Oboe, Woodwinds, Sax, Piano
Marie Trudeau is a New Jersey based freelance oboist. She performs with the Garden State Opera Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, West Reading Chorale Society Orchestra, and others throughout the country. Marie also plays the two keyed period instrument, baroque oboe. She is the baroque oboist in residence with the Rutgers Baroque Players. Each summer, she returns to assist Robert Walters (solo English horn of The Cleveland Orchestra) at Hidden Valley English Horn seminar in Carmel, California. She has also toured with the Italian tenor trio, il Volo, and Amy Grant. Dr. Trudeau’s favorite musicals to perform are Nine and Fiddler on the Roof. She has also worked with many great musicians like Midori, Leonard Slatkin, and Itzhak Perlman.
Dr. Trudeau earned her doctorate with a teaching assistantship in musical arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. There, she wrote her dissertation titled “Prokofiev’s Trapeze, Walking the Tightrope between Composing and Culture,” which focuses on Prokofiev’s Quintet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass. The document was also added to the archives at Columbia University in New York City. Previously, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music for a master’s degree and earned a bachelor’s in music performance at Michigan State University.
Dr. Trudeau can be heard on the jazz album, “African Pictures at an Exhibition,” by saxophonist, Darryl Yokley. She has also had many new works written for her. These works include “Differential Moods” by Matt Schoendorff , an oboe and piano piece with influences of Nine Inch Nails, and “Happy Hour” by Phil Popham, a piece for a double reed quartet featuring a different drink for each movement. In Spring of 2018, Dr. Trudeau will perform the world premiere of an English Horn solo inspired by the “#MeToo” movement.
Dr. Trudeau has an active teaching studio of over 25 students. She teaches oboe as well as piano. Seeing her students reach their goals and discover new concepts brings inspiration to her own performances. It is one of her greatest joys.