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School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Aryn Day Sweeney, prizewinner at the 2005 Barbirolli International Oboe Competition, is assistant professor of music performance (oboe) and principal oboe of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra. After winning a prestigious Frank Huntington Beebe Foundation Fellowship to study abroad, Dr. Sweeney received a Solo Artists Diploma from the Royal College of Music in London, England. She also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Masters of Music degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas and her Bachelor of Music Degree, Cum Laude from the University of Southern California. Her primary teachers include Nancy Ambrose King, Robert Atherholt, Allan Vogel, Neil Black and John Anderson.
Her debut compact disc recording Les Illuminations is currently available for sale on iTunes and CD Baby. The recording contains Dr. Sweeney's recently published scholarly transcription of the Pieces de Clavicen by the Baroque composer Joseph Hector Fiocco for oboe and harpsichord that performed at the International Double Reed Convention in Provo, Utah in 2008. The sheet music for this work is available for purchase through Trevco Music.
She has performed with several prominent artists including Zubin Mehta, Jeffery Tate, Peter Schreir, and members of the Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra. As well as giving solo recitals throughout the United States and England, she has been a featured performer on CBC Radio 2, a 2008 Kia Borrego commercial, and performed as principal oboe in the Rocky Mountain PBS presentation of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Dr. Sweeney has been a member of several established ensembles including the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Windsor Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra X, the Zephyr Wind Quintet, Dearborn Symphony, Plymouth Symphony and Orchestra Canton, Adrian Symphony, the Debut Orchestra and the American Youth Symphony. In addition she was also awarded scholarships to several exclusive music festivals including the Banff Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Hot Springs Music Festival, and the North Carolina School for the Arts International Music Program.
Dr. Sweeney has been on the faculties of East Tennessee State University, Colorado Mesa University, Idyllwild Summer Arts Festival, Wayne State University and Wayne Community College. She has given guest recitals at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Bowling Green State University and the University of Eastern Kentucky. Dr. Sweeney currently resides in Muncie, IN with her husband, music educator and trumpeter Zach Enos, and their children Myles and Kathryn.
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