Oboe & English Horn
Jessica Russell studied oboe performance and reed making with Robert Sorton at Ohio State University. She began private teaching in 2002, serving across five public school districts in central Ohio. Ms. Russell holds a Bachelor’s of Music education degree from Ohio State University and a Master’s of Music Education degree from Florida State University. After accepting a position as Director of Bands at Edgewood Jr/Sr High School in Brevard County, Ms. Russell opened an oboe studio in North Brevard. Her students have regularly auditioned and performed with ensembles across Florida. Ms. Russell has presented clinics on oboe pedagogy and is a member of the International Double Reed Society. She has performed with various ensembles, including Capital Area Winds, Space Coast Symphony, Central Florida Winds, Eastern Florida Symphony Orchestra,Treasure Coast Wind Ensemble, and the Nielsen Wind Quintet. Ms. Russell currently serves as Associate Director of Bands at Vero Beach High School.