Oboeists onstage in Sursa Hall
Start: December 3, 2023 12 p.m.
End: December 3, 2023 8 p.m.
Location: Hahn Recital Hall
Contact Details
Lisa Kozenko


Join the community of the Ball State Oboe Studio at our annual Oboe Marathon, directed by Dr. Lisa Kozenko, a key event for oboe students, professionals, and amateur enthusiasts. This year, we're featuring Matt Sullivan, known for his significant contributions at institutions like NYU and Princeton. Participants can look forward to detailed master classes led by Matt, aiming to refine techniques and improve performance standards. The event will also include a diverse range of oboe performances, showcasing the instrument's range and versatility. Additionally, there will be an immersive, hands-on reed-making workshop with the BSU Oboe Studio, giving insights into the crafting process and providing feedback to all participants. Designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of the oboe, the marathon combines instruction, performance, and fun.
Bring your oboe! Prepare a piece! Free and Open to the Public! All Levels Welcome! Register today!

Tentative Schedule

Warm Up & Play Together! with Dr. Kozenko & the BSU Oboe Studio 12:00 –12:45pm
Oboe Master Class I with Matt Sullivan 12:45 – 3:00 pm
Break 3:00 – 3:15 pm
Workshop: Deepen Your Musical Insights with Visual & Creative Arts 3:15 – 3:45 pm
Oboe Master Class II with Matt Sullivan 3:45 – 5:15 pm
Oboe & Electro/Acoustic Performance and Q&A with Matt Sullivan 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Roundtable: Choosing Repertoire to Reflect Your Personal Identity 5:45 – 6:30 pm
Oboe Reed Making & Critique with The BSU Oboe Studio 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Guest Artist: Matt Sullivan

MATT SULLIVAN has performed extensively on four continents and is recognized internationally as a virtuoso performer and master teacher, as well as an important advocate for the modern oboe.Oboist Matt Sullivan The New York Times has praised his "gorgeously lyrical playing" and the New Yorker has called his inventive programming the "cutting edge". As composer, his innovative works created for oboe, English horn and digital horn, along with his solo and chamber music performances and compact discs, have been featured locally on WNYC. WQXR and WBAI, and nationally on National Public Radio and Voice of America. Matt Sullivan began his professional career at the age of 17 with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and served at principal oboist with the Miami Philharmonic at the at of 21. Soon after coming to NYC in 1978, he joined Musicians Accord, the Richardson Chamber Players (Princeton University), Queens Symphony Orchestra, First Avenue, and Quintet of the Americas. Sullivan’s solo performances include concerts ranging from Cindy Lauper at Carnegie Hall to films including Miller’s Crossing. Concert venues include Carnegie Hall, The Library of Congress, the Palladium, Roulette, The Kitchen, CBGBs and numerous other uptown and downtown locations. He has served on the faculties of Long Island University C. W. Post, the Manhattan School of Music Prep Division and Rutgers University. Currently, Sullivan is a Symphony Space All Star, a member of Quintet of the Americas (33rd season) and is a member of the Faculty of both the Long Island Post Chamber Music Festival and the Chamber Music Northeast Composer’s Conference at Bennington College, Vermont. Matt Sullivan serves as Director Double Reed Studies at NYU Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, and he teaches at Princeton University where he has served as a Visiting Associate Professor. Matt Sullivan is a Performing Artist for Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments and plays exclusively on Buffet Oboes.