I aim to create a demanding, yet nurturing, environment where my students can grow as musicians and people. Ultimately, the goal is to listen critically enough to continue to change and learn once you have graduated.
Ann Bobo joined the Conservatory in 2004 and is a flute instructor.
Bobo has been one of the busiest freelance flutists in Greater Boston for many years. She performs regularly with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the Springfield Symphony. She has performed with nearly all of the major organizations in the New England region, most notably the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Chamber Music Society, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Emmanuel Music, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Bobo is an avid chamber musician and has been included on the rosters of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Celebrity Series of Boston, Winsor Music, Carolina Chamber Music Festival, and Radius Ensemble.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Bobo came to Boston to study with former Boston Symphony flutist Fenwick Smith at New England Conservatory. While in school, and for some years after, she was a member of the award-winning Taiyo Wind Quintet, an ensemble that earned awards from the prestigious Coleman and Carmel chamber music societies (1993), and she had the privilege of working with such renowned composers as György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, John Harbison, and John Heiss. She spent two years as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center (1995, 1997) and toured throughout the United States and Asia with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Bobo has performed numerous times on WGBH radio programs and has recorded for RCA Victor, Arsis, and New World Records.
In addition to Boston Conservatory, Bobo teaches at the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, Massachusetts, and maintains a private studio. When not performing (or practicing), Bobo can be found running around with her husband and two young daughters.
- Boston Symphony Orchestra, European tour—Flute (2016)
- Boston Symphony Orchestra and Pops—Flute (2015–2016)
- Springfield Symphony—Principal flute (2015–2016)
- Boston Musica Viva—Flute (2015–2016)
- Carolina Chamber Music Festival—Flute (2015)