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Carrying on the Dan Ross Tradition, Part II

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Carrying on the Dan Ross Tradition, Part II

The University of South Florida
USF Concert Hall and Conference Center
April 8th 9AM - 4PM

With guests:
Sherry Sylar, New York Philharmonic
Lisa Kozenko, Ball State University
Richard Kilmer, Eastman School of Music


As well as:
Carlos Coelho, Loree dealer
Beethoven & Company
Fox Products
and more...

Registration fee: $50/person

Registration and payment are due by April 8th

Refund policy: This event is non-refundable.

Any further questions, contact Amy Collins.

Register HERE.

Dan Ross

Dan Ross was an oboist, professor, and entrepreneur. For approximately twenty years, Dan Ross would visit The University of South Florida  to teach the many inner workings of creating reeds and playing the oboe. This day-long masterclass was open to the public and served as not only a valuable teaching tool for the oboe studio here USF and as an outreach program to bay area high school oboists. This masterclass quickly turned into an annual tradition that anticipated much excitement.  Sadly this tradition was halted because of his passing in 2019.

Carrying on the Dan Ross Tradition will be much like the yearly masterclasses. The change will be that of Dan's dear friends and colleagues from around the United States; including Sherry Sylar (New York),  oboist of The New York Philharmonic; Lisa Kozendo (Indiana), oboe professor at Ball State University, as well as Carlos Coelho (Texas), oboe and English horn repair master technician and the  Loree representative of oboes and English horns. Each will bring their own unique perspectives and stories of this legend which will live up to not only the memory of Dan but his impact on the oboe community.

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Sherry Sylar



carlos Coelho

Carlos Coelho 

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Sponsored in part by a grant from USF’s ResearchOne


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