- Instrument Oboes
Susan Odem (she/her/hers) received her Bachelor of Music degree in oboe from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Master of Music degree from Drake University, where she studied with Jay Light. She is a member of the Des Moines Symphony and of several chamber ensembles, including the Lyric Winds, the Bruch Trio, and the Amadeus Trio. In addition to a private studio of double reed players, Ms. Odem teaches double reeds at Simpson College and Central College and is a teaching artist of Double Reeds Methods, Music Theory, and World Music at several area colleges and universities. She has been a member of the Des Moines Symphony since 2002.