I am a 16 year old oboist who has been playin for two years now and I was wondering what people recommend I do if the oboe is something I'm serious about after highschool. Any tips for aspiring musicians? I'm currently a sophomore, and although I do not know what I want to major in I am positive that I would like to play the oboe in college. Any tips?
I'd recommend playing in an ensemble if you're not already. There are some really great city youth orchestras. Audition for one of those. I'd also suggest going to a music camp this summer. It'll give you an idea of what studying in music might be like.
Yes, and start making your own reeds. This website has some really great tips & resources. http://www.mmimports.com.