Critics have described oboist Lindabeth Binkley’s playing as a “classic triumph of lightness, delicacy, and expressiveness.” She has held positions with the Colorado Symphony, Arizona Opera, Central City Opera and performed as the Principal Oboist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra from 1998 to 2009. Most recently, she was appointed the Principal Oboist of the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Originally from Michigan, Dr. Binkley holds degrees from Central Michigan University, the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Arizona. Her primary oboe teachers include Roger Rehm, Peter Cooper and Dr. Neil Tatman. Dr. Binkley was appointed Assistant Professor of Oboe at Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI) in the spring of 2010. Dr. Binkley has served on the faculties of the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and as Artist in Residence and Oboe Instructor at the Bay View Music Festival in Bay View, Michigan (2007). Other career highlights include participation in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra. Not only a performer and teacher, Dr. Binkley was the Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed St. Andrew’s Bach Society, a Summer Chamber Music festival in Tucson, Arizona from 2007 - 2011.