Oboist Nora Post received her B.A. in Experimental Music Studies from the University of
California, San Diego, as the first Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCSD. She received both her M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University, where she was the only student in the
field of music to have been awarded New York University's prestigious Walter Anderson Fellowship for doctoral research. A student of Heinz Holliger, Ray Still, and Michel
Piguet, Post made her debut at Town Hall, New York. Ms. Post has premiered works by Xenakis, Hiller, Wuorinen, Foss, Feldman, Ferneyhough, Moran, Babbitt, Takemitsu and Cage.
She has been invited to redesign the oboe through the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, Paris (Pierre Boulez, director).
Post was chosen to be the first recipient of the American New Music Consortium Award, given in
recognition of her contributions to contemporary American music. she has recorded for Erato (EMI), Orion, Arabesque, and CRI. In 1985, Post began Nora Post, Incorporated, an
oboe importing company. Her company now represents nine internationally known oboe manufacturers, and she works closely with these manufacturers in the development of new
instruments and models for the North American market.
The author of two books and over forty articles, her writings appear in journals including:
Interface--Journal of New Music Research, Perspectives of New Music, Musical America, Galpin Society Journal and the Darmstadter Beitrage zur Neuer Musik.