27. December 2016 · Comments Off on CSU, Fresno: 20th Annual Double Reed Day · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

You can read all about the double reed day by going here.

Some details:
February 4, 2017
Featured artists: Martin Schuring (oboe) and John Miller (bassoon)
Hosts: Rachel Aldrich, oboe and Larry Gardner, bassoon

08:00 AM: Registration, Double REed Ensemble music distributed
09:00 AM: Oboe Session I: Preparing for Performance: All State, College Auditions, and Beyond – Martin Schuring
09:00 AM: Bassoon Session I: Why I Play the Bassoon and How I Play the Bassoon – John Miller
10:00 AM: Exhibits open
10:30 AM: Oboe Seesion II: English Horn for the Oboist – Martin Schuring
10:30 AM: Bassoon Session II: The Telemann Bassoon Sonata in F Minor – John Miller
12:00 PM: Lunch on your own
01:30 PM: Oboe: Master Class – Martin Schuring
01:30 PM: Bassoon: Master Class – John Miller
03:00 PM: Break
03:15 PM: Rehearsal: Double Reed Ensemble
04:15 PM: Free Time
05:00 PM: Exhibits Close
05:30 PM: Gala Recital: Martin Schuring, oboe; John Miller, bassoon; and Double Reed Ensemble

Contact information is available if you click the link above.

25. April 2014 · Comments Off on Double Reed Summer Camp at Sacramento State! · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

This just in …

We are having a Double Reed Summer Camp at Sacramento State, starting Monday evening, July 7th. The age groups include grade school (must be playing instrument for 3 months) through 22 yrs. old. This camp will be run by Bocal Majority. They have run these camps successfully for more than 10 years throughout the U.S. But this is the first time in Northern CA, so we’re thrilled!

There will be a faculty concert, students concerts, chamber music, large group ensembles, reed making for the older groups, and various classes throughout the week. We divide the students into two groups – younger/less experienced and older/more experienced. The deadline for registration is May 1, however you can certainly register after that, but there is a $25 late fee.

Here is the link to the Bocal Majority enrollment forms. Clink on the Northern CA link and do look around their web site for examples of the activities.

Bocal Majority Enrollment Forms

Should be great fun – hope we’ll see you there! – Deborah Shidler

Deb Shidler is the oboe instructor at Sac State … and also a friend of mine and very fine oboist!

05. February 2013 · Comments Off on This Just In · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

Hi, Patty:

Would you mind posting this info about an upcoming Oboe Day on your website?

The Oboe Studio at George Mason University invites you to “Oboe Masters at Mason (with a little extra Bass)!”

Where: George Mason University School of Music (Fairfax, Virginia)

When: Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10, 2013

All events are free and open to the public!

Events will include:

Master Class with Joseph Robinson, Principal Oboist (Ret.) of the New York Philharmonic

Master Class with Rossana Calvi, Principal Oboist of the Orchestra “Gran Teatro La Fenice”

Instrument Demo with Howarth of London’s Jeremy Walsworth and Michael Britton

Knife Sharpening Demo with Wicked Edge Expert, Robert Huffman

Family-Friendly Recital with oboist Carrie Vecchione and bassist Rolf Erdahl of The Vecchione-Erdahl Duo

Special Outreach Performance by The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

View the flyer [http://www.howarth.uk.com/Acrobat/GMasonOboeday2013.pdf] here.

Please e-mail Dr. Lorrie Berkshire Brown at Lberkshi AT gmu.edu for more information.

Thanks so much; hope you’re doing well!


10. October 2012 · Comments Off on Double Reed Festival in Kansas · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

… with Nancy Ambrose King (oboe) and Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon) on Ocotober 13:

With clinics by Carlos Coelho from Carlos E. Coelho’s Woodwinds; Justin Miller of Miller Marketing and Dan Willett, Professor of Oboe at the University of Missouri.

Schedule of Events:
9:00-10:00 – Registration/Visit Exhibits.
9:30-12:00 – Oboe Master Class with guest Nancy Ambrose King
10:00-12:00 – Bassoon Master Class with guest Martin Kuuskmann
12:00-1:00 – Lunch/Visit Vendors
1:00-1:45 – MDRS annual meeting/Visit Exhibits
2:00-4:00 – Special topics seminars with Carlos Coelho, Justin Miller and Dan Willett
5:30-6:30 – MDRS member recital
7:30 – MDRS Gala Recital featuring Guest Artists Nancy Ambrose King, Martin Kuuskmann, Eric Stomberg, Margaret Marco and Ellen Bottorff.
For more information contact Margaret Marco mmarco [at] ku [dot] edu or Eric Stomberg stomberg [at] ku [dot] edu or www.mdrs.org

10. September 2012 · Comments Off on Double Reed Day In Ithaca · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

2012 Double Reed Day

Welcome to the 2012 Ithaca College Double Reed Day! We look forward to providing an outstanding event for high school double reed instrumentalists.


Date: November 12, 2012

Location: Ithaca College School of Music

Ages: Participants must be in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. Please contact us if you are seeking special permission for younger participants.

Guest Artists:

Lee Goodhew-Romm, Professor of Bassoon, Ithaca College School of Music
Paige Morgan, Professor of Oboe, Ithaca College School of Music
Participation Fee: Free

Registration Deadline: Participants must register online by November 1. REGISTER NOW!

21. May 2012 · Comments Off on Made Any Summer Plans Yet? · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

I received this a few days ago:

We’re happy to announce the start of an Advanced Double Reed Institute Summer Camp at Pepperdine University this summer 16-20 July 2012.
Please pass the information to your students and colleagues. Application information is contained in the attached poster.

Faculty will include:
David Weiss, former principal oboe, LA Phil Michele Grego, bassoon, LA Phil
Catherine Del Russo, oboe instructor, Pepperdine Leslie Lashinsky, bassoon instructor, Pepperdine

Applications are at the following link: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1192474-ONmxSXynBr
Questions can be directed to the Bocal Majority website: http://www.bocalmajority.com/about-summer-camps/

Thanks, Tony

Tony W. Cason
Visiting Professor of Music
Director of Bands
Conductor, University Orchestra

20. February 2012 · Comments Off on How Cool Is This? · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

What a great idea! While this is its third year it’s the first I’ve heard about it.

The Ohio State University School of Music and OBOHIO present the third annual Double Reed Honors Invitational, Saturday, May 19, 2012.

Each spring, 12 to 15 high-school age bassoonists and oboists are invited to come to the School of Music for a unique experience in double reed performance and instruction. Students will begin the day with a master class with professionals and will engage in intense rehearsals with OSU undergraduate and graduate double reed students leading up to a recording session of their work.

Participants will be selected from those nominated by school or private instructors. We invite teachers to nominate students for this event using the downloadable form below. Students invited to participate will attend the day at no charge and will receive a copy of the completed recording. Lunch will be provided for all invitees.

RTWT & get the application

24. October 2011 · Comments Off on Shenandoah University Double Reed Day 2011 · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

October 30, 2011

05. January 2011 · Comments Off on Western Michigan University: Double Reed Festival · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

Straight from the web page:

Dear Double Reed Friends:

We are pleased to announce that Western Michigan University’s Double Reed Festival 2011 is scheduled to take place Friday* and Saturday February 11-12, 2011! This year our featured guests are Oboist Rebecca Henderson from the University of Texas-Austin and Bassoonist Karen Pierson from Ohio State University.

Dont miss this exciting opportunity to spend a day immersed in the sounds of the oboe and bassoon. Led by WMU’s acclaimed double reed faculty, Wendy Rose and Michael Miller! Students will have the opportunity to perform in and attend master classes by guest artists and WMU faculty!

This year, we are offering a new program that is aimed towards music teachers and middle school students and many more opportunities to play your instruments and make some music! More information about DRF Events will be posted soon!

Please send this information to your oboe and bassoon friends, band directors, double-reed enthusiasts, and anybody you think would be interested in this wonderful opportunity, Double Reed Festival is for everyone of all ages and playing levels!

Check back here regularly for more information!

We look forward to seeing you!
— Dr. Rose, Dr. Miller
and the WMU Double Reed Festival Team

* Commencing with a free chamber music recital Friday evening at 8:15pm in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall!!!!

WMU School of Music Website:

Info found here.

04. January 2011 · Comments Off on Double Reed Workshop · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

UM School of Music
Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:00 AM, Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

School of Music faculty members Mark Hill and Sue Heineman present a recital, discussion groups and masterclasses for double reed players of all ages.

The day is designed to inspire and inform aspiring oboists and bassoonists.

The workshop ends with all participants joining in a reading of selections from Handel’s Royal Fireworks.

Note: Walk-in registration begins at 9:45AM on the day of the event.

Student Participants: $35
Parents and teachers: free

I read it here.

If you have a double reed day or workshop to announce be sure and drop me a line!