Dane Carlson is a music educator and professional musician who has played the Oboe and English Horn professionally since 1975. Dane has taught Oboe performance technique and music theory privately for 40 years. Many of his students have won top awards at Solo & Ensemble competitions, and quite a few have appeared as a featured soloist with a local youth orchestra.
Dane has performed with many local Bay Area ensembles, including the San Jose Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz County Symphony, Pacific Philharmonic, California Pops, Opera San Jose, and West Bay Opera. In addition to his orchestral work, Dane has also appeared and toured locally and abroad as featured soloist.