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Linda Strommen is Professor of Oboe at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, a regular guest faculty teacher at The Juilliard School, and a faculty member of the Interlochen Arts Camp and the New York String Orchestra Seminar.
A former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera, Strommen has held principal and assistant principal positions with Milwaukee, Honolulu, New Heaven, Wichita, and Baton Rouge Symphonies, and acting principal oboe positions with the Rochester Philharmonic and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to being a former member of the Timm and Lieurance Woodwind Quintets, Strommen has been a regular participant in summer festivals such as the Marlboro, Bellingham, Bard, Le Domaine Forget, and Masterworks Festivals. A devoted teacher and clinician, Strommen has also been on the faculties of Mannes College of Music, The Julliard Pre-College, State University of New York at Purchase, Louisiana State University, Wichita State University, University of Hawaii, and Yale University.
Strommen has commissioned and premiered numerous works including two concerti by Eric Ewazen, “Down a River of Time” and “Hold Fast Your Dreams.” Her recording of the first concerto with the International Sejong Soloists, Sejong Plays Ewazen, can be found on Albany records. Strommen has additionally recorded on Telarc, Deutche Gramophone, Sony, and Summit labels.
Strommen is a recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Cleveland Institute of Music and currently serves on the Alexander Schneider Concert/New York String Orchestra Seminar Advisory Committee.
Strommen is a native of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied under the legendary John Mack. Additional studies were with Ray Still, Richard Woodhams, Robert Bloom, and Stephen Colburn.
As a teacher I desire to foster love and camaraderie; to inspire excellence, artistry, individuality, and love of the arts; to model and mentor character and integrity; and to help each student become their own best teacher.
Recipient of the 2019 Cleveland Institute of Music Distinguished Alumni Award
Co-author of the 2018 publication of the Understanding the Oboe Reed by Graham Salter with the American Contribution by Elaine Douvas and Linda Strommen
Former students hold professional positions with major orchestras around the world.
B. M., Oboe Performance - Cleveland Institute of Music
M.M., Oboe Performance - Cleveland Institute of Music