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Liz Spector (Oboe)

liz spectorLiz Spector is an instructor of oboe at the Michigan State University Community Music School.

Ms. Spector graduated from the Eastman School of Music with distinction and a performer's certificate, where she studied with Richard Killmer

Ms. Spector has been the English horn player and associate principal oboist of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra since October, 2006. She has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, the Rochester City Ballet, the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Mercury Opera, and the Imani Winds. Liz has participated in summer festivals such as the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado, the International Festival Institute at Roundtop, Texas, and the West Branch International Music Festival and Institute. In the summer of 2008, she attended master classes at the Banff Center of the Arts as well as the orchestral program at the Lucerne Academy in Switzerland. Liz is the oboist in the Arabesque Winds, recent winners of the Coleman Saunderson Prize, the Arthur Foote Prize, and the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition.

Ms. Spector has served on the faculty of the State University of New York at Geneseo, as well as the West Branch International Music Festival, and taught privately for many years in Rochester, New York. She currently teaches at the Flint Institute of Music and the Michigan State University Community Music School, and performs with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Dearborn Symphony.

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