I was just informed that Mark Weiger, a renowned oboist committed suicide today. Mark Weiger was one of the great performers in the more recent years of history. He was clever when it came to marketing the oboe, and his humor was infectious. He was a fun person to be around. One of my good friends studied with him for her doctorate degree at the University of Iowa. His death is a huge loss in the small oboe community. My heart is heavy and my prayers are with all of his family and friends. We will all miss you Mark.