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, Hostetler has coached the oboe section of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago since 2006. He currently is on the faculty at Northwestern University, and has also taught at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.