Meg Owens owns eight oboes of various shapes and sizes and enjoys playing all of them. She performs with many Washington, DC area orchestras and local chamber music series. In demand as a performer on historical oboes, Dr. Owens appears regularly with some of North America's major Baroque orchestras, including Tafelmusik, American Bach Soloists, Opera Lafayette, Rebel, Tempesta di Mare, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Mercury Baroque, Modern Musick, and the Magnolia and Amherst Baroque Festivals. She has collaborated in chamber music recitals with Harmonious Blacksmith, Chatham Baroque, and the Berkshire Bach Society. She has recorded for the Naxos, Koch International Classics, and Eclectra labels. Her scholarly pursuits center around the oboe band tradition at the courts and chateaux of Louis XIV, leading to recreations of, and lectures about, the music of the Philidor family of wind players.