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Regional Chapters Self Nominations 2024
Apr 09

Your NameLindabeth Binkley
Pronouns (optional):She/her/hers
IDRS Member EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
Home/Work Address1037 South Dr., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Regional ChapterMidnorth
  • Any Vacant Position
I have been a member of IDRS:11-19 years
My interests are with the following instrument(s):
  • Oboe
  • English Horn
Statement of Interest

I would greatly enjoy facilitating more connection between the double reed players in this region, increasing member engagement with IDRS, and utilizing the chapter to promote educational opportunities such as master classes, reed making work sessions, and mini-conferences amongst collegiate, professional, and amateur players in my region.

I would also enjoy figuring out how a regional chapter could develop support services for middle & high school instrumental directors that would offer support to young and emerging players, thereby removing or lessening financial barriers which prevent low socioeconomic students from pursuing and/or achieving success on the oboe or bassoon.

Lastly, I am a great “idea” person with lots of experience in recruitment, administration, and facilitation. I would enjoy the opportunity to utilize these skills in the IDRS, especially through this new initiative.

Brief Biography

Dr. Lindabeth Binkley is Professor of Oboe at Central Michigan University and Principal Oboist of the Flint Symphony Orchestra (Flint, MI). She has held positions with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Arizona Opera, and Central City Opera. Most recently, she was appointed Principal Oboe of the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra (Sunriver, Oregon). In addition, she performs regularly with the Powers Woodwind Quintet, a CMU faculty ensemble, and in 2019 released, FROM EARTH & SKY: MUSIC OF JENNI BRANDON, on the Blue Griffin Record label. As a soloist, she performs regularly in recital at International Double Reed Society Conferences and as a visiting guest artist at college campuses across the United States. Passionate about the teaching of oboe reed making, she maintains an Instagram account devoted entirely to the reed making process, @thinthetip, and has taught reed making workshops and classes throughout the United States.

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