EAST COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY, SAN DIEGO CA US
Georgette Patricio currently holds positions of Principal Oboist with one of San Diego's youth orchestras, Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, as well as Grossmont College Concert Band, and her high school Symphonic Band at Steele Canyon High School. She has held the same position of Principal Oboist formally with Cuyamaca College Concert Band and East County Youth Symphony. Ms. Patricio began her oboe studies in the Fall of 2012 with Electra Reed O'Mara, Julliard Alumna and local Oboe teacher of Escondido. Since 2014, she continued her studies with Sarah Skuster, Principal Oboist of the San Diego Symphony. Throughout the years of playing oboe, Ms. Patricio has been a member of the Grossmont Union High School District Honor Band from 2014-2016, being appointed Principal Oboist her last two years with them, and the San Diego Summer Music Institute from 2013-2015. As a soloist, she has been noted to have "a clear, lovely tone" and to be "very in dept with interpreting music". She was featured with the Steele Canyon Symphonic Band as a soloist in her performance of the Marcello - Oboe Concerto in C minor, which gave the high school band a new experience in studying classical literature for the first time. Other solo performances have included Francis Poulenc's Oboe Sonata, Elegie (unaccompanied), and the Concerto for Oboe and Strings by Cimarosa, Allegro (unaccompanied). She has worked in several masterclasses with Andrea Overturf and Sarah Skuster. As well as studying Oboe, Ms. Patricio is an avid English Horn player as well. She has been featured in many performances, including Respighi's Pines of The Appian Way, Dvorak's New World Symphony - Largo, Alfred Reed's Russian Christmas Music, and Tchaikovsky's Overture-Fantasia to Romeo and Juliet.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ms. Patricio grew up in Southern California, specifically East and South County San Diego. Besides playing and studying Oboe, Ms. Patricio is a dedicated student to the numerous activities she does at school. She is a member of the school's Academic League, Science Olympiad, and Cougar Crew, as well as an AP and Honors student. In the 2016 Science Olympiad Regional Competition in San Diego County, she and her teammate had represented her school by placing 17th out of 70 teams in the event Forensics. Outside of music and school, Ms. Patricio holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been studying since the age of 5. When having free time, she volunteers once-a-week with the Spring Valley Middle School (soon to be Spring Valley Academy) beginning Cadet Band as a Flute Technician; teaching beginning flutes correct techniques.
Besides playing Oboe and English Horn player, Ms. Patricio began her musical studies at the age of 9 on the Piano; her teacher, Bobby Hearns, taught her the basics of music theory, jazz piano, and classical studies for 5 years. Later on, she picked up the flute in 5th grade and joined her elementary school band ensemble. She would continue to play flute throughout middle school and high school. In high school, she was an avid member of the music leadership program, where she held the positions of Student Band President, Section Leader to all woodwinds, and Head Music Librarian. Her studies in high school helped her study conducting, arranging, composing, and leading in the music program. Some of Ms. Patricio's accolades have included "Most Dedicated Musician", "Most Inspiring Musician", nomination to audition for the World Strides National Honor Band, and honored musician for the school district's honor band.
In the Fall of 2016, Georgette Patricio will be continuing her studies at the Bob Cole Conservatory at the campus of California State University, Long Beach. There she will double-major in both Oboe Performance and Music Education for her undergraduate degree on scholarship, as well as potentially being a biology or psychology minor. Ms. Patricio will be finishing her high school studies at Steele Canyon High School and will graduate with Honors in early June. Her summer plans include giving out private lessons to beginning musicians, playing with East County Youth Symphony, and caring for her 2 rabbits.