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Alexandra Shatalova PriorArtist Affiliate: Oboe InstructorAtlanta Ballet Orchestra


Alexandra Shatalova Prior is principal oboe of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Symphony Orchestra and is an Oboe Artist Affiliate at Emory University. She appears regularly in performances with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and is the second oboist/English horn player for the Atlanta Ballet 2019-2020 season.

Alexandra’s international performing career has included concerts with the National Jeugd Orkest of the Netherlands, the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra and the American Institute for Musical Studies in venues such as the Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Musiekgebouw, St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater and the Graz Stefaniensaal.

Alexandra received her doctorate and masters from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer. She has been on faculty teaching oboe and arts administration at Nazareth College, the SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music and the Eastman Community Music School, where she received the 2012 Jack L. Frank Award for Excellence in Teaching.