Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Sherwood Wise

Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Tallahassee, FL

Current residence and marital status/family: Albany, NY; daughter Anna and wife Susan; two cats, Minuet and Sarabande

Education: BM from Oberlin; MM from New England Conservatory; DM from Florida State University

When did you start playing with the VSO? 2001

Other current jobs besides VSO: Music faculty, College of Saint Rose; Principal Oboe, Glens Falls Symphony

Favorite composer: J.S. Bach

Hobbies: homebrewing, running, learning about cooking and home improvement

How did you get started in music? piano lessons at age four

Describe a typical day: Every day is different which is awesome if hard to keep track of

Secret ambition: become a decent cook

Best advice I ever got: thin the corner and clip the tip

Favorite way to spend an evening: playing a concert with the VSO

Pet peeve: usually whatever’s on the news

I’m most proud of: Raising my daughter to be a happy and healthy baby/toddler/child/young woman/woman (update as needed).