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T‌he Upper Midwest Chamber Winds Symposium June 3-5, 2016

posted May 25, 2016, 6:44 AM by Christa Garvey

Individual adults, students, and chamber groups are invited to a one-of-a-kind symposium with America's premier wind quintet.

Masterclasses and concert by Imani Winds


Reading sessions
Performance opportunities
Music vendors

For oboe, flute, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. Saxophone, too! With featured saxophone ensemble, Caprice Quartet

Double Reed Day & Solo Competition At Bowling Green State University January 25th

posted Jan 3, 2014, 8:09 AM by Christa Garvey

FREE!! Blugold Double Reed Day at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire on Sunday, October 27th FREE!

posted Sep 23, 2013, 11:21 AM by Christa Garvey   [ updated Sep 23, 2013, 11:23 AM ]

Join OboeForEveryone for an Oboe Reed Making Boot Camp in Eau Claire, WI June 24th-28th!

posted Apr 30, 2013, 9:00 AM by Christa Garvey   [ updated May 27, 2013, 9:19 AM ]

OboeForEveryone is hosting a reed making boot camp June 24th-28th in Eau Claire, WI. Perfect for beginning oboe and English horn reed makers,  experienced reed makers wishing to refine their reed making skills,  or anyone wanting to join in with fun people to stockpile great reeds for the summer and fall. The reed making sessions will be from June 24-28th and consist 2,  2.5 hour sessions each day (one from 10-12:30 and another from 3-5:30). In between those times Dr. Christa Garvey be available to teach 30 min oboe lessons to anyone interested (3 lessons for each student over the course of the week). If there are enough reed makers,  we could have some ad-hoc duo, trio, or oboe ensemble sight-reading sessions for fun.  There will be ALL levels at the reed table,  from several beginners, high-school, college, and professional adults. The aim is to have a community of oboe lovers who simply want to improve their reeds and learn from each other in good company.

There will be no fees for the reed sessions,  just come as you can. However,  I will have quite a bit of gouged/shaped/folded cane available,  and I ask that anyone using the cane makes a small donation to help cover those costs.    contact:  Hope to see you there!

Free Masterclass with oboist Kathryn Greenbank at UW-Eau Claire on April 1st 2013

posted Mar 27, 2013, 9:23 AM by Christa Garvey

Here ye, hear ye!

All oboists in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin region take note!

 Kathryn Greenbank, the amazing principal oboist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will be giving a masterclass at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire on April 1st from 2-4 pm in Phillips Recital Hall. The public is welcome to attend this FREE event.  This is NOT an April Fool's Day joke!  Mark your calendars and email me: for more information.  If you've never heard Kathy Greenbank's exquisite playing,  listen to this on Youtube:

Double Reed Camp at Bowling Green State University June 16-21st

posted Mar 19, 2013, 8:37 AM by Christa Garvey

Double Reed Camp at BGSU this summer is from June 16-21st, and is open to all Junior High and High School oboists and bassoonists.  This year is going to be a TON of fun with reed making (students should bring tools if they have them, but this is not a requirement), bassoon and oboe chamber groups, lessons, and master classes.  Please share the attached flyer with anyone you know that may be interested!  More information about registration is on the website (click the "camp" tab):

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