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Oboe Studio

Building expertise together

Faculty helping student.

Students participate in weekly reedmaking classes

Student making an oboe reed

Students participate in weekly reedmaking classes

Student learning reedmaking

Students participate in weekly reedmaking classes

Student learning to make a reed

Students participate in weekly reedmaking classes

Student making a reed for Oboe

Students participate in weekly reedmaking classes

Oboe Studio Reedmaking

Students participate in weekly reedmaking classes

Faculty helping student.

Students participate in weekly reedmaking classes

Oboe students have weekly lessons with Dr. Fiala and participate in weekly, small-group reedmaking lessons. Oboe students meet in a weekly studio class and perform in front of their classmates several times per semester.

We also explore topics pertinent to the oboe including oboe adjustment and maintenance, history of the oboe, world oboes, performance psychology and performance health.

Each oboe student has the opportunity to play and perform on English horn. The school owns Loree and Fox English horns for student use.

Reedmaking

Ohio University oboe students participate in weekly reedmaking classes and have access to the reedmaking room whenever Glidden Hall is open. We own the following equipment for student use: 

  • Oboe gougers by Innoledy, Graf and Gilbert 
  • English horn gouger by Innoledy 
  • Oboe and English horn shaper tips and handles 
  • Wicked Edge sharpening system 
  • Shapton sharpening system

Ohio University's Double Reed Ensemble - Stand Up and Cheer!

Guests Artists

Faculty and Students gather for a group photo

Dr. Cynthia Anderson

Faculty teaching students playing piano and oboe

Dr. Geralyn Giovannetti

Student teaching student in studio

Dr. Mary Lindsey Bailey

Guest Artist interacting with oboe student

Dr. Nermis Mieses

Visiting Artis interacting with oboe student

Dr. Toni Marie Marchioni

  • Mary Lindsey Bailey (University of Alabama) 
  • Leslye Barrett (President’s Own Marine Band) 
  • Lindabeth Binkley (Central Michigan University) 
  • Sandro Caldini (Conservatory of Udine, Italy) 
  • Johanna Cox (Louisiana State University) 
  • John Dee (University of Illinois) 
  • Leah Cadlac Forsyth (US Army Field Band) 
  • Aaron Hill (University of Nevada Reno) 
  • Merideth Hite (University of North Carolina School for the Arts) 
  • Jennet Ingle (South Bend Symphony) 
  • Celeste Johnson-Frehner (University of Missouri Kansas City) 
  • Richard Kravchak (Marshall University), 
  • Toni-Marie Marchioni (University of Kentucky) 
  • Keri McCarthy (Washington State University) 
  • William McMullen (University of Nebraska Lincoln) 
  • Nermis Mieses (Bowling Green State University) 
  • Melinda Murphy (Alexander Technique) 
  • Nora Lewis (Lawrence University) 
  • Mark Ostoich (University of Cincinnati) 
  • Dwight Parry (Cincinnati Symphony) 
  • Joseph Salvalaggio (Memphis Symphony, Babu Press) 
  • Martin Schuring (Arizona State University) 
  • Stephen Secan (Columbus Symphony) 
  • Aryn Day Sweeney (Ball State University) 
  • Kostas Tiliakos (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 
  • Marlen Vavrikova (Grand Valley State University) 
  • Michelle Vigneau (University of Memphis) 
  • Kay Schulte Werth (Fort Hays State University)

Related areas of study

Ohio University offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Performance, Therapy, Education and Composition. Many oboists have also been enrolled in the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, a unique program that helps them to pursue their individual interests at a high level. A Graduate Assistantship is available within the oboe studio.

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