Gabriel Renteria-Elyea Principal - Oboe
In addition to WMS, Mr. Renteria-Elyea is Principal Oboe and Artist in Residence with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and has served as faculty at Albion College, Western Michigan University, and Andrews University. He has been guest Principal Oboe with several orchestras throughout Michigan and has also played with orchestras throughout the country including the Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As an avid chamber musician, Mr. Renteria-Elyea has given concerts and masterclasses across the nation as well as Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. He has performed in music festivals held in California, Colorado, Missouri, Maryland, and Switzerland. A dedicated teacher, his students have won several competitions and have gone on to study at prestigious schools throughout the country. Mr. Renteria-Elyea attended the Oberlin Consevatory of Music, the University of Washington, and the Colburn Conservatory of Music.