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Alexandra Shatalova PriorArtist Affiliate: OboeAtlanta Ballet OrchestraProgram Coordinator for ECMSA


Alexandra Shatalova Prior is principal oboe of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and second oboe/English horn for the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. In addition to being an Oboe Artist Affiliate at Emory University, Alexandra instructs Oboe and Woodwind Methods at the University of West Georgia. She appears regularly in performances with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra.

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.