John Lathwell, Principal Oboe
James and Dianne Orcutt Chair
John Lathwell (James and Dianne Orcutt Chair) is currently the principal oboist of the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Tri-Cities Opera as well as the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. He is also very active as a chamber musician in the central New York area and has appeared as a soloist with the Syracuse Society for New Music, the Binghamton Philharmonic and on numerous occasions with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. In the New York City area he has performed with the Orchestra of Saint Lukes, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra as well as many others. Since moving to the Washington DC area he has performed with the American Festival Pops Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony and the Annapolis Symphony. Mr. Lathwell has taught at Ithaca College and was on the faculty at Binghamton University for 27 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, and his Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. His primary teachers have been Joseph Robinson, principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic, and Richard Killmer, professor of oboe at the Eastman School of Music.