“She was terrific!  Each of the players sounded better after working with her.”  Matt Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Woodwind Studies, referencing Dr. Banholzer’s masterclass at New York University.  


“My students were inspired by her high level of playing and her ability to teach with clear analytical structure.” Dr. Aaron Hill, Oboe Professor, referencing Dr. Banholzer’s masterclass at University of Wisconsin-Madison 

“She has great poise in her personality that high school students have gravitated towards.” Dr. Tom Borgault, Band Director, referencing Dr. Banholzer’s oboe clinic at Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ) High School.  

Erin Banholzer is Adjunct Professor of Oboe at Rutgers University and Artist-In-Residence at Summer Music in Tuscany, a summer chamber music festival in Italy for college music majors.  A sought-after educator, Dr. Banholzer has presented masterclasses at several institutions including Northwestern University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, New York University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 


With over a decade of experience, she teaches oboe, English horn, and reed making lessons to all ages and abilities through her private studio as well as the Rutgers University Extension Division.  She also works with Rutgers University through their summer music offerings.  Dr. Banholzer has served on faculty at the Rutgers Wind Band and Chamber Music since 2012 and founded the Rutgers Oboe Reed Making Intensive in 2017—a seminar for middle and high school students interested in developing their reed making skills.  


Actively involved in her community, Dr. Banholzer is woodwind sectionals coach and chamber music coordinator at the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey.  She also leads area clinics and masterclasses at local schools throughout New Jersey. 


Dr. Banholzer’s students have been accepted to collegiate music programs, region band competition ensembles, and national and international music festivals.  Her teaching philosophy emphasizes fundamental development, while also focusing on musicianship training, creative exploration, and performing. 


Dr. Banholzer is available for lessons, chamber music coaching, educational outreach, professional development seminars, and audition coaching.  Please use the Contact page for inquiries.  

"In short, an inspiring and informative afternoon!”

Frank Rosenwein, Principal Oboe, Cleveland Orchestra, referencing Dr. Banholzer’s masterclass at the Cleveland Institute of Music.