Cathy Woelbling-Paul | Webster University

Cathy Woelbling-Paul


Adjunct Professor of Oboe

Cathy Woelbling-Paul received her Bachelor of Music Education and Performance degree from Lindenwood University and her Masters of Music degree from Northern Illinois University. Currently she is an adjunct oboe professor at Webster University and Lindenwood University. She also teaches at the Webster University Community Music School and is an applied instructor in the Mehlville School District.

For several years, she has been the double reed judge for the All District High School Band competition. Cathy has presented a double reed seminar at several schools in the St. Louis area and at the University of Louisiana at Hammond. Cathy currently performs with the Alton (Illinois) Symphony, Gateway Festival Orchestra of St. Louis, St. Louis Wind Symphony, University City Symphony, Webster Symphony Orchestra and the Ballet Orchestra of St. Louis and is an active freelance musician having recently performed for Idena Menzel in the newly renovated Peabody Opera House in St. Louis.

Her professional experience has included principal oboe and soloist with the Haydn Festival Orchestra in Eisenstaedt, Austria performing throughout Austria and Hungary, American Wind Symphony of Pittsburgh, PA, the Rockford (Illinois) Symphony, Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Symphony (Springfield), Mighty Mississippi Concert Band of St. Louis, Union Avenue Opera Orchestra, Winter Opera Orchestra, American Cantorei and the Bach Society of St. Louis and as a substitute player with the St. Louis Symphony, Fox Theater and Muny Opera orchestras. She performs chamber music with The Metro Piano Trio (oboe, bassoon, and piano) and A Fifth Above Woodwind Quintet. In addition to her performance and teaching activities, Cathy is District Director for Mu Phi Epsilon, a professional music fraternity, serves on the Board of Directors for Gateway Festival Orchestra, is the personnel director for the Alton Symphony and is a successful grant writer for several of her performing groups.