Join IDRSJoin IDRSWelcome to, 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. is the most comprehensive site dedicated to the dissemination of information related directly to double reed performance, pedagogy, and research. The 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 and audio 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 Conference Video Excerpts, IDRS 2015, Tokyo, Japan
Sophie Dartigalongue, bassoon (Vienna Philharmonic)
Christoph Hartmann, oboe (Berlin Philharmonic)

  • Dartigalongue, bassoon - Concerto for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra, Henri Tomasi
  • Hartmann, oboe - Gran Concerto on themes from Verdi's “I Vespri Siciliani” Antonio Pasculli
  • IDRS 2015 Festival Orchestra, Yuko Tanaka, Daisuke Mogi - conductors
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  • The Double Reed Volume 40 • No. 3 (2017) now available online to members (login required)

    The Double Reed Vol40 • No. 32 (Excerpt).

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    IDRS 2018 Membership Renewal

    December 8th, 2017

    Renew IDRS Membership Dear Double Reed Friends, IDRS invites you to join the Society for a very exciting 2018. A one-year Regular Membership is currently $60. (Student Memberships as well as increased-support options are also available—see below.) As a member, you receive by mail our quarterly journal, The Double Reed, full access to the many resources available on […]

    IDRS International Competitions

    December 5th, 2017

    IDRS Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition and Young Artist Competition for Bassoon and Oboe Dear Friends and Colleagues of the IDRS and the Double Reed world, We would very very much appreciate your help in sharing this information with students, colleagues and members of your double reed societies: The IDRS sponsors two international competitions for […]

    Yamaha Young performing Artists Competition

    November 30th, 2017

    The 2018 Yamaha Young performing Artists Competition application is now open. The winners are invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend as part of the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, and to receive a performance opportunity with a weekend of personal and professional growth. The 2018 YYPA Application can be found at The deadline for application submissions […]

    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 […]