Barbara Lafitte

Barbara Lafitte


Oboist Barbare Lafitte is a familiar face on the Boston music scene. She is the Principal Oboist in the Boston Ballet Orchestra, holds the English Horn position in the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and is a member of the cutting-edge Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Ms. Lafitte is a Professor on the faculty of Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she has developed an innovative oboe studio, coaches contemporary chamber ensembles, and is co-founder of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra. She joined the board of the Boston Woodwind Society in 2014. Ms. Lafitte presents masterclasses about topics such as “Circular Breathing Demystified”, “Oboists Outside the Bachs”, “Get Off the Page”, “Audition Preparation”, and “Phrasing in the Tabuteau Tradition”.

A Tabuteau Refresher

Composition Lab

Who was this French Chef who developed a clear pedagogy for phrasing, and nurtured the premiere American Orchestral Musicians of the 20th Century?  Come to this refresher to find out!  In this presentation, second generation Tabuteau student Barbara Lafitte will explore his life and explain the basics of his phrasing system.  Attendees are invited to […]