Contact Information

Name: Deborah Shidler

Education : M.M., Yale

Courses Taught : Oboe


Sadly, Deb Shidler passed away in 2021

Oboist Deborah Shidler received her M. M. degree from Yale University and B.M.E. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   She recently was an acting member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra for 8 yrs.  Previously she had been a member of Pacific Symphony Orchestra (Orange County) for 23 years. Currently Ms. Shidler is principal oboe of Berkeley Symphony and Festival Opera.  In addition to numerous performances with San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras and Symphony Silicon Valley, she has performed with San Francisco Symphony, Oakland and California Symphonies.  Ms. Shidler has participated in the Aspen, Cabrillo and Carmel Bach Festivals, Music in the Mountains and the Bach Aria Festival & Institute in NY.   She is on the faculty of California State Universities, Sacramento and East Bay and was previously on the faculties of San Jose State University and University of California at Davis.  Her major oboe teachers have been Robert O’Boyle, Ronald Roseman and Marc Lifschey.