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Susan Tomkiewicz

Susan Tomkiewicz

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Current position(s): Professor of Oboe at Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music; Acting English Horn and Assistant Principal Oboe of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Previous position(s): University of Nebraska Omaha, Adjunct Professor of Oboe, Music History, and Music Appreciation; Luther College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Oboe; Texas Lutheran University, Adjunct Professor of Oboe and Music Appreciation

Education: University of Texas at Austin, D.M.A. in Oboe Performance, graduated summa cum laude; University of New Mexico, M.M. in Oboe Performance, graduated magna cum laude; University of New Hampshire, B.A. in Oboe Performance

Recordings: Bells for Stokowski, Fandango, the PBS Texas Parks & Wildlife theme show music and Rebecca Henderson's latest CD entitled 'Gobo' and is in the process of completing the final few recordings before the release of her new CD

Solo appearances: Behold We Call them Blessed Those Who Have Endured, Sinfornia and Wienen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, by J.S. Bach with the University Singers and the Choral Union, Legacy Hall, Columbus State Unviersity (Nov. '17); Concerto a 7 in G Major, by Johann David Heinichen on the American Guild of Organists’ Concert, with the Baroque Consortium, Legacy Hall, Columbus State University (Sept. '17); Entrance to the Queen of Sheba for 2 Oboes and Orchestra, with The Baroque Consortium, Studio Theatre, Columbus State University (Sept. '16)

Notable performances/accomplishments: Upcoming - world premiere of Alyssa Morris's Chrysalis, rescored for English horn and small chamber orchestra in Columbus, GA (Nov. '21); Legacy Concerto by Oscar Navarro with the Schwob Wind Ensemble of Columbus State University in Columbus, GA (April '22); hosted IDRS Conference in 2016

Fox Instrument: Fox Sayen (Model 880) Maple Oboe

Fun Facts: Susan is a registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200 and is also certified in Yin Yoga. She is currently working on a 300 certification. When she's not practicing and making reeds, she loves spending time her husband, Bill, and her dog, Porter. She and her husband are amateur beekeepers.

For more information on Susan Tomkiewicz, visit her website here.