Dr. Laura Medisky is an oboist and Alexander Technique teacher based in Madison, WI. She regularly performs with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Madison, Elgin and Rockford Symphony Orchestras, as well as Fresco Opera, Capital City Theatre, Bel Canto Chorus, and Oakwood Chamber Players. She has presented artist recitals at several International Double Reed Society conferences, and has performed concertos with orchestras in Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Idaho. Medisky's solo album, Personalities: 21st-century American Music for Oboe, was released in 2012 on the Centaur Records label.
Medisky has presented oboe masterclasses and Alexander Technique workshops at music institutions and conferences throughout the United States. At home in Madison, she owns the thriving Medisky Oboe Studio, and is a regular clinician for area schools. Recognized for her creativity and innovation in studio teaching, Medisky was a featured guest on the “Mavericks” series of the podcast Double Reed Dish.
Medisky holds degrees from UW-Madison, UCLA, and Arizona State University, and earned her Alexander Technique certification from the Alexander Technique Center Urbana under the direction of Joan and Alex Murray. Her principal oboe teachers include Nancy Ambrose King, Martin Schuring, Marion Kuszyk and Marc Fink.