Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Andrew Nogal, M.M.

Title/s:  Instructor of Oboe

Office #:  Mundelein 174

Phone: 703.508.7510



Oboist Andrew Nogal is an acclaimed orchestral performer, chamber musician, and interpreter of contemporary music. As a member of Ensemble Dal Niente, he is the first oboist ever honored with the Kranichstein Music Prize at the Darmstadt New Music Courses. He also performs regularly with the CSO MusicNOW ensemble, Contempo, and as a substitute with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony. In 2011, he was awarded first prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Mr. Nogal has appeared at Carnegie Hall and at the Great Lakes Chamber Music, Ojai, Astoria, Peninsula, and Ravinia Festivals. For three summers, he performed under the direction of Pierre Boulez at the Lucerne Festival Academy, of which he is now an active alumnus. In 2015, he made his Asian recital debut at the International Double Reed Society conference in Tokyo. Nogal studied at Northwestern University, where he earned bachelors degrees in both Music Performance and Art History, as well as a masters degree in Music Performance.

Mr. Nogal has led master classes and coached chamber music at the University of Oregon, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Williams College, The Banff Centre, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. Since 2011, he has been the instructor of oboe at Loyola University Chicago. He is also a lecturer in the Music Studies program of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.


M.M. Music Performance and Literature (with honors) – Northwestern University

B.M. Music Performance (with honors) – Northwestern University

B.A. Art History (magna cum laude) – Northwestern University