12. March 2014 · Comments Off on More On Ray Still · Categories: Read Online

Ray was one of the greatest oboists of the 20th century,” said Michael Henoch, the CSO’s assistant principal oboe, who studied with Still at Northwestern University and played alongside him in the CSO for 21 years. “He was acclaimed throughout the world for his extraordinary musicianship and his command of the instrument,” along with “his singing tone, clear articulation, rock-solid sense of pulse, and most importantly, his legendary ability to project the musical line with apparent ease.

“Even with all the accolades he received as a performer, he told me he considered his most important contribution to music was his teaching. He was a most dedicated teacher. Studying with him could be scary, but always enlightening. He held his students to the high standards to which he held himself, and that is why the Ray Still legacy thrives to this day.

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12. March 2014 · Comments Off on Ray Still 1920-2014 · Categories: Losses

For 40 years, Ray Still was the principal oboe for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ray passed away overnight, just hours after turning 94.

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12. March 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Welp.. I had a conversation with my band director & now am leaning away from playing the Oboe.