Oboist Petrea Warneck performs extensively throughout the Carolinas as an chamber musician. She is a member of South Carolina Philharmonic and performs as substitute oboist with the North Carolina, Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville and Spartanburg Symphony Orchestras. She has a distinguished reputation as an oboe instructor in the southeast. Covering the Carolinas from east to west, she has a private studio at home in Columbia and she is the oboe instructor at Furman University and the SC Governor's School for the Arts in Greenville, SC, and Clemson University.


Ms. Warneck is passionately involved in the performance of new music for her instrument. In 2006 she commissioned a work for solo oboe by Mark Kilstofte, entitled "Inner Voices", which she premiered at the International Double Reed Society Conference in 2007. The piece is a tribute to the legendary oboist, John Mack - former principal oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra and Ms. Warneck's mentor of over 25 years. She credits his influence and teaching pedagogy for her continual development as a musician and educator throughout her career.


Ms. Warneck obtained a Master's degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor's degree from the Ithaca College School of Music. In addition to post-graduate training with John Mack, mentors Elaine Douvas and Mark Ostoich have had a profound influence on the development of Ms. Warneck's unique teaching style and pedagogy. Ms. Warneck presents Master Classes and Reed-making Workshops from coast to coast - including the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, the University of Alabama, the University of Louisville, Music For All Festival in Indianapolis, and at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati (CCM), where she is a regular Guest Lecturer. She is a member of the artist faculty of the Furman Band Camp, Oxford Oboe Camp in Georgia, and the Midwest Oboe and Bassoon Camp in Ohio.


Dedicated to the health and wellness of performing artists, Ms. Warneck is a devoted advocate of the importance of the Mind-Body connection. She is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique through Alexander Technique International, and is working towards licensure as an Andover Educator Instructor of Body Mapping.


Ms. Warneck plays on the Yamaha Custom Oboe 841 and is a Yamaha Performing Artist through Yamaha Corporation of America.