Natalie Beckenbaugh has been playing the oboe since the age of thirteen. Her pre-college experiences include being a member of Dekalb Youth Symphony, Buckhead Youth Orchestra, Spivey Hall Children’s Choir, and All State Band/Orchestra. For her undergraduate work, she studied with Mark Ostoich at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. There, she was a member of the Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Orchestra, and Philharmonia. She is currently working towards a Master’s of Music Degree under the tutelage of Cynthia DeAlmeida while attending Carnegie Mellon University.