Sherwood Wise

Associate Professor of Music, Double Reeds, Core Curriculum


BMOboe PerformanceOberlin Conservatory
MMOboe PerformanceNew England Conservatory
MMEMusic EducationFlorida State University
DMOboe PerformanceFlorida State University

Professional Experience

Sherwood Wise is Associate Professor of Music at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, teaching oboe, bassoon, and core curriculum courses since 2009.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Wise teaches applied oboe and bassoon; coaches the Double Reed Choir and the Woodwind Quintet; and teaches courses in music theory, ear training, and woodwind teaching techniques. He also runs the department’s weekly Music Convocation.

Research/Creative Works

Dr. Wise has served as principal oboe of the Glens Falls Symphony under Charles Peltz since 2013, and has held the position of second oboe with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra under Jaime Laredo since 2001. He has also performed with professional orchestras around the country, including the Jacksonville Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Dr. Wise holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and the Florida State University.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, Dr. Wise has performed at The College of Saint Rose, the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany, New York, the International Double Reed Society, and the International Flute Association. Dr. Wise has performed as a soloist with the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra, Glens Falls Symphony, Flatirons Community Orchestra, The College of Saint Rose Orchestra, and the Saint Rose Summer Music Orchestra. More information on Dr. Wise’s professional activities can be found on his website.