Bruce McCall took apart his first oboe while in the 6th grade. He has been repairing woodwinds since 1976 and beginning in December 2014, joined the expert team of technicians at Meridian Winds, returning to his home town. While very familiar with all levels of woodwinds, much of Bruce’s repair experience has been in the service of professionals and college level students from across the country.
Bruce studied oboe and bassoon while earning his Bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University. He performed on both instruments while a member of the US Military Academy Band at West Point and as a free-lance musician in New York City and Knoxville, TN.
Bruce has presented oboe adjustment workshops at the annual conference of the IDRS, at universities in KY, MI, SC, TN, TX, VA and at the Brevard Music Center. Bruce holds certification for the installation of Straubinger pads and is the author of “The Essential Guide to Adjusting Your Oboe”, which is in use at universities across the country.