Suzanne Geoffrey (1996), Oboe
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.M., University of Arizona
As a native of the Milwaukee area, Suzanne Geoffrey has played both oboe and English horn with many southeastern Wisconsin orchestras. Currently, Suzanne is principal oboe of the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Waukesha Symphony), the Kenosha Symphony, the Racine Symphony, the Manitowoc Symphony, the Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra. She also plays English horn in the Festival City Symphony.
The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra toured The Netherlands in 2002. One of the highlights for Suzanne was performing live on the radio from the Concertgebow in Amsterdam. The tour consisted of several performances in 13th to 17th century cathedrals throughout Holland and The Netherlands, along with the live radio performance. Suzanne can be heard on the three professional recordings of the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra: Old Wine in New Bottles, Wind Consorts, and World Wind.
Suzanne has been featured as a soloist on oboe performing Haydn’s Concerto for Oboe with the University Community Orchestra in Milwaukee, and with the Manitowoc Symphony in a performance of J.S. Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin and in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Winds. She has performed J.S. Bach's Concerto for Oboe d'Amore and Orchestra with the Racine Symphony Orchestra. As an English horn soloist, she has performed Aaron Copland’s Quiet City with both the Wisconsin Philharmonic and the Manitowoc Symphony and Jan Sibelius’ Swan of Tuonela with the Festival City Symphony and the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Suzanne's current faculty appointments include Beloit College, Carroll University, and two University of Wisconsin schools – Whitewater and Parkside. She is in demand as a clinician throughout southeastern Wisconsin, and maintains a private studio for students of all levels. Suzanne is also active as a chamber musician, performing with the Spring City Winds (resident faculty woodwind trio/quintet at Carroll University) and the Great Lakes Wind Quintet.
Suzanne is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and attended the University of Arizona on a full-tuition Fellowship for her Master of Music degree in oboe performance.