Libby Van Cleve

Libby Van Cleve (born August 22, 1958) is an American oboist and Director of Yale University’sOral History of American Music.[1]

Libby Van Cleve
Born (1958-08-22) August 22, 1958 (age 63)
Occupation Oboist
Director of Yale’sOral History of American Music
Partner(s) Jack Vees

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Van Cleve has received the following degrees:

She currently resides in Guilford, Connecticut with husband Jack Vees, a composer and bassist, and their daughter Nola.[2]

Libby Van Cleve has recorded works of composers such as Anthony Braxton, Ingram Marshall, Jack Vees, and Eleanor Hovda on oboe, English horn, and oboe d’amore.[3] Through the 1990s, she also collaborated with the avant-garde and now inactive Nancy Meehan Dance Company many times.[4][5][6] Van Cleve currently teaches oboe at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and at Connecticut College in New London, CT.[3]

In 2004, Van Cleve published her first book, Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques.[3] Composer Anthony Braxton said of the book: “The release of this book will extend the evolution and exploratory dimensions of creative oboe music. It is a must-have for any serious student of oboe music.” In 2014, a revised edition was released. Prominent oboist Allan Vogel commented, “Oboe Unbound is inspiring comprehensive, and easy to learn from…I recommend it highly.”[7] As a more recent project, Van Cleve has released the first three Bach Cello Suites, edited for oboe, through The Music Source, T.D. Ellis Music Publishing.[8]

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