Oboist Benjamin Fox is in high demand as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and teacher in the Boston area. His versatility and virtuosity are showcased in a variety of venues. From Carnegie Hall to retirement homes, and rural churches in Panamá to nightclubs in Honolulu, Ben’s joy comes from sharing music with everyone.
For years, Dr. Fox has been the Principal Oboist of the Marsh Chapel Collegium, whose performances of cantatas and oratorios by J.S. Bach and Handel reach a worldwide audience via radio and internet broadcasts. He is an active freelancer, frequently appearing with the Bangor Symphony, Portland Symphony, Boston Ballet, Orchestra of Indian Hill, Emmanuel Music, as well as other orchestras around the country such as the Canton (OH) and Charleston (SC) Symphonies. In addition to his orchestral career, he has presented numerous chamber music recitals at libraries, churches, nursing homes, and schools, collaborating with groups such as the Weston Wind Quintet, Vento Chiaro, New England Chamber Players, and the Boston Zelenka Project.
Dr. Fox is also the oboe instructor at Boston College, St. Anselm College, Powers Music School, and teaches students in many communities around Boston. When not performing, teaching, practicing, or making reeds, Ben enjoys an active lifestyle, running, yoga, and swing and blues dancing.