Are you considering studying oboe in college?
There are still a few audition dates left for anyone interested in studying music at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire beginning Fall 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire
10:00 a.m. - Register for afternoon placement times, Fine Arts Center Lobby
10:30 a.m. - Information session for applicants and parents.
11-12:30 p.m. - Aural skills test
Beginning at noon - Performance placement and scholarship auditions and keyboard placement. (times identified at 10:00 a.m. check-in)
For more information, click on the link below:
UWEC Audition Application
We have a select group of 9 oboe students at UWEC and while the studio is large, it is a very supportive group of fun, talented, and creative people! In addition to weekly lessons, there are also a weekly studio class and reed making class for all oboe majors.Because I am a full-time faculty member, I am always here to answer questions and help with last-minute reed and instrument fixes as needed.
We have a reed room where oboists/bassoonists can make reeds (and they seem to enjoy hanging out there too!). The reed room was outfitted with over $10,000 of reed making equipment several years ago, so students have access to a number of shaper tips, a gouging machine, etc, etc for reed making. We also regularly bring in guest artists for masterclasses and arrange trips to the Twin Cities for concert experiences as opportunities arise. In addition, I encourage students to take opportunities to study abroad and explore the world during their time in college. Recent students have studied abroad in Sweden, Austria, Italy, and Scotland.
- In the the last 2 UWEC Orchestra Concerto Competitions, the 4 wind players who won were ALL oboists (performing the Mozart, Goossens, and Strauss Oboe Concertos, respectively)
- Three students participated in the 2013 John Mack Oboe Camp in Wildacres, NC
- A student recently participated in the Walt Disney internship program in Orlando, FL
- Three students collaborated with me on a research project that culminated in an article that was published last fall in the International Double Reed Society Journal.
Dr. Christa Garvey