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The latest news and event announcements from around the double reed world.
Semi and Final Rounds to be held at the 2014 MQVC Bassoon Symposium (three days of master classes and concerts open to all)
Hosts: Ben Kamins and Kristin Wolfe Jensen
Location: Round Top, Texas, USA
Dates: January 18 – 20, 2014
Women bassoon players who are citizens of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America), or who are enrolled in school in the Americas during the year prior to the competition and who will not have reached their 24th birthday by the competition in January of 2014.
- First Prize: US $9,000
- Second Prize: US $5,000
- Third Prize: US $2,000
- Two Honorable Mentions: US $1000 each
- Five Semi-Finalist Awards: US $500 each
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in g minor, RV 495 (Op. 40, No. 20/P. 384/F VIII, No. 23/M 269). In the final round, the Vivaldi must be performed from memory
- Katherine Hoover: Journey
- Leslie Bassett: Metamorphoses (only movements 1, 2, 3, and 8 for the preliminary round)
- One additional piece for final round (chosen from the official Repertoire List)
The preliminary round of competition is conducted via recording. Physical or electronic submissions are due October 14, 2013.
For more information, including submission instructions, additional repertoire list, and Symposium details, please visit mqvc.org.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE, DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE ARTS
POSITION: The Department of Music and Theatre Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a part-time Associate Lecturer to start August 19, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year.
DUTIES: Teach applied bassoon to music majors and minors. Teach one section of woodwind techniques (flute and double reeds) for music education majors.
Please send electronically, via attachments in word or pdf format, a letter of interest in the position, Curriculum Vita, a link to an uploaded high quality recording of recent performances, and contact information for references. The above should be emailed to:
Vanissa B. Murphy, Chair, Department of Music and Theatre Arts
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 15, 2013. However, screening may continue until position is filled. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer striving to recruit, develop, and retain employees from varied backgrounds. Please contact us to request any accommodation necessary to aid your participation in our hiring process.
To learn more, visit our department Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/mus-the/
The Members of the 2013 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon Committee are pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s competition:
- Thomas English, USA
Teachers include Kara M. Stolle, Douglas Spaniol, George Sakakeeny
- Ben Roidl-Ward, GERMANY/USA
Teachers include Francine Peterson, George Sakakeeny
- Mingyuan Yang, CHINA/USA
Teachers include Wendy Rose, Te Xu, Jianzhong Zhao
- Jonathon Pearson Altizer, USA
Teachers include Sharon Kuster, Kristin Wolfe Jensen
- Naho Zhu, Japan/USA
Teachers include Patricia Rogers, Richard Ranti, Janet Underhill
The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on June 27 at University of Redlands in California, USA. The winner will perform a recital on June 28 and receive a cash prize of $3,000 US.
The Members of the YAC Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise expended by the judging panel. Members of the panel were:
- Jeffrey Lyman: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
- Marion Reinhard: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, La Scala Theater Orchestra, formerly of Berlin Philharmonic
- Rodion Tolmachev: Principal Bassoon Mariinsky Theatre; Winner 2008 Gillet-Fox Competition
The second competition of the Asian Double Reed Association for oboe and bassoon will be held in Taiwan from 19-22 December 2013. The competition will have three divisions, Elite (ages 18-30 by 21 December 2013), Senior (ages 15-17 by 21 December 2013) and Junior (ages 15 and under by 21 December 2013). The event is open to anyone within the international community, and will award prize money to both oboe and bassoon winners of each level. In addition, it will provide the opportunity for winners to perform a concerto with orchestra.
First prize: TWD150,000 ($5000 est.)
Second prize: TWD50,000 ($1,800 est.)
First prize: TWD20,000 ($700 est.)
Second prize: TWD15,000 ($500 est.)
First prize: TWD15,000 ($500 est.Z)
Second prize: TWD10,000 ($340 est)
Please click here to view the complete repertoire list for the competition. More details will be available soon.
第二届亚洲双簧协会双簧管及大管音乐比赛将于2013年12月19至22日在台湾嘉义市举行。赛程将分为三组 (报名年龄以2013年12月21日为分界)：菁英组, 年齡为18-30岁；青年组, 年齡为15-18岁；及青少年组, 年齡为15岁以下。参赛者不限国籍、种族、性别，均可申请报名参加比赛。双簧管及大管每组之优胜者将获得奖金，菁英组优胜者将有机会与交响乐团一齐合作演出协奏曲。
Translation by Dr. Shih-Han Chiu
Contrabassoon/Bassoon, 1 Position
Preliminary auditions: Tentatively scheduled for mid-May, 2013.
Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for June 3, 2013
Application deadline: Postmarked by April 1 OR faxed or e-mailed by April 5, 2013.
Applications received after the above due date will not be considered. Please note that those who apply earlier receive information earlier, and therefore have more choice of audition dates. For those who send their resume later, some dates may already be filled.
Employment date: Effective Immediately
Note: All audition candidates are responsible for obtaining audition repertoire from standard excerpt books, purchasable music and orchestral scores. Aside from rental only parts, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will not provide copies of any excerpts. Required repertoire for this audition will be posted when it becomes available.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A POSTED VACANCY
Please specify audition/position on ALL correspondence (i.e. “Horn Audition”). We can only accept applications for posted vacancies. Applicants should send a BRIEF ONE-PAGE RESUME, including name, address, phone number, email address and instrument to:
Email: email@example.com Fax: 312-294-3272
Or mail to : Auditions Coordinator Chicago Symphony Orchestra 220 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60604
Auditions Voicemail Box: 312-294-3271
Please attach your resume in PDF or Word formats. You may also copy your resume into the body of the email message. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
View this posting at http://cso.org/Page.aspx?id=10385
Ball State University announces the dates for its Benefic Chamber Music Camp. The camp, extended to 10 days, will be held on the Ball State campus from July 19-28, 2013. Benefic Chamber Music Camp is an intensive learning experience designed to enhance the chamber playing and collaborative skills of string, woodwind, horn, and piano students from high school through the first years of college.
Students are instructed by artists and teachers of international renown, with extensive experience and expertise as educators, chamber musicians, and as members of major symphony orchestras. Double Reed faculty for 2013 include Aryn Day Sweeney, oboe, and Keith Sweger, bassoon, both members of the Ball State School of Music faculty.
Camp activities include:
· Daily chamber ensemble coaching
· Record-and-Review ensemble sessions
· Individual coaching focused on mastering assigned chamber music repertoire
· Private lessons
· Master classes by Camp Faculty and Guest Artists
· Chamber Orchestra
· Concerto Competition: winner performs with BCMC Orchestra
· Guest Artist and Faculty Concerts and Presentations
· Student performances at Sursa Hall with high-tech tunable acoustics
Bonus programs include seminars and workshops on musician’s development:
-Health and Wellness: Alexander Technique
-The Art of Collaboration
-The Art of Improvisation
-The Art of Sight-Reading
-The Art of Recording
-The Art of Composition
-Effective Practice Techniques
-Preparation to Public Performance: Strategies and Tips
-Instrument Maintenance and much more!
Application fee is waived for students applying before March 1st, and reduced tuition is offered to students applying before April 15th. Camp capacity is limited to 40 students.
Limited scholarships are available as well as discounts for pre-formed groups and siblings.
The University of Arizona School of Music is pleased to invite applications for oboe and bassoon positions for the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet for Fall 2013
The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is a Master’s level ensemble named in honor of wind pedagogue and master teacher, Fred Fox.
Appointment to the quintet provides Remission of Full Out of State and half of Instate fees in addition to an annual stipend of $5825.
Members of the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet will receive intensive chamber music coaching with members of the Arizona Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble.
To apply, please contact:
William Dietz, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is led by some of the world’s finest musicians in the field of baroque performance. This comprehensive training programme, held at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses, opera scene study for singers, chamber ensembles, private lessons, lectures and workshops, and concerts by both participants and faculty.
We invite advanced students, pre-professional, and professional musicians to apply by March 21, 2013. For information and applications, please visit www.tafelmusik.org/tbsi or call 416.964.9562 ex 241
Brooklyn College, Conservatory of Music
Assistant Professor in Music Performance
(Woodwinds, in one of these areas: flute, clarinet, oboe, or bassoon)
Start Date: Fall 2013
The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College invites outstanding performers in woodwinds to apply for this music performance position.
Responsibilities. Primary responsibilities will be to teach, recruit, and maintain an undergraduate and graduate instrumental studio, coach chamber ensembles, lead woodwind and orchestral literature classes, and other performance-related seminars (e.g., 21st-century performance practices or woodwind methods class for music-education majors). Additional responsibilities will include coordinating the department’s woodwind program, and advising. Supplementary teaching assignments will be based upon the special skills and interests of the candidate. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active performing career.
Qualifications. Master’s in woodwind performance (minimum), D.M.A. preferred. Outstanding artistic performance record as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Evidence of teaching excellence, including ability to work in a culturally diverse, urban setting.
Commensurate with experience and credentials.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application online as follows:
• Go to http://www.cuny.edu and click on “Employment”
• Click on “Search for Jobs”
• Click “Search job listings”
• Click on “More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs ” [But do NOT “log in”]
• Search by Job Opening ID 6321
• Click the Posting Title (in blue) to see job description in Woodwind Performance
• Click on the “Apply Now” button.
Please follow carefully the instructions for uploading a cover letter (reference Job ID 6321), curriculum vitae, and supplementary documents (e.g., evidence of teaching effectiveness) in doc, pdf, or rtf format. In addition, all applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department through this link: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/?2.
If there is supporting material (books, CDs, usb drives, etc.) that must be mailed in, please send it to:
Ms. Therese Marrocco
Administrative Officer/Human Resources
Brooklyn College CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889
Questions for HR may be directed to 718 951-5131.
Open until filled with the review of applications to begin after Nov. 1, 2012.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
Bassoonist David Sogg w/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Sat. Oct.13, 11am
FREE (with ticket from box office which you can obtain upon arrival.)
David Sogg, co-principal bassoonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, will be performing the North American premiere of the C major Concerto by Johann Gottlieb Graun on Saturday October 13, 2012 at 11 AM in Heinz Hall, accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony under the baton of Fawzi Haimor. FREE tickets are available at the box office before the concert. The concert, which will last about an hour, also contains Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and movements from Mozart’s 40th, Brahms’s 3rd, and Dvorak’s 9th Symphonies.