William Parrish, oboe & english horn
William Parrish lives in Afton, VA and is currently principal oboe with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera Roanoke, and Opera on the James as well as a member of the Wintergreen Summer Festival Orchestra. He is an adjunct music faculty member at Virginia Tech and Radford University. Bill served as the Associate Director of Pre-College at the Juilliard School for ten years and has played with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Parrish received his BFA in oboe from Carnegie Mellon University, his M.M. from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an Artist’s Diploma in oboe performance from the CincinnatiCollege Conservatory of Music. He was a prize winner in the 1988 Lucarelli Oboe International Solo competition at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Bill’s principal oboe teachers include Robert Bloom, Harry Sargous, John Ferrillo, and Elaine Douvas. Mr. Parrish maintains a vibrant and successful private oboe studio in Lynchburg and is co-facilitator and guest teaching artist at the Charleston Oboe Camp in Fort Mill, SC.