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The Double Reed Volume 40 • No. 1 (2017) now available online to members (login required)

The Double Reed Vol40 • No. 1 (cover and excerpts).

IDRS 2016 Conference Video Stream Arhive

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IDRS 2017 Conference - June 20-24, 2017

Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin USA

IDRS 2018 Conference - August 28 - September 1, 2018, Palacio de Congresos, Granada, Spain



IDRS 2019 Conferece, Universityu of South Florida, Tampa

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Finalists of the 2017 Young Artist Bassoon Competition

May 1st, 2017

The Committee Members of the 2017 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition: Alexander Grandal Hansen-Schwartz, Denmark Student of Professor Diego Chenna, Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany Rosario Martinez Felipe, Spain Student of Ole Kristian Dahl, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim, Germany Alejandro Rausell […]

Finalists of the 2017 Gillet-Fox Oboe Competition

May 1st, 2017

On behalf of the 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition: Yurie Aramaki, JAPAN Student of Emanuel Abbühl and Prof. Satoki Aoyama Samuel Bastos, PORTUGAL/SWITZERLAND Student of Maurice Bourgue, Thomas Indermühle, Martin Frutiger and José Fernando Silva Claire Brazeau, USA Student of Allan Vogel, Laura […]

Association of Adult Musicians 2nd Biennial Conference for Adults with Hearing Loss

March 28th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Person: Wendy Cheng Nonprofit Name: Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss Email Address: Web site address: Conference on making music with a hearing loss to provide opportunities to share and discuss the challenge of music-making for individuals with significant hearing losses. The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing […]

Double Reed Position – Auburn University

March 28th, 2017

RANK/SALARY: Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track. Salary commensurate with experience. DUTIES: Primary responsibilities: recruit, retain, and teach oboe and bassoon music majors; communicate with music programs in the state and region. Additional responsibilities: establish an active research and/or creative activity profile; coach chamber ensembles; supervise student projects and recitals; teach courses in allied subjects as needed; […]