Meg Owens

In demand as a performer on historical oboes, Meg Owens appears regularly with many of North America’s baroque orchestras, including American Bach Soloists, Ars Lyrica, Folger Consort, Mercury Baroque, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Tafelmusik, Tempesta di Mare, and Washington Bach Consort. Recent concerts include solo appearances with REBEL, Four Nations, Chatham Baroque, Arcanum, Sebastian Chamber Players, and Berkshire Bach Society. Upcoming engagements include concerts at the Staunton Music Festival, the International Double Reed Society Conference (New York City) and the Victoria Bach Festival (Victoria, Texas). Hailing from eastern North Carolina, Ms. Owens earned degrees in oboe performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Manhattan School of Music, and the City University of New York. Her study of baroque oboe was with Randall Cook and Washington McClain. Ms. Owens teaches historical oboes in the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, modern oboe at George Mason University, and is the founder and director of George Mason’s new baroque chamber orchestra.