appearances

Where would you like me to show up? 

Contact me directly to set up a collaboration.

You can call/text at 864-580-6506 or email me at vagabondoboist@gmail.com.

I travel well and I blend...

How can we work together? 

Where am I going? 

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Where have I been? 

2021

2020

  • Origami Mami pop up markets, August-December, 2020

    • Waller's Coffee, Imperial, and Metro Studios, Decatur, GA​

  • Tiny Tunes for a Tiny Yule, December 18, 2020

    • Decatur, GA​

  • Artist in Residence July-December 2020

    • ​Decatur, GA​

  • Prelude Music for Voices of Poetry February 22, 2020

    • Miller White Fine Arts, South Dennis, MA

  • Worship Service March 1, 2020

    • Unitarian Church of Barnstable, MA​

  • Origami Mami at ACC MLK Day, January 20, 2020

    • Dennis-Yarmouth High School, MA​

 

2019

  • Origami Mami at Cobb's Hill Holiday Fair, December 7, 2019

    • Unitarian Church of Barnstable, MA

  • Volunteer at Hemlock Festival, November 1-3, 2019

    • Starbridge Event Center, Dahlonega, GA

  • Origami Mami at Get Off the Grid Fest, August 9-11, 2019

    • Big Berea Field at Warren Wilson College​, Swannanoa, NC

  • Busking for the Chapman Cultural Center, August 8, 2019

  • Vagabond Oboist at Sunday Songwriters, August 4, 2019

    • Brickhouse Pizzeria in Spartanburg, SC

  • Funeral service for Roy Cole, August 3, 2019

    • St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

    • Gabriel's Oboe

  • Origami Mami at Fusion Fest, July 27, 2019

    • Barnet Park, Spartanburg, SC​

  • Camp Counselor Kelsey July 7-20, 2019​

    • Taproot Music Camp at the Music Camp in Spartanburg, SC

  • Unitarian Universalist Church, June 2, 2019

    • Where Have all the Flowers Gone? ​

  • Converse Wind Ensemble, May 6, 2019

  • Memorial Service, April 25, 2019

  • Unitarian Universalist Church Easter Service, April 21, 2019

  • Origami Mami at Spartanburg Soaring! April 13, 2019

  • Busking for the Chapman Cultural Center, April 3, 2019

  • Converse Wind Ensemble, March 14, 2019

  • Dorman High School Concerto Competition, February 12, 2019

  • Origami Mami at Little River Roasting, January-February 2019

    • On display in downtown Spartanburg:

      • 1000 Cranes Uncaged

      • Be Kind Cranes

      • I Ching Wheel Tapestry

      • Fragments

  • Origami Class at Wofford College, January 15, 2019

  • Origami Class at Angels Charge Ministries, January 9, 2019

  • Morningside Baptist Church, December 16, 2018

  • Lessons and Carols at Converse College, November 29, 2018

  • Converse Wind Ensemble, November 5, 2018

  • Volunteer at Hemlock Festival, November 2-4, 2018

    • Starbridge Event Center in Dahlonega, GA

  • Origami Class at Greer Relief and Resources Agency, October 9, 2019

2018

  • Volunteer at Seeds of Sound Music and Arts Festival, October 4-6, 2018

    • Oasis Family Farm in Sparta, GA

  • Dorman High School Orchestra, October 2, 2018

  • Busking for the Chapman Cultural Center, August 18, 2018

  • Origami Mami at Fine Arts Day Camp, July 13, 2018

    • Lawson Academy of the Arts, Spartanburg, SC

  • Volunteer at Friendship Music Festival, June 28-July 1, 2018

    • Starbridge Event Center in Dahlonega, GA

  • First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, June 17, 2018

  • Oboe Rockstar at Grants Awards Ceremony, June 12, 2018​

    • Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC

  • Oboe Rockstar Recital, June 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    • Rainey Amphitheater, Converse College

    • Lawson Faculty Recital

      • ​Sequence of Events: 

        • I. "Because I exist, I resist."

        • II. Metamorphoses After Ovid, Benjamin Britten

        • III. 1000 Cranes Backstory

        • IV. Bagatelles for Solo Oboe, Gordon Jacob

        • V. How Can I Help? 

        • Truthfully, though, the order doesn't matter.

  • Ring and Sing, April 22, 2018

    • ​Performed with the handbell choir and chamber group at Boiling Springs First Baptist 

  • Spartanburg Earth Day Festival, April 21, 2018

    • Using Your Resources Wisely: a 30 minute presentation at the Unitarian Universalist Church discussing Success Initiative and Project Hub Spartanburg with a focus on using the resources already available. 

  • Labyrinth Walk, March 23, 2018

    • ​The Central United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, SC will have a 45' hand painted labyrinth with musical accompaniment. 

  • Morning Service, February 25, 2018

    • Tartini, Sonata in G Minor and choir accompaniment. 

  • Dorman High School Concerto Competition, February 13, 2018 

2017

  • Tech-n-Tinker: Kelsey Makes Connections, December 28, 2017

    • ​A surprise Tech-n-Tinker! The stars have aligned and Kelsey Leahy will be in the building to discuss a decade of connections made in Spartanburg, a thriving city that is full of surprises if you know where to look. 

    • If you are in Spartanburg we are challenging you to show up. We need everyone to make it happen. Everything is connected, we just have to keep seeking new information! 

  • The Song Heard Round the World, December 17, 2017

    • Morningside First Baptist, Spartanburg, SC

    • ​Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

  • Christmas // Then, Today, Tomorrow, December 10, 2017

    • Boiling Springs First Baptist, SC​

  • Bach Cantata No 80, October 22, 2017

    • Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC​

    • ​​Chamber Singers with orchestra and soloists will perform Cantata 80 by J. S. Bach: "A Might Fortress is Our God" in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. All are welcome to attend this free event. 6:00 PM in the sanctuary. 

2016

  • Our Faither in Heiven, October 30, 2016

    • First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, SC

    • ​Our Faither in Heiven, T. A. Berger

    • Chancel Choir; Kelsey Leahy, oboe; Mike Reuter, drums

2015

  • Christmas Service, December 13, 2015

    • First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, SC

    • ​Fantasia on “Greensleeves” Ralph Vaughan Williams

    • Fantasia on Christmas Carols (England) Ralph Vaughan Williams

    • Il est ne le divin enfant (France) arr. John Rutter

    • Still, Still, Still (Austria) arr. Mack Wilberg

  • Senior Recital, April 24, 2015

    • ​Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

    • ​​​William Grant Still, Incantation and Dance

      • Julie Smith, Piano

    • Mark Biggam, The Morning Cat

      • Mary Luke, Soprano​

    • Gordon Jacob, Seven Bagatelles for Soloe Oboe

    • Madeleine Dring, Three Piece Suite, Romance

    • Paul Hidemith, Oboe Sonata

      • Julie Smith, Piano

Occasionally I rest. 

See the picture below from Seeds of Sound to know that I do, indeed, take breaks every so often. ​

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