Zoe Fried is a performer, administrator, and arts advocate with an aim to inspire audiences in unconventional ways. A Native of Miami, Florida, she began her musical studies at the age of 12 and has been an active member in the music community both on the stage and behind the scenes ever since. Zoe is an active member on the Executive committee of the Society of Peabody Alumni and she also serves on the Board of the Occasional Symphony and in Baltimore, an orchestra that creates innovative concert celebrations to engage the Baltimore community and illuminate the unparalleled experience of hearing live music curated for living spaces.
In addition to playing oboe with Mind on Fire, she is also the Secretary for the board and a member of the Marketing Committee. Zoe is currently the Operations Manager with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Previously she has held positions with cultural organizations such as the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the New York Philharmonic. She graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University with her Masters in Oboe Performance . She additionally holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance as well as a Teaching Certificate from the Peabody Conservatory. During her time at Peabody, she studied under Jane Marvine, English Horn of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Outside of music she enjoys painting, yoga, and Cuban food.