Cynthia Green Libby serves as professor of oboe at Missouri State University, the Missouri Fine Arts Academy, and as principal oboe of the Springfield (MO) Symphony Orchestra. She studied at the Hochschule fuer Musik in West Berlin, the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts in Canada and earned a DMA and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. A Michigan native, she also earned the MM & BMA from the University of Michigan.
An advocate of works by women, she has had nearly twenty oboe pieces dedicated to her by such composers as Libby Larsen, Joan Tower, Barbara Harbach and Gwyneth Walker, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Alliance of Women in Music. Her solo recital tours of music by American women have been presented to audiences across the USA and Canada, as well as in Europe, Scandinavia and the former Soviet Union. Also active as a critic and writer, Libby's articles have been published in Women of Note Quarterly, The International Alliance of Women in Music Journal, The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, the Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers and the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
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