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Kerry Hughes

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Adjunct Professor, Oboe

  • D.M.A., Oboe Performance, University of Houston (ABD)
  • M.A., Oboe Performance, West Texas A&M University (2008)
  • B.M., Oboe Performance, West Texas A&M University (2006)
Kerry Hughes loves teaching and performing. He joined the faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2016 and is completing a doctorate at the University of Houston. He has performed on oboe and English Horn with orchestras throughout Texas and has had extensive chamber music experience. Mr. Hughes has performed numerous solo and chamber recitals consisting of diverse repertoire. He was a member of the Houston-based woodwind quintets Scirocco Winds and Windsync, and his performances with Windsync included tours to Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. At the same time he was a member of the Young Artist Program with Da Camera of Houston. An avid fan of the outdoors, he performs and teaches in the summers at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. He also teaches at band camps at SFA and at WTAMU. He has toured with the New England Youth Ensemble based at Columbia Union College as acting principal and has performed twice with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra based in Houston. He has also performed at the John Mack Oboe Camp and under the baton of Dr. Brett Mitchell, James Setapen, Chelsea Tipton, II, James Keene, Clyde Roller, Lucy Arner, Peter Jacoby, Franz Anton Krager, Tom Bennett, David Bertman, Donald Lefevre, Gary Garner, Dr. Mark Bartley, Dr. Gary Garner, Jung-ho Pak, and Ted Taylor. Kerry has performed in opera productions for Puccini’s La Boheme, Janacek’s Katya Kabanova, Britten’s Albert Herring, Daniel Catan’s Florencia in el Amazonas and Il Postino, and Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims. During high school Kerry first performed with bands and orchestras at the Convention of the Texas Music Educators’ Association.He has since had five additional collegiate performances at the TMEA Convention and one collegiate performance at the Convention of the Colorado Music Educators’ AssociationHis primary teachers include Dr. Anne Leek (Houston Symphony Orchestra), Dr. Robin Z. Hough, (Houston Grand Opera and Ballet), Dr. Robert J. Krause, (Amarillo Symphony Orchestra), and Janet Lanier, (oboe and English horn of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra). Kerry has taught undergraduate music theory and aural skills and has taught oboe extensively throughout the Houston metropolitan area. He is very proud of his students and their success! When not teaching or performing, he enjoys traveling and visiting family with his wife, Amanda, who is an active performer, accompanist, and piano teacher in Tyler, TX.