Olivia Dobbs is a flutist and woodwind doubler based in Milwaukee, WI. As a freelance performer and educator, she specializes in classical, Broadway, indie, folk, and pop styles. Whether touring in the pit for a musical, ad-libbing behind the mic in a Riverwest dive bar, trilling through a cadenza in front of an orchestra, or live-scoring a film screening, Olivia is an equally surefooted and engaging performer.
Ever the curious collaborator, Olivia can be seen performing regularly with the Milwaukee Philharmonic, DIY Chamber Music, North Coast Midwest Winds, Brew City Big Band, and in musical theater productions around the Midwest. She serves on the substitute roster for several regional orchestras. Public outreach is another important facet of Olivia's career--she volunteers as a sound engineer and panelist for Girls Rock MKE, and is a vocal proponent of live music and the arts.