• B.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
    Email: rburks@leeuniversity.edu

    Robert Burks is Principal Oboist of the CSO Orchestra and Oboist of the CSO Wind Quintet.  He was born and raised in Oklahoma and began formal training on the oboe at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music with Richard Woodhams, now Principal Oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  While in St. Louis he played in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin.  He then was accepted at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied oboe with John Mack, Principal Oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra.

    After graduating from the Cleveland Institute he performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.  In 1981 he moved to Chattanooga as Principal Oboist of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra.  Mr. Burks has performed numerous times with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, recently participating in a recording of Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler (Yoel Levi, Conductor).  He also has recorded for the RCA Studios in Nashville.  Mr. Burks teaches oboe in several area colleges and is a member of the Local 80 Musicians Union Board.

Music Events Calendar

2/06
Education for Eli Benefit Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Education for Eli Benefit Concert
Evaneglistic Singers and Campus Choir join together to raise support for Elianna, who was was born with a rare neurological disorder that affects the Cerebellum in the brain. Funds raised will be...
2/08
Faculty Wind Quintet
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall - Humanities Center
Faculty Wind Quintet
1120 North Ocoee Street NE
2/12
School of Music Major Auditions
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School of Music Major Auditions
For more information, please contact McKenna Fetzer at mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
2/12
Honor Choir
Begins at 12:00 AM | Read more

Honor Choir
Contact the School of Music for more information: 423-614-8240
2/13
Honor Choir
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Honor Choir
Contact the School of Music for more information: 423-614-8240
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