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Ellen Gruber

Degrees & Studies

B.M. Oboe Performance, Peabody Conservatory (2021)

B.M. Recording Arts, Peabody Conservatory (2022)

M.A. Acoustics, Peabody Conservatory (2022)

M.M. Orchestral Oboe Performance, Manhattan School of Music (antic. 2024)



Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2023

Born In

Queens, NY

Performances & Distinctions

Ellen is a freelance musician and acoustic consultant in New York City. She is currently studying Orchestral Oboe Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, and has obtained degrees in Oboe Performance, Recording Arts, and Acoustics from Peabody Conservatory. Her main teachers include Sherry Sylar, Nicholas Stovall, and Jane Marvine.

Ellen has performed with a number of ensembles including the Baltimore Symphony, the Symphony of Westchester, and the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra. She has also participated in various festivals, including the Hidden Valley Festival of Winds, Interharmony Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival.

Ellen has also worked as an Acoustic Consultant for Charcoalblue, one of the world’s leading theatre and acoustic design companies, since 2021.

Teaching Philosophy

“As a teacher, I strive to give my students the tools to express themselves and their unique voices on the oboe. With confidence in our abilities on the instrument, we can create deep and meaningful connections to others through music-making. To me, it is a great privilege to be able to share the power and beauty of music with new generations of musicians.”