Summer Oboe Workshop

Robert Morgan, Michael Henoch, and Scott Hostetler

  • MUS_WKSP 333 Performance Workshop, Three-Day 0 credit
  • Three Days, Evanston Campus, June 29–July 1, 2018
  • FSaSu, 9:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Location: Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, McClintock Choral and Recital Room
  • Participant Tuition: $390; Full Program Auditor: $250; Per Day Auditor: $90

This intensive three-day program is designed to create a more comprehensive knowledge of the most important aspects of oboe playing and reed making. Students will participate in master classes and some private instruction. The three-day workshop will culminate in a faculty concert. Oboe Workshop faculty will include Robert Morgan, Michael Henoch and Scott Hostetler, all members of the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music oboe faculty.

Robert MorganRobert Morgan is solo English horn and assistant principal oboe for the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and a founding member of Rembrandt Chamber Musicians. He has performed with the Guarnieri Quartet and with such noted conductors as Carlo Maria Guilini, Erich Leinsdorf, Sir Georg Solti, Zubin Mehta and Sir Mark Elder.  An avid supporter of new music, he has commissioned and performed works by David Schrader, Howard Levy, Sebastian Huydts, Jon Polifrone and Ilya Hurnik.

Michael Henoch

Michael Henoch is assistant principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he has been member since 1972.  Artistic co-director and oboist with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, he has also performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and the Peninsula Music Festival. Henoch has served as a soloist under such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Sir Georg Solti, David Zinman, Alexander Schneider, and has collaborated with Pierre Boulez, Christoph Eschenbach, Claude Frank, Garrick Ohlsson, Arlene Auger, and Maxim Vengerov. 

Scott HostetlerScott Hostetler is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  He was formerly the principal oboist and artist in residence of the Kalamazoo (MI) Symphony Orchestra.  Hostetler has also performed with the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Florida Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra during its 1999 European tour. At age 16, he was heard in the Mozart Quartet for Oboe and Strings with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Guest Clinicians

Mark Chudnow: Master Repairman
Thomas Blodgett: Knife Sharpening
John Henes: Alexander Technique
Keith Underwood: Master Woodwind Professor

Audition requirements

None for college-age students enrolled in a Music program. High School students need to submit a digital audio recording of 2-3 minutes duration of a selection of their choice from the standard classical oboe literature.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the Summer Application. Upon creating a file in the Application, applicants should select “Summer Session” as their application type, and then select the workshop to which you are applying. This will ensure that your file is distributed to the correct reviewers. No separate application form is necessary--do not submit an application to Northwestern University via the Common Application or Graduate Music Online Application. Applicants will be asked to upload a detailed resume as well as all audition requirements for the performance offerings. NOTE: No paper applications will be accepted. Do not mail recordings to the Bienen School of Music or to faculty, as these will not be reviewed or returned.

The deadline for participant applications is April 16, 2018. Space is limited to a maximum of 18 participants so early registration is advised. Auditors are encouraged. The deadline for accepted participant registration with full tuition due is June 1, 2018.

For more information contact the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 847-491-3141 or