Are there any high school oboists reading this blog? I wanted to let you know that IN ADDITION to Oboe Reed Boot Camp which will be in South Bend and at Valparaiso University in June and July and open to oboists of all ages, I will be teaching at two fantastic camps this summer.
The Dake Summer Music Academy will take place here in South Bend at the end of June. It’s five busy days of chamber music, seminars, masterclasses, conducting classes, and orchestra, all working closely with the great principal musicians of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. I always enjoy this camp enormously, partly because my colleagues are SO good, and partly because I love coaching chamber music and meeting new oboists. The other great benefit of this experience is that it is SUPER affordable, although you do have to be able to commute there daily all week.
I will also be teaching this July at the terrific Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. The Honors Orchestra Program, offered through Michigan Tech, is an amazing experience. ONE high school student gets admitted, and that one student sits second oboe, right beside me, in the orchestra for an entire week, and we learn BEETHOVEN’s NINTH SYMPHONY and perform it at an amazingly high level. The campus is gorgeous, the musicians are friendly, and the conductor is great. I love this festival.
Applications were due already, but I’ve just learned that there is STILL AN OBOE OPENING. I’m attaching application materials in case anyone is interested. It is, regrettably, a little bit expensive. But what an experience!
Feel free to contact me – in the blog comments, or through my website, or at jennetinglereeds (dot) com if you have any questions about these events.