Stephen Bard has established himself as one of North America's leading players of historical oboes. In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, he regularly appears with period instrument ensembles across the continent including Tafelmusik, Philharmonia Baroque, Portland Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Ars Lyrica, and Bach Collegium San Diego. His playing has been recorded with many of these fine ensembles on the Chandos, Naxos, CBC, and ATMA Classique labels. He has appeared at the Oregon and Carmel Bach Festivals, the Boston, Berkeley, and Vancouver Early Music Festivals, and Mostly Mozart. Having earned degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, he maintains faculty positions at the University of Delaware.