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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Scott D. Erickson, D.M.A., currently serves as an assistant professor of oboe at the University of Central Oklahoma and as second oboe in the Yakima Symphony Orchestra in Yakima, Washington. His unique experiences have given him an adventurous musical personality, and his pursuits for newer sounds and ideas manifest themselves in performances of both written and improvised music with the Bold City Contemporary Ensemble in Jacksonville, Florida.

​Erickson is a frequent performer in orchestras throughout the United States and internationally, with performances in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, Pensacola Symphony and numerous others. While pursuing his doctorate at Florida State University, he was appointed principal oboe of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Bolivia, and he taught at the National Conservatory in La Paz. Additionally, he has given concerto performances in the United States, Canada and Bolivia.

Erickson joined the faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2023. Prior to this appointment, he served as a lecturer of oboe at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. He was awarded his doctorate in oboe performance at Florida State University, where he also earned his master’s degree, studying with Dr. Eric Ohlsson. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Wyoming with a dual emphasis on oboe and flute, studying with Dr. Lindsey Bird-Reynolds and Dr. Nicole Riner, respectively. He is an active performer and educator, and he maintains a reed-making business in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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