Santa Clara University

Phone: 408-554-4428
Courses taught:
Private Instruction - Oboe

Michael Adduci

Woodwind Faculty - Oboe

Dr. Michael Adduci teaches oboe and reed making. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in biology and music from the University of Idaho, and Master’s and DMA degrees in oboe performance from the University of North Texas, where he studied with Charles Veazey. Michael is a member of the Santa Cruz County Symphony, and in addition he performs regularly with orchestras around the Bay area, including Symphony Silicon Valley, Opera San José, Ballet San José, the San José Chamber Orchestra, the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, the Monterey Symphony, and many others. When not teaching or performing he is also the proprietor of Adduci Oboe Reeds, working with clients around the United States and Canada.

Dr. Adduci's teaching emphasizes tone production and reed making. Technical facility is acquired through the study of melodic and technical etudes including the Ferling, Hite, Salviani and Sellner etudes among others. Tone and phrasing are studied using the Barret oboe method and the Ferling etudes. Solo repertoire covers all stylistic periods and national schools of composition. Additionally, students will learn the physiological factors at work in playing the oboe so that they can make informed decisions about correct playing techniques. Relaxation, rather than tension, is the key to a beautiful oboe sound.