The only oboe/bass duo in the world, OboeBass!, has been called “pioneers” by Minnesota Public Radio for effectively creating a new genre. OboeBass! is a recipient this year of a Classical Commissioning grant from Chamber Music America for a piece to be written by Valerie Coleman. Other recognitions and grants have been awarded to OboeBass! by the American Composers Forum, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and The Minnesota State Arts Board. Rolf and Carrie also create and present music educational programs for all ages. They visit elementary schools currently through The Minnesota Orchestra’s YPSCA organization, and have visited schools through the outreach programs of The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Public Radio and the Duluth Superior Symphony. They also have been awarded grants to present their widely popular Adult Music Education Series to many senior residences in Minnesota.