Andover Educators
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Stephen Caplan, DMA

B.M., Northwestern University
M.M., D.M.A., The University of Michigan
Licensed Andover Educator, 2004
Andover Educator Sponsoring Teacher, 2013
Additional study with Barbara Conable, Ray Still, Arnold Jacobs and Marcel Moyse
Author, Oboemotions; What Every Oboe Player Needs to Know About the Body, (GIA Publications 2009)

Region: Western United States
Home State: Nevada
Available for:  * individual lessons * workshops
Contact:
Website: www.oboemotions.com
Telephone: 702.895.3738

Dr. Stephen Caplan is Professor of Oboe at the University of Nevada Las Vegas as well as Principal Oboist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Sierra Winds, and is an Artist for the Buffet Group. His solo recording, “A Tree In Your Ear”, features a wide variety of musical styles, including a performance with frogs and coyotes! Caplan has also worked with many of classical music’s leading musicians, such as violinists Hilary Hahn and Itzhak Perlman, and singers Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. On the Las Vegas Strip, he has enjoyed accompanying superstars Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Roger Daltry, Gladys Knight, Vanessa Williams and many others.

Initially attracted to Body Mapping in order to make oboe playing easier, Dr. Caplan now teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on Body Mapping and Music Wellness at UNLV, as well as offering private instruction. He is excited to see how Body Mapping makes performance easier for all musicians, and many of his students have used Body Mapping techniques to overcome severe injury as well. In the summer, Dr. Caplan escapes the desert heat to teach in the Italian Alps at the Orfeo Music Festival.


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Student Comments

"This course was very helpful to me in improving my awareness of my body and motions. I feel that my performance skills have benefited greatly. Thank you."
"Dr. Caplan is an excellent lecturer, he is well-organized and fun to listen to."
"Your workshop renewed my passion for, and dedication to this journey I am on with my oboe."
"This was a great class. Every music major (or performer) should be required to take it."