KEYNOTE AWARD 2023 – Bocal Majority

Sally Bohls is a professional performer/contractor, studio musician, and private teacher in the Dallas Metroplex. She is the founder of the Operation O.B.O.E. component of Bocal Majority. Sally is actively sought after as a guest soloist, clinician, and adjudicator. She has articles published in national and international magazines.

She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. She has a private studio of young oboists grades 6 thru 12 and has taught at the university level. Her students are extraordinarily successful at all levels and in all types of competitions. Sally tries to instill a profound sense of self-worth and joy of playing in all her students.

Jennifer Auerbach is the CEO and founder of the Bocal Majority organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bassoon performance from Chicago Musical College and master’s and doctoral degrees in music theory from the University of North Texas.

She has taught private bassoon lessons in the Dallas metroplex since 1998 to students in grades 6 through 12 and takes great pride in helping them get to the next level of their playing. She has given numerous clinics at the Texas Music Educators’ Convention, the International Double Reed Society on the topic of bassoon and double-reed pedagogy. Her goal is to provide high level information in a positive and uplifting teaching environment.