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Art of Performing Academy workshop to begin July 5 with oboist Colin Maier
Friday, March 13, 2015

Art of Performing Academy workshop to begin July 5 with oboist Colin Maier

Oboist Colin Maier

Classical musicians are invited to a week-long intensive workshop designed to explore the art of performing with oboist Colin Maier.

The workshop will run from Sunday, July 5 to Saturday, July 11. Additional academy faculty include Fredonia oboist Dr. Sarah Hamilton and Dr. James Ivey of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to sharpen their stage presence, explore entrepreneurship models in music, engage in chamber music, individual practice, busking trips to Buffalo and more.

"I am so excited to be helping put together this unique academy which brings together music and theatre professionals to explore the essence of performance," commented Dr. Hamilton. "This week is about discovering and encouraging one's own personality to engage more fully with your audience as a performer, something classical musicians traditionally have not spent a lot of time talking about."

The workshop is open to all musicians, college age through professional, including current music teachers. Exceptional high school students may apply and be accepted on a space available basis.

The registration deadline is April 1. For further details on the application process, visit

The Art of Performing Academy incorporates improvisation, spontaneous group arranging, busking and theatre workshops to inspire participants to cultivate a sense of adventure in their art.

Mr. Maier graduated from the University of Calgary in 1997 with a degree in oboe performance and is currently the oboist for the internationally renowned and critically acclaimed ensemble “Quartetto Gelato,” playing 50-70 international concerts a year. During that time he has been heard on national radio broadcasts, seen on the BRAVO network and received the 2010 INDIE award for best classical ensemble. He has also played with orchestras such as the Calgary Philharmonic and the National Ballet Orchestra.

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