Oboe and English horn soloist Dr. Kendra Hawley has performed internationally as a chamber, opera, ballet, theater and orchestral musician. A member of Nu Deco Ensemble, Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach Opera, and Tesserae Collective, Kendra was previously Assistant Principal Oboe and English Horn Soloist with the Orquesta Filharmonica de Santiago, Chile. She has performed with other ensembles including: Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, Orquesta Sinfonica de Concepción, Orchestra Miami, Florida Grand Opera, Naples Philharmonic, Orlando Philharmonic, and Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Summer music festival appearances include Silicon Valley Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Amherst Early Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and the Opera, Theatre, and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy.
Originally from North Carolina, she graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, received her B.M. from Arizona State University, her M.M. from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, her Professional Performance Certificate at Lynn University, and her DMA at Stony Brook University. Her primary teachers include Pedro Díaz, Joseph Robinson, Mark Ostoich, Martin Schuring, Daniel Stolper and Petrea Warneck.
A dedicated educator, Dr. Hawley is Adjunct Oboe Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Teaching Artist with Miami Music Project, and Artist in Residence at Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Bak Middle School of the Arts, and Independence Middle School of Technology.