Oboe Instructor, Conservatory Outreach
M.M., Yale University

Cynthia Watson

Cynthia Watson (oboe private lesson teacher) joined the faculty at Baldwin Wallace as Teacher of Oboe in 2011. In addition she teaches at Case Western Reserve University. Ms Watson is the Principal Oboe of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival. She has also served as principal oboe of the Albany Symphony, the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and as a member the Solaris Woodwind quintet, the IRIS Chamber Orchestra and the Canton Symphony. From 1991-1994 she was a regular member of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. She has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Opera, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Virginia Opera Orchestra. Ms. Watson has been on the faculty of the University of Akron School of Music, and Ithaca College. Ms. Watson received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer. She continued her studies at Yale with Ronald Roseman, earning a Master’s Degree. Her playing has been described as "creating a lasting impression with exquisite singing tone" (Times Union, Albany, N.Y.), "an evening of superlative work" and "[a performance] with soulful brilliance" (Schenectady Gazette). She has recorded on Telarc with the Akron Symphony, on Albany Records with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and CBS Masterworks with Wynton Marsalis and the Eastman Wind Ensemble.