A native of Chamblee, Georgia, Cassie Pilgrim is the Principal Oboist of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. In addition, she has performed in The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. During the summer, she has appeared at Festival Mozaic, Music from Angel Fire, the Aspen Music Festival and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Cassie studied with Richard Woodhams at the Curtis Institute of Music and most recently with Robert Walters as an Artist Diploma Student at the Oberlin Conservatory. She began playing the oboe from the age of 10 and previously studied with Elizabeth Koch Tiscione. While at Curtis, she worked with Jonathan Biss to establish the Philadelphia branch of Boston-based charity organization Music for Food. Aside from music, Cassie enjoys writing, hammocking and eating dimsum.