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Victoria Racz
presents the Twenty-Third Annual

The Twenty-Third Annual Northwest Oboe Seminar

Saturday, August 20, 2016

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Portland

Located at 4033 S.E. Woodstock in Portland, OR

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For our focus this year, we are pleased to present The Ultimate Studio Musician – Earle Dumler! In his afternoon master class he will talk about his life as a busy studio musician, talk about some of his favorite recording projects, and give some participants an opportunity to play along with a Cue Track from at least one of his sessions.

If you are thinking you’ve never heard Mr. Dumler play, here is a partial list of some of the projects and some of the other artists he has worked with:



Soylent Green, What’s the Matter With Helen, Jaws (all), Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Eiger Sanction, Sophie’s Choice, Free Willy (all), Star Trek, Star Trek Next Generation, Independence Day, Planet of the Apes, Horse Whisperer, Shawshank Redemption, Edward Scissor Hands, Wall-e, The Matrix (all), Air Force One, Airplane, Aladdin, Bambi II, Batman, Men in Black, Taxi, Back to the Future.

Dallas, Knot’s Landing, Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy, Highway to Heaven, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Simpsons, Family Guy, Carol Burnett, Beauty and the Beast, Battlestar Galactica, ER.



Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, David Raksin, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Fielding, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Basil Poledouris, Fred Myrow, Mort Stevens, Thomas Neuman, David Neuman, Don Davis, Bert Bacharach, David Rose, Bruce Broughton, Mark Snow, Jerry Immel, Peter Matz, Alf Clausen, Danny Elfman, Roger Kellaway.



Stan Kenton, Mommas & Papas, Bert Bacharach, Claus Ogerman, George Martin, Carpenters, America, Dionne Warwick, Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Marvin Gay, Elvis Costello, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, Frank Zappa, Jeremy Lubbock, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams.

Listen for Earle’s lovely oboe and English horn playing throughout on this clip from The Carpenter’s TV Show (1980), and be sure to watch for his feature at 2:45! - Carpenter’s TV Show clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jtORBMpvL8&feature=youtu.be

Send in the Clowns with Barbra Streisand: - Click Here

I Need to be in Love with The Carpenters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1tjFIuyCAU



Our evening recital is open to ALL and begins at 7:30 pm at All Saints' Episcopal Church. Tickets are $10 General and are available at the door.

Designed for intermediate through advanced oboists, this day-long seminar is devoted to all aspects of oboe performance with a different focus each year. Seminar includes a solo master class, instrument maintenance & repair session, ensemble playing, dinner and an evening recital featuring all workshop participants. Due to the large number of applicants and limited number of openings, applicants may be requested to submit a recent video clip to demonstrate their playing ability

The Participation Fee is $100
.  This includes evening meal, “Reed Tips Clinic”, Seminar T-shirt, accompanist (if needed), and minor repairs/mini workshop by Seminar Guest Mark Chudnow (bio/info on Seminar History page).  Application Deadline July 31st.

Auditor Fee is $40.  Auditors will attend the afternoon focus session and evening recital/reception. The afternoon session will be between 2:30 and 4:00.  (Times are approximate.)  Entry will be through the main, front doors of All Saints'. Since the church will be kept locked for security reasons, we will check the door at about 5 minute intervals from 2:20 until 3:00 ish.  Ringing the door bell and knocking may disturb ongoing sessions, so please be patient!  Auditors, please have your $40 cash or checks (made out to OCP) ready, and be sure to pick up your tickets for the evening concert.  

(An accompanying parent for any minors will not be charged an auditor fee.) 



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Victoria, Guest Humbert Lucarelli, and Seminar Assistant Kathy Riemann - 2006

Seminar Staff:    Victoria Racz, Director   www.oregonchamberplayers.org

Kathy Stockwell-Riemann, Assistant

Ann Crandall, Assistant & Bassoonist

Andrea Llafet

Mark Chudnow, Seminar Guest Repair/Instrument Maintenance Technician


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Twenty-Third Annual NWOS Sponsored by: 


Mark Chudnow Woodwinds www.mcwoboe.com

RDG Woodwinds www.rdgwoodwinds.com

Jones Double Reed Products  www.jonesdoublereed.com

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