Pamela Epple, Artistic Director
“We feel that it is essential to participate together in the creation of live chamber music performances. Playing unconducted music together is probably one of the most liberating and satisfying experiences for artist and audience alike. It is about music, but it is often about much more than that. We aspire toward cooperation, consensus and relationship building, while enriching our community and ourselves with our passion for artistry and music in this process. By sharing these abilities, we insure that this valuable tradition continues.”
Serenata of Santa Fe Artistic Director and oboist, Pamela Epple is a founding member of Serenata, which began under the direction of the late Dennis Milne in the mid-1980s. After Dennis’ death, she assisted Serenata’s continuation with persistence and passion.
Ms. Epple is from the Midwest, graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Art and Music, and received B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School where she studied with the late Ronald Roseman, and more recently with Elaine Douvas. While in NY, Pamela maintained an active freelance career, as a member of the American Composer’s Orchestra, P.D.Q. Bach and the Paul Taylor Dance Co. Orchestra, among others. She was a founding member of the Aspen Woodwind Quintet, the NY chamber music group Tafelmusik, and toured in the US and abroad with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Festivals include Aspen, Monadnock, Angel Fire, Ouray, Moab, and Yale-in-Norfolk. Locally, Ms. Epple has played English Horn with Musica da Camera, the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Symphony, Desert Chorale, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Oboe with the San Juan (Durango, CO) Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Outreach program.
Currently, Ms. Epple maintains an active teaching studio, specializing in private teaching for young oboists, as well as a chamber music coach. In the summer she teaches and performs at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in Nelson, New Hampshire. She and her husband reside in British Columbia and New Mexico.