Date of Degree
DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts)
This essay explores current methods, procedures and philosophies surrounding oboe reed-making via a survey conducted in 2009 amongst college-level oboe professors. By relying on the results of the survey, it seeks to identify a unifying approach to American reed-making pedagogy by establishing common concerns and experiences of educators and presenting a snapshot of the development of oboe reed design in American universities and colleges with particular attention given to developments during the tenure of those surveyed ending with 2009.
Copyright 2010 Elizabeth Ann Young Rennick