Benjamin Joseph Buergel, DMA
Dr. Benjamin Buergel is Instructor of Oboe at Auburn University where he teaches Applied Oboe, Music Theory, Woodwind Skills, and Music Appreciation. He has given reed-making workshops, lectures, masterclasses, and recitals at conferences and college campuses across the country. He has performed an extensive amount electro-acoustic music and has composed a set of etudes for oboe and live-loops. Other published research topics include Schenkerian analysis and British quintets for oboe and strings. As a performer, Ben has played in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Kansas City’s Kauffman Center, and Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. He has performed on numerous ensemble recordings, including a winner of a Global Music Award.
A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Ben started studying oboe at the age of 9. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Michigan State University where he held the prestigious University Enrichment Fellowship and earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Denver. He has attended the Chautauqua and Bay View music festivals. His teachers include Jan Eberle, Lisa Martin, and Laura Nortwen.