Tricia van Oers was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 1998 she graduated from the Rotterdam Conservatory (teacher and soloist degrees), where she studied recorder with Thera de Clerck and Han Tol. Upon recommendation of the conservatory she was awarded a scholarship, enabling her to do graduate study at Indiana University's Early Music Institute, where she received a Performer Diploma with high achievement in Early Music-Instrumental performance, while being an Associate Instructor. Until the summer of 2000 Ms. van Oers was employed by the Von Huene Workshop, Inc. in Boston, making, repairing and testing recorders. She regularly lends her skills to the Workshop still, and has represented the shop at Early Music Festivals in the United States and Europe. She was Director of the '99 North American Recorder Teacher's Conference at Indiana University's School of Music, and was on the faculty of the Amherst Early Music Festival, I.U.'s Summer Academy, and the '00 North American Recorder Teacher's Seminar. Ms. van Oers taught for the Boston Recorder Society and teaches frequently as a guest coach for Recorder Societies. She has performed in solo and ensemble recitals in the Netherlands, Portugal and the United States. As a founding member of the Rotterdam (NL) based ensemble Scarabee she recorded at the Great Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles (France). She now lives in New York. Her activities include performances with the New York Ensemble for Early Music, Long Island Baroque Ensemble, Concert Royal (NYC), a cantata and oratorio performance with Bard College, the Saratoga Chamber Singers, Vernon Chorale, The Cantata Singers (Boston), and The Choral Festival Orchestra, Musica Sacra, and the Philadelphia-based baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare. She frequently serves on the faculties of Early Music workshops and is a founding member of the New Amsterdam Recorder Trio (NewART), which has performed concerts in collaboration with the Flanders Recorder Quartet and the viol consort Parthenia.