James Hall is currently Associate Principal Oboe of the Utah Symphony, having previously been a member of the Erie Philharmonic, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, and Mexico City Philharmonic. He has spent summers participating the Grand Teton Music Festival, Park City Chamber Music Festival, Deer Valley Music Festival, and Waterloo Music Festival. He has been featured as Oboe soloist with the Utah Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, Arlington (VA) Symphony, and Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. James has also given recitals in New York, Boston, Cleveland, and throughout the Wasatch Front, and was a featured performer at the International Double Reed Society Conferences held in Banff, Canada in 2002 and Provo, Utah in 2008. He has also taught oboe at the Holy Trinity Music School Summer Camp in Grand Goâve, Haiti and the Dessaix-Baptiste Music School in Jacmel, Haiti and recently participated in the first Haitian National Orchestral Institute (Enstiti Nasyonal pou Orkes), also in Jacmel. As a student at the Juilliard School in New York, James studied oboe with Elaine Douvas, Principal Oboe of the Metropolitan Opera, as well as chamber music with flutist Julius Baker, oboist Ronald Roseman, and violinist Dorothy DeLay, and was featured oboe soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra on that orchestra’s tour of Asia. He subsequently attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he continued his studies with John Mack, former Principal Oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra. He has also participated in masterclasses given by such artists as John De Lancie, Robert Marcellus, Georg Solti and Leonard Bernstein. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, James is the son of a naval officer, and grew up in such diverse locales as Iceland, Spain, and Greece, as well as the U.S.. An ardent traveler, he recently accomplished his goal of visiting all the permanently populated continents. In his spare time he enjoys hiking in the foothills above his home in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City with his Lab/Pointer mix Bruno.