Meet the Musicians

Meet the Musicians

Get to know the amazing musicians of the Memphis Symphony!

Shelly Sublett

Shelly Sublett

Assistant Principal Oboe / Principal English Horn

Colleges attended: University of Memphis, D.M.A. Eastman School of Music, M.M Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, B.M
Most influential musical teachers: John Mack, Richard Killmer, Pamela Pecha, Robert Weiner
First Season with the MSO: 1985-1986
Teaching Positions: University of Memphis, Distance Education; Southwest TN Community College, Adjunct Instructor of music theory and music appreciation; Private instruction
Appeared as a soloist with: Memphis Symphony Orchestra, November
2000, Copland's Quiet City with Scott Moore
Notable achievements: TN Arts Commission Fellowship Award, 1995-96 This award enabled me to fund a tour to premiere commissioned works by Robert Patterson, Paul Pellay and John Elmquist. Coauthored Great Oboes of the Twentieth Century articles for the International Double Reed Society journals. I am currently researching and writing articles about the history of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra for our 60th anniversary.
MSO Community Involvement: Memphis Symphony Orchestra League Board Member and Memphis Symphony, Orchestra Historian

 

FUN FACTS!


Favorite Memphis restaurant: Firebirds, Collettas, and Formosa
Describe your family and pets: Mike, husband and Persephone, cat
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: New York to attend > a Metropolitan Opera performance
Favorite hobby: Knitting, gardening, and power walking
Age you started your instrument: 14
What inspired you to make music your career: My love for it..couldn't imagine doing anything else!
Favorite book, movie, or TV show: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (book and movie) and the Big Bang Theory
Most embarrassing moment on stage: Can't think of one, but do remember when it rained on stage during a Masterworks Concert with Alan Balter before Vincent De Frank Hall was remodeled.
Favorite piece of music: Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin
Interesting Fact about yourself: Owner of Sublett Woodwind Repair. I repair oboes and have the Fox dealership. Being a Mary Kay Consultant. This is my fun business. As a member of Sara Chiego's unit, I really enjoy interacting with a diverse group of women. We enjoy attending local meetings, special events, and seminar in Dallas where we receive wonderful training. Last year, I had the honor of performing for our National Sales Director, Pat Campbell, at her retirement dinner.