Erik Andrusyak is Principal Oboe of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, appointed in 2022. He is also currently the co-principal oboe at the United States Coast Guard band since 2021. He was previously principal oboe of the Elgin Symphony and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a training program under the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Andrusyak has participated in prestigious music festivals including the Pacific Music Festival and the Music Academy of the West. He has been invited to perform as a guest with ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Joffrey Ballet, Oistrakh Symphony, Springfield Symphony (MA), Wallingford Symphony, and the Chicago Philharmonic.
Andrusyak is originally from Russia and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University, where he studied with Alex Klein (former Principal Oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and Grace Hong (Fifth House Ensemble). Other mentors include Eugene Izotov, Scott Hostetler and Lora Schaefer.