Masterclass & Recital Featuring Mark Ostoich

Dr. Mark Ostoich

Dr. Mark Ostoich

The Western Illinois University School of Music Oboe Studio is very pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Ostoich will present a Masterclass and Recital on Sunday, March 27, 2011.  Both events are Free and open to the public. Both events will be held in the College of Fine Arts and Communication Recital Hall.  This program is partially funded with a grant from the Performing Arts Society.

The masterclass which will be held at 1:00 PM will inlcude WIU student oboists and the two winners of the WIU High School Oboe Contest.  Dr. Ostoich will be accompanied by Dr. Tammie Walker at the 7:30 PM recital.

Dr. Ostoich will also present a Reed Seminar from 4:00 to 5:00 the same day.  It is also free.

Mark Ostoich, Professor of Oboe at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music joined the faculty in 1996.  He performs extensively in solo, orchestral and chamber music settings and is active presenting recitals and master classes.  In connection with CCM, Ostoich has participated in the CCM-Spoleto Festival (Spoleto, Italy), Lucca Festival (in Lucca, Italy) and CCM’s Grandin Festival.

He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony (interim Associate Principal), Cleveland Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera (principal oboe), Louisiana Philharmonic, Memphis Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Columbus ProMusica, and the Dayton Philharmonic.

While at CCM, Dr. Ostoich also served as Visiting Professor at Ohio University and at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is also currently the featured artist-faculty of the Oboes at Oxford oboe camp in Gainesville, Georgia each summer and on the Faculty of the 2010 Advanced Double Reed Institute (ADRIT) in Dallas, Texas.

From 1986-1996, Dr. Ostoich was professor of oboe at Louisiana State University and principal oboist of the Baton Rouge Symphony.  From 1973-1986, he was principal oboist of the Jacksonville Symphony, taught at the University of Florida, and was artist-teacher of oboe at the Sewanee Summer Music Center and Taos Institute of Music.  He has served as coordinator of the MTNA Collegiate Artist and Chamber Music Competition.  Ostoich was co-host of the 1990 Conference of the International Double Reed Society, hosted the Elaine Douvas Oboe MasterConference, and hosted the Loree-CCM Oboe Festival in 2009.

Major influences in his career include John Mack and Joseph Robinson and his primary teacher for the BM, MM, and DMA degrees was Earnest Harrison at LSU.

For more information about Mark Ostoich at WIU.  Visit Professor Michael Ericson at

Mark Ostoich Masterclass & Recital

Mark Ostoich Masterclass & Recital

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