“Music Educator’s Toolbox: Beginning and Supporting Oboists in Your Ensembles” by Oboist Rachel Messing

FSU Presents Lecture and Master Class by Artist-in-Residence, Oboist Rachel Messing

Professional oboist and educator Rachel Messing will be giving an educational music lecture and teaching an oboe master class as an artist-in-residence at Frostburg State University. Both programs are free and open to the public.

The lecture, “Music Educator’s Toolbox: Beginning and Supporting Oboists in Your Ensembles,” will be Wednesday, May 8, at 9 a.m. in room 216 of the Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. The next day, Thursday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m., she will present an oboe master class in Pealer Recital Hall.

Messing will also perform as a guest artist as part of the Wind Ensemble concert on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Messing plays oboe, English horn and bass oboe with the Phoenix Symphony, True Concord, Tucson Symphony, Arizona Philharmonic, Las Cruces Symphony, Prescott Pops Symphony, West Valley Symphony, and Tucson Pops Orchestra. She has also performed with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Allen (Texas) Philharmonic.

Some of her experiences in popular music includes performances with bands Hanson and Mannheim Steamroller and with singer Johnny Mathis. She was also a solo guest artist with the North East Orchestra of Tarrant County, Texas, in 2014 where she played the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto.

Messing is an adjunct oboe professor at Grand Canyon University and Mesa Community College. She has given performances and reed-making master classes at colleges across the country. In the past year, she has visited Sam Houston State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Arizona and Nonwestern State University.

For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109 or visit www.frostburg.edu/concerts.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:00am

Pealer Performing Arts Center, room 216

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FSU’s Department of Music

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Free and open to the public


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