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World Famous Musican Who Was Member Of Faculty At Music Academy Of The West Dies

Posted on Monday, May 26, 2014 2:53pm

Oboist David Weiss Was Faculty Member At Music Academy Of The West

A world famous musician who was a faculty member at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara County has died.

David Weiss was an oboist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for decades.

He held first chair positions with the National Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Metropolitan Opera National Company.

Weiss can be heard on the soundtrack of more than 200 movies.

He was also a faculty member at USC, Cal State Long Beach, and taught at the Henry Mancini Institute.

The musician attended the Music Academy from 1962 to 1964.  In 2002, he was named a faculty member at the Montecito based Academy.

Weiss died Saturday in Los Angeles, as the result of a heart attack.

He was 67 years old.

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