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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
Tennessee All-Region audition materials (MTSBOA, ETSBOA, WTSBOA)
These videos include live performances of the required excerpts plus spoken or written commentary to help you prepare these pieces for your audition. All of my videos are also available on my YouTube channel!
2019-2020 School Year:
2019 MTSBOA, grades 11/12 (Handel concerto in g minor)
2019 MTSBOA, grades 9/10 (Barret, Melody No. 10)
2019 MTSBOA, grades 7/8 (Barret, Melody No. 6)
2019 ETSBOA (All-State East), grades 11/12
2019 ETSBOA (All-State East), grades 9/10
2019 ETSBOA Junior Clinic, Lower Area (grades 7-9)
2019 ETSBOA Junior Clinic, Middle Area
2019 ETSBOA Junior Clinic, Upper Area (grades 7-8)
2019 WTSBOA (All-West), Grades 9-10
2019 WTSBOA (All-West), Grades 11-12
2019 WTSBOA (All-West), Orchestra (Grades 11-12)
2019 WTSBOA (All-West), Middle School
Prior Years' Materials:
2018 MTSBOA, grades 11/12 (Marcello concerto in c minor)
Video recordings from my live performances:
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)
Audio recordings from my live performances:
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