Lorée Oboe Day

Saturday, April 6, 2019

(College Prelims: Friday, April 5, 12 noon - 6 pm)

Featuring Alain de Gourdon

Alain de Gourdon

President of F. Lorée - Paris, France

Masterclasses, Reedmaking and Double Reed Bonanza Ensemble! Spread the love of the oboe and make new friendships!Loree Logo

4 Levels of Competition:
  • College
    • Adjudicators:
      • Eric Ohlsson
      • Margaret Marco
      • Harvey Thurmer, professor of Violin and Alexander Technique, Miami University
  • High School
    • Adjudicators:
      • Bailey Sorton
      • Lisa Kozenko
  • Scale Bee: 8th/9th Grade AND 5th-7th grade!

Registration fee for Lorée Oboe Day is $25. An online registration form may be found below.
College age students should provide an additional $25 check to be refunded upon arrival.
Students must register and mail their check by March 26 for a T-shirt.

We will have a catered lunch, and parents of high school students will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Chris Tanner, Chair of the Miami University Department of Music, in an information session about the university and our music program.

Visitors to Miami's campus will need to obtain a parking pass. You may do so on the Miami Parking site.

Please contact Professor Andrea Ridilla with any questions at: ridillaj@miamioh.edu

Featured as Performers and Adjudicators

Andrea Ridilla

Andrea Ridilla

Miami University

Margaret Marco


University of Kansas

Bailey Sorton

Bailey Sorton

Kenyon College

Lisa Kozenko

Lisa Kozenko

Ball State University

Harvey Thurmer


Miami University


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Lorée Oboe Day Schedule

Saturday, April 6: Oboe Day: 9:00 - 5:30 pm

9:00 Exhibits (Open all morning and early afternoon)

9:00-11:30: Final Round, College Age Competition, Open to the Public

9:30-noon: High School Division Competition, Open to the Public

Reed Class, 9:00-10:00/10:45-11:30 

10-10:30 Exhibits

10:45-11:30 - "Scale Bee"

11:30 Presentation by Alain de Gourdon, President of F. Lorée - Paris

LUNCH 12:00 - 1:00 (Exhibits will be Open)

1:00-1:30 - Exhibits

1:40-2:30 - Eric Ohlsson Masterclass (with students of all ages)

2:45-4:00 - Presentation of Awards, Winner's & Faculty Concert

4:30-5:30 - Double Reed Wind Bonanza (Group Ensemble with Bassoons)

Lorée Oboe Day Competition

The Miami University Lorée Day Competition for Oboe and Bassoon aims to foster attention to the aesthetic, technical and expressive qualities of solo playing among college and high school students. Judging criteria will favor beauty of tone, lyricism and individual interpretation. It also aims to inspire young players to have fun learning the "fun"damentals of oboe playing through the memorization and performance of scales in a Scale Bee, imitating the traditional spelling bee.

College Level (to Age 24, except if in a degree program, then no age limit), Limit: 20 students. Repertoire listed below. Pianists provided.

  • 1st Prize: $500, offered by F. Lorée (afternoon performance)
  • 2nd Prize: $250 (afternoon performance)
  • 3rd Prize: $125 offered by Double or Nothing Reeds

High School: Grades 9-12, Marcello - Concerto for Oboe in D minor, mvt. 1 pianists provided.

  • 1st Prize: $500 (afternoon performance), offered by F. Lorée
  • 2nd Prize: $200 , Offered by Carlos Coelho Woodwinds
  • 3rd Prize: $125, offered by Bocal Majority and Operation O.B.O.E. Camps

Scale Bee:

  • 1st Prize: $125 in each category, offered by F. Lorée
  • 2nd Prize: Prize Reedmaking Surprise from ROM Reeds, Cincinnati
  • 3rd Prize: Prize Reedmaking Surprise!
    • Grades: 8 & 9 (All major scales to high D), Chromatic Scale—all memorized
    • Grades: 5,6,7 (Major scales: up to 4 flats or 4 sharps, memorized)

Criteria for judging: Tone, Intonation, Technique. And, Musicality & Artistry in College and High School levels.

Competition Schedule

Open to the public. All performances take place in Souers Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts

Friday afternoon prelims, April 5:

  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Sonate pour hautbois et piano, Op. 166
  • Gilles Silvestrini - Six Etudes - choice of one:
    • "Hôtel des Roches Noires à Trouville"
    • "Le Ballet Espagnole"

Saturday morning, April 6: (8 finalists) (20 minutes each)

  • Gilles Silvestrini - Six Etudes - choice of one:
    • Hôtel des Roches Noires à Trouville"
    • "Le Ballet Espagnole"
  • Isaac Albéniz (David Walter edition) - Suite Espagnole, Op. 47, "Sevilla" OR "Aragon Fantaisie"

Music available from https://www.trevcomusic.com/ (any edition)