Soloistic English Horn Literature (1736-1984)
William McMullen, professor of oboe at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, is principal oboe with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and oboist in the Moran Woodwind Quintet. He has appeared as soloist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra in performances of the Strauss, Mozart and Vaughan-Williams concertos. McMullen is a frequent recitalist throughout the United States with pianist, Catherine Herbener, and has performed at IDRS conventions in Utah, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin, the Netherlands, Australia and Banff, Canada. His CD пїЅTwentieth-Century British Music for Oboe and PianoпїЅ with Catherine Herbener was released in 2002 by Crystal Records and includes works by Bennett, Howells, Jacob, Berkeley and Rubbra. “Duos for Flute and OboeпїЅ a CD with flutist Claudia Anderson, was released in 2005 by Centaur Records, and contains duets by Jacob, Migot, Ginastera, Bozza, Muczynski, Musgrave and Serebrier. As a member of the Moran Woodwind Quintet McMullen has toured extensively throughout the Midwest and in 1992 the quintet was nominated for NPRпїЅs Lucian Wulsin Award for Best Regional Performance, Small Ensemble. The quintet has recorded four CDпїЅs on Crystal Records; a collection of contemporary quintet music titled пїЅPostcards From the CenterпїЅ and three CDпїЅs of the complete quintet repertoire of German composer Theodor Blumer. McMullen was on the faculty of Rocky Ridge Music Center summer music festival in Estes Park, Colorado for 23 summers, was on the faculty of Point Counter Point Chamber Music Camp in Vermont for 5 summers and on the faculty of Merrywood Music Camp in Massachusetts for 3 summers. He received his D.M.A. and M.M. degrees from The Juilliard School as a student of Thomas Stacy and B.M.E degree from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music as a student of Galan Kral.