Erika Qureshi is a student at the University of Utah working towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts. She received a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University (2017) and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2001), both with a focus in oboe performance. Erika’s primary teachers have been Robert Stephenson, Geralyn Giovannetti, James Brody, Peter Kjome and Yvonne Powers. She has also had the opportunity to study english horn with Lissa Stolz.
Ms. Qureshi has enjoyed the opportunity to join the Utah Symphony as a substitute on oboe and english horn. Erika is a member of the Sandpiper Trio along with flautist Nicole Elkins and pianist Jill Winters. Along with other free-lancing opportunities, she has performed with the Utah Wind Symphony, BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras, Aspen Winds, and the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra.
President and Co-Founder of the Utah Double Reed Society and Double Reed Federation, established in 2016, Erika has a passion for expanding opportunities for young oboists and setting a high standard for double reed musicians in the state of Utah.
Ms. Qureshi has taught beginner to college level oboists in Salt Lake and Utah counties as well as reed-making classes at BYU. Currently she is a Graduate Assistant at the University of Utah and teaches private lessons at her studio in Sandy, UT.
Erika is the mother of three lively, beautiful children and wife of an incredibly talented computer programmer. When she isn’t practicing, performing, or studying music, you can find her driving carpools, cheering at soccer and basketball games, attending dance recitals, hiking, skiing, gardening, cooking, cleaning and enjoying family time.