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Oh, hi! 

I am Joanna Porter 

A native of Lenoir, North Carolina, I began my oboe studies at Appalachian State University.  I hold Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Peabody Conservatory, and completed further study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama- now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland- in Glasgow, Scotland.  My teachers include Alicia Chapman (Asheville Symphony, NC Baroque Orchestra), Jane Marvine (Baltimore Symphony), and Stephane Rancourt (the Hallé Orchestra). 


Now based in Davie County, west of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, I keep a busy freelance schedule in the Piedmont Triad area, appearing regularly with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony, and Fayetteville Symphony. I've performed as principal oboe of the Piedmont Wind Symphony since 2010.​

Oboe, oboe reed, reeds, cane, double reeds
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