Masterclass - Nathan Hughes, Principal Oboe Metropolitan Opera

On Thursday evening August 22nd, we will be hosting a masterclass with Nathan Hughes - Principal oboist with the Metropolitan Opera and Oboe Instructor at The Juilliard School. The class will take place at 7 pm here at Midwest Musical Imports in our Recital Hall. This event will be free and open to the public for all to attend. No reservations are required, but space will be limited so plan to arrive early.

We are currently accepting participant applications for oboists both locally and nationally. This class is intended for students at the high school and collegiate levels however, talented students of any age will be considered. All applications will be reviewed by Mr. Hughes, and he will be making the final selections. The application window is now open and will close on July 15th.  Please review the following requirements -

  1. Application - Please follow the link to submit the application
  2. Letter of Recommendation - Brief letter of recommendation, emailed directly from your current private instructor to
  3. Recording -

A brief recording representing two contrasting styles of performance, lyrical and technical passages. We are looking for a brief representation of your playing. These recordings can be solo (unaccompanied), chamber music, recital, or ensemble. Mr. Hughes would like to hear all applicants as part of the selection process. While the quality of the recording is important, please keep in mind that this should be just enough of a sample that we are able to hear you.

All recordings and letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Recording submissions can be done either by emailing audio/video files directly to Jeff or through YouTube, DropBox, or Google Drive. Please supply any links or password access when submitting your recordings.


All applications and components will be reviewed and selected by Mr. Hughes. We will be notifying selected candidates either by phone or email by August 1st, 2019. We will also be selecting a short wait list of applicants in the event selected participants are either unavailable or decline to attend. If you are applying from outside the state of Minnesota, travel reimbursement and lodging will be available to the selected participant.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the masterclass itself, please do not hesitate to contact Jeff either via email -, or phone - 800.926.5587.

We are looking forward to an amazing evening with Nathan Hughes, we hope you'll be able to attend!


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