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Theresa R. Delaplain

Theresa R. Delaplain

Teaching Assistant Professor, Oboe

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-6385

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Theresa Delaplain has had a notable career as an oboist and pedagogue.   She performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician.  Dr. Delaplain is the oboist for the Lyrique Quintette, and has toured frequently with the quintet, including tours to Thailand, Germany, Canada, and across the United States.  The quintet has been a long-time member of the Arkansas Arts Council, and has given numerous formal concerts, school concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops.  The quintet has also produced a CD entitled Something Old,Something NewSomething Borrowed, Something Blue.
As an orchestral musician, Dr. Delaplain is Principal Oboist of the Fort Smith Symphony, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and the Arkansas Philharmonic, and she has also played with the Tulsa Symphony, the Oklahoma City Symphony, the Springfield (OH) Symphony, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.  She has performed concerti with the Fort Smith Symphony, the Thai National Orchestra, the North Arkansas Symphony, the St. Croix Valley (WI) Symphony, and the University of Arkansas Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and New Music Ensemble.  Dr. Delaplain has appeared at 10 International Double Reed Society conventions, and was a guest recitalist at the Southwest Contemporary Music Festival, in addition to performing at the College Music Society National and Regional Conventions and the National Flute Society Convention.
Dr. Delaplain has commissioned and premiered several new works involving oboe, and has produced Time Labyrinths, a CD of oboe chamber music by Robert Mueller.  She has taught at the Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp, and is currently on the faculty of the Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany.
Dr. Delaplain teaches oboe and music theory at the University of Arkansas.  She has won several grants for projects and concerts at the University of Arkansas, and has regularly brought in guest artists to work with the studio. She has been active as an adjudicator and clinician, including appearances at the Mid-South Double Reed Society Convention, Valdosta State University Double Reed Day, East Carolina Oboe Day, and the Arkansas All-State Music Convention.

Dr. Delaplain earned her doctorate from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Sara Lambert Bloom and had regular master classes with Robert Bloom.  She also earned degrees from Bowling Green State University and the University of Michigan, and she also studied with Richard Killmer, Arno Mariotti, John Bentley, Rachel Brudnoy, and Donald Nitz.

B.M., University of Michigan
M.M., Bowling Green State University
D.M.A, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory