Victoria Racz
Presents the 27th Annual


Saturday, August 21, 2021
First Evangelical Church

4120 NE St Johns Rd

Vancouver, WA 98661

"Everything Oboe With Allan Vogel!" 


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 Allan Vogel

Allan Vogel was Principal Oboist of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for over forty years while teaching at The California Institute of the Arts, the University of Southern California and the Colburn Conservatory.  He was a guest with the Boston Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as performing extensively as a concerto soloist and making many recordings including the well- known CDs Oboe Obsession and Bach`s Circle.


Allan received his Doctorate in Oboe performance from the Yale  School of Music where Robert Bloom was his teacher. He also studied with Lothar Koch of the Berlin Philharmonic on a Fulbright Fellowship after working with oboists Fernand Gillet and Josef Marx. He feels very much at home in Oregon having played for numerous summers at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland and the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene; he has also performed and taught at the Sarasota, Marlboro, Aspen and Santa Fe Festivals. Allan has been a judge at the Sony International Oboe Competition in Tokyo and the Bischoff Chamber Music Competition. This will be his second time as a guest at the annual Northwest Oboe Seminar!



Our evening recital is at 7:30 at First Evangelical Church in Vancouver, WA.  Tickets are $15 and available at the door.  There will be a reception following the concert with products available from our sponsors: MCW Woodwinds, RDG, and Jones Double Reed Products. Peter Christ of Crystal Records will also be selling CDs at the reception.

This year's concert will feature selections by Soler, Chabrier, and Gary Powell Nash among others, and will also feature Allan, Victoria and guest Karen Wagner (Oregon Symphony) performing a trio by Boismortier! 

Our Seminar participants and staff are all fully vaccinated, and auditors and audience members will be required to wear masks over their mouth and nose.  As of 8-17-21 we are also requesting that ALL attendees be vaccinated, and we will be doing temperature checks at the door with a temporal forehead scanner. 

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.


The Participation Fee is $125.  This includes evening meal, “Reed Tips Clinic” with Brent Hages, Seminar T-shirt, accompanist (if needed), and minor repairs/mini workshop by Mark Chudnow.  Application Deadline July 31st.  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.  In order to help keep everyone safe and allay COVID fears, as of July 30, 2021 we are requiring all participants and staff to be vaccinated since we’ll be spending the entire day together, sometimes in smaller spaces. 

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 the church. 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.)

Application:                                   You may pay (or donate!) via Paypal: 

Seminar History Page  (Click to go to that page)

SEMINAR STAFF:  (Click on any name to go to Bios page)

Victoria Racz, Seminar Director
Kathy Stockwell-Riemann, Seminar Assistant
Brent Hages, Reed Tips Clinician
Ann Crandall, Bassoonist

Andrea Llafet, Seminar Pianist
Mark Chudnow, Seminar Instrument Technician

Mark will be in Vancouver, WA on Friday, August 20 and 21 and will have some openings available for oboe, oboe d’amore, and English horn adjustment. Price TBD. Contact him at or 415-694-9548 to make your appointment.   


Northwest Oboe Seminar Sponsors: