About the event
Oboists and English horn players will work with Dr. Keri McCarthy (oboe faculty, WSU) and other outstanding Washington State University faculty members to improve their musical skills. This camp focusses on group techniques and reed making classes, private lessons, and chamber music playing and coachings. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in large ensembles, jazz and rock techniques, music theory, history, composing, or conducting classes.
Campers also enjoy recreational activities such as picnics, indoor and outdoor games, dorm time, fun evening activities, concerts, and the use of the WSU Recreational Center. Staff for the Oboe Camps provide 24-hour supervision. Experienced counselors stay in dormitories with the residential campers.
This year the WSU Oboe Camp will be offered conjointly with the WSU Summer Keyboard Explorations. This is a wonderful opportunity for double-reed players who want to come to camp with friends who are pianists. Both camps participate in the same social activities, many of the same musical activities, and share the same dormitory. While participants in the Oboe Camp will focus on solo and chamber music repertoire, techniques, and reed making, some collaborations may be possible with Summer Keyboard Explorations camp participants.
For 2019, the WSU Oboe Camp will be expanding to offer a maximum of 20 spots for campers. Be sure to apply in advance of the May 17 deadline to reserve your spot.