Ellen Hindson, oboe
Ellen Hindson earned her Bachelor of Music in oboe performance at the University of Minnesota, studying with John Snow, Associate Principal Oboe with the Minnesota Orchestra. Ellen moved to New York City to earn her Masters degree at Mannes College with Sherry Sylar, Associate Principal Oboe with the New York Philharmonic. Since arriving in New York, she has performed with The Chelsea Symphony, LoftOpera, Groupmuse, Bare Opera, Ensemble 212, and the New York Festival Orchestra in venues ranging from Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall to Brooklyn cafes; she has been featured as a soloist at the United Nations. Passionate about teaching, Ellen began to work with the Mannes Preparatory Division in September 2011. She is currently on the faculty as an orchestra coach and oboe instructor at the Diller-Quaile School and the Bloomingdale School for Music. Ellen performed and presented masterclasses at Wright State University in November of 2015. Ellen was awarded the Peter M. Gross Award for her work as a founding member of her outreach woodwind quintet, Trade Winds.