• 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

8/26
Faculty Recital: Dr. Jonathan Jung, Piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Dr. Jonathan Jung, Piano
9/05
Presidential Concert Series: Ning An, Piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert Series: Ning An, Piano
Returning to Lee, Ning An is that rare pianist – musician who “combines flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful...
9/16
String Theory at the Hunter Hosts an Open Rehearsal
Begins at 2:00 PM

Pangle Hall
String Theory at the Hunter Hosts an Open Rehearsal
String Theory at the Hunter musicians will host an open rehearsal where they will be playing L’Histoire du Soldat. Featuring: Alexi Kenney, violin Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet Peter Kolkay,...
9/18
Trumpet Masterclass: Brandon Ridenour
Begins at 11:00 AM

Squires Recital Hall
Trumpet Masterclass: Brandon Ridenour
9/20
Guest Artist Recital: Alex Lapins, tuba
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital: Alex Lapins, tuba
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