Oboist Linda Strommen is a former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. She has held principal and assistant principal positions with the Milwaukee, Honolulu, New Heaven, Wichita, and Baton Rouge Symphonies and acting principal oboe positions with the Rochester Philharmonic and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She is a former member of the Timm and Lieurance Woodwind Quintets. Summer festivals she has taught at include Marlboro, Bellingham, Bard, and Masterworks. She has commissioned and premiered Down a River of Time, a Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra, by Eric Ewazen. Her recording of this work with the International Sejong Soloists, Sejong Plays Ewazen, was released by Albany records. In February 2010, she premiered a second concerto by Ewazen for oboe and wind ensemble with the Indiana University Wind Ensemble. She has additional recordings on the Telarc, Deutche Gramophone, Sony, Summit, and Albany labels. She is a member on advisory committees of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Alexander Schneider Concert/New York String Orchestra Seminar. Strommen is former professor of oboe at Louisiana State University and Wichita State University. Her past positions include oboe instructor at Mannes College of Music, Juilliard’s Pre-College Division, SUNY-Purchase, University of Hawaii, and adjunct faculty at Yale University. She has served on the summer faculties of Interlochen Arts Camp, Le Domain Forget Music and Dance Academy, and the John Mack Oboe Camp. She is professor of oboe at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Strommen attended the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has studied with John Mack, Ray Still, Richard Woodhams, Robert Bloom, and Stephen Colburn. She has been a visiting faculty member since 2002.