Kathleen McNerney, Oboe
A graduate of the Hartt School and the University of Southern California, Kathleen McNerney has been hailed by critics for her “rich, full-bodied tone” and “attention to the natural and enticing timbre of the instrument.” With Dean Stein, she founded and is Artistic Director of VentiCordi Chamber Music, dedicated to performing innovative programs that artfully combine winds and strings. Kathleen has performed with many New England and Maine based orchestras such as the Portland Symphony, PortOpera, Bay Chamber Music, Maine Music Society, Maine Chamber Ensemble, and New Hampshire Symphony. Before moving to Maine, she enjoyed a prolific and varied playing career in Los Angeles, participating in two woodwind quintets, Imbroglio and Calico Winds, and recording with each group. Kathleen currently teaches oboe at Portland Conservatory of Music, Bowdoin and Bates Colleges and is the woodwind chamber music coach at Bowdoin.