Pacific Symphony oboist Deborah Shidler studied with Ronald Roseman, Marc Lifschey, and Robert O'Boyle. She received her M.M. from Yale University and B.M.E. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her work in Southern California,Ms. Shidleris principal oboe with the Berkeley Symphony and a frequent performer with many San Francisco Bay Area ensembles, including the San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras, San Jose and Oakland-East Baysymphonies, Ballet and Opera San Jose, and Festival Opera. Other performances include engagements with the American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, Stuttgart, Kirov, and Bolshoi Ballet Companies, and Mark Morris Dance Group. She has participated in the Aspen, Cabrillo, and Carmel Bach Festivals, Music in the Mountains, and the Bach Aria Festival and Institute in New York. Ms. Shidler has recorded for the Sony Classical, Koch International, Harmonia Mundi, Summit, 20th Century Fox, and Reference recording labels. She is also on the faculty of California State University, Sacramento.