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Susan Tomkiewicz

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, oboist and founding member of the Off Broadway Trio

Previous position(s): University of Nebraska Omaha, Adjunct Professor of Oboe, Music History, and Music Appreciation; Bowling Green State University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Oboe; 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; University of New Mexico, M.M. in Oboe Performance; University of New Hampshire, B.A. in Oboe Performance

Recordings: New CD to be released soon! Other recordings: Bells for Stokowski, Fandango, the PBS Texas Parks & Wildlife theme show music and Rebecca Henderson’s latest CD entitled ‘Gobo’.

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 University (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:  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); host of IDRS Conference in 2016

Instrument: Fox Sayen Model 880 Maple Oboe

Fun Facts: Susan is a registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 500 and is also certified in Yin Yoga. She teaches 3 Yoga for Performers classes at the Schwob School of Music in addition to the series, ‘Yoga at the Museum’ at the Columbus Museum. When she’s not practicing and making reeds, she loves spending time her husband, Bill, her dog, Porter and their gaggle of chickens! She and her husband are also amateur beekeepers.

About the Artist's Instrument

My maple Sayen oboe is super light and fun to play. It sounds great, has  wonderful projection, and a sound quality that I love!

Fox Artist Susan Tomkiewicz

Professor of Oboe, Columbus State University

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