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Chelsea Kanicsar

About Chelsea Kanicsar

Chelsea Kanicsar serves as the Lecturer of Oboe at Pittsburg State University and is an active musician across Kansas City. She also runs her own reed company, Prism Reeds, where she sells oboe and english horn reeds and cane. Given Chelsea’s passion for both performing and teaching, she has remained an active performer and educator across the country. A few of her performing activities included recording short film soundtracks with Scott Hallgren in Nashville, performing as the principal oboist of the Musica Nova Orchestra in Phoenix, AZ, acting as a substitute with ensembles including the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and performing with the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt and Vienna, Austria. A strong supporter for new music, she has also been a part of over a dozen world premieres and will be premiering three new commissioned works for oboe, english horn and bassoon in 2022-2023.

As a pedagogue, Ms. Kanicsar has taught masterclasses in Tennessee, Ohio, Arizona, and Texas for middle and high school students. During her time in Texas, she was in high demand and maintained a studio of seventy private lesson students across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Chelsea also served as a judge for region and area Texas All-State auditions and had students participate in the Texas All-State Bands and Orchestras throughout her time living there.

Ms. Kanicsar earned her Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Education and Oboe Performance with a Secondary Education minor from Middle Tennessee State University as well as her Masters of Music in Oboe Performance from Arizona State University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Her primary teachers include Celeste Johnson, Martin Schuring, and Laura Ann Ross.


  • D.M.A. (in progress) Oboe Performance, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
  • M.M. Oboe Performance, Arizona State University, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • B.M. Oboe Performance, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee, U.S.A.
  • B.M. Instrumental Music Education, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Chelsea Kanicsar
Chelsea Kanicsar

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