Artist Affiliate: Oboe Instructor
English Horn & Oboe, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
BiographyEmily Brebach joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) as English horn and Oboe in the fall of 2012.
Ms. Brebach, a Philadelphia native, has performed with several orchestras throughout the United States, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. In past summers, she has performed at the Grand Teton Music Fesival, the Des Moines Metro Opera, Strings Music Festival (Steamboat Springs, CO), Festival Mozaic (San Luis Obispo, CA), Tanglewood Music Center, and the Aspen Music Festival. Prior to joining the ASO, Ms. Brebach held the position of English horn and oboe with the Sarasota Orchestra.
Ms. Brebach holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, and studied with Louis Rosenblatt, James Caldwell, Robert Atherholt, and Robert Walters. She has performed in recitals at Merkin Hall in New York, NY; Reinberger Hall in Cleveland, OH; and at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, where she represented Oberlin Conservatory as part of The Conservatory Project. Locally, she regularly performs with the Riverside Chamber Players in Roswell, GA.
She is a faculty member of the Atlanta Symphony's Talent Development Program and maintains an active private studio in her home. Ms. Brebach has also given masterclasses and reedmaking seminars at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Florida State University, the University of Minnesota, and the North Carolina School for the Arts. Her students have gone on to study at a variety of institutions including the Curtis Institute of Music, the University of Texas at Austin, and Baylor University. Brebach's students have achieved success after college as well, with recent student accomplishments including a Fulbright Scholars award and a one-year position in the Colorado Symphony. She spends her summers in residence at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC, as English horn and oboe as well as artist faculty.