Bennett Lopez has played curbside with LACurbsideEntertainment.com
Currently a freelance oboist in the Los Angeles area, Mr. Lopez has performed and
taught all across California.
Hailed by Stockton's own 'Stockton Record', "Lopez impressed the judges during the
Conservatory of Music's annual concerto competition, earning the opportunity to
accentuate [his] abilities as soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra..."
As a freelancer, he has performed with groups across California including the San
Francisco Wind Symphony, New Hammer Concert Band, and Los Angeles Doctors
Symphony. Passionate about education alongside his drive to perform, Lopez has
maintained a private studio wherever he has traveled. As an active advocate for music
in the public schools, Mr. Lopez has given clinics, sectionals, and taught ensemble
rehearsals everywhere he goes.
Connecting with his audiences, Mr. Lopez is proud of his community engagement
efforts, offering chamber music concerts to a wide variety of listeners. His former
woodwind quintet, The Desert Island Winds created programs that highlighted the
importance of chamber music for all music students and supporters. In other chamber
performances he worked in partnership with KUSC to promote music for elementary
schools across Los Angeles.
Bennett is inspired and engaged in performing new works by living composers. During
his undergraduate career, he performed over 20 concerts of new music. Primarily
fostering younger composer's passion to write, he also played a role during Composers
Inc.'s first ever orchestral debut concert. Premiering new works in Berkeley, Hayward,
and Stockton with various ensembles, Mr. Lopez has enjoyed all aspects of new music
He has also performed across the world including Carnegie Hall, California Theater,
Golden Gate Park, Ljubljana Theater, Slovak Radio Hall, Green Music Center, Faye-
Spanos Concert Hall, Community Concert Hall of Durango, CO, and the Menlo-Atherton
Center for Performing Arts.
Bennett Lopez earned a Master's degree in Oboe Performance at the Thornton School
of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA under the guidance
of Allan Vogel and Joel Timm. Previously, he received his Bachelor's of Music in Music
Education from the University of the Pacific where he was a Theodore Presser