Katie Scheele

Oboe, French Horn

Katie Scheele is a versatile oboist who enjoys an active career in New York City playing all types of music. After moving to NYC in 2003, Ms. Scheele started her journey playing and touring with several orchestras, including the Westchester Chamber Orchestra, the Long Island Philharmonic, the Westchester Philharmonic, the Reading (PA) Symphony, the NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. However, her true passion is playing chamber music and recording/performing with bands and other non-traditional ensembles. Ms. Scheele founded the unconventional oboe trio Threeds and plays English horn with them in the city and all over the country. Their debut album Unraveled just came out (June 2011) and is available on iTunes and CD Baby. Most recently, the trio was invited (by audition) to join the 2011 class of Music Under NY artists, sponsored by the MTA.

An active studio musician, Ms. Scheele has played on many film soundtracks, including two that were nominated for a 2009 & 2010 Emmy Award in music and sound. She enjoys creating new paths for the oboe, and often plays with several folk and rock bands in downtown NYC music venues. Ms. Scheele has been featured on over twenty pop albums and several other avant-garde recordings. Recently, Ms. Scheele has been exploring jazz and experimental music, playing English horn with Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra and oboe with Miguel Zenon’s Puerto Rican Songbook at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

Ms. Scheele received her B.M. cum laude from Northwestern University and her M.M. from Boston University. Her principal teachers include Ray Still, Robert Sheena, Barbara LaFitte and Robert Walters. Ms. Scheele teaches at the Bloomingdale School of Music, the Brooklyn Conservatory, the Brearley School and the Rudolph Steiner School, where she also teaches band and recorder.