Scirocco Winds is a 501 (c)(3) Not for Profit Public Charity.

All donations made to our organization are tax-deductible.


A Houston native, Elizabeth Gaines has been playing the oboe since the age of 12. During her time in high school, Mrs. Gaines was an active member of the Houston Youth Symphony and was a founding member of their chamber music program. She holds an undergraduate degree in instrumental music education from Baylor University in Waco, Texas where she studied with Dr. Doris DeLoach. Ms. Gaines is currently pursuing her master's degree in oboe performance at Rice University where she studies with Mr. Robert Atherholt.