I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies.
You don't take classes for every instrument for a B.M. And there's no way in hell you could get a lower grade in oboe than in percussion. Oboe is probably one of the most difficult instruments to learn to play and then you have to deal with the whole reed shit. Reeds,themselves, are an art form and have caused even professional musicians severe headaches. A.K.A. those premade Jones reeds are crap.