Alessandro Cirafici

Alessandro Cirafici

Alessandro Cirafici

Teaching Philosophy

Alessandro is passionate about sharing the joy of music through the oboe to students from all walks of life, tailoring each learning style based on the student's experience, needs, and musical interests. Lessons will typically range from focusing on the fundamentals of long tones and scales, working through etudes and standard solo oboe or orchestral repertoire, as well as reed making.

Teaching Biography

Boston-based oboist Alessandro Cirafici recently joined the Brookline Music School as Oboe Faculty. An avid oboe teacher and reed making instructor, Alessandro has several years experience teaching oboists of all ages and levels throughout the Greater Boston area. Alessandro frequently coaches sectionals and chamber music with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and has also worked with high school oboists at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.

Performance Biography

Since 2017, Alessandro has been Principal Oboist of the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra. An active freelancer, Alessandro has appeared with ensembles such as the Boston Pops, Berkshire Bach Society, Phoenix, Chorus pro Musica and Metropolitan Chorale. As the 2021 Oboe Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center, Alessandro performed under the batons of Andris Nelsons, Herbert Blomstedt, Alan Gilbert, Stefan Asbury and more. Other festival appearances include the Snow Pond Music Festival in Maine and Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee as the 2019 Oboe Fellow. Alessandro has also enjoyed performing internationally in China, Cuba, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the Czech Republic. His principal teachers include John Ferrillo, Principal Oboe of the Boston Symphony, and Anne Gabriele, Second Oboe of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


B.M. Oboe Performance and B.A. German Studies, Bard College Conservatory of Music; M.M. Oboe Performance, New England Conservatory; P.D. and DMA Candidate Oboe Performance, Boston University College of Fine Arts.

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Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

Office Hours

Monday: 9am to 9pm
Tuesday: 9am to 9pm
Wednesday: 9am to 9pm
Thursday: 9am to 9pm
Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 8am to 7pm
Sunday - 8am to 7pm

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