John Dee is the Bill A. Nugent Endowed Professor of Music Performance and Professor of Oboe at the University of Illinois. He was Principal Oboe of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and Florida Grand Opera for over twenty years and also Oboe Professor at the University of Miami and the Harid Conservatory of Music. Prior to this, he was Principal Oboe of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. His teachers include June Wollwage and Gladys Elliot of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, Daniel Stolper at Interlochen, Robert Mayer, Michael Henoch and Ray Still of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Northwestern University, and John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Institute of Music.
The Midwest Oboe Collective, will perform a delightful collection of oboe, english horn and mixed double reed quartets. Members are: Pamela Ajango, Instructor of Oboe, Butler University; John Dee, Professor of Oboe, University of Illinois; Lisa Kozenko, Professor of Oboe, Ball State University; and Courtney Miller, Professor of Oboe, University of Iowa.