Rebecca Mindock, oboe, bassoon, English horn
Dr. Rebecca Mindock is the Associate Professor of Double Reeds at the University of South Alabama. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Oboe Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado-Boulder, from which she also has a Master of Music degree. She earned bachelors degrees in Music and English Literature from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Dr. Mindock has previously served on the faculties of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Dr. Mindock is currently principal oboist of the Gulf Coast Symphony and the Wyoming Symphony, and plays English horn and oboe with the Mobile Symphony and section oboe with the Pensacola Symphony. She has previously held chairs with the Victoria Symphony in Texas and the Longmont Symphony in Colorado, and has also performed with the Meridian Symphony, the Corpus Christi Ballet Orchestra, the Kingsville Symphony Orchestra, the Boulder Bach Festival, the Denver Philharmonic, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Western Nebraska Chamber Players, Colorado MahlerFest, and the Colorado Symphony. During the summer, Dr. Mindock serves as the double reed faculty for the junior programs at the Rocky Ridge Music Center outside of Estes Park, Colorado and for the Interharmony Music Festival in Italy. She recently performed in Tokyo, Japan at the 2015 International Double Reed Society conference and as a featured concerto soloist at the 2016 Cusco Music Festival "Armando Guevara Ochoa" in Peru. She has appeared as a guest artist and clinician at high schools and universities throughout the United States. Recordings featuring Dr. Mindock are available on both Flying Frog Music and Centaur Records, including her CD of music for oboe, bassoon and piano as a member of the Three Wood Trio and her recent CD with the USA faculty wind trio, Trebuchet. Her primary teachers include Peter Cooper, James Brody, Sherie Aguirre, and Nancy Brown.