Double Reed Online

The latest news and event announcements from around the double reed world.

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; provide service to the campus, community, and profession.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum: Doctoral degree in oboe or bassoon performance, ABD will be considered; excellent communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
Desired: Professional performance experience in solo, chamber, and orchestral ensembles; successful experience recruiting and retaining talented students at the university level; experience teaching double reed repertoire and pedagogy.

APPOINTMENT DATE:
August 16, 2017

GENERAL
INFORMATION: Auburn is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In U.S. News and World Report, it has been ranked in the top 50 public universities for the last 23 consecutive years. The institution is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering bachelor, master, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Its fall of 2015 enrollment of 27,287 students includes 21,786 undergraduates and 4,398 graduate students, and 1,103 professional-doctoral students. There are 1216 full time instructional faculty members distributed across nine colleges and three schools with degrees offered in 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama.

APPLICATION:
Candidates should upload the following materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and contact information for five references (email addresses, as well as telephone numbers) at: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/. In the letter of interest, candidates must include a link to 20 minutes of video of recent live performances that reflect artistry and stylistic range. The video should include 15 minutes of performance on the primary instrument and 5 minutes of performance on the secondary instrument. For additional inquiries contact:
Dr. Corey Spurlin
Chair, Double Reeds Search Committee
Associate Professor
cspurlin@auburn.edu
334-844-3179

DEADLINE:
Screening will begin March 27, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

“Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.”

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 Los Angeles, where he owned and operated a digital prepress/digital printing business. During these 25 years in LA, he was an active freelance oboist. Frank now resides in Washington, DC where he owns Capitol Cane, a double-reed cane business. He has served as an assistant with the exhibits for several IDRS conferences. Frank can be reached at swann@idrs.org. Also, please note that a merchants portal for conference exhibitors will be available on the IDRS website very soon. This will allow vendors to register online. More to come on this.

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Keith Sweger
President, International Double Reed Society
Professor of Bassoon
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0410
Studio: 765-285-5511
sweger@idrs.org

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 of Norma’s membership responsibilities.  If you have a question concerning your membership or if you have previously tried to contact Norma concerning membership issues, please send an email to Ed at craig@idrs.org; if you have any other questions concerning IDRS, you may contact me at sweger@idrs.org.

As many of you know, Howard Niblock, our co-host for the upcoming 2017 conference at Lawrence University, is also going through some health issues.  Current and former members of the IDRS Executive Committee are stepping up to assist Howard and Carl Rath as needed.  Please note that planning is moving ahead and we are looking forward to an exciting and successful conference In Appleton, Wisconsin from June 20 through 24.  If you have any questions, you can contact our hosts through their website www.idrs2017.org, Martin Schuring, our conference coordinator, at schuring@idrs.org, or me.  Information concerning exhibiting at IDRS2017 will be available very soon.
We recently completed some needed maintenance on our membership database.  I ask that if you have not already done so, to please renew your membership online at www.idrs.org.

To renew your membership, please login to www.idrs.org and select the RENEW button on the home page.

If you have forgotten or do not have a password for www.idrs.org, go to http://www.idrs.org/membership/password.php and enter your registered email address. If your email address is registered with IDRS, the server will email your password.

If your email address is not registered with IDRS, please select JOIN button on the home page.

By renewing/joining now online, you will be helping the society through this transition period.  Thank you for your continued support of the IDRS.
Best,

KWS

Keith Sweger
President, International Double Reed Society
Professor of Bassoon, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306
sweger@idrs.org 765-285-5511

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 Master Class I with Sherry Sylar………………………………………………3-5 p.m.

Meet & Greet with Sherry Sylar…………………………………………………………..5-5:30 p.m.

Oboe Master Class II: The Versatile Oboist with Sherry Sylar……..6:30-8 p.m.

 

Prepare a piece!

All-day oboe repair with Carlos Coelho!

Bring your oboe!

 

Choose which events you would like to participate in by registering online at:

bsu.edu/music/events

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 oboe techniques, oboe repertoire and pedagogy, additional duties as assigned, and to provide an artistic model in a fine arts setting. The successful candidate is expected to assist with recruiting and maintain a strong oboe studio, advise students in academic matters, and participate in the student chamber music program. Additional performance opportunities may be available locally and regionally. Minimum qualifications: Completed Master’s degree in music, from an accredited college or university, a strong performance history, and a record of successful college teaching. Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain quality students, exceptional performance and/or scholarly background, completed doctorate, experience in coaching chamber music, and/or teaching oboe repertoire and pedagogy. Applicants should upload a Curriculum Vitae, three letters of reference written within the past two years, a short list of additional references, performances from within the past two years representing various styles, student evaluations if available, and a copy of transcripts of the highest degree earned. Samples of recordings, scholarly publications, and other supporting materials may be included with the application. Additional supporting materials may be requested at a later date. Application materials will not be returned. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. This position is listed at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo, position #8067. For a detailed description of the Ball State University School of Music, please visit http://bsu.edu/music. Ball State University is an equal opportunity employer.

The Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Committee is pleased to announce the repertoire for next year’s competition, which will take place at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, USA in June 2017. Competition entries will be accepted starting on or around January 1, 2017 through an online application process. More information will be available at the end of August at http://idrs.org/competitions/ or contact Margaret Marco at mmarco@ku.edu.

The 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Repertoire:

  1. Marin Marais
    Les Folies d’Espagne, couplets 1, 2, 3, 8,9,12,13,14,15,16, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 32, 1 (Alphonse Leduc)
  2. C.P.E. Bach
    Sonata in a minor for solo flute, Wq 132, (H562).
    Movement 1, Poco adagio & Movement 3, Allegro – (edition of entrant’s choice)
  3. York Bowen
    Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 85, Movement 2, Andante espressivo and Movement 3, Allegro giocoso – (Chester)
  4. Isang Yun
    Piri (entire piece) – (Boosey & Hawkes)
  5. For final round only:

  6. Paul Patterson
    Phoenix Concerto, Op. 102 – (Josef Weinberger)
The Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul wishes to employ an oboe teacher on a 3 year contract. The details can be found on http://www.jobs.af/afghanistan/44774/oboe-instructor

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 IDRS Young Artist Oboe Competition. These finalists were chosen from a strong field of thirty-one applicants from eight countries: China, Germany, Korea, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the USA.
The finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Hannah Cruse, USA, student of Erin Hannigan
  • Gabriel Young, USA, student of Linda Strommen
  • Kip Zimmerman, USA, student of Peter Cooper

The alternate selected is Cassie Pilgrim, USA, student of Richard Woodhams.

The International Double Reed Society wishes to extend the utmost gratitude to the first-round judges, David John Cowley (UK), Robert Stephenson (USA) and Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia (USA).

Please plan to attend the final competition on Tuesday, June 28th at the conference in Columbus, Georgia, USA.

I am very pleased to announce that Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, has agreed to serve as Artistic Advisor to the IDRS in its 50th Anniversary Commissioning Project.  In this capacity, Maestro Gilbert will be working with the Executive Committee in identifying composers for the three works (oboe concerto/concertino, bassoon concerto/concertino and oboe, bassoon, piano trio) that will be commissioned for the 50th anniversary of our society.  Many thanks to Jeff Rathbun and Lenny Hindell who spearheaded the effort to have Maestro Gilbert join us in this project.

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Keith Sweger
Professor of Bassoon
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306-0410

President, International Double Reed Society
sweger@idrs.org

SCHOOL OF MUSIC – WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – Assistant/Associate Professor of Oboe

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate preferred – masters degree with significant progress toward the doctorate or professional experience equivalent to doctoral work will be considered; applicant must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, performance as both a solo and ensemble artist on the oboe; demonstrated success as a teacher of oboe is required, preferably at the university level. Secondary expertise in music technology, music theory and/or music history is required. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills; in addition, he/she will be expected to maintain an active performance career.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as instructor of applied oboe for both undergraduate and graduate students. Serve as instructor of music technology, music theory, and/or music history. Perform as member of the Western Wind Quintet; maintain a record of performance and professional activities necessary for tenure. Recruitment and service appropriate for a university faculty member required.

APPLICATION: Please apply on-line at http://www.wmich.edu/hr/jobs. Your application will include: A cover letter highlighting qualifications, current curriculum vita, and three current letters of recommendation. Do not send any recordings at this time.
DEADLINE: Applications accepted until position is filled.

EXPECTED START DATE: August 2016

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