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Oboe Institute

Key Information

U-M Faculty Director: Professor Nancy Ambrose King

July 6 - 19, 2014

Priority Deadline: February 14 (closed for 2014 applications)



Class offerings include:

  • Individual instruction addressing technical and musical skills
  • Reed making
  • Performance skills (with individual and group lessons)
  • Practice techniques, etudes, and repertoire
  • Master classes
  • Chamber music
  • Individual practice time
  • Preparation for college auditions
  • Theory/musicianship classes

Application Procedure

The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Audition Upload


Performance (Upload)

Submit a 3-5 minute long recorded audition of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment (for example, an etude or a piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival. The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills. You will be provided with an upload link following your online application submission.

Recommendation (Upload)

(Optional) You may have one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) assess your work in a letter of recommendation. In addition to your musical abilities, the letter may discuss your personal characteristics such as initiative, dependability, and your commitment to increasing your musical skills. To invite a recommender, submit your recommender's email address, when prompted, on the audition upload link. Once you submit your audition (by selecting Final Submit), the recommender will receive a notification and link to use for sending your confidential recommendation. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.

Admission Notification

Priority deadline for all application/audition materials is February 14, 2014. Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 28, 2014.   

Late applications may be accepted while space is available, however priority will be given to applications received by the priority deadline. Admission and notification after the priority deadline will be on a rolling basis.

Decisions will not be given by phone.


Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships


Please visit the Tuition, Fees and Scholarships page for more information.



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