Department of Music


Double Reed Festival
Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, 2009

with guest artists

Jeffrey Rathbun
Associate Principal Oboe, Cleveland Orchestra

Steven Wilson
Bassoon, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C.

Nashville Double Reed Ensemble
Freelance professional oboists, English hornists, bassoonists, and contrabassoonists

Guest Artists Recital
Friday, April 24, 8:00 pm, Ward Recital Hall

Registration, Master Classes and Mass Double Reed Ensemble
Saturday, April 25, 2009, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
McMeen Music Center, Lipscomb University

Nashville Double Reed Ensemble and Guest Artists Concert
Saturday, April 25, 2009 7:00 pm, Collins Alumni Auditorium

For more information and pre-registration, contact:
Marilyn Smith: marilyn.smith [at] lipscomb [dot] edu (615) 966-5929


  1. I would imagine that my long-ago colleagues from Nashville Symphony days, Principal oboist Bobby Taylor and Principal bassoonist Cynthia Estill, are in the Nashville Double Reed Ensemble.

    They’re both excellent players, and what’s amazing, not only had they been in the Nashville Symphony for several years BEFORE I arrived in 1976, and they’re still there!

  2. OOOPS!! I just checked the Nashville Double Reed ensemble roster and discovered that these former colleagues are NOT listed as members.

    However, the ensemble’s director, Dewayne Pigg, played EH in the Nashville Symphony during my time there.

  3. I thought I might see Roger Weismeyer’s name there too, but nope, he’s not there. (Do you know Roger? He lived in the Bay Area for a time, but I’m going to guess it was while you were on tour. Wonderful oboist and wonderful guy … helped me get through a rough summer festival one year.)

  4. Oh yes, I remember Roger very well. He subbed a few times in the former Sacramento Symphony in its last years, before I went on the road.

  5. Hehe, I auditioned for one of those people.

  6. Cameron: I do hope you got to enjoy Roger’s company; for me, anyway, he was a most wonderful (and very fun … great sense of humor) guy.

    Miriam: was this an audition for college then? What’s happening with your college plans? Hope it’s all going well!