Dr. Julie C. Combs



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Doctor of Musical Arts (major, oboe performance, minor in music history), University of North Texas
  • Master of Music (Oboe Performance), University of Memphis, with Performer’s Certificate
  • Bachelor of Music (Woodwinds, major in oboe performance), University of Memphis
  • Graduate Study: The Catholic University of America, oboe and music history


  • Oboe
  • Music theory
  • Music history
  • Freshman University Studies Program
  • Rock and Roll History
  • Historical Performance Practices (Specialty: Baroque Performance)

Research and professional interests

  • Performance as oboist in solo recitals, concerto appearances, in orchestras, and in chamber music
  • Women in music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Early music performance at both low and modern pitch
  • Women and Music in the Early West
  • American Service Bands in WWII
  • History of Rock and Roll

Awards and honors

  • The United States Army Chamber Orchestra, Principal Oboe, 1975-78, Washington, D.C.
  • The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, second oboe, 1975-78, Ft. Myer, VA