Summer Oboe Workshop

Apply to the Summer Oboe Workshop via the Summer Application

Robert Morgan, Michael Henoch, and Scott Hostetler

  • MUS_WKSP 333 Performance Workshop, Three-Day 0 credit
  • Three Days, Evanston Campus, July 14–July 16, 2017
  • FSaSu, 9:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Location: Ryan Center for the Musical Arts
  • 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 in his 6th year as the lead faculty sponsor of the Oboe Workshop. He is solo English horn and assistant principal oboe for the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. He is also principal oboist for the Music of the Baroque and founding member of the Rembrandt Chamber Players. Robert is a frequent soloist with numerous area orchestras and musical organizations and has performed at the White House with Music the Baroque and with members of the Guarnieri Quartet.

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
Keith Underwood: Master Woodwind Guru
John Henes: Alexander Technique
Mark Chudnow: Oboe Repair
Tom Blodgett: Knife Sharpening

Oboe Chicago: New and used oboes
Mark Chudnow: Oboe sales, repairs and supplies
Jende Knives: sharpening, knives and supplies

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. The application deadline is May 1, 2017. Payments must be received no later than June 1, 2017.

Do not mail recordings to the Bienen School of Music or to faculty, as these will not be reviewed or returned.

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