Robert Burks

Adjunct Professor of Oboe

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Office: Mabel Wood Hall 319
Phone: 423.867.7407


B. Mus., The Cleveland Institute of Music



Robert Burks brings thirty-five years of experience to his teaching. He has served as Principal Oboe of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra since 1981, as Principal Oboe of the Tennessee Summer Orchestra since 1992.

He holds a Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance from The Cleveland Institute of Music. His major teachers have been John Mack, Principal Oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Richard Woodhams, Principal Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Mr. Burks has taught at Southern Adventist University since 2000, and Covenant College since 1981. From 1981-1987, he was on the music faculty of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Cadek Conservatory of Music.