Susan Eischeid currently holds the positions of Principal Oboe with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Music at Valdosta State University. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music degree from the Philadelphia University of the Arts. Dr. Eischeid played for many years with the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed with the Richmond Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony and the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra. Dr. Eischeid’s major teachers include Robert Bloom, James Gorton, and Sara Lambert Bloom. She has received the Excellence in Professional Activity Award from the College of the Arts at VSU. Dr. Eischeid was also featured soloist in the world premiere of the second oboe concerto by Hungarian composer Frigyes Hidas and has commercially released her first compact disc on the ACA Digital label. Dr. Eischeid is also a published author, has presented lectures and recitals in dozens of cities in the United States and in Europe, and has received multiple grants. Most recently, she was featured in performances in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland. In March of 2010, as part of the Old FirstConcerts Artist’s Series in San Francisco, CA, she premiered a new work for oboe, piano and men’s voices by noted German composer Stefan Heucke under the auspices of The Pink Triangle Project. In summer of 2016 her book about the women’s orchestra at Auschwitz-Birkenau, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan.
- Susan Eischeid
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