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Welcome to Oboe Chicago!  We carry the finest quality of oboes and English horns for all oboists looking for the ‘perfect’ oboe!  My oboe selection will allow you, your reed, and your oboe to play as one!

Shawna Lake, a Chicagoan for over 20 years, is highly sought after for her orchestral, chamber music and soloist skills. 

She is well-known for her pre-conservatory style of teaching of over 20 years leading students and performing careers throughout the United States.  Many of Shawna’s students are often given top scholarships in their college of choice. 

Shawna’s mentors and teachers include Robert Bloom, Sara Bloom, Robert Morgan, and Richard Killmer.  She holds a Masters Degree in Oboe Performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and a Bachelors Degree in Oboe Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University.   




Here is what others are saying...

"Shawna has the performers knowledge of the oboe, exhibiting the highest integrity in her business.  She keeps abreast of new developments in the industry and is able to counsel top professionals, teachers and students!"

Michael Henoch
Assistant Principal Oboe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Professor of Oboe, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University
"Working with Shawna is a delight.  She takes a personal interest in all aspects of her business.  I highly recommend anyone who is interested in purchasing an oboe, English horn, or d'amore to contact her."

Bob Morgan
Professor of Oboe, Northwestern University
Howarth Artist, Principal Oboe-Music of the Baroque
Solo English Horn and Assistant Principal Oboe-Lyric Opera of Chicago
"Shawna Lake has one of the most extensive professional lines in the business.  With her personal warmth, knowledge and experience, she serves our oboe students with excellence!"

John Dee
Professor of Oboe, University of Illinois
Bill A. Nugent Endowed Professor of Music Performance
"Last year I bought two Loree oboes from Oboe Chicago and couldn't be more pleased.  Shawna was extremely helpful and I got two outstanding instruments.  I recommend her without reservation.  It is truly great to have a first rate oboe dealership in Chicago."

Peggy Michel
Professor of Oboe and Chamber Music
Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University


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