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Victoria Racz
presents the Twenty-Fourth Annual

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Northwest Oboe Seminar

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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 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 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.  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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Send applications to:
Victoria Racz
PO Box 55415
Portland OR 97238

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

Seminar Staff:    Victoria Racz, Director

Kathy Stockwell-Riemann, Assistant and Reed-Tips Clinic

Ann Crandall, Assistant & Bassoonist

Colleen Adent
, Seminar Accompanist

Mark Chudnow, Seminar Guest Repair/Instrument Maintenance Technician

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Twenty-Fourth 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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