A year before I was playing with them, the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic released this music video with The Piano Guys! My director helped write the song and I could play the oboe part in my sleep at this point. Such great music!
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This is a video of the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic performing Beethoven's 5 Secrets with Steven Sharp Nelson for ASTA 2015 in Salt Lake City. We are the same orchestra that played in the music video! Steve is such an amazing performer and I have had such an awesome time performing with him on multiple occasions. He is just as good live, as he is in any recordings, if not better!
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Like most young oboists, I would always find any reason other than my lack of preparation to explain why my oboe playing wasn't perfect. One day in my high school wind ensemble, I made a comment about how it was a bad reed day (you all know what I mean), and my director turns to me and yells, "WAH WAH WAH I PLAY THE OBOE." It became an ongoing joke in the band, and just before I graduated, a freshman came up to me and gave me this pin that he had made. Now that I'm in college as an oboe performance major, it's always a funny reminder to me of my time in high school.
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