Elise Belk

Adjunct Faculty in Oboe
Ed Landreth Hall 329

e.belk@tcu.edu | 817-257-6684


BM, Oboe Performance, Louisiana State University, 2002
MM, Oboe Performance, The Cleveland Institute of Music, 2004

Elise Belk, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, received a Bachelor of music from Louisiana State University as a student of Linda Strommen.  She continued her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of John Mack, earning a Master of Music degree in 2004.  Mrs. Belk held the position of 2nd oboe/English horn with the professional chamber orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, from 2005-2012.  Since moving to Fort Worth, she performs on oboe and English horn regularly with ensembles across DFW, and frequently performs with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Before joining the TCU family, Mrs. Belk served as the Instructor of Oboe, and of music appreciation at Texas Wesleyan University.  She has also taught private oboe and reed-making lessons in Fort Worth for the last 11 years and has enjoyed seeing the success of her students in their band and orchestra programs in high school and college, with some even entering the professional music scene.

In addition to performing and teaching, Mrs. Belk founded Wildflower Reeds in 2017, which provides handmade oboe and English horn reeds to oboists across the country and world.

International Double Reed Society

Texas Music Educators Association

American Federation of Musicians