Dr. David Oyen is Professor of Bassoon and Music Theory at Morehead State University. He holds a B.M. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an Orchestral Music Diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe, Germany; and the M.M and D.M.A degrees in Bassoon Performance from The Ohio State University. He studied bassoon with Robert Wisneskey, Gary Echols, Günter Pfitzenmaier, Stephan Krings and Christopher Weait. Prior to joining the MSU faculty, he was principal bassoonist of the Springfield (OH) Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra, Opera/Columbus, the Roanoke Symphony, Keith Brion's New Sousa Band and OBOHIO. As an MSU faculty member, he has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic, the West Virginia Symphony, the Kentucky Center Chamber Players, the Movére Wind Quintet, the Seneca Chamber Orchestra and the Baird Winds. Dr. Oyen has also performed at the International Double Reed Society Conferences in 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2011. In 2013, he formed a trio with two other Morehead State faculty members, Lori Baruth, clarinet; and Chialing Hsieh, piano – Trifecta! This ensemble is recording a CD to be released in 2015 and has performed across the US. As a board member of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association (KMTA) Dr. Oyen has served as Local Conference Host, Elementary Competitions Coordinator, Second Vice President,First Vice President, President and Past President. In addition to his teaching duties at Morehead State, Dr. Oyen has served on the faculty of Lutheran Summer Music since 1997 and has taught at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
Dr. David Oyen