Stacey Berk Receives School of Music 2010 Alumni Award


Stacey Berk, Associate Professor of Oboe and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been chosen as the School of Music 2010 Alumni Award recipient.  She will be honored and presented with the at the Wind Ensemble President’s Concert on May 1.  The School of Music is extremely proud of its very successful alums.  Stacey represents those alums very well.

Ms. Berk’s primary oboe teachers were Michael Ericson of Western Illinois University and Nancy Ambrose King. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, Stacey Berk taught at Grinnell College and Drake University. She performed as a member of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and the award-winning Polaris Wind Quintet. From 1995-99, Ms. Berk was a member of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, stationed in San Antonio, Texas. She performed as principal oboist and frequent soloist in the Concert Band and chamber ensembles. Currently, Ms. Berk performs as principal oboist with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and as the oboist with Trio Canna, the UWSP faculty reed trio.  She is director of the UWSP Oboe Studio.

She received her: M.M. in Oboe Performance and her M.M. in Composition in 1995 from the University of Illinois.  She received her B.A. in Music Education from Western Illinois University in 1993.

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