Oboe Masterclass with Joseph Salvalaggio

Open to all at no cost

Time and Location

The oboe studio welcomes Joseph Salvalaggio to our studio class on March 12th for an oboe masterclass.  Students will perform pieces they are currently working on and Joseph will engage each of them in a thoughtful workshop.  An important part of our training as classical musicians is gathering information, knowledge, thoughts, and advice from many professional musicians. We welcome any oboist to join and listen and we encourage advanced High school students to request an opportunity to play as well.  We also welcome anyone just curious about what goes on for oboists as they hone their skill set.

“It wasn't until high school that I discovered classical music and until about the age of fifteen my greatest musical aspiration was to one day become a member of ABBA.”

Joseph Salvalaggio

Joseph held the position of Principal Oboe with the Memphis Symphony for 20 years and with Oregon's Britt Classical Festival Orchestra for 12 years. He has appeared with many of Canada’s top ensembles, performed numerous national recital broadcasts for CBC Radio, and has appeared at several conventions of the International Double Reed Society. Currently he serves as Oboe and Outreach Mentor for the Hot Springs Music Festival (Arkansas) and Teaching Artist for Toronto's Canadian Opera Company and the Rainbow District School Board (Sudbury, ON). As an educator, Joseph has held faculty positions at the University of Windsor, the Interprovincial Music Camp, and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.

Babu Press is Joseph’s online storefront that offers complete concert packages for chamber music ensembles designed specifically for young audiences. These shows are both fun to listen to and challenging to play. His "concert storybooks" incorporate the music of the great composers of orchestral and piano repertoire to provide a dramatic setting for storytelling.

Disability Accommodations

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found by contacting Western's Disability Access Center.

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