James Riggs



James Riggs is the principal oboist of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and will be joining the New World Symphony this fall. He is also a former member of Ensemble ACJW, a chamber ensemble under the auspices of Carnegie Hall. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and appeared as Principal Oboe of the New Jersey Symphony. He holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and dedicates his free time to studying chess and training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, in which he has been awarded the rank of blue belt.