Megan Pampling

Teacher (Oboe)
School of Music


Megan grew up on a dairy farm in the rolling hills of South Gippsland. She began music at a young age and knew by age 7 she would be a music teacher. In year 11 she won a scholarship from the Australian National Academy of Music and began studying with Eve Newsome in Melbourne. She achieved the highest mark in the state of Victoria for her Year 12 music subject and the same year won the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Award and recorded the Haydn Oboe Concerto accompanied by the MSO for radio broadcast. Megan completed her degree at the Victorian College of the Arts whilst working with the MSO as a casual player and also teaching at Presbyterian Ladies’ College. Megan studied for 3 years in the postgraduate class of Thomas Indermühle in Zürich, Switzerland with the help of the Willem Van Otterloo Scholarship. Megan has performed as a soloist in Switzerland and as an orchestral oboist with the Zürich, Basel, Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and is currently principal oboist of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. Megan began teaching at Canberra Girls Grammar School in 2006 and also taught for ten years as an Associate Lecturer at the ANU school of music. She has been invited to teach and give workshops for the Queensland Conservatorium and for the Australian Youth Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists and Sydney Symphony.

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