Part-time Professor – Oboe; Recorder (education courses)
Angela Casagrande received both a B. Mus. and an M. Mus. From the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and pursued additional studies through the Orchestral Training Programme offered by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Angela then returned to Ottawa where she has had the opportunity to play various positions with the Ottawa Symphony and the Orchestre de chambre de Hull, as well as performing as an extra musician with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Thirteen Strings. She also played with the Bel Canto Wind Quintet from its inception until 1995. Angela currently works as a free-lance solo, chamber and orchestral oboist throughout the National Capital Region. She has performed often with Orpheus, the Savoy Society, and many of the Capital's excellent choral ensembles, and is currently an oboist with the orchestre symphonique de Gatineau. She has been heard as a soloist and chamber musician on both CBC and Radio-Canada, and plays frequently in this capacity in concert venues throughout the region. In addition, she is a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, teaches summer courses for the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy, and maintains a large private teaching studio. Angela also works as an arranger, and sells hand-made oboe reeds throughout Ontario. In 2002, she wrote a textbook for the study of music theory, which she markets through her own company, Pink Flamingo Press.