High School Advanced Oboe Institute (one week)

If you are a serious oboist with professional aspirations, the advanced oboe institute is a great opportunity to spend a week of intensive study with internationally known performers and teachers.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 17, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Tuition: $1,190
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2017 program.

The goal of this program is to prepare you for college and conservatory auditions and a professional career. The advanced oboe institute brings together faculty members and guest artists from major orchestras and music schools, creating a setting that is instructive and inspiring.

As an advanced oboe institute student, you will have the opportunity to observe and perform in master classes with our renowned faculty. Classes will focus on solo repertoire, etudes and orchestral works, and you will be coached on repertoire you have prepared in advanced (a pianist will be provided for repertoire requiring accompaniment). Special attention will be given to help you learn how to prepare for college and conservatory auditions.

You will have private lessons, reed making instruction, and instrument maintenance assistance. You will also have the opportunity to attend performances by faculty members and distinguished guest artists of the program.

Audition Requirements

  • Audio or video files #1 and #2: Two works of contrasting style
  • Audio or video file #3: One orchestral excerpt

Applicants who submit an audition to the advanced oboe institute may be considered for the oboe institute.

Additional Opportunities


Jaren Atherholt

Faculty, Interlochen Oboe Institute

Principal Oboist, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Elaine Douvas

Faculty, Interlochen Oboe Institutes

Principal Oboe, Metropolitan Opera; Oboe Instructor and Woodwind Department Chairman, The Juilliard School; Artist-Faculty, Aspen Music Festival and School

Linda Strommen

Instructor of Oboe, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Oboe Institute

Professor of Oboe, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University

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