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The Double Reed Volume 40 • No. 2 (2017) now available online to members (login required)

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The University of Central Florida (UCF) School of Performing Arts seeks candidates for a nine-month position as a tenure earning assistant professor.

November 10th, 2017

The University of Central Florida (UCF) School of Performing Arts seeks candidates for a nine-month position as a tenure earning assistant professor. Duties will include recruitment, retention, development, and instruction of the bassoon studio; teaching bassoon techniques to Music Education students; teaching undergraduate level courses in Music Theory and/or Ear Training. The selected candidate will be expected to work well […]


October 10th, 2017

FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19 RESPONSIBILITIES: Studio teaching of oboe and related activities including chamber music coaching, recital preparation, recruiting, reed-making instruction, and performing with faculty chamber ensembles. Successful candidates will be expected to teach in Lawrence’s flagship Freshman Studies program, and take on other teaching responsibilities depending upon candidate’s interests, qualifications, and studio load. These […]

IDRS Communications Coordinator

October 4th, 2017

Position Overview The IDRS executive board is seeking a Communications Coordinator who would handle communications and public relations for the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) through marketing and the production of promotional materials for the society. Responsibilities include managing the society’s social media properties (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and creation and implementation of a regular newsletter. […]

Gillet-Fox Competition in Oboe, Chair Position

October 4th, 2017

Position Description IDRS is seeking applicants for the Gillet-Fox Competition in Oboe chairperson. The position would begin with the 2019 competition in Tampa, FL. Competition Chairs are chosen by IDRS Executive Committee. The chair has the following duties: Work with the 1st Vice President and competition advisory committee in selecting appropriate repertoire and preliminary and […]