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HIDDEN VALLEY MUSIC SEMINARS
Carmel Valley, California
JULY 4 - JULY 10, 2010
Elaine Douvas has been principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera since 1977 and oboe instructor at The Juilliard School for twenty-five years. She has also served as principal oboe of the Aspen Festival Orchestra and oboe instructor for the Aspen School of Music since 1997. As a soloist, Ms. Douvas recently performed the Strauss Oboe Concerto with the MET Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, James Levine conducting, and as a guest artist at the Eastern Music Festival. Her 2003 solo CD, containing works of Ravel, Schumann, Howells, Dutilleux, Goosens, and Roslavets, is issued by Boston Records.
Devoted to teaching, Douvas' pupils hold important positions in a dozen major orchestras and university faculties. She was appointed Chairman of the Woodwind Department at Juilliard in 1997. She has been teaching intensive, one-week oboe classes for thirteen years in various locations, including Quebec, Interlochen, Cincinnati College Conservatory, and this summer adds the Hidden Valley Music Seminars. She has given master classes at Curtis, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Interlochen, the Manhattan and Eastman Schools of Music, and the New World Symphony. Her three albums of demonstration and written commentary for Music Minus One are used by teachers and students across the country.
A native of Port Huron, Michigan, Douvas trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music with John Mack and at the Interlochen Arts Academy. Her previous positions include principal oboe of the Atlanta Symphony under Robert Shaw and summers at the Grand Teton, Marlboro, Angel Fire, and Bravo!Colorado festivals. For many years, she has devoted her spare time to figure skating and is proud to have earned her Gold Medal for Adult "Moves in the Field."
MASTER CLASS SERIES
Passing the Legacy of Excellence
HIDDEN VALLEY INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS Nestled in glorious, scenic Carmel Valley ten miles from the internationally famous Monterey/Carmel area, Hidden Valley is an exciting arts training center providing you talents from around the world with performance and study opportunities of excellence. The charming, rustic 10-acre campus includes a residence hall, 300 seat theatre, fireside room, dance studio and numerous outdoor decks and patios.
Accommodations: Wright Hall is our 20 room, single story, on-campus residence hall. Rooms with private bath open to an outside covered walk. Meals served in dining room on-site.