• 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

9/26
Presidential Concert: Lee Symphony plays "ABBA" with guest ARRIVAL
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Conn Center
Presidential Concert: Lee Symphony plays "ABBA" with guest ARRIVAL
ARRIVAL From Sweden is one of the world's most popular and bestselling ABBA show bands and will be accompanied by the Lee University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Robert Bernhardt....
10/10
Jr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello
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Squires Recital Hall
Jr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello
1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
10/10
Sr. Recital: Melissa Dishner, mezzo-soprano & Anna McBride, soprano
Begins at 8:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Melissa Dishner, mezzo-soprano & Anna McBride, soprano
1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
10/11
Student Recital: Audra Daniel, soprano & Danae Pick, soprano
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Student Recital: Audra Daniel, soprano & Danae Pick, soprano
1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
10/11
Wind Ensemble Concert
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Conn Center
Wind Ensemble Concert

Address: 150 11th St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. David R. Holsinger, professor of music, a renowned composer and national band clinician. The ensemble...

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