Elizabeth Merrill has been playing English horn and oboe in the KSO since 2000 and also holds a similar position with the California Symphony. She has degrees in oboe performance from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as well as advanced studies at the Royal Conservatory in London.
During her time studying in London, Merrill played with orchestras and chamber ensembles that performed in Germany and France. In addition to her current position with the KSO, Merrill has performed with orchestras in Nashville, Napa Valley, Santa Rosa, Indianapolis, Richmond, Evansville, Louisville, Toledo, and many others. Most recently, she has been performing with the Colorado Symphony, Opera Colorado and the Colorado Ballet as well as orchestras in Boulder, Cheyenne, Ft. Collins, and Greeley.
Merrill has taught oboe and theory at Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, and University of Northern Colorado. She is an active arts administrator and is currently Executive Director of Opera Fort Collins as well as president of Classical Revolution Northern Colorado
Merrill is available for limited professional engagements. Contact her at [email protected].