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Regional Chapters Self Nominations 2024
Apr 09

Your NameTheresa Delaplain
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Home/Work Address2142 W Loren Circle, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Regional ChapterMidsouth
  • Treasurer
I have been a member of IDRS:20+ years
My interests are with the following instrument(s):
  • Oboe
  • English Horn
Statement of Interest

I have been treasurer of the Midwest Double Reed Society for several years. I am interested in continuing to serve, and to help the MDRS transition to the Midsouth regional chapter. The MDRS has provided an important sense of community for our double reed members for many years, I and would like to see that continue. With the Eric Varner Young Artist Competition, we have given opportunities for young oboists to raise their skill levels by competing. I have really enjoyed being part of MDRS and I hope to continue that in the Midsouth regional chapter.

Brief Biography

Theresa Delaplain has had an admirable career as an oboist and pedagogue. She has performed as soloist with the Fort Smith Symphony, the North Arkansas Symphony, the Arkansas Philharmonic, the Thai National Orchestra, and the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Chamber Orchestra. Delaplain has been an avid chamber musician, and she is oboist with the Lyrique Quintette. She currently serves as Principal Oboist for the Fort Smith Symphony and the Arkansas Philharmonic

As a performer, Delaplain performs and/or tours regularly as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She is on the Arkansas Arts Council's Arts on Tour roster as oboist with the Lyrique Quintette. The quintet has toured Spain, Germany, Thailand, Canada, and throughout the United States, giving formal concerts, school concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops. The quintet has recently released its Arrivals and Departures: Music of the Americas album on the Mark Classic label. Delaplain has appeared at several International Double Reed Society Conventions, and she was a guest recitalist at the Southwest Contemporary Music Festival and Conference, in addition to performing at the College Music Society National and Regional Conventions. She recently released an album, Souvenirs, with pianist Tomoko Kashiwagi on the MSR Classics label. Her YouTube channel about oboe reedmaking, “Something to Crow About,” has been viewed by thousands of oboe reedmakers.

Dr. Delaplain teaches oboe and music theory at the University of Arkansas. She holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Michigan.