The Ocarina Panel

Steven Higbee and Members of Ocabanda

This panel will be focused on the history behind the ocarina; where it originates from, how it developed to the ocarina we know today, different types of ocarinas and variations of the instrument, and also how the instrument is played. There will also be information discussed on how the ocarina gained popularity around the world, such as the explosion of the instruments popularity in the west with the game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Towards the end of the panel, there will be a segment of teaching how to play 2 songs on the ocarina for the audience at home with an ocarina laying around themselves.


Steven Higbee (he/him)
David Erick Ramos (he/him)
Tad Howley (he/him)
Goosaphone (she/her)
Andy Cormier (he/him)
Jordan Moore (he/him)


The Ocarina Panel

Sunday, October 23rd, 2022

7:00 pm - 7:45pm ET


Steven Higbee (he/him)

Steven Higbee, a multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwinds, is currently pursuing a MM in Clarinet Performance at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He performs with the UNM Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony and previously held top chairs at Central Washington University where he completed a BA in Music Education. Steven performs in a variety of styles, not limited to jazz and classical, and has done a variety of online recording projects and home studio recording that grew out of the pandemic in early 2020. He has collaborated with many musicians in many different styles and genres, and hopes to continue this as his career after he graduates with his MM Clarinet Performance degree.