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. He has frequently performed on the CSO’s chamber music series, and in 2021 he made his solo debut with the CSO, playing Bach’s Concerto for Oboe d’amore and Strings.
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 at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado.
An active teacher as well as performer, Scott Hostetler taught at Northwestern University from 2003 to 2019, and is currently on the faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. He coaches the oboe section of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and also teaches english horn at the Juilliard School. He has also taught at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and the Aspen Music Festival.