Jason Lichtenwalter

YAS Faculty

Instruments: Oboe, English Horn
Education: M.M., Eastman School of Music; B.M., Oberlin Conservatory
Currently Teaching: Summer Programs

Jason Lichtenwalter plays oboe and English horn with the Colorado Symphony in Denver and the Britt Festival Orchestra in southern Oregon. Previous positions include Acting Principal Oboe with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal/2nd Oboe with the Honolulu Symphony. He has also performed as oboist and English hornist with the Fort Worth Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony.

Jason has appeared as a featured soloist on oboe (Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2/Honolulu Symphony), oboe d’amore (Bach Concerto in A/Up Close and Musical Fine Arts Series), and English horn (Copland Quiet City/Colorado Symphony and Texas Wind Symphony).

He has served as interim faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder as well as Artist-Faculty at the Taller de Oboe Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico. During 2011-2012, he presented master classes at the University of Oregon-Eugene, the University of Wyoming-Laramie, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Texas-Austin, and the State University of New York-Potsdam.

He received performance degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with James Caldwell and Richard Killmer, respectively.