Ian Wisekal with oboe

Ian Wisekal

Coordinator, Public Relations

Adjunct Faculty

What I do

As an oboist who has played in many formats and genres, and who has worked as a full-time orchestral musician, freelancer, administrator, and teacher at all levels and on multiple instruments, I help my students become the best version of themselves and prepare them for a 21st-century career.

Specialization(s)

Chamber music, English horn, Oboe, Performance Practice, Reed making

Professional Biography

Ian Wisekal, a native of Dallas, TX and Stony Brook, NY, serves as Principal Oboe of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and Crested Butte Music Festival, and previously held the position of Associate Principal Oboe with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. He can be heard playing principal oboe on that orchestra's recording of Cofresí, which was nominated for a Latin Grammy.
Ian is an active performer throughout Colorado, playing frequently with the Colorado Symphony and professional ensembles across the Front Range. He has performed at the Sarasota Music Festival, the festival at the Banff Arts Centre in Canada, the Music Masters Festival of Japan, the Casals Festival of Puerto Rico and the AIMS festival in Austria. His major teachers include Richard Killmer, Erin Hannigan, Terry Keevil and Ceci Lagarenné.
Ian's students have earned scholarships to top music schools, including Eastman, and have performed as soloists and regular members of professional orchestras.

Degree(s)

  • Other, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, 2012
  • MM, Oboe Performance, Southern Methodist University, 2010
  • BM, Oboe Performance, Eastman School of Music, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • International Double Reed Society
  • American Federation of Musicians

Performances

Wisekal, I. (2019). "Premieres" - Faculty Solo Recital. Denver, CO, USA.
Wisekal, I. (2018). Masterclass. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA.
Wisekal, I. (2017). Masterclass. University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA.
Wisekal, I. (2015). Masterclasses & Workshops. University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
Kuuskmann, M., Reynolds, J. W., & Wisekal, I. (2017). Lamont Wind Trio guest recital at University of North Carolina School of the Arts . Lamont Wind Trio. Winston-Salem, NC.