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Robert Krause Bio
Dr. Robert Krause

Robert J. Krause, D.M.A.

Professor of Oboe, Interim Department Head

Office: Mary Moody Northen Hall, Room 136
Email: rkrause@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2821

Professional Profile

Krause holds the Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance, the Master of Music degree in theory and composition, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in oboe performance from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.  He is professor of oboe at West Texas A&M University and spends his summers teaching oboe at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Mich.

He has played principal oboe in the Hollywood Philharmonic, Northwest Louisiana and Roswell Symphonies, English horn in the Miami Philharmonic and Fort Lauderdale Symphony, and oboe in the Mostly Mozart Orchestra and Fort Meyers Symphony.

Teaching and Related Service

In addition to teaching the oboe and all of its related fields such as reed making and repertoire, Krause also teaches music theory, music literature, opera history and is the director of the Matilda Gaume Early Music Consort. He also serves as an Advising Fellow in the University's STARR Center.

Research and Creative Activity

Krause is principal oboist in the Amarillo Symphony and the Amarillo Opera Orchestras.  He also is an active performer and recitalist, and has also been heard in the series "Music from Interlochen" on National Public Radio.  He is a frequent contributor and reviewer for the International Double Reed Society's publication, The Double Reed.

Personal Sketch

Krause also is an active composer and arranger of double reed music. Many of his works have been performed at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and at Texas area venues.