James Ryon is currently Professor of Oboe at the University of North Texas and Principal Oboist with the Baton Rouge Symphony. He holds a Bachelors of Music and Master of Music from the Juilliard School and a degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University. He has also served as Principal Oboist with the Caracas Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, and the Akron Symphony. His wide-ranging musical experience includes tours and concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Opera, the Cleveland Ballet, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ohio Ballet, the Canton Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Las Colinas Symphony, the Bach Aria Group and the British rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer. He taught for 8 years at Louisiana State University and for 19 years at the University of Akron, where he was a member of the Solaris Quintet. His CDs are available on Jeanne Digital and Capstone Records. For further information visit http://ryon.music.unt.edu.
Each of the five participants will prepare one work from the list of eight below. They will perform and be coached in the class on excerpts that represent some of the most challenging technical and stylistic aspects of these works. Mozart Oboe Quartet, Mozart Serenade in C Minor, Loeffler Deux Rhapsodies, Ibert Trios Pieces Breves, […]