Applied Music, Oboe
Paul Sherman, oboist, received his Bachelor of Music at the California Institute of the Arts where he studied with Dr. Allen Vogel. His Masters of Music was earned from the University of Southern California and studied under David Weiss. He is currently completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts from USC and is studying under Joel Timm. He is also studying Baroque oboe practices with Steve Hammer, Gonzalo Ruiz, and Marianne Pfau.
Mr. Sherman is a strong believer in being prepared for the only growth industry in the music business, the period baroque ensemble. In this medium he regularly performs with Musica Angelica Baroque and is the principal oboist with the Harmonia Baroque Players. The age of playing baroque music only on modern instruments and in a non historically correct manner has come to an end. Furthermore, he believes that if we are to live in a society that sees music as kinds of aural museum pieces, it makes sense to attempt to hear them as the composers originally intended.
It is Mr. Sherman's goal as a teacher and performer to present audiences, and students with the skills and ears necessary to return to the exciting world of music innovation. As an advocate and performer of contemporary music he is the oboist with Ensemble Green. This season, he will be premiering at least three new works for oboe. He is also planning to perform with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Pops, LA Baroque and was a soloist with the Corona Del Mar Baroque Festival Orchestra.