About IDRS

Established in December 1971, the International Double Reed Society (oboe and bassoon family), is a member-based organization made up of professional double reed players, amateurs, hobbyists, university/college instructors, music teachers, institutions, instrument manufacturers, double reed product retailers, reed makers, and enthusiasts. The society has over 3,000 members from 56 countries. Learn more about IDRS.

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Opportunities to compete in the annual Gillet-Fox and Norma Hooks Young Artist competitions

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In Remembrance of Daniel Stolper

(1935-2020) | IDRS Oboe Editor: 1972-2020

Oboist, IDRS Honorary Member, and longtime oboe editor of The Double Reed, Daniel Stolper was a brilliant musician, pedagogue, accomplished writer and editor, and an iconic figure in our community since its inception almost fifty years ago. He served on the faculty at Michigan State University, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Interlochen Arts Camp. He also held positions in the San Antonio Symphony, New Orleans Philharmonic, and Lansing Symphony during his remarkable career. He will be deeply missed.

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The IDRS Sponsor-a-Member program pairs sponsors with recipients to subsidize the cost of joining IDRS. Today we are excited to feature Sponsor-a-Member recipient Andrea Silverio. Contact Sponsor-a-Member coordinator Jacqueline Wilson at wilson@idrs.org for more information!

It seems like just yesterday we were at #IDRS2014 in New York City. August 5th-9th was an exhilarating week packed full of extraordinary events. We are grateful for Matthew Sullivan (#oboe) and NYU for hosting us! #IDRSThrowback50 🍎

Photo Credit: Kevin Chavez and Unknown