Leslie Outland Michelic - Oboe
Leslie Outland Michelic, oboe instructor, began teaching at the Lawrence Academy of Music in 1987, where she has been graduating students into successful musical pursuits at prestigious colleges and beyond. Mrs. Michelic is also a Lecturer of Music at Lawrence University, teaching oboe for the Woodwind Techniques Course for Music Education Majors.
Mrs. Michelic received her education through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and briefly at Lawrence University. Her principal oboe teachers include Guy Dutra-Silviera, Paul Kramer, Howard Niblock, Ray Still and Martin Woltman. She also studied with Daniel Stolper and participated in the Master Classes of Richard Killmer, Allan Vogel and Richard Woodhams.
Mrs. Michelic has been an active musician in the area, currently playing second oboe and English horn with the Fox Valley Symphony. Previously she has served as principal oboist with the Green Bay Symphony and the Fox Valley Symphony and as English horn/second oboist with Oshkosh Symphony. Mrs. Michelic has collaborated in chamber music concerts with the faculty of Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She has performed in numerous “off-Broadway” productions at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in Green Bay. Mrs. Michelic has also been guest oboist with many local churches and choral ensembles. In her early career she served as Utility Oboe and English Horn with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs. Michelic has a passion to help young people explore the beautiful tone of the oboe and develop their own unique “musical voice” as they advance their skills.