• Robert Burks
    Robert Burks,
    Oboe Instructor

    B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music
    Email: rburks@leeuniversity.edu

    Robert Burks is Principal Oboist of the CSO Orchestra and Oboist of the CSO Wind Quintet.  He was born and raised in Oklahoma and began formal training on the oboe at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music with Richard Woodhams, now Principal Oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  While in St. Louis he played in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin.  He then was accepted at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied oboe with John Mack, Principal Oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra.

    After graduating from the Cleveland Institute he performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.  In 1981 he moved to Chattanooga as Principal Oboist of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra.  Mr. Burks has performed numerous times with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, recently participating in a recording of Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler (Yoel Levi, Conductor).  He also has recorded for the RCA Studios in Nashville.  Mr. Burks teaches oboe in several area colleges and is a member of the Local 80 Musicians Union Board.

Music Events Calendar

3/28
Ladies of Lee Spring Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Ladies of Lee Spring Concert

The Ladies of Lee, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Rodgers, invites you to join them for their spring concert in Lee's beautiful stone chapel.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open...

3/29
Faculty Wind Quintet
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Wind Quintet

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

3/31
Graduate Recital: Tsai-Wei Li, piano
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Graduate Recital: Tsai-Wei Li, piano

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

3/31
Recital: Candace Lambert, & Clay Fissel, saxophone
Begins at 8:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Recital: Candace Lambert, & Clay Fissel, saxophone

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

4/03
Graduate Recital: Eunah Go, violin
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Squires Recital Hall
Graduate Recital: Eunah Go, violin

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

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