Recordings

Featured Performances
 

Cherise D. Leiter, Seven Solitudes from Curecanti (2021) for solo oboe/English horn

Recorded in TN Tech's Wattenbarger Auditorium, March 30, 2021

See Video Performances, below, for more details!

 

Teaching Videos

These videos are intended to help oboe students improve their playing. Please contact me if you have questions or topic suggestions for future videos! All of my videos are also available on my YouTube channel!

 
Starting the Oboe 1/3 - Posture, Instrument Care, and Reeds
Starting the Oboe 2/3 - Breathing and Embouchure
Starting the Oboe 3/3 - Articulation
Air/Embouchure tips for band directors to help their oboists!
Reed tips for band directors!
2021-2022 Tennessee All-Region audition materials
(MTSBOA, ETSBOA, WTSBOA)

These videos include live performances of the required excerpts plus written comments to help you prepare these pieces for your audition. All of my videos are also available on my YouTube channel!

 
2021 MTSBOA, grades 11/12
2021 MTSBOA, grades 9/10
2021 MTSBOA, grades 7/8
 
2021 ETSBOA (All-State East), grades 11/12
2021 ETSBOA (All-State East), grades 9/10
2021 ETSBOA Junior Clinic, Upper Region, grades 7/8
2021 ETSBOA Junior Clinic, Middle Region, grades 11/12
2021 ETSBOA Junior Clinic, Lower Region, grades 7-9
 
2021 WTSBOA (All-West), Grades 11-12
2021 WTSBOA (All-West), Grades 9-10
2021 WTSBOA (All-West), Middle School
 
2021-2022 Georgia All-State oboe auditions

These videos include live performances of the required excerpts plus written comments to help you prepare these pieces for your audition. All of my videos are also available on my YouTube channel!

2021 Georgia All-State, grades 11/12
2021 Georgia All-State, grades 9/10
2021 Georgia All-State, grades 6-8
 
2021-2022 Alabama All-State oboe auditions

These videos include live performances of the required excerpts plus written comments to help you prepare these pieces for your audition. All of my videos are also available on my YouTube channel!

2021 Alabama All-State, high school
2021 Alabama All-State, middle school
 
Video Recordings:
March 30, 2021 - Michael Adduci, oboe and English horn
  • Cherise D. Leiter, Seven Solitudes from Curecanti (2021)
    • 1. Joyfully 
    • 2. With movement (1:42)
    • 3. Flowing (2:56)
    • 4. With gentle melancholy (6:15)
    • 5. Delicately (8:42)
    • 6. Playful (11:29)
    • 7. Wistful (12:57)
This piece was a true joy to collaborate on, and I'm excited to share it with you! It is built on the theme of solitude or aloneness, and features the composer's original photography from the Curecanti National Recreation Area in Colorado. To read the backstory and my own relationship to this piece, visit my YouTube channel!
Cumberland Quintet, highlights from live recital:
October 28, 2019
April 5, 2019 - Mary Matthews, flute; Michael Adduci, oboe; Paul Thurmond, piano:
  • Madeleine Dring, Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano (1968)
    • I. Allegro con brio
    • II. Andante semplice (3:15)
    • III. Allegro giocoso (8:00)
The Cumberland Quintet plays Pastorale, Op. 151 (1941) by Amy Beach
The Cumberland Quintet plays Umoja (2001) by Valerie Coleman
The Cumberland Quintet plays Five Easy Dances (1956) by Denes Agay
Tennessee Tech's woodwind faculty play The Magnificent Seven (1960) by Elmer Bernstein
 
Audio recordings from my live performances:
Mar. 2019: Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion (1982) [excerpt] - Michael Adduci, oboe, with the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble!
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Oct. 2018: Hamilton Harty - Orientale (1911) - Michael Adduci, oboe
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Oct. 2018: Hamilton Harty - Chansonette (1911) - Michael Adduci, oboe
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Oct. 2018: Aaron Copland - Quiet City (1940) - Kathryn Adduci, trumpet and Michael Adduci, English horn
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Oct. 2018: Franz Reizenstein - Humoresque (1938) - Michael Adduci, oboe
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Jan. 2018: Alan Bush - Northumbrian Impressions, Op. 42a (1953). Movements 1 (Prelude) and 2 (Lament) - Michael Adduci, oboe
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Jan. 2018: A. Tansman - Suite (1949). I: Dialogue - Michael Adduci, oboe - Jackie Eichhorn, clarinet - James Lotz, bassoon
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Jan. 2018: A. Tansman - Suite (1949). III: Aria - Michael Adduci, oboe - Jackie Eichhorn, clarinet - James Lotz, bassoon
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Mar. 2015: Benjamin Godard - Legende pastorale, from Scènes écossaises, Op. 138 (1892) - Michael Adduci, oboe
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Feb. 2014: Antonio Pasculli - Omaggio à Bellini, for English horn and harp - Michael Adduci, English horn
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Feb. 2014: W. A. Mozart - Concerto for Oboe in C Major, K. 314 (1777). Movement I: Allegro aperto - Michael Adduci, oboe
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Cadenza written by Hansjorg Schellenberger, principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1980-2001 - I love his Mozart/Bellini/Strauss album. A motorcycle drove by while I was playing the cadenza!

 
California Band Directors' Association (CBDA) - 2015 All State Honor Band audition videos.

These videos include both a live performance of the required excerpts, with piano accompaniment, as well as my spoken commentary about how to prepare these pieces for the audition.

High school audition piece: Hindemith, Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1938)

Junior High audition piece: Loeillet, Andante et allegro

English horn excerpts: Dvořák, Largo from Symphony No. 9, and Ravel, Forlane from Le tombeau de Couperin