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Oxford Oboe Camp, July 6-12, 2014 Reinhardt University - Waleska, GA
Midwest Oboe and Bassoon Camp, June 15-20, 2014 Wittenberg University - Springfield, OH
Maine Oboe Camp (Adult Camp) Jul 27-Aug 2, 2014
Maine Maritime Academy - Castine, ME
Lisa Sayre, Director (770) 516-1528
In 1999, Lisa Sayre established a summer camp, "Oboes In the Mountains" for young oboists. The success of this venture rapidly and consistently expanded from that date forward with the help of Julie Grasso. In it's most current state it is officially known as Oxford Oboe Camp and moved in 2011 to Reinhardt University in Waleska Georgia, where Lisa Sayre is Adjunct Professor of Oboe. The success of the camp is due to the fantastic oboe community that have contributed valuable time and skills to encourage students in a nurturing environment to further their knowledge of all things "oboe" while having a fun time doing it! We are growing, and now include three oboe camps to meet a broader reach and variety of students.
The Midwest Oboe and Bassoon Camp officially began in 2011 and is moving to the beautiful campus of Wittenberg University in 2014. Wittenberg University is named as one of the nation's Top 20 Liberal Arts Colleges according to the Princeton Review. The campus is located just 25 minutes from Dayton, 40 Minutes for Columbus and 80 minutes from Cincinnati. Wittenberg University is a wonderful blend of old and new with the music department being one of the most active departments on campus.
The Maine Oboe Camp premiered the summer of 2012. It accommodated amateur adults along with family members in a "playcation" during the peak summer season of Maine, my home state. Come join us at any or all of these marvelous camps.
Julie Grasso (Double or Nothing Reeds) and Mark Ostoich (Cincinnati Conservatory of Music) have both been a part of the camp from the earliest days. Other oboists that have contributed throughout the camps' history include - Rebecca Collins, Brian Seaton, Ginger Ramsey, Jim Ryon, Petrea Warneck, Shelly Meggison, James Sullivan, Pat McFarland, Cynthia Steljes, Yvonne Peterson, John Ellis, Lara Dahl, Robert Sorton, Bailey Sorton and Carlos Coelho . Many of these oboists serve either as professors of some of the finest universities and conservatories in the country or as members of major symphony orchestras. Opportunities have been provided for many of the students that have attended the camp through recruitment opportunities at many of the universities that have been represented by the faculty.
New music has always been a part of the oboe camps. Many thanks to resident composer, Charles Sayre, my husband. His music can be heard on the www.hoboemusic.com website, as well as www.charlessayremusic.com. We are proud to have as a sponsor of the camps, Fox Products, located in Fort Wayne, IN.
Glad to have a new association with the New Horizons International Music Association, a wonderful organization dedicated to music making for adults with no musical experience or those that were active in school long ago. www.newhorizonsmusic.org
For more information about Oxford Oboe Camp, visit www.hoboemusic.com
For more information about Midwest Oboe Camp, visit www.Midwestoboecamp.com