Johanna Cox Pennington
Associate Professor of Oboe
217 School of Music Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
Johanna Cox Pennington is the Associate Professor of Oboe at Louisiana State University School of Music. She performed her Carnegie Hall solo debut in October of 2005, of which the New York Concert Review stated, “…a solid recital of high standard, excellent musicianship, and a sense of taste and proportion.” A graduate of Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Pennington was chosen for Eastman’s Freiburg Exchange Program, bringing her to Germany to study with soloist Heinz Holliger at the Freiburg Musikhochschule.
Ms. Pennington has been featured as soloist on the “Live from Hochstein” broadcast on WXXI FM radio in her hometown of Rochester, NY, where she won her first concerto competition at age 17, and performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1997, Johanna and twin sister, Lenora, performed the Bach Double Concerto with the National Repertory Orchestra. In 2010 she gave the world premiere performance of Miguel del Aguila’s “Rondo Roto” for English horn and orchestra. She can be heard on the CD Gale Force (Albany Records), with the woodwind quintet Prairie Winds.
“Johanna will have a positive impact on the world of music, on those who study with her, as well as those who hear her perform.”
- Eastman School of Music
Ms. Pennington was Associate Prof. of Oboe at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Music where she joined in Fall 2004 and became a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, performing oboe and English horn. During her leave of absence in 2010, she toured with the Musical Arts Quintet and recorded the CD, American Breeze, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra since 2002.