Oboe Intensive at Western University

Thank you to all 2018 participants!

Next year's Oboe Intensive will be held July 23-26, 2019.

Stay tuned for more details!

July 24-26, 2018

Over 22 hours of masterclasses, tutorials, reed-making and recitals designed to improve your oboe performance skills!

Days 1 & 2 (July 24 and 25) - Oboe Fundamentals

$150 + $19.50 HST ($169.50 total) for participants
$125 + $16.25 HST ($141.25 total) for auditors

Oboists of all skill levels and ages are welcome.

  • Master classes highlighting technique, embouchure, tone, pitch, articulation, vibrato and phrasing
  • hands-on reed making and cane preparation
  • Daily reed checks for participants
  • The art of knife sharpening with Joris Van Daele
  • Understanding basic oboe adjustments
  • Two mini recitals
  • Massed performance
  • Lunch

Day 3 (July 26) - Performance/Audition Preparation

$75 + $9.75 HST ($84.75 total) for participants
$50 + $6.50 HST ($56.50 total) for auditors

Participants should have advanced skills - suitable for university students and young professionals.
Oboists of all skill levels and ages are welcome to audit.

  • Preparation techniques for successful performances including managing performance anxiety
  • Reed checks
  • Excerpt review
  • Mock audition
  • Lunch

Are you registered for the Western University Summer Band Camp taking place the same week? Oboists registered for the Summer Band Camp are welcome to audit the Oboe Intensive at no additional charge.


2018 Registration is now closed.

Contact Shelley Heron at (519) 661-2111 x85844 for complete information.

How can I get more information about the program?

For complete schedule, pricing and additional information visit http://shelleyheron.ca/oboe-intensive-2018/ or contact Shelley Heron at (519) 661-2111 x85844.

Oboe Intensive at Western University c/o Shelley Heron
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 85844