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John Oberbrunner

OberbrunnerFlutist John Oberbrunner is a native of New York City, raised in Manhattan, where he attended the Music and Art High School. He then attended Syracuse University, where he graduated with a degree in Music Education. He was hired to teach flute at Syracuse University, where he remained for 47 years, concurrent to his 35 years of teaching in the Syracuse public schools. He is also flute instructor at the Eastern Music Camp at Colgate College.

Local efforts to bring symphonic music to Syracuse climaxed in the early sixties with the founding of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. John became a charter member in 1961. So highly regarded was his work that onseveral occasions he was honored to be the featured performing artist of the concert. His distinguished symphonic career continued until 1994.

John has also been involved with Friends of Chamber Music and the Society for New Music (SNM), serving last year as president of Friends of Chamber Music and presently as a board member of SNM. His interest in contemporary music is the wellspring of his work on Fresh Ink, a program aired on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. on Syracuse public radio station WCNY. Fresh Ink primarily presents contemporary classical music that has been composed in the last decade or so.

To contact John Oberbrunner regarding flute lessons or the HWS Woodwind Instrumental Ensemble, call 315-479-8084.

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Williams Hall

Department of Music
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
http://academic.hws.edu/music
Geneva, NY 14456
phone (315) 781-3347
fax (315) 781-3403


For more information, contact

Robert Cowles, Professor of Music, ext. 3404, 203 Williams Hall


Department Secretary:
Tina Phillip and Cindy Warren
781- 3347

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