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Emily BrebachArtist Affiliate: OboeEnglish Horn & Oboe, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


Emily 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, Minnesota Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, and Houston Symphony. In past summers, she has performed at 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.

She is a founding member of The Merian Ensemble, a quintet of Atlanta Symphony women musicians whose mission is to perform, and commission works by women composers.  Both with the Merian Ensemble and as a soloist, Ms. Brebach has been featured multiple times on NPR’s show Performance Today.

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 reed making 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 Michigan, 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 one-year positions in the Colorado Symphony and San Diego 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, and as English horn at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, WY.

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.