Member Of The Year

  • Title : Associate Professor of Music & President of Local 443 AFM

    Company Name: State University College at Oneonta, Music Dept.

    Location : Oneonta,NY,United States

    Specialty : Oboe Instructor; Advanced Music Theory; Conductor, composition, Contract Negotiating and services for Local 443 AFM, Woodwind Chamber Music, Research, Conducting

    Biography :

    Mr. Prins has served as principal oboe and English horn for the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy and was principal oboist of the Albany Symphony Orchestra for four years prior to his move to Oneonta in 1975. He performs with many chamber music ensembles in upstate New York, serving as oboist, English hornist, recorderist clarinetist and saxophonist. He is principal oboist of the Catskill Symphony Orchestra and the Utica Symphony Orchestra. Well known in the Oneonta community as conductor of the State College Concert Band, the Oneonta Community Band and leader/composer for Professor Hillman’s Full Band, an historic instrument ensemble at the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY. He serves on the faculty at Hartwick College as well as the State University College at Oneonta and is the President of Local 443 of the American Federation of Musicians. He has been a part of several commercially released recordings including “Music for Oboe and Piano” by Bruno Labate on Musical Heritage Society Records, “New Music for Woodwind Quintet” on Redwood Records and “The Vocal Oboe” on Centaur Records.

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