09. March 2011 · 12 comments · Categories: Oboe

… but never the Vento (and please oh please don’t buy a Vibra … I’ve played one and they are not acceptable!).

Feel free to comment.

09. March 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Ahhh I’m totally confused!!!:/ Should I play oboe or flute in college:@!!!

09. March 2011 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

I wish I was an oboist. Even the most mundane task can be made playful with a little oboe. Or daunting. What lucky people, oboists.

You have GOT to be kidding me!

09. March 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Taragot · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

This is a Hungarian single reed instrument.

09. March 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

The bagpipe is a cross between an oboe, a recorder, and a sheep.

09. March 2011 · 1 comment · Categories: Videos

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09. March 2011 · Comments Off on Auditions · Categories: Auditions

I’ll post these on my audition page shortly … or maybe I won’t! Maybe I should post all auditions here instead. I’m guessing very few people visit other pages on this site. Hmm.

Central City Opera will hold auditions for Principal Oboe on April 25, 2011. This is a tenure-track position. Candidates will be asked to play oboe and English horn at the audition. Dates for the 2011 season are June 15 through August 7. Deadline to receive deposit checks is April 11, 2011. For information please email a one page professional performance resume to kpeoria@centralcityopera.org.

For information about the 2011 season please go to this link.

OBOE – English Horn/Oboe
Resume Date: April 1, 2011
Audition Date: May 22-24, 2011
Start Date: August 28, 2011
Contact Information: Applicants should send a one-page resume to: E HORN AUDITION Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 4074 Atlanta, GA 30309
Fax: 404-733-5252

OBOE – 2nd Oboe
Resume Date: May 9, 2011
Audition Date: June 1, 2011
General Information: 2010-11 service guarantees are 130 for 2nd Oboe and 60 for Bass Clarinet/3rd Clarinet. 2010-11 per service rate is $125.37. 2011-12 guarantees and per-service rates are currently under negotiation. There are also possible opportunities for additional income through the DPO’s education program.
Contact Information: Winning candidates will be required to show proof of US citizenship or a work permit/green card before a contract can be offered. Highly qualified applicants please write to: Jane Varella, Personnel Manager, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra 109 N. Main St., Suite 200, Dayton, Ohio 45402, or FAX to (937) 223-9189 or email to: jvarella [at] daytonphilharmonic. [dot] com
Fax: (937) 223-9189
Email: jvarella [at] daytonphilharmonic. [dot] com

OBOE – Principal Oboe
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: April 15, 2011
General Information: Kevin Rhodes, Music Director An Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information: Find complete information on these auditions at SpringfieldSymphony.org>about us>job openings and auditions or contact Dir. of Operations at:rwendel [at] springfieldsymphony [dot] org
Email: rwendel [at] springfieldsymphony [dot] org

& here’s a biggie:

Resume Date: APRIL 24, 2011
Audition Date: Spring and Fall of 2011
Start Date: mutually agreed upon dates
General Information: Employment to begin at mutually agreed upon dates based on availability of chosen candidates.
Contact Information: PLEASE DO NOT SEND TAPES AT THIS TIME. REPERTOIRE WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT OVER THE PHONE. Applicants may receive information regarding this audition by sending a one-page written resume to this office. Address resumes to: Carl R. Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager, New York Philharmonic, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023