Named a 2006-07 Fulbright Scholar, Merideth Hite studied Baroque and Modern oboe in the Musikhochschule in Trossingen, Germany. Upon completion of her Fulbright Grant, Merideth received her the degree of Künstlerische Ausbildung (KA) under Martin Stadler and Nicholas Daniel. Also a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Ms. Hite received her Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude in 2006 and she currently studies at Yale School of Music under oboist Steven Taylor in pursuit of a Masters degree.
Bringing a wide array of musical experience to her playing, Ms. Hite has performed orchestrally, as a chamber musician, and soloist. She was awarded first prize at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music Oboe Concerto Competition in March 2005, and appeared as a soloist with the CCM Wind Symphony that same year. She also participated in the Barbirolli International Oboe Festival and Competition in the Isle of Man, British Isles in August 2005.
Orchestral experience, both on oboe and English horn, includes the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Norwalk (CT) Symphony, Brevard Music Center Festival Orchestra, Opera and Chamber Music Festival of Lucca Orchestra, Cincinnati Choral Society, Yale and CCM Philharmonias, Yale Collegium Players, Nutmeg Symphony (CT), Waterbury Symphony (CT), and New Britain Sympony Orchestra (CT). Ms. Hite recently returned from an extensive tour of Asia with the Yale Philharmonia.
Notable chamber music performances include the Divisi Quintet of CCM and others at the Banff Arts Centre, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, and Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Most recently, during the summer 2008 performed in chamber, orchestral, and opera performances in the Spoleto USA Festival in her home state of South Carolina.
Merideth has continued her work on baroque oboe since returning from Germany under the tutelage of Marc Schachman. She performs on historical instruments with numerous Baroque ensembles at Yale and the New Haven area, including Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music and the Amherst Early Music Festival Academy. Ms. Hite is a native of Abbeville, SC.