VICTORIA SABONJOHN - OBOE
Victoria Sabonjohn has dedicated her life to the performance and teaching of music for 15 years. Her two passions are performing oboe in an orchestral setting and teaching, both privately and in the classroom. Mrs. Sabonjohn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stetson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, studying oboe with Dr. Ann Adams. She immediately pursued a Masters Degree in Oboe Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, under the instruction of Laura Ahlbeck.
As a professional oboist, Mrs. Sabonjohn performs actively in the Los Angeles area. Recent performances include the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Long Beach Symphony, Asia America Symphony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Santa Cecelia Orchestra. She is also a frequent soloist with several choir organizations and churches. Mrs. Sabonjohn maintains a vibrant private teaching studio of 14 students with an annual student recital. Her work with young musicians includes being the oboe coach and assistant conductor of the VYMA Youth Orchestra since 2011. She regularly coaches oboe students at private and public schools in Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles and Calabasas. Mrs. Sabonjohn also teaches elementary school instrumental music with Children's Music Workshop.
Mrs. Sabonjohn is a proud member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity and the Glendale Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. She enjoys preparing her students for CM and also serving as a woodwind adjudicator for the Certificate of Merit program in Southern California.