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Advanced Oboe Intensive

Why Take Advanced Oboe Intensive

This week-long summer oboe program brings together talented young oboists from all over the world. Together, you will develop your musicality, tone, and confidence as both people and performers. Our faculty will help you develop a deeper understanding of oboe repertoire through lessons and multiple performance opportunities.

What You'll Learn

This will be one of the largest gatherings of high school oboists that you'll experience. You will spend your week immersed in concentrated study, workshops, and master classes—which will prepare you to study at the collegiate level and beyond. Our curriculum includes:

  • Master classes
  • Workshops
  • Repertoire (sonata, concerto, etc.)
  • Orchestral excerpts
  • Études
  • Reed making and adjustment
  • Practice technique
  • Faculty performances
  • Small ensemble
  • Performance opportunities

Join us for a summer art program you'll never forget!

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
1 week
Program Dates
  • June 15, 2024 to June 21, 2024
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Accepting applications

Program Specialties

  • Master Classes
  • Collaborative Piano Accompaniment 
  • Oboe Ensembles. Auditions are held at the beginning of the week for placement.

Meet the Faculty

This program will give you the opportunity to work with world-renowned oboe performers and educators. As members of prestigious ensembles, conservatories, and higher-education institutions our faculty bring real-world experience to lessons, rehearsals, and performance. 

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Dane Philipsen

Dane Philipsen, D.M.A.

Instructor of Oboe

Recent Guest Artists

  • Nathan Hughes Principal Oboe at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Elizabeth Tiscione, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Kennesaw State University

Program Highlights

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty of distinguished professional musicians and instructors are active participants in the music world. They are eager to share their knowledge and help you succeed. 

The Music Center

Our state-of-the-art music facility has two 3,500 square-foot rehearsal halls, two recording studios—which allow for rehearsal and performance recordings in multiple venues on campus—multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.

Additional Opportunities

Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based program are invited to also apply to the high school Orchestra & Wind Ensemble program, which begins immediately following this one-week intensive.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a six music programs for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.