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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, Granada, Spain

IDRS 2019 Conferece, Universityu of South Florida, Tampa

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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 relocating to […]

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 […]

Message from Keith, IDRS President

December 27th, 2016

Society members, Before the end of the year, please consider supporting IDRS, a 501C non-profit organization. If you itemize your taxes, your donation is deductible (consult your tax advisor). Members can contribute by submitting cash donations, upgrading their membership to a Sustaining member or above, and by becoming a sponsor. Please click on the links […]

New England Music Camp Bassoon Faculty Vacancy

December 14th, 2016

Interested applicants please send: Cover letter, resume and names/contact info of 3 references. Video of your teaching. Video or audio recording of: Exposition of a standard repertoire concerto Beethoven, Symphony No. 4, 4th mvt.: mm. 184-188. Mozart, Overture to Marriage of Figaro: mm. 1-25. Ravel, Bolero: Solo Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, 2nd mvt.: mm. 274-end. […]