Renate Sakins is currently Instructor of Oboe at Slippery Rock University. An active freelance oboist, she is a member of the Renaissance City Winds, principal oboist with the Westmoreland Symphony, and 2nd oboist with the Akron Symphony. She has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Columbus Symphony and many other regional ensembles.
| As a soloist, Ms. Sakins has been featured on WQED’s “Performance in Pittsburgh”. She has performed at the Blossom and Cape May music festivals, and has toured in Canada, Japan, and throughout Europe. She teaches at Pittsburgh’s Center for the Musically Talented and maintains a private teaching studio.
Ms Sakins holds a B.M. degree from Temple University and attended Carnegie Mellon University in the M.M. degree program. Her principal teachers were Louis Rosenblatt and Cynthia DeAlmeida.