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!" 

Returning guest Allan Vogel is tentatively scheduled for our next Seminar, so stay tuned to our site for details!  

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 Allan Vogel

Allan Vogel received a doctorate in performance from Yale University where he studied with Robert Bloom. He also worked with Lother Koch in Berlin on a Fullbright Fellowship and with oboists Fernand Gillet and Josef Marx. Dr. Vogel is a nationally respected wind soloist and chamber musician. He is the principal oboist of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the country and has been featured at the Chamber Music Northwest, Marlboro, Santa Fe, Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Summerfest, Sarasota and Oregon Bach festivals.

Dr. Vogel has been guest principal oboist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for concerts in the major European capitals, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Boston Symphony Hall. He has also performed with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. He has often been a guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City and has completed three tours of Japan. Dr. Vogel made his concerto debut at Lincoln Center’s Tully Hall with the New York Chamber Symphony and recorded as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony.

In recent seasons, Dr. Vogel performed concerti by Strauss, Vaughan-Williams, Bach, Amram and Lazarof, among others. His discography includes recordings for Delos, Nonesuch, RCA and Dorian. He participated in recordings of the Bach Cantatas with Helmuth Rilling in Germany. His two solo recordings, soon to be released on the Delos Label, are entitled Bach’s Circle (Baroque sonatas) and Oboe Obsession (virtuoso romantic works). His former students hold many prominent orchestral and university positions throughout the country. Dr. Vogel has served on the advisory board of the American Bach Society.

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.

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 (schedule permitting), or Pablo Izquierdo.  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.


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
Pablo Izquierdo, Seminar Repair/Instrument Maintenance Technician

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