Claudia Minch

Second Oboe - English Horn

Claudia Minch is married to Michael, a computer programmer. They have a daughter who was a former Miss Florida US, a son who majored in accounting at the University of Florida, plus two mini dachshunds, Greta and Sophie.

What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you?
That this will be my 36th season playing with the Jacksonville Symphony.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician?
I would have been an elementary school teacher because I love to teach and I love children.

What do you do in your spare time (other than practice!)?
I collect antique and vintage dolls and I like to restore them when needed.

What is your favorite thing about being a professional musician?
Being able to communicate your expression and passion through music.

What sport(s) do you participate in?
Walking

Do you have a favorite team?
The Jaguars, of course!

What is your favorite food?
My husband’s grilled salmon!

Who is your favorite composer?
Ravel

What’s currently on your Ipod?
I don’t own one. I just listen to my large collection of CDs.

Education
Earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the New England Conservatory, graduating with honors.