Willa Henigman is associate principal oboe with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Prior to coming to Texas, she was principal oboe of the Wichita (KS) Symphony Orchestra and served on the faculty of Wichita State University, recording two CDs with WSU’s Lieurance Woodwind Quintet. An active chamber musician, she has appeared on concert series at the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as with Orpheus Chamber Singers and Voices of Change. She is also a member of Symphony YES!, the DSO’s public school outreach program.
A native of Long Island, Henigman returned to the Northeast to perform at Monadnock Music in New Hampshire for 20 summers. She has also substituted with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. She received bachelor's degrees in oboe and English from Oberlin College Conservatory and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School, winning concerto competitions at both schools. When not performing, she enjoys attending plays, sewing and writing poetry.