Professor, Oboe and Flute Deirdre Harkins, Instructor of Oboe at CSB/SJU, has a Music Education degree from the University of Mary and a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan with a focus in chamber music. She has taught at Minot State University, University of Mary and Bismarck State College where she was the Head of Instrumental Music and Director of the Wind Ensemble. She then met her husband and moved to his native
Scotland where she studied Traditional music. She has been an active studio teacher, clinician and adjudicator. She is also very active in Liturgical Music, as a player and composer. As well as being a member of Pastiche, she is also principle oboist of the Amadeus Chamber Symphony.