Heather M. Guidry is Adjunct Professor of Oboe at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota. Her teachers include Dr. Mark Ostoich, Helen Erb and John Mercer. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana and a Master of Music from Louisiana State University.
She previously served as Adjunct Professor of Oboe at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she was a member of the Evangeline Winds faculty woodwind quintet. She has taught oboe extensively in the Fairfax County (VA) and Lafayette Parish (LA) public school systems.
Ms. Guidry has held principal oboe positions with the Baton Rouge Opera, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Chorale Acadienne Orchestra, Friday Morning Music Club, Rock Creek Chamber Players, Nashua Chamber Orchestra and Lafayette Concert Band. Additionally, she performed regularly with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra and Windworks Quintet.
Among the many groups with which she has freelanced: New Orleans Symphony, New Orleans City Ballet, New Orleans Opera, Natchez Opera, Gulf Coast Symphony, Georgetown Symphony Orchestra, Mount Vernon Orchestra, Prince George’s Philharmonic, Capital Wind Symphony, Prince William Symphony Orchestra, and McLean Orchestra.
Ms. Guidry was a participant in the John Mack Oboe Camp and Brevard Music Festival. She is a member of the International Double Reed Society.