Welcome to IDRS.org, the official website of the International Double Reed Society, the world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts.
IDRS.org is the most comprehensive site dedicated to the dissemination of information related directly to double reed performance, pedagogy, and research. The IDRS.org project is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Colorado, College of Music.
Available from the site are: IDRS publications since the inception of the organization in 1972; one-of-a-kind video, audio and podcasts of performances, master classes and interviews of world-renowned double reed professionals, emerging artists and master teachers; complete audio/video/text archive of the Gillet-Fox international competition; double reed music including complete woodwind quintets by Danzi, Reicha and Cambini; database driven information resource system... Read more »
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Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin USA
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 […]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 […]June 2nd, 2016
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 […]June 2nd, 2016
Department of Music, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Washington University The Department of Music within the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Washington University invites applications for a part-time instructor in applied bassoon and woodwind studies (non-tenure track) to begin in September, 2016. The position is located at the University’s main […]