The Oboe Studio at Lawrence University fosters a collaborative and supportive learning environment within the unique setting of a nationally recognized conservatory of music and liberal arts college. This combination provides students the opportunity to dive deeply into the breadth and rigor of a liberal arts education in both their musical studies and non-musical studies. This vibrant learning community allows oboists to thrive and pursue multiple passions—from degrees in music performance, music education, composition or theory as a bachelor of music, or music as a liberal arts major and a wide variety of science, social science, math, and humanities majors in the College as a Bachelor of Arts student. Many students combine multiple interests through a varied course of study, minors, double majors, and the double-degree program.
Here at Lawrence, oboe study is individually tailored to support the goals, interests, and passions of each student. There are opportunities for all oboists, regardless of major, to play in large ensembles, take lessons, perform chamber music, participate in a weekly oboe studio class, and use the “Double Reed Workshop,” a room that offers reed-making equipment and a shared workspace. Lawrence is a truly special place!
A note from Prof. Lewis:
As a graduate of Lawrence’s double-degree program, with degrees in music performance and philosophy, I truly appreciate the transformational quality of a Lawrence education. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to my alma mater as the new oboe professor, to share my experience, and to support the learning of all students. In addition to my passion for teaching, I enjoy a varied performance career. Please check out my website if you’re interested in learning more about me, or to hear some recordings from live performances.