Austin 2 Masterclass – Enrollment Form CLICK HERE

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Date: Sunday November 13, 2016

Time: 1:00-3:30pm


Cedar Ridge high School
2801 Gattis School Road
Round Rock, TX 78664

Admission: $40 for soloists/$20 for auditors


OBOE Erin Hannigan, Principal Oboe of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Professor of Oboe at Southern Methodist University

Erin Hannigan

BASSOON and CONTRABASSOON Steve Braunstein, 3rd bassoon and contrabassoon of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra


Purpose: Get to the next level in your all-region performance to gain the edge you need to succeed from top players from around the country Late arrival / early departure is OK. Space is VERY limited for soloists.  Auditor versus soloist: Soloists will perform a selection of one etude for the class and receive a “public” lesson of about 15-20 minutes by the clinician.  Auditors will play when everyone plays, but do not play in front of the group by themselves. Most participants will be auditors, soloist spots are very limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  All participants get to perform when the clinician has everyone play. If you pay for a soloist spot and are assigned an auditor spot, you will receive a partial refund.


Late enrollment after November 1st – add $10

Last minute enrollment after November 10th – add $15

Erin Hannigan is Principal Oboe of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Before coming to Dallas, she was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic from 1994-2001. Summer performances have included those with the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, CO and the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, CA. Orchestral performances outside Dallas include engagements as guest principal oboist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Erinhas performed as a soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, the Hershey (PA) Symphony, the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, and the Meadows Symphony Orchestra of Southern Methodist University.

Erin has been a member of the Southern Methodist University faculty since 2002 where she is Adjunct Associate Professor of Oboe. Erin was previously a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music as Instructor of Baroque oboe from 1996 – 2001. She is on the faculty of the Festival Institute at Round Top and gives annual masterclasses for the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO.

Erin has three CDs on the Crystal Records label. A two-volume set containing “Zelenka: Six Chamber Sonatas” was released in October, 2012 (CD 821 and 822), following her first solo CD “From Hafiz to Firewing (and Beyond)” which was released in June, 2008 (CD 820).

Erin attended the Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with James Caldwell. She received her Master’s degree and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where she was a student of Richard Killmer.

Steven Braunstein, bassoonist and contrabassoonist has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1990 and played in the Toronto Symphony from 1979 through 1989. During the 2007-2008 season, he played with the Orquestra de la Communitat Valenciano at the newly opened Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain. Braunstein holds a B.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts (1975) and an M.M. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1977). He studied bassoon with Bill Douglas, Arthur Weisberg, Elias Carmen and William Polisi, contrabassoon with Burt Bial and Paul Camerata and reed making with Lou Skinner. In 2002, Braunstein was soloist with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in the world premiere of Tilson Thomas’ Urban Legend for contrabassoon and orchestra, a work composed for him. For 13 summers he has participated in the Grand Teton Music Festival and has played in the Aspen, Sun Valley and Colorado Music festivals. He has taught at the University of Toronto and San Francisco State University and has been a coach at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. He is currently on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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