Oboe and English Horn
Laura DeMouy is an oboist based in the Phoenix area, where she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts under the instruction of Martin Schuring at Arizona State University. Laura’s oboe studies began in her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she studied with Johanna Cox Pennington and received her Bachelors in Oboe Performance. Laura then completed her Masters of Music with John Dee at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she discovered her passion for musicology. Laura held a Teaching Assistantship at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, where she was inspired by the progressive programming and insightful artists that perform daily at the Center. Under the guidance of the woodwind and musicology faculty, Laura completed many projects researching and sharing the works of underrepresented composers, culminating in a Masters presentation surveying the valuable oboe works of French female composer Marie Grandval. While pursuing this academic work, Laura also performed regularly with local ensembles as an English Hornist and oboist, including the faculty Sinfonia da Camera and the Danville Symphony Orchestra. An active proponent of new and undiscovered music, Laura is excited to work with the Driftwood Quintet to promote diversity and accessibility in classical music.