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First Name: Charles
Last Name: Veazey
Bio: Charles O. Veazey is Regents professor of music and coordinator of Woodwind Instruction at the University of North Texas. He holds the B.M.E. and the M.M. in Music Composition from the University of Texas at Austin and the D.M.A. in Oboe Performance from the University of Michigan. He has held full-time positions with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Northern Michigan University and West Texas State University. Veazey served on the IDRS Executive Committee for the past twelve years as president, first vice president and immediate past president. Prior to that time, he served as chair of the Fernand Gillet Young Artist Competition. Veazey maintains an active schedule as clinician, soloist and chamber musician. He is principal oboist with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra and performs on occasion with the Fort Worth and Dallas orchestras. A recent performance of Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet with the Fort Worth Chamber Music Society was commended in the Star-Telegram: "" the oboist's pristine, lyric, tone floated easily over the alternately slender and complex texture of the strings." His recent recording of Fisher Tull's Concertino for Oboe and Winds is available on Klavier (KCD11071). In the spring of 1997, he had the honor of premiering David Maslanka's Sonata for Oboe and Piano under the direction of the composer. His research into laryngeal function of woodwind instrumentalists has been presented in Tibia, and for the National Flute Association in St. Louis, the International Double Reed Society at the North Carolina School of the Arts and in Manchester, England. Former students have performed as regular members in the orchestras of Cleveland, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, Honolulu, Oakland, Ft. Worth, Houston Opera/Ballet Orchestra, Dallas Lyric Opera and the Dallas Opera Association. Others are presently serving on the faculties of the University of Georgia, University of Wyoming, Stephen F. Austin University, Texas Tech University, Youngstown State and Arkansas Tech University.
Source: Double Reed 21/1 (1998)