News & ReviewsIntroducing Music of the Americas guest artist: Kelley Tracz
April 3, 2016
Kelley Tracz is an oboist who is currently based in Austin, Texas, where she performs with local ensembles and teaches over 30 young oboists in the area. She is an active member of Cedar Park Winds and has recently performed with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra (TX), Quad City Symphony Orchestra (IA) and Southwest Minnesota Orchestra (MN). She was the winner of the Midwest Double Reed Society Young Artist Competition in 2011.
As a dedicated educator, Kelley has given masterclasses and served as a clinician to young oboists in Kansas, Minnesota and Texas. She was the oboe instructor at Camp Bernstein of Blue Lakes Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI for three seasons and has served as the oboe instructor for the Kansas State University Music Camp for the past seven seasons.
Kelley completed her Masters of Music degree at the University of Minnesota, where she was a Berneking Fellow, served as a rotating principal oboist of many of the top ensembles in the School of Music, and was a member of the school’s graduate woodwind quintet. There, she studied with Minnesota Orchestra Associate Principal Oboist John Snow. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at Kansas State University with Nora Lewis. Kelley is currently studying with Andrew Parker, the Principal Oboist of Quad City Symphony and Professor of Oboe at University of Texas-Austin.