Dr. Amy Ogburn
Position: Part - Time Faculty
Office: RiverCenter 1600
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Amy Galbraith Ogburn currently serves as a Part-Time Faculty member for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. Currently she teaches Music Appreciation and Music Theory courses.
Prior to joining the faculty at CSU, Dr. Ogburn taught at the Mahidol University School of Music in Bangkok Thailand where she joined the faculty in 2009. At MUCM, she taught applied oboe, pedagogy, literature, and music theory courses and served as advisor and co-advisor on several graduate committees. She also coached chamber music and served as an intern Chair for the Woodwind Department. In addition, Dr. Ogburn held the position of Principal Oboe for the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, and was a member of the orchestra since 2009.
At MUCM, Dr. Ogburn frequently involved herself with other projects. She was a member of the Faculty Woodwind Quintet, and often performed chamber or solo recitals. She recorded the solo oboe part for James Ogburn’s Complements and Collisions with the TPO on their Faces of Love recording. She has judged several competitions, most recently the Thailand International Wind Ensemble Competition. She was the assistant host for the inaugural Asian Double Reed Conference where she also performed and presented a paper. She has contributed articles to the MUCM Music Journal, and gave “Yoga for Musicians” workshops at several international conferences held at MUCM.
Prior to moving to Thailand, Amy taught oboe and music theory at Chatham University (2000-2009). In addition, she was also the oboe instructor at Slippery Rock University (2008-2009), and taught at West Virginia University as a graduate assistant. Besides her faculty positions, she instructed oboe at the WVU Community Arts Center and maintained a private teaching studio in Pittsburgh.
In Pittsburgh, she was active as a professional oboist, where she performed with several of the area’s orchestras. Amy presented annual faculty recitals and frequently participated in chamber music projects. As an advocate for new music, she was the principal oboist of ALIA MUSICA Pittsburgh, where she had the opportunity to premier many new works.
Amy spent several summers involved with various festivals. Most recently, she performed at Music09 in Blonay, Switzerland, a new music festival. In 2006, she toured Italy with the Point Chamber Orchestra. She also spent two summers in Lucca, Italy as an orchestra member for the Lucca Opera Festival. As a student, she studied at the Brevard Festival.
In October 2010, Amy became the first person to defend a Doctor of Musical Arts in oboe performance at West Virginia University. She also obtained a M.M. in oboe performance (1999) from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a B.M. in oboe performance (1997) from Ohio University. Amy’s primary teachers have included Cynthia Anderson, Dr. Mark Ostoich, Donna Conaty, and Linda George-Fountain.