• Profile: Geoffrey A. Deemer
Adjunct Instructor of Music, Oboe



Office: MEY107


Cape Cod born oboist Geoffrey Deemer has been principal oboe of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia since 2002. He has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony. From 1997–2001, Mr. Deemer was the principal oboe of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.

"Among the most consummate musical artists" in the region, Mr. Deemer has performed concerti with a number of ensembles and orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and Schola Nova.  He also played solo concerts of Bach cantatas and orchestral suites during his summers at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. A recording of his solo performance of Philadelphia composer Romeo Cascarino's Blades of Grass, under the baton of Joann Falletta, was released by Naxos in early 2007.

Mr. Deemer received his early training at the Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA) and the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston).  He spent summers studying at Tanglewood.  In 2001, he graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where he held the Friends of Curtis Fellowship.

A student of Richard Woodhams, Mr. Deemer has performed with the world's best conductors including James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Kurt Mazur, Simon Rattle, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Mstislav Rostropovich, André Previn, Sir Neville Marriner, David Zinman, Robert Spano, Hans Vonk, Otto Werner-Muller, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Marin Alsop, Yuri Temirkanov, and Jahja Ling.


The Curtis Institute of Music, Bachelors Degree (2001) (Friends of Curtis Fellowship 1996-2001)

Course Information

 MUS 280 C Oboe