Jennet Ingle loves the oboe. She has built an active career around performing, teaching, making reeds for and writing about it, and believes deeply that everyone else loves it, too. Perhaps they just don’t know it yet.
Like many 21st Century musicians, Jennet’s career is cobbled together from numerous sources. She has been Principal Oboist of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra since 2006, and serves as Instructor of Oboe at Valparaiso University. With the South Bend Symphony Wind Quintet she does frequent concerts and educational presentations throughout the community. She also performs as Principal Oboe with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and freelances throughout the region.
All professional oboists make their own reeds, but Jennet has taken this task to new levels. As the owner and operator of Jennet Ingle Reeds, she makes and sells over two hundred handmade reeds every month to oboists all over the country. For the past eight summers she has run an Oboe Reed Boot Camp to teach the craft to others, and currently she is launching an online course focusing on reedmaking and oboe fundamentals. Additionally, as the Five Minute Reedmaker on Youtube, Jennet has created a substantial series of instructional videos on the reed-making craft.
In her spare time, Jennet pours her energy into Prone Oboe, a blog about her active life and a behind-the-scenes look at the process of learning, teaching, and performing music at a high level.
Jennet is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer.