Anna Mattix joined the Buffalo Philharmonic's oboe section in June 2007 as an English hornist. Previous to coming to Buffalo, Anna played principal oboe with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and English horn with the Owensboro Philharmonic. Anna has degrees from Ithaca College and Yale University and is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University. While at Yale, she developed a unique mentoring program between students at the School of Music and an inner city Magnet Arts High School. This program that continues to this day was honored with the prestigious Elm and Ivy award given by the city of New Haven and Yale University. Anna has appeared several times in concert at the International Double Reed Society Conference and is a featured recording artist for Aireborn and Los Lodges studios in Indianapolis. Her major teachers have included Ronald Roseman, Theodore Baskin, Nicholas Daniel and Mark Hill.