Lone Star Oboe Camp
June 24-28, 2019
Lone Star Oboe Camp is held at Argyle Middle School in Argyle, TX, and is for oboe players entering 7th-9th grades. Tuition is $150 and includes access to the camp the the camp T-shirt. Click HERE for more details.
Dr. Laura Shouha has been an active performer and pedagogue in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex for over 20 years. As an experienced teacher she currently maintains a busy studio of middle and high school students from all over the DFW metroplex including, but not limited to Lewisville and Northwest ISD’s. She has worked with many of the finest band directors and band programs in the state of Texas. Prior to her current studio, Dr. Shouha taught at Texas A&M-Commerce, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the University of North Texas (UNT).
Dr. Shouha earned her Doctor of Musical Arts at UNT where she was voted the “Most Outstanding Woodwind Student” by the woodwind faculty. She has also attended The College of Wooster (B.M.) and Cleveland State University (M.M.). Her major teachers have been David McGuire and Dr. Charles Veazey.
During her time at UNT she performed as principal oboe on several recordings for the Klavier Wind Project and GIA WindWorks “Teaching Music through Performance in Band” series with the UNT Wind Symphony under the baton of renowned conductor Eugene Corporon.
Freelancing and performing with many different orchestras in her career, Dr. Shouha played for 20 years as principal oboe with the Irving, Garland, Las Colinas, and Arlington symphonies. Other professional symphonies where she has played oboe and/or English horn are: Ft. Worth, Plano, East Texas, Allen, Abilene and Shreveport. She has been a featured soloist with the Garland/ Las Colinas/Arlington Symphonies on J.S. Bach’s Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060R, and as an alumna soloist with the Wooster Symphony Orchestra in Aaron Copeland’s Quiet City on English horn. As a guest recitalist Dr. Shouha has performed at the University of Northern Colorado and The College of Wooster.
Dr. Shouha is extremely excited to join the faculty of the successful Lone Star Music Camps. She looks forward to working with any middle school student who is hopeful to improve their playing, learn new ideas, make new friends and have fun doing it!
With a passionate interest in chamber music, oboist Kathryn Haun has participated in the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in New York, New York, Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in British Columbia, Canada, and the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy. During these festivals, Kathryn performed pieces in a variety of chamber ensembles. These include performances of “A Klezmer Wedding” for double reed quartet by Mike Curtis, Lalo Schifrin’s “La Nouvelle Orleans” for woodwind quintet, and Benjamin Britten’s “Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings.”
As a founding member of the woodwind quintet, WindWorks, Kathryn seeks to perform classical music in non-traditional venues and to audiences who are not often exposed to live classical music. Committed to community outreach, Kathryn has given oboe demonstrations and lectures to K-12 audiences in local public schools. Most recently, Kathryn gave a lecture on oboe technique and composing for the oboe to composition students at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition to chamber ensembles, Kathryn also enjoys performing with larger ensembles, including the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, North Texas Wind Symphony, and the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Orchestra.
As an advocate for music education, Kathryn is committed to providing quality instruction to young oboists. She currently maintains a private lesson studio and regularly gives master classes to oboe students throughout North Texas. Kathryn received a Master’s degree at the University of North Texas, where she also received her Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance. Her primary teachers include James Ryon, Doris DeLoach, and Ceci Lagarenne. When she is not making reeds or attending rehearsals, Kathryn enjoys hiking with the Gila Valley Hiking Club and traveling to places she has never been.