18. February 2010 · Comments Off on Competition Winner · Categories: Winners!

Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate student Briana Tarby is the winner of the Jacobs School of Music’s annual Woodwind Concerto Competition. A student of Jacobs Professor Linda Strommen and Associate Professor Roger Roe, Tarby will perform Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto with the University Orchestra under the baton of Professor Uriel Segal on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center (101 N. Jordan Ave.). She will also receive the Namita Pal Commemorative Award, which is offered annually to the competition winner.

Congratulations to Ms. Tarby … wish I lived nearby, as I’d love to hear the Strauss! (But I’ll take our climate over Indiana’s, thank you very much.)


(I am going to post double reed competition winners as I find them … something I’ve not done before. Feel free to contact me at pattyoboe [at] me [dot] com if you have news you’d like me to post.)

Not much has been written for solo oboe and band as far as I know, but there is this:

18. February 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

so, whilst messing with my broken oboe, i discovered the bottom of the case can come out. GUESS WHO JUST FOUND A NEW PLACE TO HIDE DRUGS?

(I hope he/she is joking.)

18. February 2010 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: Quotes

Pop music is very similar to classical music. If you listen to Bach you’ll hear all his tunes go the same way as a pop record. It helped me to become a good songwriter.

-Lady Gaga

I read it here.