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Faculty and Staff

Christa Garvey

Dr. Christa N. Garvey

Associate Professor of Music

D.M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
M.M., University of Colorado-Boulder
B.M., Indiana University-Bloomington

Academic Areas: applied oboe, chamber music, aural skills.

Dr. Christa N. Garvey
233 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715/836-3390

Christa Garvey, oboist, is Associate Professor of Oboe, Aural Skills, and Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She is an active recitalist and a member of the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet, the Sonora Reed Trio, and the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. Recent and upcoming performances include a summer 2010 concert tour in Germany and performance at the NACWPI 2011 National Conference with the Sonora Reed Trio, a solo recital at the 2008 International Double Reed Society Conference, solo and chamber music performances on the Live from the Chazen recital series broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio, chamber music performances at the 2008 MENC National Conference, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, the Iowa Bandmasters Association, the Wood Flute Conference in Seattle, WA, and a presentation at the College Music Society Northwest Chapter. She is the 2008-2009 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow for the UW-Eau Claire campus. Dr. Garvey was recently named the State Chairperson for the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI).

Dr. Garvey has performed with many groups, including the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, the Cheyenne, WY Symphony, the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra, the Boulder Bach Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival. She has developed an oboe method book for beginners and studied the manuscript scores and correspondence of Bohuslav Martinu for new performing editions of his chamber works. Her newest creative research involves using technology to facilitate real-time rehearsals over the internet with Columbus, OH based duo partner/bassoonist Dr. Karen Atria.

Dr. Garvey holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Oboe Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where her dissertation project was the College of Music winner for a campus-wide Creative Work Award. Her undergraduate degree was received from Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Garvey's teachers include James Brody, Marc Lifschey, Elaine Douvas, and John DeLancie. Previously, she served on the faculty of the Metropolitan State College of Denver and was a Visiting Lecturer of Oboe and Musicology at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho.


  • MUSI 159/359 Applied Oboe
         MUSI 159/359 Lesson Worksheet
         MUSI 159/359 Tuning Sheet
    MUSI 141 Elementary Theory: Written
  • MUSI 142 Elementary Theory: Aural
  • MUSI 147 Intermediate Theory: Aural
  • MUSI 256/7 & 456/7Chamber Ensembles


Related Links:
Downloadable print quality photo of Christa Garvey.

Double Reed Day Info Sheet and Downloadable Flyer

Audio Excerpts by Christa Garvey, Oboe
At the River, by Copland, with Beverly Soll, piano
Boulevard des Capucines, by Silvestrini