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The Double Reed Volume 39 • No. 4 (2016) now available online to members (login required)

The Double Reed Vol 39 • No. 4 (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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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; […]

IDRS Exhibits Coordinator Frank Swan

February 22nd, 2017

I am happy to announce that Frank Swann has agreed to serve as exhibits coordinator for the 2017 IDRS conference at Lawrence University. Frank Swann studied oboe with Robert Sprenkle at the University of Rochester and graduated from Howard University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked at Eastman Kodak for 9 years before […]

Message from Keith, IDRS President

February 13th, 2017

13 February 2017 I am sorry to announce that Norma Hooks, our long-time Executive Secretary/Treasurer and friend, is experiencing some health problems.  She and her family have asked for all to respect their privacy as they work through these issues. Our thoughts go out to Norma and to her family.  Ed Craig has taken over many […]