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First Name: Jerry E.
Last Name: Sirucek
Bio: Jerry E. Sirucek (1922-1996) is professor emeritus of oboe and English horn at the School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington. He has a high reputation both as teacher and an active performer. His perfor-ming career includes 16 years as a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, also the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Aspen Festival, and the Chautauqua Festival. Very active in chamber music, he was a member of the Chicago Symphony Woodwind Quintet, the American Woodwind Quintet, and the Baroque Chamber Players. Records include a solo album for Coronet Records, concertos with the Morehead State University Band with conductor Robert Hawkins, and numerous chamber music albums with the Baroque Chamber Music Players including both baroque and specially commissioned contemporary works. In 1982 he performed the United States premier of the Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by Juan Orrepg-Salas. A graduate of Roosevelt University and a student ofRobert Mayer, Mr. Sirucek taught at Northwestern University, the Chicago Musical College (now affiliated with Roosevelt University), and from 1961-1988 was professor of oboe and English horn at the Indiana University School of Music. His interest and success as a teacher is evident from positions achieved by his former students in major symphonies and universities both in the United States and abroad. His present work includes teaching and coaching with the National Youth Symphony of Spain. Also, at present, he is involved in experimental computer work relative to oboe reeds and to orchestral excerpts. Recently retired from Indiana University, Mr. Sirucek plans to continue trips to Spain; get exercise operating his farm; and with his wife, Lorraine, fly his own Cessna Centurion airplane to visit his children and grandchildren.
Source: Journal of the IDRS 26 (1998)