Born in Denver, Colorado, oboist Scott Erickson has performed throughout the Americas. While pursuing his doctorate at Florida State University, he was appointed Principal Oboe of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Bolivia, and he taught at the National Conservatory in La Paz. His unique experiences have given him an adventurous musical personality, and his pursuits for newer sounds and ideas manifested themselves in performances of both written and improvised music with the Bold City Contemporary Ensemble in Jacksonville, Florida.
Erickson is a frequent performer in orchestras throughout the United States, with performances in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, Pensacola Symphony, Ocala Symphony, Panama City Pops, Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and the Albany (Georgia) Symphony. Additionally, he has given concerto performances in the United States, Canada, and Bolivia.
In 2018, Erickson joined the faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. He was awarded his doctorate in oboe performance at Florida State University, where he also earned his master’s degree, studying with Dr. Eric Ohlsson. He received his bachelor of music degree from the University of Wyoming with a dual emphasis on oboe and flute, studying with Dr. Lindsey Bird-Reynolds and Dr. Nicole Riner, respectively. He is an active performer and educator, and he maintains a reed making business in Ellensburg.
Photo: Andre Peele, FSU College of Music