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Valley Conservatory

Lara Wilmot Lay


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Lara Wilmot Lay, oboe and recorder, earned her B.A. in music performance at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She continued her modern oboe studies as a graduate assistant at Florida State University, earning her M.M and an Early Music Certificate. While there, she began studying baroque oboe. She plays professionally with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and Nashville’s Belle Mead Baroque. She has also played with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Orchestra of the 17th Century in Washington D.C., and the Chicago Baroque Orchestra at St. Clements. Throughout, she has also maintained a professional free-lance modern oboe career, playing with numerous orchestras and chamber groups. In addition to her baroque gigs in Nashville and Atlanta, Lara has played modern oboe with the Huntsville Symphony, Shoals Symphony, Gadsden Symphony, Valley Conservatory, Huntsville Chamber Winds, Grace Notes, and many local theater, opera and church productions.