School of Arts & Communication: Music
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Fred Korman, oboe instructor at Oregon State University, had a long career as principal oboist with the Oregon Symphony and is the current principal oboist with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra. He has received critical praise as a frequent soloist throughout the region. Before beginning his tenure with the Oregon Symphony, Korman held positions with the New Orleans and Hartford Symphony Orchestras. He has recorded with the Oregon Symphony and appears on both classical and jazz labels independently, including Delos, Opus One, Koch, and a premiere recording of the Wind Quartet by Gieseking on the Centaur lable.
Korman has participated as principal oboist in music festivals including Tanglewood, Chamber Music Northwest, Peter Britt, Centrum, Shenandoah Valley, Festival of the Amalfi Coast (Italy), and the Saint Barthelemy Music Festival (French West Indies).
Aside from performing, Korman enjoys a successful teaching career, having held positions at the Hartt College of Music, Loyola University, University of New Orleans, Lewis and Clark College and Portland State University. He has twice been a guest artist in the Northwest Oboe Seminar. In July 2012, Korman will participate as oboist and Psychology of Performance instructor at the Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps.