Lindabeth Binkley

Assistant Professor of OboeLindabeth Binkley

​Lindabeth Binkley serves as Assistant Professor of Oboe at Central Michigan University.  Critics have described oboist Lindabeth Binkley’s playing as a “classic triumph of lightness, delicacy, and expressiveness.”  She has held positions with the Colorado Symphony, Arizona Opera, Central City Opera, and performed as the Principal Oboist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra from 1998 to 2009. Originally from Michigan, Dr. Binkley holds degrees from Central Michigan University, The University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Arizona. Her primary oboe teachers include Roger Rehm, Peter Cooper, and Dr. Neil Tatman.

Dr. Binkley was appointed Assistant Professor of Oboe at Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI) in the spring of 2010. She is Principal Oboist of the Flint Symphony Orchestra (Flint, MI) and has been active throughout the state in performances with the Ann Arbor Symphony, Saginaw Bay Symphony, Midland Symphony, Traverse City Symphony, Jackson Symphony, and West Michigan Symphony.  She is also a member of the Powers Woodwind Quintet.

She has served on the faculties of the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and as Artist in Residence and Oboe Instructor at the Bay View Music Festival in Bay View, Michigan (2007).   Other career highlights include participation in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, and performing in recital at the 2000 International Double Reed Society Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A dedicated teacher, Dr. Binkley’s students have been accepted into prestigious music programs such as the Vianden International Music Festival (Luxembourg), Marrowstone Music Festival (Bellingham, WA), and the Idyllwild Arts Academy (Idyllwild, CA).  She, along with Professor MaryBeth Minnis, also hosts a summer reed making camp for high school double reed players at the Central Michigan University School of Music during the summer.  Dr. Binkley has presented at the Michigan Music Conference (2011 & 2012) and at the 65th Annual Midwest Clinic (Chicago, IL) with the Powers Wind Quintet in a program entitled, “Gems: Music for High School Woodwind Quintet.”

Contact Information

Phone: (989) 774-1533
Room: MU 180

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