Tuesday, October 22, 2013

So excited to meet new oboists this Sunday

Hi All-

Taking a quick break from grading midterm exams to write a quick note. I just have to share HOW EXCITED I am about our upcoming Double Reed Day at UW-Eau Claire this Sunday, Oct, 27th!
I'm really looking forward to meeting new oboists, presenting a masterclass, and performing some music together.

I'm also really IMPRESSED with my UWEC oboe students.  When I  asked them if they'd like to lead short presentations on a topic of interest, I had NO IDEA they'd be so enthusiastic to suggest presenting on topics such stage presence, air use, reed care and selection, how to practice, instrument care, etc.  They just kept coming with good ideas! Our students are so very busy,  but it's really heartwarming to see their enthusiasm to share their expertise with other oboists as well.  They've carefully honed their presentations and have great information to impart. Yay to my great students!

And,  thanks to the suggestion of OboeForEveryone member Elias from Syria, who asked that we video record and share the day with everyone,  please know that we'll be recording the day and will upload the videos for akk to watch. Thanks for the suggestion and inspiration.

We have a good number of attendees pre-registered, but also know that if you'd like to register at the door, just show up to the Haas Fine Arts building (located at 121 Water St)  between 9:15-9:45 am on Sunday.  Feel free to email me with questions.

Hope to see you there!

Oboe and out,

The Oboist