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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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IDRS 2016 Conference - June 26-30, 2016

Columbus State University, Georgia USA

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Benefic Chamber Music Camp July 23 through July 31

April 6th, 2016

The Benefic Chamber Music Camp will be held at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana from July 23 through July 31. Double Reed faculty includes: Dwight Perry, principal oboist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Leonid Sirotkin, assistant professor of oboe at DePauw University; and Keith Sweger, professor of bassoon at Ball State University. For more […]

VACANCY: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC – BASSOON

March 24th, 2016

The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University seeks an exceptional teacher and performer of bassoon. This is a full time, tenure track faculty position in the Schwob School of Music within Columbus State University’s College of the Arts and will hold the academic rank of Assistant Professor. For more information, see [click]

NewBassoon Workshop at Eastman with Dark in the Song July 6-9

March 3rd, 2016

Dark in the Song announces the first NewBassoon Workshop, a four-day event July 6-9, 2016 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Four leading American bassoon artists and teachers, Michael Harley, Lynn Hileman, Peter Kolkay and Saxton Rose, all members of the pioneering bassoon collective Dark in the Song, present […]

Alan Gilbert Joins the IDRS Commissioning Project as Artistic Advisor

March 3rd, 2016

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 […]