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Don Werdick is a professional Oboe, Oboe d’amore & English horn artist. Owns and operates the international double reed cane processing business Supérieure Cane Processing™, www.oboemn.com , is an oboe Instructor, music copyist/engraver and arranger, member of the American Federation of Musicians, International Double Reed Society, IMSLP and Rotary-past President. He studied with Rhadames Angelucci, Principal Oboe, Minnesota Orchestra; Ita Loe-Vellek, Chicago Symphony; Ruben Haugen, MacPhail Center for Music; and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Recent performances as principal oboe include the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble of Minnesota and the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra. Prior to moving to northeastern Minnesota he performed in the Twin Cities with the Minnetonka Symphony, Bloomington Symphony and the Metropolitan Wind Ensemble. His signature pieces include Krommer's Concerto in F for Oboe and Orchestra; Marcello’s Concerto in C minor for Oboe and Strings; Telemann's Concerto for Oboe d’amore and Strings; Donizetti's Concertino for English horn and Strings. He is a retired financial institution CEO, former FDIC senior manager, First Federal Minneapolis management and past U.S. Army Band Director & commissioned officer. Don and his wife Donna, Author (pseudonym J. D. Wellander, www.jdwellander-books.com) live on several wooded acres in their northern Minnesota home.