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After receiving a full scholarship and graduating from McMaster University in Honours Music Summa Cum Laude, Nancy Nelson received a Canada Council Grant for further oboe and English horn studies in Philadelphia. She is the oboe/English horn of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed in the Toronto Symphony, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Symphony Niagara, Brantford Symphony and Orchestra London oboe sections. Nancy also regularly performed in the musicals Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Showboat, Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast, House of Martin Guerre, Annie Get Your Gun, Wicked, and in NOTL (My Fair Lady and Ragtime). This past summer she played in The Shaw Festival’s production of Sweeney Todd. Nancy is oboe instructor at McMaster University. You can hear her on numerous CDs and DVDs. She also operates a private music studio in her home (piano/oboe/theory) and is organist and Music Director at Christ Church Flamborough.

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