- Indiana University
- Northwestern University
Sherie Lake Aguirre has been the Principal oboist of the Virginia Symphony and the Virginia Opera since 1987. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Performance and continued her graduate studies with Ray Still at Northwestern University. Ms. Aguirre has held principal positions with the Singapore Symphony, La Sinfonica de Maracaibo, La Sinfonica de Tenerife, and La Sinfonica de Madrid. She appears regularly as soloist with the Virginia Symphony and performs frequently in the Chamber Music series of the Virginia Arts Festival as well as the Norfolk Chamber Consort programs. From 1990 to 1997 she spent her summers in Boulder, Colorado performing with the Colorado Music Festival. For the past six summers Ms. Aguirre has performed and recorded several CD’s with the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival in Florida. She is presently a member of the adjunct faculty at the College of William and Mary, Old Dominion University and Christopher Newport University. (Information taken from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra website.)
Aguirre says, "The College of William and Mary offers oboe students the opportunity to continue playing their instruments while getting an outstanding liberal arts education. There is a place for everyone in the band, orchestra and chamber ensembles."