Ann van Beaver plays oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn in the Bach Cantata Choir Orchestra, the Portland Columbia Symphony, the Oregon East Symphony (Pendleton), and two chamber music groups, The Mousai and the Double Reed Divas. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in music (oboe performance) from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and a law degree from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, WI. After practicing law in Florida, Texas, California and Oregon for seventeen years, she returned to music as a full-time vocation in 2000. She currently administers the Celebration Works concert series at First Presbyterian Church of Portland, maintains a studio of private oboe students and is an active freelance musician all around Oregon and southwest Washington. She lives in downtown Portland with her husband Peter.
Crazy Jane Inner Nature, 2014