|       

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 2,700 members from around the world. Within the United States, all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.

Join IDRS or renew your membership today!

Subscription to the IDRS monthly e-newsletter

Full access to IDRS.org, including conference videos, livestreamingpast publications, and Member Directory

Receive our quarterly print journal, The Double Reed

Membership rates at the annual IDRS conference

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

Access to IDRS group insurance policy rates through Clarion Musical Instrument Insurance

Explore the Double Reed

The Internet in the Age of Classical Music

William Short (New York, New York)

Amidst the negative rhetoric that surrounds most discussions of classical music’s future can be found a familiar refrain: New media in general, and the Internet in particular, are killing our art form. According to consultant and blogger Andy Doe, classical music is now in its eighth consecutive century of dying—an operatically slow death, to be sure. Yet for every story of an orchestra in trouble, we hear news of another that is achieving record-breaking attendance. For every time we hear that people no longer like classical music, we can find a story out of a major city detailing initiatives that are finding new audiences in exciting and innovative ways. While school music programs are being cut in many (but not all) places, extracurricular organizations are taking an increasingly important role in young people’s musical and social development.

Continue Reading

Follow Us

Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra 2019. 19 - 25 May, 2019. The Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra is widely acknowledged as the UK’s foremost side-by- side orchestral training scheme. Closing date 28 Dec 2018. https://t.co/bMme7ldQQv

#oboe and #bassoon players - treat yourself to a special Christmas present! https://t.co/HuMVi2s1rh 30th April - 4th May, Easy travel from London, Bristol, Birmingham or Gatwick Airport. Prepare to be inspired... @BDRSoc @HowarthofLondon @IDRS