Profile: Jeffrey Apana

apana.jpgJeffrey Apana received his BM in performance from the Eastman School of Music where he studied oboe with Dr. Richard Killmer and Mr. Henry Schuman and English horn with Mr. Jonathan Parkes. He received his MM in performance from the Florida State University as a student of Dr. Eric Ohlsson, and has participated in master classes of John Mack and Joseph Robinson. A member of the Ohio Light Opera orchestra from 1991-1992, Apana has played with the Seaside Music Theater orchestra in Daytona Beach since 1993 and is presently oboist and English hornist with the Florida Classical Orchestra. He has also played with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Miami Chamber Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Miami City Ballet, Symphonic Pops of Boca Raton, Sunshine Pops, Key West Pops, and for local productions of national tours such as Miss Saigon and Beauty and the Beast. He has also played for artists such as Neil Sedaka, Natalie Cole, and Johnny Mathis and under noted conductors such as Joseph Silverstein, Robert Shaw, and Peter Nero. Apana has been South Florida Musicians Association Secretary-Treasurer since 1998 and co-Symphonic Representative since 2005.

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