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Marion Arthur Kuszyk

Oboe, Associate Principal

About this Artist

Marion Arthur Kuszyk joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Associate Principal Oboe at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1995. Originally from the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, Kuszyk received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory and her Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.

Prior to joining the LA Phil, Kuszyk was a member of the Kansas City Symphony for five years (Associate Principal Oboe and Acting Principal Oboe) and taught oboe at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She has made concerto appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Kansas City Camerata, and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. In addition, she has performed as guest principal oboe with the Boston Symphony, with the Atlanta Symphony, and with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed with the Virginia Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Tanglewood Fellowship Orchestra, and the Summerfest Chamber Music series in Kansas City. She served as principal oboe of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra for eight years.

An active teacher, Kuszyk currently teaches at the USC Dorothy Thornton School of Music. She served on the faculty at the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida and the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland. She has given masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, the Colburn School of Music, UCLA, San Diego State University, California State University Fullerton, the University of Missouri Kansas City, California State University Fresno, Arizona State University, and at the Hochschule fur Musik Köln, Germany.