Meet the musicians

Margaret Marco

Co-principal

Margaret Marco’s performances have been heard in Europe, Asia, South and Central America, Canada and the United States. Her musical appointments have included principal oboe of the Orquesta Sinfònica de Maracaibo, in Venezuela, the Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy, the Rome Festival Orchestra, Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. Margaret is Professor of Oboe at the University of Kansas where she has taught since 1998. Her teachers include Ray Still, Grover Schiltz, Dan Stolper, Mark Weiger, Dean Sayles and Nancy Ambrose King. She holds degrees from Northwestern University, The University of Iowa and the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. 

Margaret is principal oboist of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the Kansas City Symphony. She served as artist/faculty at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic; the Mozartissimo Chamber Music Festival in Madrid, Spain; Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee; and the Midwestern Music Academy in Lawrence, KS. 

An advocate of promoting the composition of new works for her instruments, Margaret has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid-American Arts Alliance, Mu Phi Epsilon and the University of Kansas to perform and record new works by American composers.