Category Archives: News and Updates

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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Music Center’s Spotlight Auditions

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Students of all skill levels  are encouraged to apply to this year’s Spotlight academy at the Music Center.  Categories include acting, ballet, classical instrumental, classical voice,  jazz instrumental, non-classical dance, non-classical voice.  Free applications are due October 15. Winners receive: -develop and strengthen audition, presentation and performance skills -Opportunity to receive cash scholarships -Feedback from arts professionals -Attendance [...]

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Oboe Cop

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I like to explain to my students at the oboe has the responsibility of setting intonation for the woodwind section. This is a silly meme for a principal oboe player who takes it too seriously when the woodwinds are out of tune!

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VYMA Youth Orchestra Auditions!

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Please see the attached flyer for the Verdugo Young Musician’s Association Youth Orchestra – a wonderful, encouraging and fun environment for intermediate musicians to get orchestra experience.  And I get to coach woodwinds every week!  

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New Youth Orchestra Opportunity- Pacifica Academy Foundation

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There is a new youth orchestra opportunity for IE or Orange County young musicians – the Pacifica Academy Foundation meeting in Irvine.  

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Resuming Fall Oboe Lessons

Welcome back to a great new year of making music!  I hope everyone had a lovely summer break and that your child’s school year is off to a good start.  My schedule for weekdays after school is developing at the moment. Please let me know what your preferences may be so that we can work [...]

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Making your own arrangement (using scissors!)

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When I do an arrangement of music, I usually import the music into a music notation software such as Sibelius or Finale.  However, this week I didn’t have time for that but needed to make a quick arrangement of a piano solo piece to perform at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood on Sunday.  This was [...]

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Performance video from Studio recital

Thanks to one of my Studio parents who took this video from the recital – even with the out of tune piano it was fun to make music with Paul Switzler and a great way to start of the recital for my students!  Enjoy

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In the Studio

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Here are some behind the scenes shots from a recent woodwind tracking recording session. Christmas in July was pretty fun! The CD will be available for purchase by this holiday season and I will share the purchase information at that time!

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LAYO Audition – August 19

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The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra is now scheduling auditions for the 2018-19 season, which includes performances at UCLA Schoenberg Hall, Ambassador Auditorium, and our Summer 2019 Tour to Argentina! Auditions take place on August 19 – email layolist@gmail.com for more information. LAYO especially welcomes: Intermediate Oboe Advanced French horn Advanced Low Brass Advanced Violin Advanced Double Bass    

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