beth levia


conservatory instructor


Beth Levia has played third oboe and substitute Principal Oboe with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and frequently freelances with several Edmonton based ensembles including the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Pro Coro Canada, Edmonton Opera, Alberta Ballet, and Richard Eaton Singers. She has also played with the Red Deer Symphony, Lethbridge Symphony, New Brunswick Symphony, National Ballet of Canada, Citadel Theatre Orchestra, and Kamloops Symphony. A founding member of WindRose Trio, Ms. Levia can be heard on their debut recording Path of Contact, the 2009 winner of the Western Canadian Music Award for Best Classical Recording.

She has been a featured soloist performing Albinoni's Double Concerto Op.9 with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Principal Oboist Lidia Khaner and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble; Bach's Double concerto with the Wye String Ensemble and ESO Principal flutist Elizabeth Koch; and Vaughn-William's Concerto for Oboe with the Concordia Orchestra.

She is a teaching artist at MacEwan University Conservatory of Music where she maintains a private studio and is in demand as a Clinician and Adjudicator. For more than a decade Beth has spent part of her summer teaching at MusiCamp Alberta. Ms.

Levia holds a Masters degree in Oboe Performance from McGill University and a Bachelors degree in Oboe Performance (with honour) from Michigan State University. Her principal teachers have been Suzanne Lemieux, Daniel Stolper and Normand Forget and she has attended Master classes with oboists John Mack and Richard Kilmer.


Beth offers private oboe lessons online or in person from her private studio in the Parkdale area. Lessons are available for children, teens, and adults from beginner to advanced levels including RCM Levels 1-ARCT and preparation for university or professional auditions.

Request lessons with Beth to discuss lesson availability and rates. 


  • Masters in Oboe Performance, McGill University
  • Bachelors in Oboe Performance, Michigan State University


  • Windrose Trio debut recording: Path of Contact, the 2009 winner of the Western Canadian Music Award for Best Classical Recording. She is a founding member of the Windrose Trio.
Beth is the best teacher a student can wish for.
Farhad, Oboe Student