MICHAEL DWINELL is an oboist, conductor, and arranger in New York City. Recent oboe performances include concerts with the Chelsea Symphony, New Amsterdam Opera, the Riverside Orchestra, and Broadway review shows at the Madison Theatre featuring Liz Calloway, Annie Golden, Howard McGillin, and many more. In 2014 he performed at Nokia Live and Honda Center with Danny Elfman and Catherine O’Hara in Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton. His playing can be heard on NAXOS and Toccata Classic Records labels, the award-winning recordings of Much Ado About Nothing, The Nutcracker, and Oklahoma! for UNC-TV. As an arranger and orchestrator, he contributed arrangements for Paper Mill Playhouse, the South Shore Symphony’s concert production of Hit the Deck, and the Hollywood Symphony’s Music in the Life of a Great City. His conducting credits include guest assistant conductor for the Danish National Radio Orchestra’s performances, live broadcast, and subsequent album release of music from the films of Alfred Hitchcock, the Student Emmy- winning ballet film Molly Under the Moon, and with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts orchestras and wind ensembles. During his time at UNCSA, he was awarded the Leonard Bernstein Award for Excellence in Music for two consecutive years. He holds degrees in Oboe Performance and Orchestral Conducting from UNCSA and a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Stephen Taylor, and was selected to participate in the pre-professional orchestral mentorship program with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with whom he performed as part of the Young Artist Series in 2019.

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