Wind/Brass Faculty Instructional Lead, Oboe
Anna Bradford is a performer and educator in the Boston area, and is also a doctoral candidate at Boston University. She currently holds positions as the oboe fellow of Symphony Nova and as principal oboe of the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra. As a freelancer, Anna also performs with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Indian Hill, and the Claflin Hill Symphony. In 2014, Anna was named the winner of the Boston Woodwind Society’s Ralph Gomberg Oboe Competition for a performance of Telemann’s Sonata in E Minor TWV 41e:6.
As a music educator, Anna has taught private oboe lessons since 2006 and is currently on the faculty at the Community Music Center of Boston and the Dana Hall School of Music. She also teaches chamber music and coaches woodwind sectionals for non-major students at Boston University. Previous to her time in Boston, Anna helped to kick-start the Musical Arts Youth Orchestra (MAYO) in Bloomington, Indiana by performing and recruiting in public schools. She has also led clinics and master classes in Michigan public schools and at summer music camps throughout Michigan.
Anna Bradford is currently in pursuit of her Doctorate of the Musical Arts at Boston University, and holds a Master of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from Western Michigan University. Her principal teachers have included Robert Sheena, Andrew Price, Linda Strommen, Roger Roe, Dr. Michael Miller, and Dr. Nancy Ambrose King.
D.M.A. Boston University
M.M. Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
B.M. Western Michigan University