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Concert Invite: Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay

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This Sunday at 7:30 pm I will be playing second oboe with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay. The featured soloist is Thomas Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Should be a lovely performance – more information and tickets available at http://www.mycosb.org/index.php.

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Concert Invite: American Composers Concert

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My woodwind quartet is performing in this free concert on November 3 at Forest Lawn. Will have all kinds of different music performances. Would love for you and all of my students to attend! https://www.facebook.com/events/2145179385548974/  

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Saturday at Vallejo

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I know several of my students at Glendale Adventist Academy attend Vallejo Drive SDA Church. I will be playing oboe in the service this Saturday October 20 at 11 am. Hope to see you there!

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Baroque/Classical Oboe Masterclass at CSU Fullerton

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CSU Fullerton Oboe Studio is presenting a Baroque/Classical Oboe Masterclass with Dr. Paul Sherman on Oct 26th, Friday, 2 pm – 4 pm.  It is a free and open to public event! Email roliu@fullerton.edu if you would like to attend.

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Clean your instrument!

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I know you can’t necessarily believe everything you read on the internet, but this I believe!  A good reminder to swab out your oboe after every playing session!

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Time to enroll for Certificate of Merit 2019

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October 1 marks the opening of enrollment for CM 2019!  Certificate of Merit (CM for short) is a performance and study program designed to grow with the students to give them performance experience and to help make a more well rounded musician.  It involves a performance of prepared technique (scales, etc), sight reading, and solo [...]

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San Francisco Conservatory – New Degree Program in Auxiliary Winds!

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There is a new kind of degree available from the San Francisco Conservatory which is the first of its kind – specializing in auxiliary instruments!  When an advanced oboist learns to play english horn it is in addition to study on the oboe, so this program is one of a kind.  More information through the press [...]

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How Does An Oboe Make A Sound?

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Quick video featuring Sydney Symphony’s principal oboe Diana Doherty explaining how an oboe makes sound.  Simplistic explanation and fun opportunity to hear a beautiful oboe sound! Available on social media platforms from ABC Classic FM Australia as  #howmusicworks.   Facebook and Twitter

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CS Arts Preview Days

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Want to learn more about California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley?  Join them for preview days this fall! More information and to register visit: http://sgv.csarts.net/admissions/preview-days

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Los Angeles Youth Orchestra – still looking for intermediate oboe players

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The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra is seeking oboe students to join their intermediate orchestra for the Fall 2018 semester.    Make up auditions take place this Sunday, September 16th as well as Sunday, September 23rd, around noon. Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons in Encino.    Students must currently be taking private lessons and be [...]

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