proudly joined the faculty at the Univeristy of Delaware in 2014.



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  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578