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About the IDRS

The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December 1971 as a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers, and enthusiasts. The society has over 3,000 members from around the world. Within the United States, all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.

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Integration of iPad Technology into the Applied Lesson Studio

Amy Pollard Athens, Georgia

“I began my technology research in Spring 2014 as part of a University of Georgia Lilly Teaching Fellowship grant for instructional improvement projects . After purchasing an iPad, microphone, and other equipment, I started to experiment with different apps in lessons and sought feedback from my students . Through my research, I noticed an immense change in connection with my students, increased attention within the lesson, and improved practicing habits.”

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A Retrospective in Pictures

Photos by Eduardo Nogueroles

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The European competition for oboe, bassoon. November 10th, 2019 at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg, organized by the music school of the "Union Grand-Duc Adolphe" (UGDA). https://t.co/xmZHKlxFFN

FAMU Alumn Phillip Stewart attributes music for saving his life. “I had value to me because of the #oboe. I practiced all the time that was my structure and discipline.” https://t.co/LonPjcaUIz