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Woodwind Instructor: Tiffany Radovich

Tiffany Radovich (Oboe, English horn) began studying the oboe at age 9 with Arthur Chankin, a family friend and music professor at Baruch College.  During high school, Tiffany attended the Pre-College Division at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied oboe and English horn with Phyllis Lanini, and took classes in music theory, ear training, and performed in large and small emsembles.  Tiffany then attended The Boston Conservatory (now joined with Berklee), where she received a Bachelor’s degree in music with double majors in Oboe Performance and Music Education.  At BoCo, her primary oboe professor was renowned reed-maker, and retired Boston Symphony Orchestra principal oboist, Dr. Stuart Dunkel.  Other oboe instructors included Laura Ahlbeck, and Kyoko Hida.

Tiffany is an active freelancer, performing oboe and/or English horn throughout the lower Hudson Valley, and the capital region.  She has performed with a variety of ensembles, such as The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, Chappaqua Orchestra, Westchester Symphonic Winds, as well as in pit orchestras for dozens of musical theater productions.  Some well known venues she has had the pleasure of playing at include: Caramoor, Alice Tully Hall, Madison Sq. Garden, and Saratoga Perofming Arts Center.    

Her favorite gigs (so far): Josh Groban Harmony Tour (SPAC, July 2022), Sweeney Todd (Feb/Mar 2022), Le Nozze di Figaro (May 2022), A Little Night Music (April 2022, and Nov 2019), L'Elisir D'Amore (Mar 2020), The Magic Flute (2019), A Chorus Line (2019), Beauty and the Beast (2018), Les Miserables, (2018, and 2017), Oklahoma! (2016), Chess (2015), Carmen (2014), Phantom of the Opera (2013).  Tiffany has also been music director/assistant MD, and/or conductor for a number of musical theater productions: Little Shop of Horrors, Violet, Falsettoland, Kiss of the Spiderwoman (1999-2001; Boston/Salem, MA area), A New Brain (2007; Bronx, NY), Lil' Abner, 110 in the Shade, A Christmas Carol, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (2001-2005; Putnam County, NY).

Tiffany has been teaching oboe and English horn for over 25 years to students ages 9 and up, including preparation for NYSSMA, All-State and college auditions. Some of her students have become music majors or minors at schools like SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Purchase, Crane School of Music, University of Conn, Western Conn State University, and Julliard Pre-College. 

In 2016, Tiffany received her certification as an Integrative Sound Therapy Practitioner from the Sound and Music Institute at the NY Open Center in NYC.  In 2019, she began training as a Shamanic Reiki practitioner at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY and in 2021, Tiffany received her certification as a Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher.  In addition to teaching, performing, and managing the R&D lesson studios, Tiffany offers a variety of therapeutic energy healing sessions, using reiki, indigenous practices, and 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.  To read more about Tiffany's energy wellness services, visit her other site:


More about Tiffany

College: B.M. The Boston Conservatory ('01)
Major: Oboe Performance and Music Education
My Favorite Gig: Chess   
Favorite Classical Piece: Mozart’s Requiem
Favorite Rock Band: The Beatles
Favorite Jazz Artist: Etta James
Favorite Singer: Lauryn Hill
First piece of music that had a profound effect on me:
Stravinsky's Firebird. 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

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