Jack Cozen Harel joined the CIM faculty in August 2011. Active as a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Harel is currently the oboist of the world-renowned Solaris Quintet and has been an exclusive Yamaha Performing Artist since 2008. Mr. Harel holds the Guinness World Record for "Fastest Oboe Playing.” This record was set by performing all 409 notes of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee in a time of 26.1 seconds (see it on YouTube).


  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Northwestern University
  • AD, the Colburn School, where he was the first oboist ever accepted into the prestigious conservatory program
  • Teachers include John de Lancie, James Moore, William Bennett, Grover Schiltz, Allan Vogel

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • University of Akron
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Long Beach College
  • Northwestern University