Oboe and English Horn
Matt Lengas joined the Kansas City Symphony as English horn and Utility oboe in 2022. He previously held similar positions in the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and the Amarillo Symphony, and has performed as a substitute musician with the San Antonio Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Matt is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Shepherd School of Music, and the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, respectively. Additional studies have included summer fellowships at the Banff Centre, Round Top Festival Institute, and Aspen Music Festival and School. A native Wisconsinite, Matt began his oboe studies in the Peshtigo, WI public school system and studied privately with Andrea Gross Hixon throughout high school. His other important mentors include Richard Killmer, Robert Atherholt, and Andrew Parker. When he is not playing the oboe or making reeds, Matt enjoys walking in Kansas City’s beautiful parks and exploring the diverse art of coffee brewing.