Department of Music

Emily Olson

Oboist and English hornist Emily Olson is adjunct instructor of oboe at St. Cloud State University.  Dr. Olson is active as a performer and private oboe instructor in the Twin Cities area.

A native of Minnesota, Dr. Olson received a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she was awarded the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award.  She received Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her primary oboe teachers have included John Snow, Scott Hostetler, Michael Henoch, and Rachel Brudnoy.

Dr. Olson has subbed with the Minnesota Orchestra and Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.  She has taught non-major oboe lessons at the University of Minnesota as an Instructor of Record and has served as an oboe mentor to young oboists in the top orchestra of Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies.  She enjoys performing chamber music, including in a woodwind trio with other SCSU faculty members. 

Dr. Olson has also taken organ lessons.  She enjoys reading Jane Austen novels, walking outdoors, and writing letters.