Kristen Diederichs

Oboe & English Horn

Bloomington, IN

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About Me.

Based in Bloomington, IN, Kristen Diederichs is an oboist and private music instructor passionate about chamber music and interdisciplinary collaboration. She is currently pursuing a Performer’s Diploma at the Jacobs School of Music, where she studies with Linda Strommen and Roger Roe. Kristen earned her Master's degree in Oboe Performance and Literature from the Jacobs School of Music, and dual Bachelor’s degrees from St. Olaf College in Oboe Performance and Psychology/Neuroscience. She has performed with such ensembles as the Indiana University Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Plexus Woodwind Quintet, the St. Olaf Orchestra and the St. Olaf Band. 

Kristen enjoys an active performing life, freelancing as a soloist and with chamber ensembles in various schools, churches, and community events, and teaching a small studio of students. She has recently attended summer festivals including Akropolis Chamber Music Intensive, Rocky Ridge Summer Music, Domaine Forget, Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, and Hidden Valley Music Seminars.

Performance highlights include international tours with the St. Olaf Band and Orchestra, performing throughout Australia and New Zealand and then Norway, respectively. Kristen was also a featured soloist on the St. Olaf Band’s prize-winning 2020 tour to California, presenting Jonathan Bartz’s “Diary of Private Lives” alongside her colleague Ansley Morris. 

repertoire list and cv available upon request