Lyle Dockendorff Memorial Oboe Chair
Ellen Hindson is a freelance oboist and teacher in New York City. Currently Principal Oboe with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, Ellen enjoys performing with a wide range of orchestras in and around New York including the New York Festival Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic, and the New York Concerti Sinfonietta. She has performed in venues ranging from Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall to Brooklyn lofts and warehouses for immersive concerts with LoftOpera, The Experiential Orchestra, and Groupmuse. Ms Hindson is a founding member of Trade Winds Quintet; she won the Peter M. Gross prize for her work performing and teaching with this ensemble, which has included two residencies in East Africa as well as a guest recital and masterclasses at Wright State University. Passionate about teaching, Ellen is currently on the faculty as an orchestra coach and oboe instructor at the Diller-Quaile School and the Bloomingdale School for Music, and maintains a private oboe studio in New York City. Originally from Wisconsin, Ellen received her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Minnesota, and moved to New York to earn her Masters degree at the Mannes School of Music with Sherry Sylar, Associate Principal Oboe with the New York Philharmonic.