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About Kendra Hawley


Professional Performance Experience:

  • 2016-Present: Oboe and English Horn Soloist: Nu Deco Ensemble

  • 2014-Present: Oboe and English Horn Soloist: Palm Beach Opera

  • 2015: Substitute Oboist: Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Opera, Orlando Philharmonic and Orlando Ballet

  • 2014: Guest Artist: Orquésta Sinfónica de Chile, and Orquésta Sinfónica de Concepción, Chile

  • 2013-2014: Assistant Principal Oboe: Orquésta Filharmónica de Santiago de Chile

  • 2013: Substitute English Horn Soloist: Orquésta Filharmónica de Santiago de Chile

  • 2012: Soloist: Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with members of Conspiro! and the Clarus Ensemble

  • 2011-2013: Conspiro! Woodwind Quintet: Recitals, Chamber Music Competitions, Outreach, Composer Collaborations

  • 2010-Present: Founder-Floboehaus Music: Professional chamber music performances, education, and outreach projects. “Bringing music to our community.”

  • 2010-2013: Stony Brook University: Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Chamber Players, Contemporary Chamber Players, Emerson Chamber Festival, Blowage Big Band

  • 2010: Oboe/English Horn: Mary Poppins, and Wicked Broadway Across America National Tours, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, FL

  • 2009-2010: Symphony of the Americas: Oboe/English Horn

  • 2008-2010: Performances with Florida Grand Opera, Miami Pops, Palm Beach Symphony, Florida Lakes Symphony, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, Teatro Lirico D’Europa

  • 2008: Colorado Symphony Orchestra and National Repertory Orchestra with Jeffrey Kahane

  • 2007: CCM Winds Department Faculty Chamber Music Recital: Guest Artist

  • 2007-2008: Tritones: Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon Trio: Recitals and Outreach Performances

  • 2007: Opera, Theater, and Music Festival of Lucca: Featured Oboe Soloist: Mozart Oboe Quartet

  • 2006-2008: CCM: Philharmonia, Wind Symphony, Concert Orchestra, Mainstage Opera

  • 2004-2006: Arizona Winds: Principal Oboe

  • 2003: Scottsdale Community Orchestra: Oboe

  • 2003-2005: Chiavi Trio: Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano, Recitals, Outreach, Chamber Music Competitions

  • 2002-2006: Arizona State University: Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta, Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Lyric Opera Theatre


Educational Employment:

  • 2016-Present: Palm Beach Atlantic University: Adjunct Oboe Professor

  • 2015-Present: Palm Beach State College: Adjunct Oboe Professor

  • 2015-Present: Miami Arts Charter: Oboe Artist in Residence

  • 2015-Present: Dreyfoos School of the Arts: Oboe Artist in Residence

  • 2006-Present: Oboekendra Music: Professional Oboe Reed Making, Private Oboe Lessons, Freelance Performances

  • 2014: Oboe and English Horn Professor: Fundación de Orquestas Juveniles y Infantiles (Foundation of Youth and Children’s Orchestras) Santiago, Chile

  • 2013: Substitute Oboe Professor: Universidad Mayor—Santiago, Chile

  • 2010-2012: Stony Brook University Oboe Graduate Teaching Assistant to Pedro Díaz

  • 2007-2008: CCM Oboe Graduate Teaching Assistant to Mark Ostoich


Other Employment:

  • 2015-Present: Trevco-Varner Music: Office Assistant and Oboe Specialist

  • 2010-2013: Stony Brook University: Assistant to the Music Graduate Program Coordinator

  • 2005-2013, 2015-present: Starbucks Coffee Company: Barista

  • 2003-2005: Weber Reeds, Chandler, AZ: Workshop Assistant



  • 2015: Finalist: Orquesta Filharmonica de Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico- Principal Oboe Audition

  • 2014: Semi Finalist: Sarasota Orchestra- Oboe 2/English Horn Audition

  • 2014: Substitute Musician: Naples Philharmonic Orchestra (Florida)

  • 2012: Winner: Ackerman Chamber Music Competition: Conspiro! Woodwind Quintet

  • 2010-2012: Stony Brook University Staller Scholarship and Graduate Teaching Assistantship

  • 2010: Substitute Musician: Allentown Symphony Orchestra

  • 2008-10: Lynn University Conservatory of Music: Full Scholarship and Friends of the Conservatory Music Scholarship

  • 2008: Finalist: Honolulu Symphony Orchestra: English Horn/Oboe III Audition

  • 2008: National Repertory Orchestra: The Jim and Barbara Calvin Endowed Chair

  • 2007: Substitute Musician: Springfield Symphony Orchestra (Ohio)

  • 2006- 2008: U.C. College-Conservatory of Music: University Graduate Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship

  • 2005: Semifinalist: Coleman Chamber Music Competition: Chiavi Trio


Summer Festivals:

  • 2012: Amherst Early Music Festival: New London, CT

  • 2008: National Repertory Orchestra: Breckenridge, CO

  • 2007: Opera, Theatre, and Music Festival of Lucca: Lucca, Italy

  • 2006: The Grandin Chamber Music Festival: CCM-Cincinncati, OH 

  • 2001-2003: Eastern Music Festival: Greensboro, NC

  • 2000-2003, 2009: John Mack Oboe Camp: Wildacres, NC



  • 2010-2014: DMA-Performance—Summa Cum Laude, Stony Brook University. Oboe studies with Pedro Diaz

  • 2008-2010: Professional Performance Certificate, Lynn University. Oboe studies with Joseph Robinson

  • 2006-2008: MM-Performance—Cum Laude, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Oboe studies with Dr. Mark Ostoich

  • 2002-2006: BM-Performance—Summa Cum Laude, Arizona State University. Oboe studies with Martin Schuring

  • 2001-2002: High School Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy. Oboe studies with Daniel Stolper

  • 1998-2001: Oboe studies with Petrea Warneck: South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, Furman University,

  • Master classes/lessons with: John Mack, Linda Strommen, Katherine Needleman, Jan Eberle, Nancy Ambrose King, Rebecca Henderson, Chris Philpotts, Allan Vogel, Elaine Douvas, Nathan Hughes, Richard Killmer, Robert Atherholt, Michelle Fiala, Dwight Parry, Erin Hannigan, James Gorton, Robert Weiner, Frank Rosenwein, Martin Hebert, Merril Greenberg, Alex Klein, Sherry Sylar, Eric Ohlsson