Sequoyah High School student Mary Kausek will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists third through twelfth grade.

Kausek, the daughter of Cynthia Kausek, will study oboe at the camp, which celebrates its 79th summer of pioneering arts education.

Kausek competed against 750 oboists who auditioned for the 12 spots in the program. She will study under Daniel J. Stolper, internationally known for his superior teaching, particularly for accomplished high school students.

“I would like to thank all the people who made this possible,” Kausek said. “Without the kind generosity of the rotary Club of Tulsa and the Tulsa Youth Symphony, I would not have had this enormous opportunity.

“I would also like to thank my private lesson teachers, Lise Glaser and Dr. Shannon Scott, whose immense support has been more than outstanding and inspired me to do great things,” she said.

Kausek has been principal oboist in the Oklahoma All-State OMEA band the past two years. Among her other accomplishments are attending the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, performing as principal clarinet and principal oboist of the Tulsa Youth Symphony, earning more than $140,000 in music scholarships, and placing second chair overall on clarinet in the state of Oklahoma.