Looking for something different? The oboe is a beautiful, striking, and thought-provoking instrument. I perform all genres, from classical to pop, country to electronic/multiphonic. I also have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and was part of a tour of Europe with my university premiere ensemble. Let me know if you'd enjoy some oboe at your event!
Price Range: $200 per hour
Gig Length: 90 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
An audience member would expect a show of musical diversity. While the oboe is primarily associated with classical music, I enjoy exploring the full range of the instrument (and not just the highs and lows). Smooth jazz, electronica, and multiphonics are favorites of mine.
Shahnnon Hawkins grew up in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, where she developed her love for music and the oboe. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater for music education, and currently teaches band and general music in beautiful Door County.
While attending high school, Miss Hawkins developed a performance persona called QuothTheOboe. She used this as her YouTube, SoundCloud, and Twitch username, and now uses this moniker as her stage name. She has uploaded and performed many original works, including classical, multiphonic, and jazz selections.
Miss Hawkins is inspired most by film/game scores when crafting her works. Creating musical gestures from draw emotions is also a focus.
Additional Booking Notes
A microphone is encouraged, but not required depending on the venue. In terms of my instrument, it is made of wood and sensitive to temperature. Outdoor performances in the dead of winter may not be a great choice.
Influences & Inspiration
I am drawn to the playing style of famed oboist Albrecht Mayer, as well as the classical works he performs. In terms of composing, I am inspired by the game scores of Jeremy Soule (Elder Scrolls, Harry Potter) and the electronic soundtrack to Valve's Portal series. I'm a true gamer at heart, and it transfers into my music.
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