Priscilla Herreid oboe and recorder

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Priscilla Herreid plays period oboes, recorders, and a multitude of renaissance wind instruments with some of the finest ensembles in the US and abroad. She is principal oboist of Boston Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, New York Baroque Inc., and The Sebastians, and can be seen playing renaissance winds with Piffaro, accompanying silent films with Hesperus, and singing the Latin mass in New York City. Priscilla performs regularly with The Handel + Haydn Society and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and has appeared with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, Venice Baroque, Portland Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Mercury, Les Delices, The Gabrieli Consort, The Waverly Consort, Tenet, The Dark Horse Consort, The City Musick, and Mr. Jones and the Engines of Destruction.

She was part of the onstage band for the Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, and is a founding member of the quartet New World Recorders.

Priscilla is former director of the Early Music Ensemble at Temple University, and frequently coaches renaissance and baroque ensembles at Yale University and The Juilliard School. She has taught baroque oboe at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and renaissance winds and recorder at the Madison and Amherst Early Music Festivals.

Priscilla's playing has been called “downright amazing” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Times has praised her “soaring recorder, gorgeously played...” She is a graduate of Temple University and The Juilliard School.