Elizabeth Steel completed a Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the University of North Texas in 1995 where she studied with Charles Veazey and a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Southern Methodist University in 1993 where she studied with Eric Barr, formerly Principal Oboist of the Dallas Symphony.
While at UNT, Elizabeth held the position of Teaching Fellow in Oboe for 3 ½ years, where she taught oboe and reed making lessons and rehearsed small ensembles.She was the oboist for the Teaching Fellows Wind Quintet and competed in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Indiana. Ms. Steel has also performed at Master Classes for John Mack at SMU in 1992 and again in Carmel, CA at the Hidden Valley Music Seminars in 1996.
For the 1995 and 1996 concert seasons, Elizabeth played 2nd chair oboe and English horn with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra while completing 30 hours of coursework towards a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Oboe Performance at UNT. Since 1997, Elizabeth has taught lessons and played as a freelance oboist in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and New Jersey, including performances with regional symphonies, chamber ensembles and for film recordings.
Ms. Steel can teach grades 6 – 12.