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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 since 1960; is an music copyist/engraver and arranger, editor, publisher (Chamber Ensemble of Minnesota, Inc. Publishing); member of the American Federation of Musicians, International Double Reed Society, Associated Chamber Music Players, MusicaNeo and IMSLP. 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. Symphony and chamber orchestra performances include the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble of Minnesota, Woodland Chamber, Northern Lights Festival Orchestra, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra & Youth Orchestra guest performer, Minnesota Opera-community residency initiative guest performer, and music ministry-liturgical music oboe accompanist & arranger. Prior to moving to northeastern Minnesota he performed in the Twin Cities with the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Wind Ensemble. He is a retired financial institution CEO, former FDIC/RTC Assistant Director, First Federal Minneapolis management and past U.S. Army Reserve Band Director & commissioned officer. Both business and home are located on five wooded acres in northern Minnesota.