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Have you missed us? From June 12-17, both Julie and Melissa attended the 1st annual MidWest Oboe Camp. We had a blast! There were 15 oboists in attendance, as well as 5 bassoonists. We had campers from as far away as Minnesota, Georgia, and North Carolina! Both Julie and Melissa served as instructors, along with Lisa Sayre and Robert and Bailey Sorton. Workshops included discussions on how and what to practice, improving tonguing speed and intonation, introduction to extended techniques (such as circular breathing and double and triple tonguing), demonstrations on the entire oboe family (musette, oboe, oboe d’amore, english horn, and bass oboe), and much more! Daily reedmaking workshops helped students learn the basics of reedmaking and develop their skills. The week ended with chamber performances from all students as well as an encore performance featuring all 20 oboists and bassoonists!

We hope you will consider joining us next year at beautiful Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio for the 2012 MidWest Oboe Camp. If you’re closer to Georgia, also check out the 2012 Oxford Oboe Camp (a different branch of the same camp), located in Marietta, Georgia.

Pictures will be up soon!

Julie and Melissa

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