Baroque Oboe:

Private students at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Please visit Case's website to learn more about the graduate program in Early Music and opportunities for baroque oboe study.

Case Collegium Musicum at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland

Case Collegium Musicum at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University
Visiting Instructor: 2018 to present
Director, Collegium Musicum: 2003-2005, 2007-2015

Due to an increasingly busy performing schedule, Debra took a hiatus from directing the Collegium at CWRU, but has recently returned to CWRU in a flexible capacity to lead special projects and occasional coachings, enriching the work of the department.

Debra has led instrumental and vocal ensembles in projects including secular music of the Fourteenth-century Ars Nova, music from the Roman de Fauvel, and Seventeenth-century Petits Motets, Binchois & his World, Secular works by Johannes Ciconia, Guillaume Dufay, and Guillaume de Machaut, works for strings, brass, and voic from 17th Century Germany, madrigals of Monteverdi, music from late-sixteenth century Antwerp, and Bach Cantatas, among many others.

American Bach Soloists Academy



The American Bach Soloists’ ACADEMY offers advanced conservatory-level students and emerging professionals unique opportunities to study and perform Baroque music in a multi-disciplinary learning environment. In addition to in-depth coachings and technical studies with masters of their particular instruments, string players, wind players, continuo and keyboard players, and singers will work together with all faculty members, gaining the perspectives of eminent and highly acclaimed professional artists from a variety of disciplines.

ABS ACADEMY: July 28-Aug 11, 2019
Applications are available here


The 2019 season features top artists of the early music field. Special guest directors who will conduct and perform include Dunedin Consort director John Butt, and other artists to be announced. For more information on the repertory and concerts, view the listing on the class components page.

Participation is limited to musicians between the ages of 21 and 35 who actively study and perform in period practice on appropriate instruments. Featured repertory in 2019 will include both Baroque and early Classical chamber music and orchestral works. As a fully endowed program, selected participants attend free of charge with all tuition and accommodations covered. 

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The Juilliard School, New York, NY
San Francisco Conservatory, San Francisco, CA
University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music
Cincinnati Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Providence College, Providence, RI
Penn State, State College, PA

Private Lessons are also available in Cleveland and on tour. Please contact me to make arrangements.