Beth Levia

Sessional Instructor, Oboe

Beth Levia has played third oboe and substitute Principal Oboe with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and has played with several Alberta ensembles including the Calgary Philharmonic, Red Deer Symphony,  and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble. A founding member of WindRose Trio, Ms. Levia can be heard on their debut recording “Path of Contact”, the 2009 winner of the Western Canadian Music Award for best classical recording. In 2015 WindRose trio performed a recital of Canadian music for reed trio at the International Double Reed Society conference in Tokyo, Japan, and in August 2016 they were the first Canadian ensemble to play at the Harbin Summer Music Festival in Harbin, China.

Beth has been a featured soloist performing Albinoni's Double Concerto Op.9 with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble; Bach's Double concerto with the Wye String Ensemble and ESO Principal flutist Elizabeth Koch, and Vaughn-William's Concerto for Oboe with the Concordia Orchestra. She is a teaching artist at The Kings University, the Conservatory of Music at MacEwan University,  and maintains a busy private studio. Ms. Levia holds a Master’s degree in Oboe Performance from McGill University and a Bachelor’s degree in Oboe Performance (with honour) from Michigan State University. Her principal teachers are Suzanne Lemieux, Daniel Stolper, and Normand Forget.