Carrie Vecchione, oboe instructor at MacPhail, steers her students towards opportunities and experiences which will complement their musical goals. Her own goal is to make the study of oboe and music relevant in the lives of each of her students, from the ones who want to spend their lives professionally playing oboe, to those who just want to play as a hobby. Teaching for more than 25 years, Carrie enjoys working with students of all ages. She has guided many of her high school and college performers to respected colleges and conservatories, many receiving scholarships.
Carrie performs in the Twin Cities and around the country in orchestras, as a chamber musician, and as a soloist. She is a substitute with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera, and has been principal oboe for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Muncie Symphony, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Baton Rouge Opera.
Carrie received Doctoral and Bachelor degrees from Louisiana State University, and her Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.