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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Robert R. Atherholt
Professor
Professor of Oboe
 
e-mail:oboerob@rice.edu
 
  • B. Mus. (1976) Julliard School of Music
  • M.Mus. (1977) Julliard School of Music
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Shepherd School of Music
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    Research Areas
     Oboe performance Oboe reed-making
     
    Teaching Areas
     oboe and English horn performance
    chamber music
    orchestral repertoire
     
    Selected Publications
     Recordings
     

    Bartok, Stravinsky "The Wooden Prince La Baiser de la fee." 

     
     performed as principal oboist
     
    Creative Works
     Performances - Bartok, Duke Bluebeards Castle, Opus 11
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (January 15, 16, 17 2005)
     
     Performances - Beethoven, Symphony No. 5
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (September 15, 16, 17, 18 2005)
     
     Performances - Bizet, Symphony No.1 in C major
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (May14,15,16 2005)
     
     Performances - Bruckner, Symphony No. 3 in D minor
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (March 5, 6, 7 2005)
     
     Performances - Bruckner, Symphony No. 7
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (November 18, 19, 20 2005)
     
     Performances - Copland, Appalachian Spring
     Houston Symphony Chamber Orchestra Concert, David Alan Miller, Zilka Hall, Houston (April 28,29 2005)
     
     Performances - Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoonof a Faun
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (September 10, 2005)
     
     Performances - Discover Concert Series
     Houston Symphony Children's Concerts, Members of the Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston (October 2005)
     
     Performances - Dvorak, New World Symphony
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (January 22, 23, 24 2005)
     
     Performances - Handel, Messiah
     Houston Symphony Concert, Christopher Seaman, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (December 16, 17, 18 2005)
     
     Performances - Haydn, Symphony No. 47 in G Major R. Strauss, Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Opus 59
     Houston Symphony Concert, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (April 2, 3, 4 2005)
     
     Performances - Kvandal, Quintet for Winds
     Shepherd School Faculty Performance, Shepherd School Woodwind Quintet, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University (October 22, 2005)
     
     Performances - Miller Outdoor Concerts various composers and compositions
     annual Houston Symphony parks concerts, Houston Symphony members, Miller Theater, Houston (June 17,18,24,25 and July 4 2005)
     
     Performances - Mozart, Concerto for Oboe in C major, K. 314
     Solo performance with the Houston Symphony, Robert Atherholt, oboe Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (November 3, 5, 6 2005)
     
     Performances - Mozart, Idomeneo
     Houston Grand Opera, Patrick Summers, conductor, Wortham Center, Houston (8 performances in February, 2005)
     
     Performances - Plog, Three Sketches
     Faculty Chamber Music Concert, Robert Atherholt, oboe William Ver Meulen, horn Timothy Hester, piano, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston (March 23, 2005)
     
     Performances - Pops Presentation
     Houston Symphony Pops Concert, Paquito D'Rivera, Jones Hall, Houston (March 10, 2005)
     
     Performances - Poulenc, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
     Oberlin College Chmaber Music, Robert Atherholt, oboe Benjamin Atherholt, bassoon James Hausmann, piano, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (March 20 2005)
     
     Performances - Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky, Opus 78
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (May 7,8,92005)
     
     Performances - Prokofiev, Classical Symphony Danielpour, First Light Beethoven, symphony No.1 in C major, Opus 21
     Houston Symphony Chamber Orchestra Concert, Michael Stern, conductor, Zilka Hall, Houston (February 24, 25 2005)
     
     Performances - Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Opus 100
     Houston Symphony Concert, Eri Klas, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (October 6, 8, 9 2005)
     
     Performances - Rossini, Overture to William Tell Mozart, Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
     Houston Symphony Concert, Stephane Deneve, Jones Hall, Houston (October 28, 29, 30 2005)
     
     Performances - Schubert, Symphony No. 9 in c major, The Great
     Houston Symphony Concert, Roberto Abbado, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (April 23,24,25 2005)
     
     Performances - Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Opus 93
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (March 12, 13, 14 2005)
     
     Performances - Shostakovich, Symphony No. 15 in B major, OPus 141
     Houston Symphony Concert, Claus Peter Flor, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (April 16.17,18 2005)
     
     Performances - Sounds Like Fun
     annual Houston Symphony children's concert series, Houston Symphony members, 16 different venues, Houston Metropolitan Area (June 1 through June 29 2005)
     
     Performances - Stravinsky, Scherzo a la russe Stravinsky, Danses concertantes for Chamber Orchestra
     Houston Symphony Concert, Roberto Abbado, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (December 1, 3, 4 2005)
     
     Performances - Stravinsky, The Firebird, (original 1910 version)
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (May 21,22,23 2005)
     
     Performances - Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
     Houston Symphony Concert, Hans Graf, conductor, Jones Hall, Houston (September 21, 2005)
     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    "American Symphony Orchestra League Conductor's Workshop." Houston Symphony, Houston. (May 23 2005)

     
     Other
     

    Performed a recital and conducted two master classes at the University of Georgia Doubvle Reed Day

     
     

    "SYZEGY/SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT - performed the Bernard Rands Concertino with an all student ensemble of Shepherd School students.  Mr. Rands coached and attended the event.." (February 7, 2014)

     
     

    Performed as Principal oboist with the San Antonio Symphony

     
     

    Performed as guest Principal oboe with the San Antonio Symphony

     
     

    Performed a recital and presented two master classes for oboe students from the University of Maryland School of Music.

     
     

    Performed as English horn soloist in Houston Grand Opera's Tristan and Isolde

     
     

    Produced and performed the fifth concert of the Shepherd School Sinfonia

     
     

    Produced and performed the fourth concert of the Shepherd School Sinfonia

     
     

    "Concerts with the St Paul Chamber Orcestra." (February 10, 11, and 12)

     
     

    "Concerts with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra." (April 27, 28, and 29)

     
     

    "Concerts with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra." (May 11,12 and 13)

     
     

    "Faculty recital with Benjamin Kamins, Brian Connelly and Richie Hawley." (September 12, 2012)

     
     

    "produced and performed in the second Shepherd School Sinfonietta concert." (March 31, 2012)

     
     

    "produced and performed in the third Shepherd School Sinfonietta." (September 29, 2012)

     
     

    Performer.  "Concert Tour." Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York, N.Y.. (May 18 through June 15, 2003)

     
     

    Performer and Clinician.  "Double Reed Day." Geogia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. (November 9 and 10, 2003)

     
     

    Performer.  "Faculty Chamber Music Concert." The Shepherd School, Houston, TX. (November 21, 2003)

     
     

    Performer.  "Faculty Concert." The Shepherd School, Houston, TX. (January 27, 2003)

     
     

    Performer.  "Festival Participant." Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico. (July and August 2003)

     
     

    "Festival residency." Santa Fe Opera Company, Santa Fe, New Mexico. (June 16 through August 25 2003)

     
     

    "Houston Symphony Concerts." Houston Symphony, Houston, TX. (January 1 through May 15)

     
     

    Performer.  "Houston Symphony Orchestra." Houston Symphony, Houston, TX. (November 29, 30 and December 1, 2003)

     
     

    Coaching and Teaching.  "New World Symphony." New World Symphony, Miami, Florida. (December 14 through December 16, 2003)

     
     

    Performer.  "Recording." Matthew Fields, Houston, TX. (September 7 through September 9 2003)

     
     

    Performer.  "Shepherd Society Concert." The Shepherd Society, Houston, TX. (September 28)

     
     

    Performer.  "Soloist / Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra." Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra, Houston, TX. (November 2, 2003)

     
    Residencies & Summer Festivals
     Residency
     International Double Reed Society. Performed an clinic a the International Double Reed Society, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. (July 8 and 9)
     National Orchestral Institute. (June 2013)
     National Orchestral Institute. A symphony orchestra festival with participants chosen from all major music schools, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland. (June 19 through 22)
    Coached and presented Master Classes

     New World Symphony. Served on the faculty of The New World Symphony, Miami, Florida. (September 5 - 8)
     New World Symphony. Presented Master Classes Private Lessons Chamber Music Coaching, Miami, Florida. (April 6 through 10 2005)
     Teaching Residency. Lessons and master classes for Oberlin students, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. (February 25 - 27)
     Texas Music Festival. Served on the faculty of the Texas Music Festival, University of Houston. (June 3 - 17)
     University of Memphis Double Reed Festival. Festival for oboists and bassoonists consisting of three days of related activities, Memphis, Tennessee. (November 11-13 2005)
    coached ensembles, conducted master classes, performed recital

     Summer Festival
     Aspen Music Festival. Performed and taught, Aspen, Colorado. (August)
     Aspen Music Festival. Performer and faculty member, Aspen Colorado. (August 2013)
     Grand Teton Music Festival. Performer, Jackson,Wyoming. (July 2013)
     Grand Teton Music Festival. Performed 12 concerts with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (July and August 2012)
     Grand Teton Summer Music Festival. Orchestra Festival. personnel from a variety of Major Orchestras. Perform 2 concerts a week for an 8 week period., Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (August 16 - 28 2005)
    performed as Principal Oboist

     Principal oboist. Performed as Principal oboist with the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (July 1 through July 26)
     Sun Valley summer Music Festival. Orchestra Festival. Personnel from a variety of Major American Orchestras. Prepare and perform 10 concert programs during a 2 week period., Sun Valley, Idaho. (July 31 through August 15)
    performed as Principal Oboist

     Texas Music Festival. (June 2013)
    Juries
     Master Class
     Clinic. Gave a clinic for the Houston Youth Symphony, St Cecelia Church. (March 2012)
     English horn master class. Hosted a master class presentation by Robert Walters, English horn, The Cleveland Orchestra, Hirsh. (2/19, 20)
     Oberlin. Taught an oboe master class at Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio. (April 15, 2012)
     Oberlin. Taught an oboe master class at Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio. (March 12)
     Oboe Master Class. Hosted a master class by Steven Taylor, Professor of oboe, Yale University, Hirsch. (January 18, 2012)
     Repair seminar. Hosted a repair seminar taught by Carlos Coelho, Studio. (October 5 and 6 2012)
     University of Maryland . (January 2013)
     University of Texas. Presented a master class at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
     Vanderbilt University. Presented two master classes at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee . (October 1 and 2. 2012)