About the Maker

Hello! I'm Corey Sweeney, and

I make your reeds!

I have been making reeds for others since 2015. I started learning the trade in 2004 as part of my oboe studies and later discovered a passion for it that developed until I preferred spending time at my reed desk to practicing! I recently moved back to New Hampshire from Albuquerque, New Mexico where I worked as a reed maker and freelance musician.

I earned my MM in Oboe Performance from the University of New Mexico in 2018 and my BM in Oboe Performance from the University of New Hampshire in 2010. My primary teachers throughout my education were Dr. Kevin Vigneau, Martin Schuring, and Margaret Herlehy, with additional instruction from Stuart Dunkel, Gonzalo Ruiz, Ann Rosandich, and Dominique Dournaud.

In addition to reed making, I am passionate about period instrument performance of baroque music.  I added a baroque oboe to my menagerie of modern instruments in 2017 and haven’t looked back!

Corey Sweeney playing baroque oboe