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Jillian Honn


Jillian Honn
Jillian Honn

Lecturer in Music (Oboe)

Jillian Honn holds the principal oboe chair of Syracuse's professional orchestra, Symphoria, a position she won at just 20. During her tenure with Symphoria, Honn has often been a featured soloist performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C major, and most recently Jennifer Higdon's Oboe Concerto.

As an avid chamber musician, Honn has participated in the LaVeck Concert Series, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, a Little Summer Music in Vienna, and Sunset Concerts. Her wind quintet, The Eclectet, has been awarded several grants and residencies in public schools and spaces within Upstate New York. Formed in 2012, The Eclectet represents the next generation of chamber music performers, offering concert experiences that are interactive and meaningful for all audiences, while focusing on more contemporary compositions.

Honn received Civic Morning Musicals' 2018 award for Excellence in Music Performance in Central New York, and is a guest soloist and principal oboist of the Skaneateles Festival. In addition to Symphoria, Honn has been a guest musician with the Rochester Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony among others. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music Honn maintains a private oboe studio, teaches at Hamilton and LeMoyne colleges, and has been a guest teaching artist at Ithaca College.

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