Theresa Delaplain is on the faculty at the University of Arkansas, where she teaches oboe and music theory. She has commissioned and premiered several new works involving oboe, and she has released an album through MSR Classics called Souvenirs, as an album with the Lyrique Quintette called “Arrivals and Departures: Music of the Americas.”
In addition to being Principal Oboist of the Fort Smith Symphony, she is Principal Oboist of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas Philharmonic. She is oboist with the Lyrique Quintete, and has performed with the Tulsa Symphony, The Tulsa Signature Symphony, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Delaplain has performed concertos with the Thai National Orchestra, the Fort Smith Symphony, the North Arkansas Symphony, the LOU Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Symphony. She has written a popular reed-making book entitled My Kingdom for a Reed!, and has a YouTube Channel on oboe reed-making called “Something to Crow About.”
Dr. Delaplain has taught at the Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany, and at the Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp. She studied with Sara Bloom, Richard Killmer, John Bentley, Arno Mariotti, and Rachel Brudnoy. She has played on Lorée oboes her entire career.