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Lamont School of Music

Newman Center for the Performing Arts


Ian Wisekal

Ian Wisekal

Adjunct Faculty, Oboe

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 402
[email protected]

Ian Wisekal, a native of Dallas, TX and Stony Brook, NY, joined the faculty at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music in 2013. He serves as Principal Oboe of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and Crested Butte Music Festival, and previously held the position of Associate Principal Oboe with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. He can be heard playing principal oboe on that orchestra's recording of Cofresí, which was nominated for a Latin Grammy.

Ian received his bachelor of music degree with high distinction from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and his master of music degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, earning full scholarships at both institutions. In 2012, Ian traveled to study with David Walter at the Paris Conservatory, thanks to a grant from the Pro-Symphony Association of Puerto Rico. He has performed at the Sarasota Music Festival, the festival at the Banff Arts Centre in Canada, the Music Masters Festival of Japan, the Casals Festival of Puerto Rico and the AIMS festival in Austria, in addition to his work at Crested Butte. He is an active performer throughout Colorado, playing frequently with the Colorado Symphony and professional ensembles across the Front Range. His major teachers include Richard Killmer, Erin Hannigan, Terry Keevil and Ceci Lagarenné.

Ian has given master classes throughout the U.S. and abroad, appearing most recently as guest artist at the University of Oklahoma, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the week-long Oboe Workshop at the University of Costa Rica. In addition to his students at Lamont, Ian maintains a private teaching studio in Denver. His students have earned scholarships to top music schools, including Eastman, and have performed as soloists and regular members of professional orchestras.

To learn more about Ian and hear recorded examples of his playing, visit his
Portfolio Page .