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The Double Reed Volume 39 • No. 3 (2016) now available online to members (login required)

The Double Reed Vol 39 • No. 3 (cover and excerpts).

IDRS 2016 Conference Video Stream Arhive

The Double Reed Volume 39 • No. 3 (2016) now available online to members (login required):

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IDRS 2017 Conference - June 20-24, 2017

Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin USA



IDRS 2018 Conference - August 28 - September 1, 2018, Granada, Spain

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Ball State Oboe Marathon

November 9th, 2016

Ball State Oboe Marathon Sunday, December 4 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Music Instruction Building 152 Ball State University, Muncie, IN   Schedule Warm it Up!…………………………………………………………………………………………….12-12:30 p.m. ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Mock Auditions & Feedback…………………..12:30-1:30 p.m. Tune In, Turn On & Practice with Dr. Lisa Kozenko………………………1:30-2 p.m. PLAY!! Trios, Duets and Oboe Ensemble………………………………………….2-3 p.m. Oboe […]

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY — Assistant/Associate Professor of Music – Oboe

October 26th, 2016

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY — Assistant/Associate Professor of Music – Oboe. The Ball State University School of Music invites outstanding applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning August, 2017. Major responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate applied oboe students, to perform in faculty chamber music ensembles, to coach mixed woodwind ensembles, to teach courses in […]

Legendary Bassoonist K. David Van Hoesen Dies

October 13th, 2016

K. David Van Hoesen, Professor Emeritus of Bassoon at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and former principal bassoonist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, died on Monday, Oct. 3, in Pittsburgh, Penn. An Honorary Member of the International Double Reed Society who stayed active as a performer until his retirement from the Lake […]

Repertoire for the 2017 Young Artist Bassoon Competition

June 2nd, 2016

The Committee of the 2017 Young Artist Bassoon Competition is pleased to announce the repertoire for next year, which will take place at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. The Competition entries will be accepted starting on January 1, 2017 through an online application process. More information will be available at the end of August at […]