Lynne Marie Mangan

Classical Musician and Educator


Siena Heights University Faculty Announcement

I am excited to announce that I have joined the faculty of Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan.

In addition to being the Oboe Professor, I am teaching several courses in:

  • Music Theory
  • Aural Harmony and Sight Singing
  • Woodwind Methods
  • Music Business & Entrepreneurship

Go Saints!

Siena Heights University


Arts Entrepreneurship

Almost all students who study classical music at the college level spend most of their time in practice rooms, studying music theory, learning about music history, and other important aspects that make up the traditional music program. The typical goals of classical music performance majors are to be a famous soloist, or a member of a prestigious (full-time) major symphony orchestra… perhaps carving out a career as a university teacher.

Too often, people don’t realize that very few musicians will achieve those lofty goals. This isn’t meant to be a downer. So many highly trained, skilled, and passionate musicians create a different path, finding a satisfying and rewarding career that may not be exactly what they envisioned as a young undergrad.

Personally, I believe it is an amazing time to be an artist. The ability to create and market our products, ideas, and talents is unlike any other time in history. We can collaborate and share across the globe. I am enthusiastic and passionate about arts entrepreneurship.

Over the coming months, I’ll be blogging here about many great success stories of people with degrees in fine and performing arts, and their interesting career paths. I hope that you will find these stories and ideas enlightening and inspiring.


IDRS 2014 Music Entrepreneurship Lecture

I am excited to announce that I have been asked to present a lecture at the International Double Reed Society Conference in August, 2014. My lecture is part of the “Wellness” series at IDRS 2014. The presentation is titled
Discovering Your Niche: Identifying and Creating Opportunities in the Music Business.

I’ll post more about the upcoming lecture as we approach the conference.



Eating Your Own Dog Food in the Music Business

There is a commonly used phrase in the business world: “Eat your own dog food.” It typically means that a company makes sure to use its own products, which will help validate how well the products work. Why use something that your competitor makes, or something that you are trying to make obsolete, when you can use your own product?

A classic example of “eating your own dog food” is how, in 1980, the CEO of a young company called Apple Computer sent out a memo to all staff saying (yes, in all caps), “EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!! NO MORE TYPEWRITERS ARE TO BE PURCHASED, LEASED, etc., etc. Apple is an innovative company. We must believe and lead in all areas. If word processing is so neat, then let’s all use it! Goal: by 1-1-81, NO typewriters at Apple… We believe the typewriter is obsolete. Let’s prove it inside before we try and convince our customers.” (see this fascinating 1981 article from Inc. Magazine about Steve Jobs and Apple Computer).

How can we apply this concept to the arts?

I don’t want to make things “obsolete” – I believe the arts are inclusive. So I have a different take on eating our own dog food in the music business – or in the arts in general.
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The Masters of Music Studio

I am excited to announce that I have joined the faculty of The Masters of Music in Royal Oak, MI. This fantastic music studio is located at 2520 Rochester Road, north of 12 Mile. I will be offering lessons in oboe, English horn, reedmaking, and chamber music. For more information, contact the studio at 248-546-8742 or use the contact form on this site.



Lynne Marie Mangan (Flegg), DSC_0782_2Oboe and English horn, is an accomplished educator and performer throughout the United States and Canada.

Ms. Mangan maintains oboe studios in Northville, Royal Oak, and Adrian, Michigan. Her biography is available here.

To contact Ms. Mangan regarding lessons, lectures, or performances, please visit the contact page on this website.



TrevCo-Varner Music

Since mid-2012, I have been fortunate to work for an outstanding company owned by bassoonist Dr. Eric Van der veer Varner, TrevCo-Varner Music. TVM is the world’s largest retailer of music for double reed instruments. If you are looking for any solo music, chamber music, or books for the oboe, English horn, Heckelphone, bassoon, or contrabassoon, I highly recommend you look at what TVM has to offer.

Not only does TrevCo-Varner have an extensive library of over 12,000 titles, they are an invaluable resource for knowledge. The company is owned, operated, and staffed by highly trained master teachers and performers – true oboe and bassoon specialists. Read More


BGSU Faculty Artist Recital – Lynne Marie Mangan

On January 9, 2013, Lynne Marie Mangan will present a recital as part of the BGSU Faculty Artist Concert Series.

This recital will feature pianist Robert Sattterlee, harpsichordist Kevin Bylsma, cellist Alan Smith, and soprano Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers.

The program includes works by Francesco Geminiani, Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc, and Christopher Berg.

Form more details about this particular concert or other recitals by Ms. Mangan, visit InstantEncore.