presents the Twenty-Fourth Annual
The Twenty-Fourth Annual Northwest Oboe Seminar
Saturday, August 19, 2017
All Saints' Episcopal Church,
Located at 4033 S.E. Woodstock in Portland, OR
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For our focus this year, we are proud to present Reed Making REVELATIONS with Martin Schuring!
Martin Schuring held orchestral positions with the Hong Kong
Philharmonic, The Florida Orchestra, and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra before
joining the faculty of Arizona State University in 1992 where he is currently
Professor of Music. Since 1980, Schuring has been a member of the Grand Teton
Music Festival Orchestra, playing English horn and oboe in the Festival
Orchestra as well as making frequent appearances on the Festival’s chamber
music series. He also performed as guest principal oboe and English horn with
the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra for several seasons.
Schuring has recorded for Philips, Koch International, MMC,
and Summit Records, both as soloist and as an orchestral player, including the
world premiere recording of Oboe Concerto,
Op. 57 by Eric Funk with the Prague Radio Symphony on the MMC label. His most
recent release is Rustiques, a
recital of reed trio music with the Ocotillo Winds available on Summit Records.
Martin Schuring is the author of Oboe Art and Method (Oxford University Press, 2009), the first
comprehensive book of oboe technique published in nearly fifty years. As
editor, Schuring has prepared new editions of the Barret Oboe Method and the Ferling 48
Studies, Op. 31 for Kalmus. He has performed at every Conference of the
International Double Reed Society since 1997, including featured concerto
performances at the 2000 and 2001 conferences. As a member of the reed trio
Ocotillo Winds, and as soloist, Martin regularly performs and gives master
classes at universities and concert venues throughout the country. Martin
Schuring has served on the executive board of the International Double Reed
Society (IDRS) since 2002, currently holding the office of Past-President. He
co-hosted the 1998 and 2011 IDRS Conferences at Arizona State University. Mr.
Schuring studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with John de Lancie. Martin
Schuring performs on Howarth XL instruments exclusively.
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.
Our seminar sponsors, MCW Woodwinds, RDG Woodwinds, and Jones Double Reeds will have products for sale at the reception, so bring lots of spending money, as well as your own reeds if you wish to test-play some instruments! (Or purchase reeds from Jones Double Reeds!)
Designed for intermediate through advanced
oboists, this day-long seminar is devoted to all aspects
performance with a different focus each year. Seminar includes a solo
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. Application Deadline July
Auditor Fee is $40. Auditors will attend the afternoon focus
evening recital/reception. The afternoon session will be
and 4:00. (Times are approximate.) Entry will be
through the main,
front doors of All Saints'. Since the church will be kept
security reasons, we will check the door at about 5 minute
from 2:20 until 3:00 ish. Ringing the door bell and
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
(An accompanying parent for any minors will not be charged an auditor fee.)
Click Here for Application
Send applications to:
PO Box 55415
Portland OR 97238