Andrea Gross Hixon, Oboe
Andrea Gross Hixon began teaching oboe at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the fall of 2012. Dr. Hixon is principal oboist of the Green Bay Symphony and a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and performs each summer as a member of the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra in Woodstock, Illinois. She has been on the music faculty at St. Norbert College in De Pere since 2006 and has also taught oboe at the University of Memphis and at Lawrence University. Dr. Hixon has toured with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra with concerts in France, Italy and the United States, including performances in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. She was principal oboist of the Eastman Wind Ensemble for two consecutive tours to Japan and Taiwan, and played in the summer opera orchestra for the Schlossfestspiele in Heidelberg, Germany. She has also toured with the American-Russian Young Artists Orchestra, performing in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic, and at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dr. Hixon holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Richard Killmer, and the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a student of Marc Fink. She completed additional studies at the Paris Conservatory where she studied with David Walter.