Dominique Bellon is a professional oboist, teacher and specialist in performance psychology originally from Montreal, Quebec, currently living in Richmond Kentucky. She holds a doctorate in Oboe Performance from Arizona State University, a Master’s in Oboe from the Cincinnati Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Honours Composition from McGill University. Dominique is an active chamber music player. In 2013, she co-founded Bach to Now, a chamber music concert series in Lexington, dedicated to performing music for voice and instruments from the Baroque period to the present. She is also a member of the newly formed Favonian Winds, a trio for flute, oboe and clarinet that plays concerts in various locations in Kentucky. Dominique also frequently travels back to Quebec to fill in with various orchestras. Additional past orchestra playing experience includes holding a position as principal oboe of Orquesta sinfonica de Guanajuato (Mexico) and playing principal oboe and English horn with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dominique is currently a part-time faculty at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to living in Kentucky, she taught classes at University of Ottawa and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. As a specialist in performance psychology, she has given lectures and workshops at universities and professional organizations throughout the US and Canada.