to the Grand Valley State University Oboe Studio webpage, where you can learn
about music programs, current students and exciting double reed projects and
events at GVSU.
State University’s environment is rooted in a broad liberal education. The GVSU Music Department
specializes in undergraduate studies, offering degrees in Music Performance (B.M.), Music Education (B.M.E), and Bachelor of Arts (B.A).
also Minor in music, or choose to join university ensembles as Participants.
Outstandingly gifted students are encouraged to audition for Performance
Honors, earning hour private lessons with GVSU’s faculty.
A wide array of
music ensembles is available for students, including Symphonic
Wind Ensemble, Symphony
Orchestra, Concert Band, and Marching Band.
Students are also strongly encouraged to form Small Chamber Ensembles (woodwind
quintets, trios, etc.). In addition
to music scholarships, GVSU offers a variety of scholarships for
incoming students. For more information visit the Department
of Music and Dance webpage.
LESSONS, STUDIOS, REED MAKINGIn addition to
weekly lessons, all students meet for studio classes in the Sherman Van Solkema
Recital Hall on Tuesdays at 2pm, and for reed making classes at the GVSU Reed
Making Room on Thursdays at 2pm.
In the past we
had wonderful guest artists perform and present master classes on the GVSU
Dee, University of Illinois
Caplan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
• Andrea Fedele, St. Cloud State University
• Michele Fiala, Ohio
Giovannetti, Brigham Young University
• Scott Hostetler, Chicago Symphony
• Celeste Johnson,
Oklahoma State University
• Nancy Ambrose King,
University of Michigan
• Andrea Ridilla, Miami University
• Alison Robuck, Bradley University
Schuring, Arizona State University
• Robert Sorton, Ohio State University
Stolper, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp
• Kelly Vaneman, Converse College
• Allan Vogel,
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and California Institute of the Arts
OBOE STUDIO 2013-2014
• Ashley Garett (Minor – Sophomore) GENERAL ADMISSIONS AND MUSIC AUDITIONS
• Jana Zilova (B.M. – Sophomore)
• Richard Arndorfer (B.M.E. – Junior)
• Alissa Ford (B.M.E. – Junior)
• Julia Gjebic (B.A. – Junior)
• Kelsey Wilcox (B.M.E. – Senior)
• Alexandra (Ren) Renny (B.M. – Senior)
your audition, click HERE
To apply to Grand Valley State University, click HERE
considered for a music scholarship, it is recommended that students
audition by mid March at the latest. Students are encouraged to
schedule an oboe lesson with Dr. Vavrikova prior to their audition. In addition
they can visit one of the studio or reed making classes, sit in on an ensemble
rehearsal or music classes, and speak with students and faculty about GVSU’s
To schedule a lesson with Dr. Vavrikova, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (616) 331-2999.
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