THE ARTIE & ALISA iSAAC CHAIR
Dr. Melissa Stevens has performed second oboe with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra since 1994. She is also currently an Associate with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra where she plays second oboe. Melissa also plays the oboe and English horn with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, a position she has held since 2001. From 1999-2002, Melissa served as second oboe with the Wheeling Symphony.
In addition to performing, Melissa is currently adjunct instructor of oboe at Capital University as well as the oboist with the QuintEssential Winds faculty quintet. She is also the oboe instructor at Otterbein University. Melissa received her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree and a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University as a student of Robert Sorton. Melissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in oboe performance from the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida, where she was a student of John deLancie.
Melissa has performed at the 1999 National Flute Convention and the 2001 International Double Reed Society Convention. She has attended the Aspen Music Festival, Waterloo Music Festival, and was awarded the Presidential Scholar from RI to attend the Interlochen Center for the Arts. She resides in Westerville with her husband, Mark Stevens, and their three children Noah, Nathaniel and Sarah.