Heather Huckleberry, Oboist & Teacher
Raised in the small rural town of Tama/Toledo, Iowa, Ms. Huckleberry graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1998, where she earned her B.M. and M.M. degrees in oboe performance. She studied with the renowned oboists, Kathryn Greenbank (now retired from The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra/Minnesota Orchestra) and Elizabeth Starr-Masoudnia (English horn, Philadelphia Orchestra). After college, Heather spent 10 years as the Principal Oboist of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.
Currently, Ms. Huckleberry is on faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where she teaches the oboe studio, Double Reed Techniques, Music Appreciation, and Baroque Music History. Additionally, she is the faculty advisor for the women’s fraternity, SAI, plays chamber music, and serves on several faculty committees.
Ms. Huckleberry has been very interested in Baroque Music and is the founder and artistic director of the UW-Platteville Baroque Music Festival in 2018 and 2019. She furthered her studies on baroque oboe with Marc Schachman at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.
Additionally, Heather freelances in several orchestras in Iowa, is an active chamber musician, and maintains a private home studio in Dubuque, Iowa.