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Oboe Reed Master Steve Hammer Interview April 2020

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock YouTube I interviewed Oboe Reed Master, Steve Hammer in April 2020.  Watch the whole interview below. He talks about Bernoulli’s principle, his reed making philosophy, his favorite tools and what, in his opinion, the biggest reed making mistakes are that […]

RiG 2019-2020/4 January 2020: College and Careers

Reflecting in Gratitude Series 2019-2020/4 How did LSM impact you in college or in your career? Attending Lutheran Summer Music unburdened me from the college search. My path emerged clearly, and I enrolled at St. Olaf College, following those LSM teachers and professors, Steve Amundson (orchestra), A. Dwayne Wee (piano), Merilee Klemp (oboe) and others […]

RiG 2019-2020/5 February 2020: The Present Day

Reflecting in Gratitude 2019-2020/5 What impact does Lutheran Summer Music have on you today? What is so important to you that you would voluntarily drive hundreds of miles (uphill… both ways) in a snowstorm? Ask me this on any ordinary day and I will respond with a resounding NOTHING! As this new year dawned, one […]

Forget the reed

You know you have a good reed when you waste no mental or emotional energy on it. I am visited by a wave of inner worry as my colleague pulls out his reed box and opens it. I swallowed as I saw the 24 identical reeds wrapped in the same red thread, all lined up, […]

Reed Hibernation

I maintain the faith that every experience brings some sort of blessing. In this moment, my cheeks are hot and my ears have closed somehow with that narrow noisiness. It is my old fear of incompetence but I don’t recognize it yet. The blessing in this situation is yet hidden, completely illusive for me. I […]

Guinness Book of World Records

With a backdrop of breathtaking Andalusian flair, complete with Flamenco, Spanish hospitality and warm summer nights, the 2018 IDRS Convention took place in the shadow of the dramatic Alhambra palace in Granada Spain.

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