Artists for Animals is now a 501c3!


Artists for Animals may seem like just a once-per-year event, but we’re busy saving animals and planning ALL YEAR LONG.  

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Erin hannigan



Principal Oboist of the Dallas Symphony

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Teresa Berg, Richard Rejino, and William McEwen 

Erin Hannigan is the Principal Oboe of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and was previously a member of the Rochester Philharmonic. She has been guest Principal Oboist with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony. She spends the summer months performing and teaching at summer festivals, including The Strings Festival, Mainly Mozart, National Youth Orchestra (NYO), the Grand Teton Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, the Festival-Institute at Round Top and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival (Switzerland).

Hannigan has recorded three CDs on the Crystal Records label, and also recorded Jeremy Gill’s Serenada Concertante, a piece she commissioned and premiered with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

She is Adjunct Associate Professor of Oboe at Southern Methodist University and is also co-founder of nonprofit Artists for Animals. Applying the arts to community outreach earned her the “Ford Award for Excellence in Community Service”, awarded to five musicians nationally through the League of American Orchestras and the Ford Motor Company.

Hannigan is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with James Caldwell and received her master's degree and the prestigious Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where she was a student of Richard Killmer