Woodwind Instructor: Tiffany Radovich
Tiffany Radovich (Oboe, English horn) began studying the oboe at age 9 with Mr. Arthur Chankin. In high school, she furthered her studies at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division, studying oboe with Ms. Phyllis Lanini, and taking advanced theory and ear training classes, as well as piano, orchestra and chamber ensemble. Tiffany went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in music with double majors in Oboe Performance and Music Education from The Boston Conservatory. At TBC, she studied with world renowned reed-maker and retired BSO principal oboist, Dr. Stuart Dunkel. Other teachers have been Laura Ahlbeck and Kyoko Hida. Currently, Tiffany plays oboe and English horn with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra. She also freelances throughout the Lower Hudson Valley, with some of her most recent favorites being Bizet's Carmen with the State Repertory Opera of NJ, Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Kent Singers in CT, and a few top-notch musical theater productions: Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Chess.
Tiffany has been teaching oboe since 2001 to students ages 9 and up, including preparing students for college auditions. She has seen several students off to major, or minor, in oboe performance, music education, and music production at a variety of colleges, such as SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Purchase, Crane School of Music, UCONN, and Julliard Pre-College. Tiffany produces her own reeds and has given Teacher Training Workshops on oboe instruction for band directors in Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester counties.
In 2016, Tiffany received her certification as an Integrative Sound Therapy Practitioner from the Sound and Music Institute at the New York Open Center in Manhattan. She offers a variety of therapeutic sound sessions, using overtone emitting instruments (singing bowls, tuning forks, gong, mono-chord, bells, chimes) to achieve meditative states, restore the nervous system, and promote overall well-being.
More about TiffanyCollege:
The Boston ConservatoryMajor:
doubled in Oboe Performance and Music Ed.My Best Gig:
Chess (the musical)Favorite Classical Piece:
Mozart’s RequiemFavorite Rock Band:
The BeatlesFavorite Jazz Artist:
Errol GarnerFavorite Singer:
Lauryn HillFirst piece of music that had a profound effect on me:
The Firebird by Stravinsky. It was beautiful, then terrifying, and then beautiful again. Music teacher who inspired me the most:
My first oboe teacher, Artie Chankin, not only taught me the foundations of being a good musician, but also inspired a love of history, art, and teaching as well. Favorite quote about music:
“Next to silence, the nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ~ Aldous Huxley, English writer, novelist, and philosopher