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.
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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