Miriam Friedman

Education Profile:

Performance Certificate, Carnegie Mellon University
MM, Carnegie Mellon University
BM, University of Maryland College Park


Miriam is a freelance oboist in the Washington, D.C. area. She earned her Master’s of Music and Performance Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013 where she studied with Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and her Bachelor’s in Music from University of Maryland College Park where she was a student of Mark Hill.

A native of New York, Miriam began her studies on oboe with Dr. Joel Evans, retired principal oboist of the the West Point Military Academy Band.  She continued her studies at Juilliard Pre-College in high school where she studied with Elaine Douvas, Richard Dallessio, and Thomas Stacey on English Horn. 

As an orchestral musician she has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Opera, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, DC Strings, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Great Noise Ensemble, HUB Opera Ensemble, and the American Balalaika Orchestra. Miriam is an active chamber musician appearing regularly with StageFree Music and the Fringe Festival.  She has participated in a variety of music festivals including Domaine Forget, Eastern Music Festival, Hidden Valley Music Festival, and the Alfredo De Saint Malo Festival Panama. Miriam has performed under world-renowned conductors such as Manfred Honeck and Gerard Schwarz and has performed internationally in Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, and China. 

In addition to performing, Miriam is an adjunct faculty member at Washington Adventist University and provides private oboe instruction for players of all ages and levels in Silver Spring, Maryland.