Bonnie Schroeder is Faculty Associate of oboe at USU. She teaches private lessons, oboe reed making and Introduction to Music classes. Her chamber music activities at USU include playing in Logan Canyon Winds and coaching the student Caine Quintet.
As principal oboist of the Orchestra at Temple Square, she can be heard on over sixty commercial recordings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, on such labels as Deutsche Grammophon and Telarc, and on the twice Grammy-nominated Spirit of the Season with the Choir and Sissel.
Ms Schroeder has performed with many of the finest vocalists in the world, including Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Deborah Voigt, Nathan Gunn, The King’s Singers, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Santino Fontana, Sutton Foster, and Alfie Boe. Notable musicians she has worked with include conductors John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Bill Conti and Keith Lockhart, as well as percussionist Evelyn Glennie, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, and the incomparable Sesame Street Muppets.
With harpist Tamara Oswald, she was a recitalist at the 2005 IDRS conference in Austin, Texas, and also performed at the 2008 conference in Provo, Utah. She plays frequently with the Ballet West Orchestra and American Festival Orchestra.
Tours with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir have taken her to Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna’s Musikverein, David Geffen Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Benaroya Hall, Bass Performance Hall, Roy Thomson Hall and to outdoor performances at Ravinia, Wolf Trap, Blossom and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Ms Schroeder received a Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University, and then returned to Texas to complete a Master of Music degree from the University of Texas. As a member of the Recording Academy, she is a Grammy voter.