A native of San Francisco, Margaret Cracchiolo currently resides in Tallahassee where she has been a member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra’s Oboe section since 2002, most currently in the Second Oboe/English Horn position. She also holds the Bobby and Suzanne Kahn Second Oboe/English Horn Chair with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and is the English Horn player with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Margaret has a Doctor of Music in Oboe from Florida State University, and a Bachelor and Master of Music in Oboe from the Manhattan School of Music. Before moving to Tallahassee, she resided in New York City and was Principal Oboe of Manhattan Virtuosi, where she also performed as a soloist on numerous occasions in The Great Hall at Cooper Union, as well as a freelance oboist in the metropolitan area. Her teachers have included Eric Ohlsson, Joseph Robinson, Stephen Taylor, William Banovetz, James Matheson, Janet Popesco Archibald, and Carolyn Hove.