Elaine Douvas

College Division

College Division: 

  • Oboe

Pre-College Division

Pre-College Division: 

  • Oboe

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in Detroit, MI

Principal oboe, Metropolitan Opera, since 1977. Atlanta Symphony, principal oboe, 1973-77. Summer festivals: Marlboro, Grand Teton, Waterloo(NJ), Bravo! Colorado, Angel Fire. Master classes: Curtis and Cleveland Institutes of Music, Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music, the New World Symphony, Beijing and Shanghai conservatories, Royal Academy of Music, London. Instructs summer oboe seminars: Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Elaine Douvas Master Conference at Interlochen (MI), Le Domaine Forget Academy, Quebec, annually since 1994. Solo recordings: Recital and Pleasure Is the Law (Boston Records), Oboe Divas (Oboe Classics), three albums of demonstration and written commentary for Music Minus One. Soloist, Strauss Oboe Concerto, with the MET Orchestra under James Levine at Carnegie Hall. Faculty, Aspen Music Festival and School, since 1997; Mannes College the New School for Music, since 1981; Bard College Conservatory since 2009; coach, the National Youth Orchestra, 2013.

Degrees and Studies

Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Music, student of John Mack; Interlochen Arts Academy graduate.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 1982; chairman, woodwind department, since 1997. Pre-college faculty since 2016.