Jake Gunnar Walsh is a composer, performer, and educator from Chepachet, Rhode Island. A recent graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, he earned a double Masters Degree in Oboe Performance and Music Composition studying oboe with Linda Strommen and Roger Roe, and composition with Claude Baker and David Dzubay. Jake graduated from Ithaca College in 2015 with a double B.M. degree in Oboe Performance and Music Composition, studying oboe with Paige Morgan, and composition with Dana Wilson and Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann. Jake is passionate about premiering and commissioning new works for the Oboe and English Horn, and specializes in the performance of contemporary music. Equally dedicated to the art of music education, Jake has taught as an Associate Instructor for the Department of Music Theory at Indiana University, led a series of masterclasses on Oboe Extended Technique and Contemporary Performance Practice, and has taught private oboe and composition extensively. Jacob has been on faculty teaching Music Composition and Music Theory at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy since 2016, and has been the Composer in Residence at the Luzerne Music Center since 2019. Jake is currently serving as a sabbatical replacement for Dr. Paige Morgan on the Oboe Faculty at Ithaca College for the Fall 2019 semester.
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