Susetta Dunn Rockett, originally from West Texas, has performed as Second and guest Principal oboist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra since 1998. She is currently performing with the Abilene Philharmonic, the San Angelo Symphony and is the Principal oboist for the Lone Star Wind Orchestra based in the Dallas area. Ms. Rockett attended the Las Vegas Music Festival for two years, and was a participant in the John Mack Oboe Masterclass in Carmel Valley, California in 1998. While living in Boston, Ms. Rockett performed in several area orchestras including the New England Philharmonic, the Gardner Chamber Orchestra, the Concord Symphony Orchestra, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra and the Newton Symphony Orchestra. In March 2004, Ms. Rockett performed with the NanBei Winds at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in a recital of works by composer Lewis Neilson. In June of the same year she was invited to perform with her chamber ensemble at Boston’s Symphony Hall for the annual Longy Gala.
Ms. Rockett recently completed a Master’s Degree in Oboe Performance With Distinction from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. She received a B.A. in Music Performance and Education from Texas Tech University where she was a scholarship recipient throughout her degree. While attending Texas Tech, Ms. Rockett was also awarded the distinguished Presser Scholarship for outstanding musical achievement in 2000. She has since been invited to be on the oboe faculty for the Texas Tech University Band/Orchestra Camp, and is currently an adjunct faculty member at McMurry University, Hardin-Simmons University and Abilene Christian University. Ms. Rockett maintains a very active freelance career throughout Texas and has a successful private studio. Ms. Rockett’s principle teachers include Wayne Rapier and Amy Anderson.
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