Scott Hostetler joined the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra oboe section in 2002. In 2008, he was appointed to the
english horn position by principal conductor Bernard Haitink. Prior to joining
the CSO, he was principal oboe and an artist-in-residence of the Kalamazoo
Symphony Orchestra in Michigan from 2000 to 2002 and second oboe with the Erie
Philharmonic in Pennsylvania from 1997 to 1999. In Chicago, he also has
frequently performed with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and at Northwestern
University’s Winter Chamber Music Festival.
A native of Kokomo, Indiana,
Hostetler received his bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of
Music, where he was a student of John Mack. He subsequently studied with Elaine
Douvas at the Juilliard School in New York, and he has attended the Aspen Music
Festival in Colorado.
An active teacher as well as
performer, Scott Hostetler has coached the oboe section of the Civic Orchestra
of Chicago since 2006. He currently is on the faculty at Northwestern
University, and he also has taught at the University of Illinois in
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