Patricia Emerson Mitchell
Email: patty [at] oboeinsight [dot] com

Education
Bachelor of Music in oboe performance, with great distinction. San Jose State University, 1979.

Teaching and Coaching
Private oboe and English horn instruction. 1974-present.
Faculty, lecturer. oboe. University of California, Santa Cruz. 2002-2014.
Faculty, lecturer, oboe. Stanford University, Fall 2010, Fall 2011.
Double-reed adjunct faculty. Santa Clara University. 2002-2008.
Faculty, interim oboe instructor. San Jose State University. 2003-2004.
Chamber Music Coach, Chamber Musicians of Northern California, February 2003
Oboe and woodwind coach: San Jose State University Music Department High School program, Lincoln High School Performing Arts Magnet, Valley Christian High School, (various years).

Professional Musician
Symphony Silicon Valley. Oboe. 2002-present. (Acting Principal for 2003-04 season and half of 2004-05 season.)
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley. Oboe, English horn. 1986-present.
San Jose Chamber Orchestra. Principal oboe and oboe soloist. 1991-present.
Opera San Jose. Principal oboe and English horn. 1984-present.
American Musical Theatre of San Jose. Principal oboe and English horn. 1980-2008.
San Francisco Best of Broadway series. Oboe and English horn. 2000-2007. Performances include Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme.
San Jose Symphony. Solo English horn and oboe. 1975-2002.
American Conservatory Theatre (ACT). Oboe. Hans Christian Anderson. 2000.
Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra. Oboe. 1977-1989.
Performances with San Francisco Opera, California Symphony, Monterey County Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cruz Symphony, Fremont Newark Philharmonic, Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra
Performances with: Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jessye Norman, Jon Nakamatsu, Richard Stoltzman, Paul Tortelier, Claude Frank, Earl Wild, Yo-Yo Ma, Sarah Vaughan, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Dave Brubeck, Manhattan Transfer, Bernadette Peters, Mannheim Steamroller, Rod Stewart, Moody Blues, Bobby McFerrin, Richard Harris, Robert Goulet, Danny Glover, James Earl Jones, others.

Solo & Chamber Music Performances
Tango Barroco, Michael Touchi, San Jose Chamber Orchestra and San Jose Dance Company, October 2011.
Oblivion for Oboe & Strings, Astor Piazzolla, CADENZÅ, Santa Crus, May, 2011.
Suite for Oboe & Strings, Astor Piazzolla. Santa Cruz Chamber Orchestra, Santa Cruz, May, 2009.
Concerto da Camera, Honneger. Northern California Flute Camp, Carmel Valley, July, 2004.
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, KV452, Mozart. University of California, Santa Cruz, November, 2003.
La Cheminée Du Roi René, Suite for Woodwind Quintet, Darius Milhaud. University of California, Santa Cruz, November, 2003.
Concerto for Two Oboes, Op. 7, No. 5 in C Major, Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni. West Valley College, 2003.
Tango Barroco, Michael Touchi. San Jose Chamber Orchestra, 2003.
A Water Bird Talk, Dominick Argento. San Jose Chamber Orchestra, 2003.
A Victorian Bestiary, Randall Wong. San Jose Chamber Orchestra, 2003.
Sextet, Francis Poulenc. San Jose Chamber Orchestra, 2002.
Tango Barroco, Michael Touchi. Premiere performance. San Jose Chamber Orchestra, 2001.
Danza, Aaron Helfgot. U.S. Premiere performance. San Jose Chamber Orchestra, 2001.
Adios Nonino, for flute, oboe, clarinet, and strings, Astor Piazzolla. San Jose Chamber Orchestra, 2001.
Concerto da Camera, Arthur Honneger. San Jose Chamber Orchestra, 1993. Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, 1984.
Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Piano, Madeleine Dring. Santa Clara University faculty recital.

Discography
Baz Luhrmann’s Production of La Boheme. Principal oboist on the original cast recording. DreamWorks Records, 2002.
Mikey: The Music of Michael Touchi. English horn soloist with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra on Tango Barroco, for soprano saxophone, English horn and string orchestra. Johnson Digital Audio, 2001.
Mountain Days: The John Muir Musical. Oboe and English horn. Willows Records, 2001.
Three Musketeers, original American cast recording. American Musical Theatre, 2001.
Ode to Phaedra. Opera San Jose video production for KTEH Television, 1995.
Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra. Various direct-to-disk recordings. Sonic Arts Laboratory Series, 1980s.
Planetarium soundtrack recordings. Rochester Planetarium, 1974.

Professional Memberships
American Federation of Musicians, Local 153, 1974 to present.
American Federation of Musicians, Local 6, ? to present.
International Double Reed Society, 2002 to present.
UC-AFT, 2002 to present.

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