Stephanie Caulder, a native of Wilmington, NC, is Associate Professor of Oboe at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She earned the D.M. in oboe performance from Florida State University where she studied with Eric Ohlsson, and the M.M. in multiple woodwind performance and B.A. in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While at UNCG, Dr. Caulder's primary oboe teachers were James Prodan and Ashley Barret.
Dr. Caulder has appeared with many orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Pennsylvania and the southeast. She is principal oboist with the Keystone Wind Ensemble and Keystone Chamber Winds and has performed frequently with the Johnstown Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, Southeastern Chamber Orchestra, Opera a la carte, Greensboro Symphony, Charlotte Philharmonic, Charlotte Repertory, and the Wilmington Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Caulder was an Artist/Presenter at the 2003, 2007, and 2008 International Double Reed Society Conferences and has appeared with artists such as Mannheim Steamroller, Joshua Bell, Denyce Graves, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and Marvin Hamlisch.
As an active scholar and adjudicator, Dr. Caulder has written articles for the North Carolina Music Educators Journal as well as the Double Reed, the publication for the International Double Reed Society. Dr. Caulder can be heard on seven commercial releases with the Keystone Wind Ensemble, and on a Koch International release performing as principal oboist with The Florida State University Orchestra. The group recorded three concertos by Pulitzer prize winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich along with the Kalichstein/Laredo/Robinson trio and Michael Stern, conductor. Dr. Caulder is an active member of the International Double Reed Society, PMEA, MENC, College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, and chapter patroness of Delta Omicron. Dr. Caulder presently serves the Music Department as an Assistant Chairperson.