Oboist Titus Underwood will be joining Nashville Symphony as acting principal oboe in the fall. He also completed a two year contract as acting principal oboe of the Utah Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Underwood received his Master of Music from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Elaine Douvas, and additional studies with Nathan Hughes and Pedro Diaz. He earned his Bachelor of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a pupil of John Mack, legendary principal oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra. There he also studied with Frank Rosenwein and Jeffrey Rathbun. Mr. Underwood has performed as guest principal of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, and Florida Orchestra. Also, he has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Puerto Rico Symphony, and San Diego Symphony. He was an oboe fellow at Aspen and has performed at the Grand Tetons Festival. Other festivals he attended include Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, and Domaine Forget.