Alexandra Shatalova Prior is Principal Oboe of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, Oboe Artist Affiliate at Emory University and the newly appointed Principal Oboe of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Recent local engagements have included performances with VocalArts Atlanta, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Alexandra’s international performing career has included concerts with the National Jeugd Orkest of the Netherlands, the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra and the American Institute for Musical Studies in venues such as the Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Musiekgebouw, St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater and the Graz Stefaniensaal. Alexandra received her doctorate and masters from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer. She has been on faculty teaching oboe and arts administration at Nazareth College, the SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music and the Eastman Community Music School, where she received the 2012 Jack L. Frank Award for Excellence in Teaching. Alexandra resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, composer and conductor Richard Prior.