Oboe

Male oboe student performs with the concert orchestra in Corbett Auditorium

The study of oboe at CCM is strongly performance based. The cornerstone of all degree programs is private lessons with faculty, who serve as mentors for students and direct their individual musical, performing and teaching growth. 

The curriculum emphasizes the development of the well-rounded, holistic musician by providing a solid background in music history and theory as well as areas specific to each musical medium. Undergraduate students enjoy a close collaboration with the University of Cincinnati through a general education core that supplements their education with academic course work while graduate students specialize more precisely in their chosen field.

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Mark S. Ostoich

Professor of Oboe

513-556-9551

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Dwight R Parry

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oboe

513-556-3442

CCM's admissions process begins on August 1 (undergraduate) and September 1 (graduate) for entrance in the following year's fall semester. All application materials must be submitted on or before December 1 to be considered for specific scholarship awards. Visit the CCM Admissions website for additional application instructions.

Pre-screening and Audition Requirements

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 1 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements

  • Mozart Concerto - first movement Exposition
  • At least two contrasting sonata or concerto selections 
  • At least one etude of Barret or Ferling 
  • Three orchestral excerpts 

Audition

Audition Requirements

  • Mozart Concerto - first movement Exposition
  • At least two contrasting sonata or concerto selections 
  • At least one etude of Barret or Ferling 
  • Three orchestral excerpts 
  • The same material that was used for pre-screening may be used for the audition

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 1 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements

  • Selections which represent current performance capabilities from a variety of musical styles and periods 

Audition

Audition Requirements

  • Mozart Concerto - first movement exposition; third movement Rondo Theme, plus 
  • Three contrasting solo, sonata, or concerto selections 
  • Two contrasting etudes of Ferling or Barret 
  • At least three orchestral excerpts

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