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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

The National Olympic Memorial Youth Center
Tokyo, Japan, August 17, 2015

The Committee Members of the 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition for Oboe are pleased to announce the final results for this year’s competition:

1st Place
Sergio Sanchez, VENEZUELA
Student of Marcos Tarazona, Hermes Nunes, Victor Morles, Ricardo Riveiro, Diethelm Jonas, David Walter and Jacques Tys

2nd Place
Bunkichi Arakawa, JAPAN
Student of Sholo Ikeda, Tomoyuki Hirota, Satoki Aoyama, Yoshiaki Obata

Honorable Mention
Stuart Breczinski, USA
Student of Jacqueline Leclair, Humbert Lucarelli, Mark Weiger, John Snow, Rachel Brudnoy

Andrew Kawai, AUSTRALIA
Student of Seng Tong and Jeffrey Crellin

Huijing Xu, CHINA
Student of Dun Zhu, Lu Tang, Christian Schmitt, Francois Leleux

Competition Repertoire
Antonio Vivaldi
Sonata in C Minor, RV 53, entire work, take repeats in movement 3 only

Heinz Holliger Sonate, movements 3 and 4

Katherine Hoover Sonata for Oboe and Piano, movements 2 and 3

Final Round: Eugene Goossens, Oboe Concerto, Op. 45

The Members of the Gillet-Fox Oboe Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise of the judging panel.

Members of the Preliminary Stage Judging Panel:
Robert Atherholt. Professor of Oboe, The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Retired Principal Oboe, The Houston Symphony.
 
Sarah Francis. Fellow of the Royal College of Music and former Professor. Solo Oboist and Director of the London Harpsichord Ensemble.

Anne Gilby. Professor of Oboe, the University of Melbourne. Founding President of the Australasian Double Reed Society.
 
Làszlò Hadady.  Professor of Chamber Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
 
Marion Kuszyk.  Associate Principal Oboe, Los Angeles Philharmonic. Oboe Faculty, University of Southern California.

Members of the Final Stage Judging Panel:
Celia Craig. Principal Oboe, Adelaide Symphony. Lecturer in Oboe, Elder Conservatorium. Associate, Royal Academy of Music. Past-President, Australasian Double Reed Society.

Nancy Ambrose King, Professor of Oboe, University of Michigan. Former President, International Double Reed Society.

Yoshi Obata. Professor of Oboe, Tokyo University of the Arts.

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Principal Oboe, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Oboe Faculty, Kennesaw State University.

Song-Lam Yiu, Director and Solo Oboe, Hong Kong Wind Kamerata.  Faculty, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. 

Members of the Competition Committee:
Margaret Marco (Chair), Martin Schuring, Dan Stolper and Eric Stomberg

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 9th annual Young Artist Competition being held for oboe during the 2016 annual conference, June 26-30 at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia (USA). The competition is for oboists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (June 28, 2016). Application details will be available on January 1, 2016. Any questions can be addressed to Geralyn Giovannetti, Competition Chair, at oboe@byu.edu

Competition Repertoire:

1.Georg Philipp Telemann, Partita #5 in E Minor (any edition), Movements: (with repeats)

  • 1. Andante
  • 2. Aria I: Vivace
  • 5. Aria IV: Siciliana
  • 6. Aria V: Vivace

2. F. J. Haydn, Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIg:C1 (Oxford or Breitkopf and Hartel edition)

  • Movement: 1. Allegro spiritoso

3. Daniel Pinkham, Reeds for Solo Oboe (Peters Edition), Movements:

  • 3. The golden reed
  • 5. A reed shaken in the wind

4. For final round only: Charles-Joseph Colin, Solo de concert No. 3 Op. 40 (any edition)

The first round will consist of recorded performances of the Telemann, Haydn and Pinkham as listed above​. The final round will consist of selections from the above works​ plus a performance of the Colin. The winner of the competition will perform a recital at the conference.

On behalf of the 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

Bunkichi Arakawa, JAPAN
Student of Sholo Ikeda, Tomoyuki Hirota, Satoki Aoyama, Yoshiaki Obata

Stuart Breczinski, USA
Student of Jacqueline Leclair, Humbert Lucarelli, Mark Weiger, John Snow, Rachel Brudnoy

Andrew Kawai, AUSTRALIA
Student of Seng Tong and Jeffrey Crellin

Sergio Sanchez, VENEZUELA
Student of Marcos Tarazona, Hermes Nunes, Victor Morales, Ricardo Riveiro, Diethelm Jonas, David Walter and Jacques Tys

Huijing Xu, CHINA
Student of Dun Zhu, Lu Tang, Christian Schmitt, Francois Leleux

ALTERNATES:
1st
Matt Lengas, USA
Student of Andera Gross Hixon, Richard Killmer, Robert Atherholt

2nd
Theophile Hartz, SWEDEN
Student of Jean Louis Capezzali, Jérome Guichard, Thomas Indermühle, Christian Schmitt

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on August 18 in Tokyo. The winner will perform the Concerto for Oboe by Eugene Goossens on the final concert and receive a cash prize of $10,000 US.

The Members of the Gillet-Fox Oboe Committee and the IDRS Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise of the judging panel.

Robert Atherholt. Rice University, Shepherd School of Music; former principal oboe Houston Symphony

Sarah Francis. Professor and Fellow of the Royal College of Music
Oboist and Director of the London Harpsichord Ensemble

Anne Gilby. Monash University’s School of Music-Conservatorium. Past President of the Australasian Double Reed Society

Laszlo Hadady. Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris

Marion Kuszyk. Associate Principal Oboe, Los Angeles Philharmonic, University of Southern California

Sincerely,
Margaret Marco, Chair IDRS Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition

The University of Arizona School of Music is pleased to invite applications for qualified Master’s candidates of oboe and bassoon for positions in the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet for Fall 2015.
The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is 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.
Members of the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet receive intensive chamber music coaching with members of the Arizona Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble.
To apply, or for more information, please contact:

William Dietz, wdietz@email.arizona.edu (bassoon)
Sara Fraker, sarafraker@email.arizona.edu (oboe)

Fred Fox Wind Quintet website:
http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/arizonagraduatewinds/Arizona_Graduate_Winds/Welcome.html

The IDRS 2015 Tokyo Conference Artist Selection Committee is now accepting proposals to participate. You may submit your proposal at www.idrs2015.org.

The deadline for program submission is 31 December 2014. The IDRS Artist Selection Committee will announce the slate of accepted artists after 1 February 2015.
Please have the following items before you proceed with your submission:

* Current (2015) IDRS membership
* Length of proposed event: 50 minutes, 25 minutes, 12:30 minutes
* Priority of works to be performed.
* Biography – 250 words or less per individual
* Photographs – jpg format, max 5photos, max 1MB per photo (like 300dpi / 1200*800px)
* Complete program information: Title, Composer, Movements, Composer dates, Exact timing

Assistant Professor of Oboe School of Music, Tenure-track

The University of Iowa, School of Music is seeking an artist-level performer and teacher of oboe. Primary responsibilities include teaching, recruiting, mentoring, and advising undergraduate and graduate oboe students. Additionally, the successful candidate will teach courses in oboe literature and pedagogy, reed- making, and applied oboe as a secondary instrument. Other duties will include coordinating and coaching chamber music, and may include teaching music appreciation or other supporting music courses, as needed by the School of Music, and commensurate with the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate is expected to maintain ongoing creative/scholarly activity and performance visibility in the region, nation, and in the international arena.

The chosen candidate will work effectively with faculty colleagues, actively engage in recruitment activities, serve on various School of Music and University committees, and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree. Evidence of outstanding performance ability as an oboe player, and a record of significant performing experience and successful studio teaching.

Desirable Qualifications: Doctorate or equivalent professional experience, with excellent record of teaching and recruitment at the university level and with a national/international career as a performer.

Appointment: begins August 19, 2015

Salary: commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Iowa has a historic commitment to the arts. The School of Music enrolls approximately 450 majors and has a full-time faculty of 50. Since the flood of June 2008, music facilities are located in several venues. A new music building is scheduled for completion in 2016 on a site in downtown Iowa City. The Iowa City/Coralville area has a population of about 75,000 and is a cultural center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its public schools, libraries, and health care facilities are rated as outstanding.

The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application: To apply for this position, go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #65089 . Applications should include a complete vita, a letter of interest and contact information for three letters of recommendation which will be uploaded to the online application.

Deadline: Screening will begin October 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The IDRS Young Artist Competition was held at NYU on Thursday, August 7th. The first prizewinner ($4000) was Joshua Lauretig (USA); the second prizewinner ($2500) was Jesus Morillas Alonso (Spain), and the third prizewinner ($1000) was Emily Moscoso (USA). Congratulations to the three finalists who played beautifully in the competition and to all entrants, including first alternate William Welter. The IDRS extends its thanks to pianist Anna Stoytcheva, to the Preliminary Round Judges Nicholas Daniel (UK/Germany), Dwight Parry (USA), and Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz (USA) and the Final Round Judges Sarah Roper (UK/Spain), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (USA) and Robert Walters (USA). Thank you for allowing me to serve for four years as Chair of the YAC. The new Chair will be Geralyn Giovannetti.
Respectfully Submitted,
Michele Fiala

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