Oboe Intensive for High School Students

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

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 19, 2021 to June 25, 2021
Tuition: $1,625
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

The Oboe Intensive gives students the opportunity to work with a distinguished faculty of internationally recognized oboe performers and teachers. Aspiring young oboists will enjoy workshops and classes, perform a Barret etude in a master class setting, as well as observe master classes covering other repertoire. The Oboe Intensive will prepare you for a healthy summer of growth and steady development as an oboist and will help prepare you for continued success in high school and beyond.

The Oboe Intensive will help you to get the most out of your practice time, strengthen your fundamental playing techniques, develop skills used in reed making, maintain your instrument, understand the collegiate audition process, and connect with other oboists.

Activities include faculty Performances, oboe technique workshops, practice technique workshops, reed making and adjusting classes, oboe ensemble sessions, and personal practice time.

Faculty appointments for Arts Camp 2021 will be finalized in spring.

Audition Requirements

Please submit video recordings featuring two contrasting works: one demonstrating lyricism and another demonstrating technique. Appropriate works include etudes, solo works, and movements from sonatas or concerti. No accompaniment necessary.

Additional Opportunities

Experienced players are encouraged to apply to the Advanced Oboe Intensive, which is held on the same dates and includes master class participation. Students are welcome to apply to the Orchestra & Wind Ensemble summer program, which immediately follows the one-week intensive.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a Oboe Performance major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year. 


Dane Philipsen

Chair of Woodwinds, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Oboe, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Woodwind Coordinator, Interlochen Arts Camp; Adult Band Camp Double-Reeds Faculty, Adult Chamber Music Camp Oboe Faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Guest Oboist and English Horn Player, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Martin Schuring

Faculty, Interlochen Oboe Institutes

Professor of Oboe, Arizona State University