Southern Oboe Intensive
During this 5-day intensive course, students will have the unique opportunity to participate in reed making workshops and masterclasses! Participation in The Southern Oboe Intensive is open to advanced middle and high school students, college students and adult oboists who are interested in increasing their skills and knowledge with hands-on, innovative instruction. Join us this June!
There will be a camp store with tools, materials and instruments available.
What's a typical day like?
Each day will consist of about 60 minutes of masterclass, 180 minutes of reed making and 60 minutes of chamber music.
About our classes!
Masterclasses - students can choose to play for the group while being coached by the instructors. It is an open lesson that serves as both a performance and an instructional tool. For those who are observing, the exposure to various levels and styles of playing is invaluable. Additionally, the instruction given by the teachers can be used and applied to all experience levels of learning to play the oboe. We encourage students to take notes and try out the techniques on their own or with their private teacher after SOI. Students will also have the opportunity to hear new music that they might like to play in the future.
Reed Making - small groups of students are formed according to their reed making experience and are led by an instructor. This can be those who have never tried reed making to those who are proficient at making their own reeds. Reed making is a life-long learning process where even those who are professional oboists love to learn tips and tricks from their colleagues. Don't forget that students will need to have a reed making kit to attend SOI. Double or Nothing Reeds offers a kit specific to the needs of Southern Oboe Intensive. Order a reed making kit here!
Chamber Music - students will be organized into small groups to play duets, trios, quartets, etc. Additionally, all students will participate in a large group (oboe band, so to speak) where everyone will play together.
Repair Class with Master Repairman and oboe specialist, Brian Seaton of North American Oboe House, SOI 2018.
Masterclass performance of Shostakovich Sym. No. 1.