Marc Fink, Associate Director of the School of Music, teaches oboe, coaches chamber music and performs in the Wingra Woodwind Quintet, faculty ensemble in residence. As president of the International Double Reed Society (1998-2002), Marc hosted the annual conference in Madison (1999) and co-hosted the Banff conference (2002).|
Marc was invited to perform and present master classes at "Oboes of the World in St. Petersburg," the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, and the Double Reed Festival of Tokyo. In addition, he performed at several IDRS international conferences including Buenos Aires, Banff, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, and Melbourne. He toured with the Arctic Chamber Orchestra (Fairbanks) throughout Alaska and China and was concerto soloist in the South Bohemia Music Festival in the Czech Republic. Within the United States, he has performed and presented master classes at many college and university campuses including Texas, Arizona State, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Cornell, University of Chicago, Western Illinois, Indiana, Alaska-Fairbanks, and the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Marc’s research interests include editing music by Russian composers of the 20th century (Asaf’ev, Sviridov, Okunov, Dranishnikova), as well as editing unpublished works for oboe d’amore (Pfeiffer and Foerster) and arranging concertos for oboe and band (Hummel and Pasculli). He has been featured in two educational videos produced by the UW-Madison Continuing Education in the Arts, "The Oboe, Starting Right" and "Developing Woodwind Ensembles."
Marc is principal oboist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and recently performed at the Token Creek Festival, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, and the Banff International Youth Orchestra Festival. Professor Fink holds a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music (Oboe) degrees from Indiana University where he studied with Jerry Sirucek. He was also awarded the Performer’s Certificate by that institution. He also pursued doctoral studies at Northwestern University as a student of Ray Still and studied chamber music with Marcel Moyse in Brattleboro, Vermont.