Stellar Oboe Products is one of the oldest online resources for oboe reeds and supplies. Launched in 1999 we were one the 1st oboe web site on the world wide web.
Amy Collins is on the artist faculty of the University of South Florida and has been the principal oboist with Opera Tampa for twenty years with the now music director Maestro Daniel Lipton and the former music director, Maestro Anton Copolla.
Ms. Collins spends her summers on the faculty of the InterHarmony Music Festival in Italy and Germany, where this past summer she was the featured soloist in Germany and performed the Bach Double Concerto in c minor for Violin, Oboe and orchestra as well as Copeland’s Quiet City for Trumpet, English Horn and orchestra. She has also performed with the Hayden Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria in the years past.
In 2007 she was invited to perform for Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican, and was the first instrumentalist to do so since Pope John Paul I.
Ms. Collins has played for many nationally recognized groups including, New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Moisiev Ballet. She has also performed with such well- known artists as the Mannheim Steamroller, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett and Diana Ross, to name a few.
A dedicated educator, Ms. Collins has given numerous clinics in Florida and she has received two grants from the Pinellas Arts Council.
As Ms. Collins started receiving requests for oboe reeds outside of her studio she decided to start a mail order business 1987. The business grew and eventually became Stellar Oboe Products. As the Internet started to become a place for business Stellar Oboe Products was the first Oboe company to setup an Online store, Oboe.net in 1999.