OboeFort Myers Year joined: 2018
Oboist Kareema Colson attends Fort Myers High School as an Sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program. Kareema started her musical journey in sixth grade at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School under the direction of Mathew Murrell, where she found her love for the oboe. Since then she has played in the All County Honor band, where she has won first chair three years in a row. She also has been accepted into Symphonic Celebration at University of Central Florida and the All County Jazz for two years in a row. Kareema has received the Directors award at her middle school and superior ratings in solo and ensemble.
Kareema studies with Andrew Snedeker, co-principal oboe with the Naples Philharmonic. She started her journey with oboist Ruth Christman who introduced her to the Gulf Coast Symphony, which has given her the opportunity to play and grow musically since the age of 13.
Kareema desires to continue her music studies at university, but for now is focused on completing high school and spending time with family and friends.