ERIC OHLSSON, the Charles O. DeLaney Professor of Oboe, came to Florida State University in 1986 from the University of South Carolina, where he had been professor of oboe since 1980. While completing the D.M.A. degree at The Ohio State University, where he was twice a concerto competition winner, he was the co-principal oboist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Positions as principal oboist of the South Carolina Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra and the Augusta Symphony followed, and from 1986 to 1996 he was principal oboist of the Naples Philharmonic. He has served as a recitalist and chamber musician in the U.S., Europe, and Canada, with major performances at conventions of the International Double Reed Society, the Spoleto Festival and at Carnegie Recital Hall. He was the host of the 25th anniversary conference of the International Double Reed Society in 1996.
In addition to his teaching duties at FSU, Professor Ohlsson is principal oboist of the Tallahassee Symphony and is a member of the Opperman Reed Trio. During the summers Dr. Ohlsson is on the faculty of the Brevard Music Center, where he is principal oboist of the Brevard Music Center Orchestra.