Dione Chandler has been appointed Adjunct Lecturer of Oboe at the University of Florida for the 2022-23 academic year. Since 2014 she has been Adjunct Professor of Oboe at Stetson University where she is also Director of the annual Double Reed Workshop, an intensive week-long summer camp for middle and high school students. Previously she has served on the faculties of Texas Tech University and Florida International University. Student successes include undergraduate and graduate school acceptances, such as Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College, Vanderbilt University, and University of Missouri Kansas City, as well as careers in their chosen field.
Dr. Chandler has performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals throughout the country and has been involved in several commissioning projects with composers such as Jim Stephenson, Sydney Hodkinson, Dana Wilson, Tom McColley, Joseph Sowa, and Joshua Burel. She has performed world premieres at the International Double Reed Conference and the International ClarinetFest. Dione is principal oboist of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and regularly plays with The Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, and Orlando Philharmonic. She attended Banff Center for the Arts, Aspen Music Festival, and American Institute of Music (AIMS) in Graz, Austria.
She holds degrees from Florida State University, the University of Southern California, and Rice University. Her principal teachers are Eric Ohlsson, Allan Vogel, Robert Atherholt, and Sandra Gerster Lisicky.