Jan Eberle Professor of Oboe and Chair of the Woodwinds Area


  • Woodwinds
  • Chamber Music

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East Lansing, MI 48824

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Jan Eberle is professor of oboe at the Michigan State University College of Music.

She received her Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance and a Certificate of Special Study from the Curtis Institute of Music.

For 18 years, Eberle held the position of principal oboe in the Fort Worth Symphony. In addition, she has been a guest principal oboist with the Detroit, Houston, Minnesota, and North Carolina Symphonies, and has served as assistant principal oboe in the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has been a featured recitalist and concerto soloist throughout the United States, most notably appearing with Jean Pierre Rampal in his arrangement of the Mozart Symphonia Concertante.

Chamber music has also been an integral part of her musical career. As a member of L'Ensemble de Trois, she was a winner of the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition Nadie di Kibort Award and the Southbay Chamber Music Competition. She was a member of the Harvard Chamber Players for three years. She has also made guest appearances with the Atlanta Virtuosi; Dallas Fine Arts Chamber Players; Suzuki and Friends; and the Oxford String Quartet.

Former teaching experience includes full-time positions at University of Akron, Ohio and the University of South Florida, Tampa. Eberle spends her summers in New York as principal oboe of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and instructor at the Chautuaqua School of Music. She can be heard regularly on national PBS broadcasts of the Chautuaqua Symphony Orchestra and seen on national television with the Fort Worth Symphony in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition specials. Recordings of her performances have been released by Musical Heritage, Zefel, and Resmiranda Records, and Peter Rosen DVD.


  • Saint-Saens Sonata: II. Allegretto; Blue Griffin Recordings
  • II. Allegretto
  • Escales (Ports of Call): Tunis - Nefta