Noelle's Oboe Workshop

Used Instruments for Sale

Please email, call, or text Noelle at ndrewes@gmail.com or 614.202.7088 to schedule a repair appointment or to inquire about a used instrument that is for sale. Her home workshop is located in Bowie, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. All customers are seen by appointment only. Appointments are only offered during business hours, Tuesday through Friday, and availability varies week to week.

Noelle Drewes, Oboist - Performer, Teacher, and Repair Specialist

Noelle Drewes, DMA, is an oboe, English horn, and oboe d'amore performer, teacher, and repair specialist, active throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Noelle Drewes is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College, where she teaches oboe and is a resident artist member of the Sunderman Wind Quintet. She has served as Principal Oboe with the Apollo Orchestra in Washington, DC since its founding in 2010 as well as Principal Oboe of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra in Shepherdstown, WV since 2014, and Principal Oboe of the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra since 2021. Noelle has appeared extensively as a substitute with the National Symphony Orchestra and NSO Pops on both second oboe and English horn. While performing with the NSO, she has had the privilege of sharing the stage with such eclectic artists as Gianandrea Noseda, Christoph Eschenbach, Leonard Slatkin, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, Renee Fleming, Hansen, Paquito D'Rivera, George Takei, Misty Copeland, and many others.

Noelle has performed shows at the Tony Award® winning Signature Theatre, and concerts with the Baltimore, Richmond, Annapolis, Lancaster, Fairfax, Maryland, Charlottesville, and Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestras, the National Philharmonic, the United States Air Force Band, as well as with the orchestras of the Wolf Trap Opera Company, Washington Concert Opera, Maryland Lyric Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington, the Washington Chorus, Choral Arts Society of Washington, and the Washington National Cathedral Choral Society. She is a former member of the Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra of Charlottesville, VA, the Summer Opera Theater Company of Washington, DC, the Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra of Binghamton, NY, and was a founding member of the reed trio, The Capital Reeds, active from 2013-2018.

An Ohio native, Noelle grew up playing in the Columbus Youth Symphony, All-State Orchestra, and the Chamber Music Connection. Noelle received her Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance from the Ithaca College School of Music, including a semester of study at the Royal College of Music in London, England. She attended the University of Maryland for graduate school, earning both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Noelle has spent summers at the Pierre Monteux School, Brevard Music Center, Eastern Music Festival, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Her main oboe teachers were Mark Hill, Paige Morgan, and Robyn Dixon-Costa, and she has also worked with Nicholas Stovall, Jane Marvine, John Anderson, Eric Ohlsson, Randall Ellis, Robert Sheena, and Ralph Gomberg.