CFA Faculty Biography

Leslie Odom
School of Music
Associate Professor
Specialization: Oboe/Theory; Graduate Advisor

T: (352) 273-3172
F: (352) 392-0461

221 MUB P.O. Box 117900
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7900

Originally from Indiana, Dr. Leslie Odom is Associate Professor of Oboe and Music Theory at the University of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance from Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana; her Master of Music in Music Theory and her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Oboe Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She also received the coveted Performer’s Certificate during her doctoral work. Dr. Odom was Principal Oboe on the CBS Masterworks recording (1988) with the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

Prior to moving to Gainesville, Dr. Odom performed with the Indianapolis Symphony and as Principal Oboe with the Cedar Rapids, IA, Symphony. Since moving to Gainesville, Dr. Odom has performed with the Jacksonville, FL, Symphony and is currently Principal Oboe of the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. Odom is an active performer in Europe, South America, and Canada. She has also presented recitals and master classes throughout the United States. Dr. Odom has attended both the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals and was a Guest Artist in Residence at the Banff, Canada, Centre for the Arts. She has also worked as a faculty member at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Michigan.

A member of the International Double Reed Society, Dr. Odom writes reviews of music and compact disks for the Society’s Journal. She is also a member of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, and Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honorary Society. She is sponsored by Carlos Coelho Woodwinds.


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