Thomas Tempel has played second oboe with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 1969. Tempel has taught at the Saskatchewan Summer School of the Arts and at Gustavus Adolphus College. A frequent SPCO soloist, Tempel has also appeared with the Platteville Summer Music Festival and the Bach Chamber Players. A native Minnesotan, Tempel studied at the University of Minnesota with Rhadames Angelucci, former principal oboe of the Minnesota Orchestra. Tempel also plays recorder and English horn.