James Riggs

(813) 508-3090

2017 -
New World Symphony, Miami Beach, oboe fellow
2014 - 2016
Peoria Symphony Orchestra, principal oboe
2014 - 2016
Ensemble ACJW Fellow, joint program of Carnegie Hall and Juilliard
2-year appointment
Freelance Work
2014 -
Metropolitan Opera, substitute 2nd oboe
2014 - 2015
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, guest principal and section oboe
2014 - 2015
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, substitute 2nd oboe
2013 - 2014
Garden State Philharmonic, principal and 2nd oboe
2011 - 2013
The Juilliard School, Master of Music Degree
student of Elaine Douvas; additional studies with Linda Strommen, Nathan Hughes, Richard Dallessio, and Pedro Diaz
2005 - 2009
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music Degree
student of Alex Klein, Robert Walters, and James Caldwell
Summer Festivals
2011 - 2015
Aspen Music Festival and School, full fellowship recipient in 2011, 2013 - 2015

St. Bart's Music Festival, one week, 2nd oboe and chamber music

Festival de Musica de Santa Catarina (Brazil), two weeks, orchestra and woodwind quintet

2013 -
Gracias Music at Mahanaim (Huntington, Long Island, New York) instructor for oboe and chamber music

2013 -
Juilliard Music Advancement Program (outreach for students from backgrounds underrepresented in the arts), substitute teacher

2011 -
Private studio, New York City