NSU to hold Oboe Day Sunday

The Northwestern State University Oboe Studio will hold a virtual Oboe Day on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The studio is under the instruction of Assistant Professor of Oboe Leah Forsyth.

All events will be held by Zoo. Registration is free by going to leahforsythmusic.com/nsu-oboes.

Forsyth along with members of the studio will present solos. The featured guest artist will be Northwestern State alumnus Musician First Class Joshua Arvizu of the U.S. Navy Band.

Arvizu was raised in DeRidder and joined the Navy Band in November 2009. After graduating from NSU, he earned a Master of Music from the University of North Texas. Arvizu’s primary teachers include Tony Smith, Charles Veazey, Rebecca Henderson and Igor Leschishin. Additionally, he has studied oboe and English horn with Russ De Luna, Lora Schaefer-Berndt and David Mathews. Arvizu has performed regularly with the Sherman Symphony, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Monroe Symphony Orchestra. He has taught at Tarrant County Community College and was the oboe teaching assistant at the University of North Texas from 2002 -2004. Arvizu has also maintained a private oboe studio since 2002.