Mark Ostoich

Mark Ostoich's Biography

Mark Ostoich serves as Professor of Oboe at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. In connection with CCM, Ostoich served as artist-faculty of the CCM-Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy, as well as the Lucca Festival and Opera Theatre of Lucca (Italy) and CCM's Grandin Festival. He performs extensively in solo and chamber music settings, and is in demand as a recitalist and clinician for master classes. Along with clarinetist Steve Cohen of Northwestern University and bassoonist William Ludwig of Indiana University, Ostoich performs and tours regularly as the Trio Cayenne.

Ostoich has an extensive orchestral background and is frequently called upon to perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Columbus Symphony, Columbus ProMusica, and Dayton Philharmonic. He has performed as second oboe with the New York Philharmonic, and as associate principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and Louisiana Philharmonic. He has held the principal oboe position of the Santa Fe Opera, the Jacksonville Symphony (for 12 seasons), and the Baton Rouge Symphony (for 13 seasons).

For the last 15 years, Ostoich has been the featured teacher of the Oboes at Oxford oboe camp, now held at Reinhardt College in Georgia each July, and the Midwest Oboe Camp at Wittenburg University in Ohio. He was also artist-teacher for the Advanced Double Reed Institute in Texas.

Ostoich formerly served as Professor of Oboe at Louisiana State University, the University of Florida, the University of Texas, and Ohio University. He was artist-teacher of oboe at the Sewanee Summer Music Center and member of the Sewanee Wind Quintet. He received the DMA degree from Louisiana State University, where his primary teacher was Earnest Harrison, and major influences in his career include John Mack, Joseph Robinson, and Christopher Philpotts.

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