Office: Seminary 363
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Laura Guyer Ross received her Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Miami University in Ohio and her Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Arkansas State University. In addition to her post as Adjunct Professor of Double Reeds at Southeast Missouri State, Laura teaches the oboe studio at Washington University and is adjunct faculty at Maryville University and St. Louis Community College.
Laura performs as extra oboe for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and performed with them in Carnegie Hall in New York in the Spring of 2012. She has performed with such ensembles as Opera Theater St. Louis, the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Winter Opera (St. Louis) and Opera South (Alabama). Laura performed as second oboe/English horn at the St. Barth‚s Music Festival in January of 2014, and has performed four seasons with the Missouri River Arts Festival. As a member of the St. Louis Symphony Community Partnership program since 2011, Laura enjoys performing and teaching music to children in under-served St. Louis schools in her free time.
Laura was a soloist at the International Double Reed Convention in the summer of 2012 and has performed with her duo, Double Fret (oboe and guitar) since the fall of 2011. An experienced recording artist, Laura has worked with various recording studios in the St. Louis area and can be heard on the recording, "Dreams: The Love Within." Internationally, Laura has been heard as a soloist in Madras, India (performing with the Madras String Quartet) and also in Manchester, England (performing on the master class led by herself and her oboist husband, Philip Ross).