Category Archives: News and Updates

Thanksgiving Break

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Please be aware there will be no oboe lessons on Thursday or Friday November 22-23. Lessons will resume on Monday November 26. Thank you and have a blessed holiday with family and friends.

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GYO concert

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Glendale Youth Orchestra has a concert this Sunday November 18 at 7:00 pm at Alex Theatre. Would be a great chance to check them out if you have been thinking about joining GYO.  

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Off and running for CM!

Six oboe students are successfully enrolled for Certificate Of Merit 2019. We are starting to choose repertoire and I am ordering the theory workbooks. It’s going to be a great year!

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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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