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Melvin Kaplan

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Melvin Kaplan (August 29, 1929 – September 25, 2022)[1] was an American oboist, concert manager, and formerly a teacher at the Juilliard School for 25 years.[2] He was for many years a featured performer and lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[3] Kaplan is a founding member of both the New York Chamber Soloists and the Festival Winds, though he is perhaps best known as Artistic Director of the original Vermont Mozart Festival, which he cofounded in 1974 with William Metcalfe, a conductor and professor at the University of Vermont.[4][5][6] He received the Governor's Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Vermont in 1990 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Vermont Arts Council in 1998.


  1. ^ Melvin Ira Kaplan
  2. ^ "Chamber Music at the Clark: Ying Quartet". The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies. 2017-05-14. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  3. ^ Shepard, Richard F. (1974-02-27). "Going out Guide". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  4. ^ "New York Chamber Soloists" (PDF). Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Retrieved 24 January 2019.[dead link]
  5. ^ Hammer, John (2018-06-22). "A chance to hear chamber music as it was intended". Shelburne News. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  6. ^ Hallenbeck, Brent (2016-07-16). "Vermont Mozart Festival founder offers concerts Sunday". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 2019-01-24.

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He graduated from the High School of music and Art in June 1946