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Composer: Vaneman, Kelly

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 71572


School Daze
for solo oboe and audience
by Kelly Vaneman - American oboist and educator

I. 5:00 am: . . . dreaming my life away
II. 9:00-3:00 Class Schedule: Math, Science, History
III. 9:00 pm: Friday Night Bash

School Daze was commissioned by the International Double Reed Society in 2022. It is designed to introduce intermediate-level oboe students to contemporary styles and techniques and, hopefully, to have fun.  

The piece tells the story of a typical school day. We start sleeping (and dreaming), spend the day at school, and, in the evening, go dancing with our friends. Throughout, contemporary techniques are employed to help tell the story. 

The first contemporary technique is a multiphonic.
The next contemporary technique employed is a pitch bend.
The next contemporary technique employed is timbral trills.