Victoria Ritter is a prominent freelancer in the greater Baltimore-Washington and Pennsylvania area. She is a member of SONAR New Music Ensemble, principal oboist for Occasional Symphony, and the English horn player for Liberty Wind Symphony. She also performs with ensembles such as Great Noise Ensemble, Washington Chamber Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, and Allegro Orchestra of Lancaster. She is also an avid chamber music performer, performing with such groups as Manor Winds Quintet and is the oboist for Tiber Winds.
Prior to Moving to Baltimore, Victoria began her career in her home state of Illinois, where she performed with groups like the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and BACH Society Orchestra. During that time, she had toured with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra throughout the southern United States where she was a featured soloist.
Victoria Ritter is a seasoned private instructor. She is experienced at teaching students of all ages — from elementary to early college — with a particular emphasis on preparing students for honors ensembles, district, state, and college auditions, and boasts a 100% success rate for students advancing to state who compete in MMEA’s Solo & Ensemble Festival. Her students have received scholarships and awards throughout the surrounding Baltimore area and have performed in BSO Side-By-Side performances. She has been a clinician and coach for multiple chamber music or woodwind sectionals in Baltimore and Chicago. Ms. Ritter also makes custom oboe and English horn reeds for players of all levels and emphasizes reed making in her tutelage.
Victoria is a graduate at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her Masters in Oboe Performance under the instruction of Jane Marvine. Prior to studying in Baltimore, she earned her Bachelors of Music at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where she received a degree in Oboe Performance under the instruction of John Dee.