Titus Underwood


Titus Underwood is principal oboe of the Nashville Symphony, Gateways Music Festival Orchestra, and co-principal of the Chineke! Orchestra. He is also the Associate Professor of Oboe at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. In addition, he is a faculty artist at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and for Carnegie Hall鈥檚 national youth ensembles. A fierce advocate for amplifying voices of the historically underrepresented, he cofounded the Black Orchestral Network (BON) and Sphinx Orchestral Partners Auditions (SOPA). His personal endeavors in digital media have led to multiple releases, notably the short film A Tale of Two Tails. He has also won a Sphinx Medal of Excellence for his ongoing commitment to leadership and community, and an Emmy Award for his work executive producing We Are Nashville with the Nashville Symphony. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School, Colburn School, and Cleveland Institute of Music.