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Willa Henigman

Associate Principal Oboe

Willa Henigman joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1996.  Prior to coming to Texas, she was Principal Oboe of the Wichita (KS) Symphony Orchestra and served on the faculty of Wichita State University, recording two CD’s with WSU’s Lieurance Woodwind Quintet.  An active chamber musician, she has appeared on concert series at the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as with Orpheus Chamber Singers and Voices of Change.  She is also a member Symphony YES, the DSO’s public school outreach program.

Henigman received undergraduate degrees in oboe and English from Oberlin College Conservatory and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School.  She won concerto competitions at both schools and has substituted with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood.  In 1994 she participated in the Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall, and in July 1999 she performed with The 3 Tenors and James Levine.