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Encouraging Our Oboists: Resources and Tips for Directors

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  • This session introduces resources and offers tips to directors who want to guide their oboe players toward better tone, intonation, embouchure, and vibrato. An approach to identify and address reed problems will be introduced as well.
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  • Nora Lewis is Assistant Professor of Music at Kansas State University where she teaches oboe and music history and performs with the Konza Winds. Previously, she taught at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee and served as an editor for The Instrumentalist. During the summers, Lewis is on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

    2009 highlights include a recital at St. Paul’s Covent Garden, London, a performance at the IDRS conference in Birmingham, UK, workshops for young oboe players in Bath, UK, and a performance of Corigliano’s Oboe Concerto with the K-State Orchestra. In 2010, Lewis looks forward to a concerto performance with the K-State Wind Ensemble at the CBDNA Southwest Regional Conference.

    She has performed with such ensembles as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Boston Lyric Opera and received her degrees from Northwestern, Yale, and Lawrence Universities.