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Sherry Boyer

Applied Oboe Instructor

Sherry Boyer
Contact Info
Office:
MC 167

Bio

A graduate of Western State College with a B.A. in Secondary Music Education and Applied Oboe Performance, Sherry was selected as WSC’s Outstanding Woman Student of the Year as a senior. She studied with David Abosch of the Denver Symphony Orchestra and Forrest Cornwell of Western State College. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in education. 

Highlights of her performing career have included the selection as oboist in a special performance with David Brubeck and in the recording studios for movies filmed in Boulder, Colorado, as well as recording companies in the Denver, Colorado area. She served as principal oboist in the Denver area for the Aurora Civic Orchestra (2 years), Denver Civic Orchestra (12 years), and the Rocky Mountain Symphony   (8 years), before moving to Colorado Springs, where she has held principal positions with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic Orchestra (12 years), the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs (8 years), and the Little London Winds (4 years). Sherry is currently principal oboist with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra. Locally, she has also performed with the Colorado Springs Chorale, Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, First United Methodist and Riverside Baptist Church orchestras. She has performed on oboe, clarinet, tenor sax, and English horn in musical theatre productions in Denver and the Pikes Peak region for many years. In addition to her orchestral and solo work, she was invited to perform with members of the Seoul Philharmonic in Seoul, South Korea and chosen among regional oboists as principal of the Summer Musical Series orchestra held at Whitman College in Wallawalla, Washington. 

Other Activities

Sherry has primarily taught high school band and orchestra in private and public schools and has a private music studio in Colorado Springs. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband Ken, also a musician and teacher, and enjoys gourmet cooking and international travel.​​​
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