300 Birch Way
Bakersfield, VT 05441
A native of St. Albans, Ms. Oprea studied oboe with her father and later joined the Vermont Youth Orchestra, where she performed as a youth soloist with the VYO and VSO. Her principal teachers included Neil Boyer at the University of Southern Maine, Mark Weiger at the University of Iowa and César Ognibene at the Conservatoire National de Région of Lyon, in France. While in Europe, she served as principal oboist with the Romanian State Opera of Timisoara and also appeared with the Timisoara Philharmonic, the Europa Symphony, and the Bolshoi Ballet. Katie is currently principal oboist with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Middlebury Opera Company, and is a member of Heliand Consort. She has performed in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington Ensemble, and the Vermont Mozart Festival. Ms. Oprea teaches oboe lessons in the Burlington area. Also offering oboe and English horn reeds for beginner through advanced players.