Virginia Trent Resume

      Virginia Jung-Kim Trent, oboe: BM in performance from Pennsylvania State University. MM, graduated with honors from University of Southern California, and currently working on DMA in performance at USC. Teaching experiences include Penn State University, Penn State Summer Music Festival, master class oboe clinician in several school districts in Houston, TX, judge in Texas All-State and regional competitions, and reed master classes at USC. Orchestral experiences include Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, Nittany Valley Symphony, State College Choral Society, and Texas Music Festival. She has won twice at the All-American national solo competition. Mrs. Trent wrote a book called The Oboist's Perspective. It is based on a collection of pedagogical ideas from various teachers she has studied with and research from different schools of oboe philosophy. Her major teachers include Timothy Hurtz, Rudy Vrbsky, Bob Atherholt, Joel Timm, and David Weiss. Apart from oboe, Mrs. Trent also enjoys songwriting. She has performed and worked with Lamont Dozier and Glen Ballard. She is a freelancing musician and soloist in the Los Angeles/Southern California area and teaches a large studio of oboe students ranging in the ages from middle school to college.

Updated:  November 24, 2009

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