Nicholas Stovall has been principal oboe of the National Symphony Orchestra since September 2008. He performs regularly with the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, a group comprised of principal players of the National Symphony, and was recently featured in a performance of the Schumann Romances for Oboe and Piano with National Symphony Music Director Christoph Eschenbach at the piano. Additionally, Stovall is a member of the Washington-based Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Stovalll has been a guest faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and taught and performed at Indiana University’s Summer Music Festival in 2010. Mr. Stovall is a member of the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and teaches in the National Symphony’s Youth Fellowship Program, an orchestral training program for gifted high school students. After completing studies with Daniel Stolper at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Mr. Stovall earned degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School as a student of John Mack, Elaine Douvas, and Nathan Hughes.