A New York native, Casey Kearney is a Master of Music candidate at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Eugene Izotov, principal oboe of the San Francisco Symphony. She also holds a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory having studied with Robert Walters, solo English horn of The Cleveland Orchestra. Her English horn playing was praised as “exquisite” by Cleveland Classical while on tour with the Oberlin ensembles, and she has performed with ensembles around the country, including the San Francisco Symphony upon starting study in the Bay Area. She has attended numerous music festivals, including Music Academy of the West (2018), National Orchestral Institute (2016) and the National Repertory Orchestra (2015). As a teacher and mentor, Casey has taught students of all skill levels in performing, reed making, and ear training.