Oboist Dr. Andrew W. Parker has performed throughout the United States in some of the country’s most prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kimmel Center, The Long Center, Texas Performing Arts Center, The Peace Center, along with many others. As an avid orchestral and chamber musician, Dr. Parker has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony Orchestra, Temple Symphony, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Ensemble Du Monde, Symphony Space All-Star Orchestra and Le Train Blue. Currently, Dr. Parker is Principal Oboe with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra, Second Oboe with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and performs regularly with the Asheville and Greenville Symphony Orchestras. He also serves as the Artistic Coordinator of the Brevard Music Center. Previously, Dr. Parker lived in New Haven, CT where he was the Managing Director of the Yale Philharmonia at the Yale School of Music. As a teacher, Dr. Parker has taught privately for numerous school districts in Texas and Connecticut, given masterclasses at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Yale School of Music, Usdan Center for Performing and Visual Arts, and is currently Instructor of Oboe at Brevard College. Dr. Parker received his Bachelors of Music from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Masters of Music from the Yale School of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.