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Dr. David Oyen

Bassoon

Biography

Dr. David Oyen is Professor of Bassoon and Music Theory at Morehead State University. He holds a B.M. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an Orchestral Music Diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe, Germany; and the M.M and D.M.A degrees in Bassoon Performance from The Ohio State University. He studied bassoon with Robert Wisneskey, Gary Echols, Günter Pfitzenmaier, Stephan Krings and Christopher Weait. Prior to joining the MSU faculty, he was principal bassoonist of the Springfield (OH) Symphony Orchestra and hasv performed with the Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra, Opera/Columbus, the Roanoke Symphony, Keith Brion's New Sousa Band and OBOHIO.

As an MSU faculty member, he has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic, the West Virginia Symphony, the Kentucky Center Chamber Players, the Movére Wind Quintet, the Seneca
Chamber Orchestra and the Baird Winds. Dr. Oyen has also performed at many International Double Reed Society Conferences.

As a board member of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association (KMTA) Dr. Oyen has served as Local Conference Host, Elementary Competitions Coordinator, State President and is currently Historian of that organization. He is the bassoonist with the Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano trio Trifecta! with whom he recorded a CD, Cumulus Accumulation, released in 2014. He has toured and performed extensively with this ensemble. In addition to his teaching duties at Morehead State, Dr. Oyen has served on the faculty of Lutheran Summer Music since 1997 and has taught at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.