Committed to Opera

Susan Spector, Oboe

Susan Spector has served as Second Oboist of the MET Orchestra since the fall of 1992. In 2022, her chair was designated The Richard and Elizabeth Gilbert Chair, in memory of Ralph Gilbert.  She has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Boston Symphony and served as Principal Oboe of the Spokane Symphony and Wheeling Symphony. In 1995, Ms. Spector performed in Geneva, Switzerland, at the invitation of Sir Georg Solti, as part of the “Orchestra for Peace”, in a performance commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations.
Ms. Spector studied with Richard Woodhams, John deLancie and Rhadames Angelucci; she holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Wichita State University and Temple University, respectively. Ms. Spector served as a classical music announcer at NPR stations KMUW in Wichita and KPBX in Spokane.
In her spare time, Ms. Spector enjoys writing. A full season ticket holder at Citi Field, Ms. Spector contributes regular posts about her beloved New York Mets to her blog, Perfect Pitch.  She is constantly researching her family tree and writes about her discoveries on her genealogy blog, Talking Leaves
Ms. Spector resides in Leonia, New Jersey, with her husband, Garry.