Dr. Cyzak’s Education:
- D.M.A. Oboe Performance and Literature, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
- Artist Diploma, Oboe Performance, University of Hartford – The Hartt School
- M.M. Oboe Performance, University of Hartford – The Hartt School
- B.M. Oboe Performance, Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music
More about Dr. Cyzak:
Dr. David Cyzak (*see-zak) is the Affiliate Instructor of Oboe at Bradley University and Second Oboist in the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the AFM Local 301 Orchestra Committee and surrently serves on the 2017/2018 contract negotiation committee. As an active orchestral player, Dr. Cyzak has performed extensively with Orchestras throughout Illinois including the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Chanpaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Heartland Festival Orchestra, Peoria Bach Festival Orchestra, and Sinfonia da Camera. His playing can be heard on the Naxos and Nimbus Records music labels.
His orchestral, concerto, and recital performances have taken him across the country from Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall to the intimate setting of Mark Twain’s drawing room in West Hartford, Connecticut. His new recital program features works from a diverse selection of American composers and a new composition he has written for Oboe and Piano titled, “American Colors.” Always investigating and sharing the tradition of classical music, his activities have focused on working with living composers to perform and premiere their works while seeking to illuminate classical music’s broad spectrum of expressive possibilities for any audience.
Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Dr. Cyzak received his Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying with John Dee. His doctoral research explores the advanced vocal and instrumental techniques of Vinko Globokar’s Oboe/English Horn works. He received a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Hartt School under the tutelage of Humbert Lucarelli and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he studied with James Caldwell, Robert Walter, and Alex Klein.