Oboe and English Horn
DSO member since 2012
Monica Fosnaugh was appointed to the English Horn position of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2012 by Leonard Slatkin. Prior to joining the DSO, Monica held positions with the New Haven Symphony, the Syracuse Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder. She was also an oboe fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, where she worked under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. Monica has been featured as a soloist with the DSO, performing works by Aaron Copland and Leonard Slatkin.
A native of Lima, Ohio, Monica began playing the oboe at age 10 and spent eight years studying with Patricia Nott. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with John Mack, the former principal oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra. Monica continued her studies with Robert Atherholt at Rice University in Houston. While in school, she spent summers at the Chautauqua Institute, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra.
In addition to her work with the DSO, Monica regularly performs in recitals and chamber music on both oboe and English horn. She also provides instruction through coachings and masterclasses around Metro Detroit and throughout the country.