High School Oboe Institute (one week)

Designed for the serious young oboist, the one-week oboe institute is an outstanding opportunity for you to spend a week of intensive study with internationally known performers and teachers.

Below are examples of past instructors; 2017 faculty will be announced in the spring.

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

The goal of this program is to help prepare you for further oboe study, in high school and beyond. The oboe institute brings together faculty members and guest artists from major orchestras and music schools, creating a setting that is instructive and inspiring.

You will observe master classes that focus on solo repertoire, etudes, and orchestral works, and have private lessons that focus on your individual needs and goals. Special attention will be given to developing your control, facility, and musicianship, the early stages of reed making, and assistance with instrument maintenance. You will also have the opportunity to attend performances by faculty members and distinguished guest artists of the program.

How to Apply

Complete the online application. An audition is not required.

This program enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis, so early application is advised. Experienced players are encouraged to apply to the Advanced Oboe Institute, which is held on the same dates and includes master class participation.


Jaren Atherholt

Faculty, Interlochen Oboe Institute

Principal Oboist, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Sarah Skuster

Faculty, Interlochen Oboe Institute

Principal Oboe, San Diego Symphony; Lecturer, Oboe, San Diego State University

Linda Strommen

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

Professor of Oboe, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University