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Teodora Pejašinović Proud is the Instructor of Oboe at the University of Idaho where she performs with the Northwest Wind Quintet and teaches undergraduate and graduate studio oboe and aural skills. She is co-principal Oboist of the Washington - Idaho Symphony. Her research focuses on commissioning and performing chamber music from a diverse group of composers. 

Dora is a Howarth of London Artist and performs on their LXV oboe and XL English horn.

With her husband, saxophonist Joseph Proud, she formed the Proud Duo in 2016, with the goal of expanding the repertoire for their unique instrumentation by combining their different cultural backgrounds. In 2023 they released their debut album "Two points of View" which included works they commissioned from both American and Serbian composers. They have given featured performances at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Granada, Spain, the College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference at Temple University in Philadelphia, the International Woodwind Symposium at Sam Houston State University, Texas in 2018 (where they were the first prize winners of the Young Artists Competition), the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, and many other festivals.

Most recently Dora recorded an album of works by Balkan composers for Oboe and Piano with Eneida Larti and presented this project at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in the summer of 2023. The album has an anticipated release date of Summer 2024.


Dora has performed throughout the USA, Europe, Israel, Turkey and most recently Thailand as a member of chamber ensembles, orchestras and as a soloist. Before moving to the USA, she was both a member of the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra and Oboe Professor at the Tivat Music School. She has also performed with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Tuscaloosa Symphony, Sarajevo Philharmonic, Banja Luka Philharmonic, Camerata Academica Novi Sad, Kotor Art Festival Orchestra and many others.

In 2019 she presented a lecture and performance at the International Double Reed Society Conference on Benjamin Lees’ Oboe Concerto at the University of South Florida in Tampa. For the Second Annual IDRS Virtual Symposium, she presented a recital of female composers for oboe and bassoon with Javier Rodriguez, D.M., premiering works by Nansi Carroll and Jenni Brandon. Dora completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in oboe performance at the University of Alabama. She also earned a Master of Music in oboe performance from the University of Belgrade and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Additional studies include the Academy of Music at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, which she attended as a scholarship recipient, and Columbus State University, where she earned an artist diploma.

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