Oboist Petrea Warneck performs extensively as an orchestral and chamber musician. Warneck has had an active career in the field of arts management, first in New York and subsequently in Berlin, Germany, where she resided for five years assisting her husband, Diether Warneck. Her husband is an artist agent for the renowned baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1994, she co-founded The Chamber Music Society of Wilmington (N.C.) and served as the executive director for the first decade of the series.

Passionate about new music for her instrument, she commissioned and premiered a work for solo oboe in 2006 by Mark Kilstofte, entitled "Inner Voices." The piece is a tribute to the legendary oboist, John Mack. Mack was Warneck's teacher and mentor for more than 25 years. Warneck presents master classes and Reed-making workshops from coast to coast?most recently at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, and at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati (CCM), where she is a regular guest lecturer. At CCM, she also took on teaching and oboe studio class responsibilities during two sabbatical leaves of Mark Ostoich. She is a member of the artist faculty of the Oxford Oboe Camp in Georgia and the Charleston Oboe Camp. Dedicated to the health and wellness of performing artists, she is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and is in training to become a licensed Andover Educator Instructor of Body Mapping.

Name Title Description

MUS-101

Introduction to Music

Introduction to the fundamentals of music, exploring a variety of musical genres, and developing an appreciation of the diverse musical genres. Although the focus157 for each section varies, all sections address certain fundamentals of music: listening skills, cultural context, historical development, musical vocabulary, musical structure, and style. Requires out-of-class listening and attendance at live concerts. Descriptions of the sections are published during the enrollment period for each term.

MUS-327

Alexander Technique

Familiarization with the Alexander Technique, an approach to body awareness, mapping, and ease of movement, specifically but not exclusively designed for performers. Emphasizes the role of anatomy in developing an understanding and application of the principles of Alexander Technique. Active exploration of the Alexander Technique designed to unlock creativity, discover freedom and ease in performance, reduce stress and tension throughout the body, and prevent performance related injuries.

MUS-420

Literature of the Instrument

Survey of the musical literature of a particular performance area. Students (typically performance majors) channel their research and study toward their own performance specialty and survey the general body of compositions written for that medium

MXP-210

Intro to Alexander Technique

The course familiarizes students with the Alexander Technique, an approach to body awareness, mapping, and ease of movement, specifically but not exclusively designed for performers. It emphasizes the role of anatomy in developing an understanding and application of the principles of Alexander Technique. This active and scholarly exploration of the Alexander Technique is designed to unlock creativity, discover freedom and ease in performance, reduce stress and tension throughout the body, and prevent performance related injuries.

My teaching philosophy in the applied studio, as well as in the classroom, has undoubtedly been influenced by my own teachers. Some of the most important lessons that I learned from my teachers in the past have been: how to become an effective problem solver; how to treat each student as an individual; how to have a balanced life in the music profession; and most importantly, how to become an independent thinker.

One goal of mine is to prepare students for a life outside of school. I would like them to be socially established, well-rounded individuals who are effective teachers and performers. I want to develop good citizens who are responsible. I think it is extremely important to treat all students as individuals?some students require a sensitized approach to criticism while others respond to a more direct, systematic approach. It is important to me to foster a positive learning environment where students can learn and develop to their full potential.

  • YWCA Women of Achievement Award (2002)
Education
D.M.A.
Candidate
M.M.
University of South Carolina
B.M.
Ithaca College
Training Under
Rebecca Nagel
University of South Carolina
Peter Hedrick
Ithaca College
Elaine Douvas, John Mack and Mark Ostoich
Independent studies

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