Victoria Sabonjohn has dedicated her life to the performance and teaching of music for 15 years. Her two passions are performing oboe in an orchestral setting and teaching, both privately and in the classroom. Mrs. Sabonjohn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stetson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, studying oboe with Dr. Ann Adams. She immediately pursued a Masters Degree in Oboe Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, under the instruction of Laura Ahlbeck. Upon her completion of graduate studies, Mrs. Sabonjohn relocated to Los Angeles, CA with her husband. They welcomed a son in 2011, and daughter in 2013.
As a professional oboist, Mrs. Sabonjohn performs actively in the Los Angeles area, playing with several local orchestras and chamber groups. Recent performances include the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Long Beach Symphony, Asia America Symphony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Santa Cecelia Orchestra. She is also a frequent soloist with several choir organizations and churches. Mrs. Sabonjohn maintains a vibrant private teaching studio with an annual student recital and community outreach throughout the year. Her work with young musicians includes being the oboe coach and assistant conductor of the VYMA Youth Orchestra and the oboe instructor at Glendale Adventist Academy. She regularly works with oboe students at Burbank USD, Glendale USD, and Las Virgenes USD middle schools. In addition, Mrs. Sabonjohn is the Applied Music Oboe instructor at Pierce College and Los Angeles City College.
Mrs. Sabonjohn is a proud member of AFM Local 47, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity Alumnae Association, and the Glendale Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. She enjoys preparing her students for CM and serving as a woodwind adjudicator for the Certificate of Merit program.