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First Name: Robert
Last Name: Bloom
Bio: Robert Bloom was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on May 3, 1908. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music as an oboe student of Marcel Tabuteau. Early in his career he held the positions of assistant first oboe and solo English horn with the Philadelphia Orchestra and principal oboe with the Rochester Philharmonic. He was also solo oboist of the NBC Symphony under Toscanini for six years and oboist with the Bach Aria Group for 47 years. He taught at the Philadelphia College of Performing arts, the New College Music Festival and the Juilliard School. He is perhaps best remembered to double reed players for his many years of teaching at the Yale University School of Music, from which he finally retired. On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Robert Bloom, "Tribute to Robert Bloom", compiled by his wife, oboist Sara Lambert Bloom appeared in the Winter, 1988 (Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 11-21) issue of The Double Reed.
Source: Journal of the IDRS 26 (1998)