Since 1980, Melanie Feld has served as principal oboist with the Stamford Symphony. She also plays principal oboe with the Westchester Philharmonic and Opera Orchestra of New York, and is a member of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Composers' Orchestra, and American Symphony Orchestra. She has been a member of the orchestra with the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera since 1992. Melanie Feld has performed under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Raymond Leppard, Julius Rudel, John Eliot Gardiner, André Previn, and Donald Runnicles. Her recording credits include albums on the C.B.S., Angel, Moss Music Group, Music Masters, Telarc, Nonesuch and New World labels. A native of the San Francisco Bay area, she moved to New York City to attend Mannes College of Music and completed her graduate studies at the Juilliard School of Music. Her teachers have included Leland Lincoln, Marc Lifschey, Stephen Adelstein and Ronald Roseman.