Topic: Music Camps and Programs of Interest to Double Reed Players

Below is a compiled list of summer programs of interest to double reed players. If you have any additions to this list, please reply to this post.

Sarasota Music Festival May 31-June 21, 2009 Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 RoseAnne McCabe, Administrative Director 941-487-2730. The Sarasota Music Festival is an intense three-week event of chamber music, master classes and concerts, with the coaching and performance of chamber music as its primary priority. Distinguished faculty of international artists and outstanding students from the United States and abroad, present concerts in a beautiful setting on Florida’s West Coast.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Program (June 21– July 4, 2009)
Musica Piccola is an intensive two-week program for all orchestral and band instruments on the UNCSA campus in Winston-Salem, NC. Bassoon students take part in orchestra, chamber music, master classes and receive private lessons from Saxton Rose. Scholarships are available. More information: or contact Saxton Rose:

The Madeline Island Music Camp is a camp for woodwind and horn players at the college level and older.  We accept 25 students in order to form five woodwind quintets. Madeline Island Music Camp has a website at for application information and more. Scholarships are available. The Prairie Winds Woodwind Quintet are the faculty including Jelena Dirks (free-lance Chicago oboist/pianist), Timothy S. McGovern Associate Professor of Bassoon at University of Illinois.

We are pleased to announce the second annual Lamont School of Music Summer Pre-College Academy that will be held on the campus of the University of Denver, June 21-July 5, 2009. This Academy is for music students ages 14 – 18 (some age exceptions may be possible) who are interested in an intensive and stimulating summer study experience. APPLICATION INFORMATION: Constance Cook Glen, Director, 812-336-4779 Mary Beth Barteau Shaffer, Assistant Director, 719-266-1384

Summer Bassoon Extravaganza, June 21-27, 2009
Features instruction in bassoon and reed making, chamber music and bassoon choir led by highly regarded bassoon instructors as well as master classes with members of the world class Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassoon section. Hosted by Emory University, 8th-12th grades and beyond with some classes targeting the advanced players (new!), cost $675; contact Shelly Unger, or 770-861-6062 for more information.

Lutheran Summer Music Academy June 21 - July 19, 2009 on the campus of Luther College, Decorah, IA 888.635.6583
LSM is a four-week residential music training and performance program in a supportive community for band, orchestra, choir and keyboard students grades 8-12. Curriculum includes private lessons, large and small (chamber) ensembles, musicianship, concerts and recitals, and many electives.

Rocky Ridge Music Center
Young Artist Seminar (age 15-24) June 30-August 2, 2009
Junior Student Sessions (age 10-15) June 12-28, 2009 and Aug 4-16, 2009.
Private lessons, chamber music, concerto competition, theory and composition, many performance opportunities. Oboe Instructor, William McMullen from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Schlern International Music Festival Italian Alps (near Bolzano) July 1-20, 2009
contact: fax 484-737-6038
The Schlern International Music Festival, set in the majestic Italian Alps, offers its participants one of the most enriching and exciting educational and creative experiences available. It is a premier classical music festival that is set apart from other summer programs by its unique combination of studying with some of the finest musicians and the intense concert schedule which prepares students for the life of professional musician.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is now accepting applications for bassoon and oboe students. Bassoonist MaryBeth Minnis will teach the 1st Session; James Jeter will teach the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sessions. (Oboe instructors to be announced). Session 1 (high school)-July 1st-12th; Session 2 (high school)-July 15th-26th; Session 3 (junior high)-July 29th-August 9th; Session 4 (junior high)-August 12th-23rd. For more information/ application, call 800-221-3796 or go to The Camp, located in beautiful Manistee National Forest in western Michigan, is ideal for jr. high/high school bassoon and oboe students.

Oregon Chamber Players
Designed for intermediate through advanced oboists, the 16th annual day-long Northwest Oboe Seminar is devoted to all aspects of oboe performance with a different focus each year. This year’s special guest will be Allan Vogel. Seminar includes a solo master class, ensemble playing, guest focus session, dinner and an evening recital featuring all workshop participants. Saturday, August 15, 2009 Portland, Oregon Seminar Director, Victoria Racz 1-888-627-8788

Eastern Music Festival (Guilford College, Greensboro, NC) June 27-August 1
Ages: 14-22 (admission by audition) Website: Contact: Melissa Edwards 336-333-7450 x27 Eastern Music Festival challenges you to discover your best. For five weeks, visiting artists, faculty and students gather to study, rehearse and perform the world’s greatest orchestral and chamber music literature. Instruction includes private lessons, orchestral experience, concerts, master classes, chamber music studies, and music-related classes in a collegial and professional environment. This summer, four oboists and four bassoonists will be invited to participate in the festival.

Tech Summer Music Camp
Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana Dates: July 12-17, 2009 Contact Information: Dr. Steele Moegle, Email:, Phone: 318-257-5275 Website: Description: At Tech Camp, musicians in 7th through 12th grade receive much personal attention in a positive, fun environment. Tuition covers private lessons in double reeds (or their instrument of choice) and numerous classes, such as music technology, camp chorus, and music history.

Patrick McFarland English Horn Master Class May 2009. Dates and location TBA. For information, contact or click

The Orford Arts Centre, June 28 - July 4 2009 - Orford, Quebec, Canada The Mozart Project is a week of chamber music for winds including and in-depth exploration of Mozart’s Serenades for wind octet. Each student will be in an ensemble, participate in reading sessions and
master classes and have performance opportunities; selected students will perform with faculty. Faculty: James Mason, oboe, James Campbell, clarinet, Jeff Nelsen, horn, and Stephane Levesque, bassoon. Please go to for additional information, or contact, or by phone at 1 800 567 6155 ext. 251.

The Morehead State University Summer Music Academy (June 7-13, 2009) will be held on the campus of Morehead State University, Morehead, KY. Students will receive private lessons, small ensemble coaching, music theory, and also be offered elective study in jazz improvisation, class keyboard and more. Oboe and Bassoon Academies are taking place during this event. These are being taught by David Oyen, Bassoon and John Viton, Oboe, music faculty at Morehead State University

Vianden International Music Festival and School Vianden, Luxembourg, August 16-28, 2009. Contacts: Oboe: Aaron Hill Bassoon: Jeffrey Lyman
The Vianden International Music Festival is seeking applications from high school, college, and early professional level oboists and bassoonists for 2 weeks of individual lessons, masterclasses, and chamber music performances in the beautiful mountains of Luxembourg. For more information, please visit and contact Professor Hill or Professor Lyman.

Stacy English Horn Seminar Carmel Valley, CA. August 2-9, 2009
Hidden Valley Music Seminars: 831.659.3115 Discovery, fun, supportive friendships– all and more at the exciting 31st annual Stacy Seminar. Plan now to spend a week in beautiful Carmel Valley with America’s iconic English hornist, Thomas Stacy.

Bel Canto Institute Florence, Italy. June 29 – July 25 2009
The opportunity to immerse oneself, in a beautiful setting, in the study of 19th and 20th Century Italian operatic and symphonic works. 212-580-9382

The New England Music Camp, established in 1937, offers an extensive music program, balanced with recreation, for students ages 12 to 18. Mornings are devoted to music, afternoons to recreation and evenings to social activities and recitals. Performing ensembles include Jazz Ensembles, Choruses, Orchestras, Bands and Stage Band. Private lessons and classes fill out the morning. Situated on Lake Messelonskee, Maine. Our professional staff includes college professors, professional musicians and public school music educators. To learn more visit our website

Double Reed Institute at University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor, MI June 28-July 11, 2009
866-936-2660 Focused on individual and chamber music instruction for oboists and bassoonists of all playing levels, this session will address both technical and musical skills. Topics will include performance skills in individual and group lessons; practice techniques, etudes, and repertoire; reed making; daily master classes; chamber music coaching, including woodwind quintets; preparation for college auditions with career question/answer sessions; and individual practice time.

Interlochen Arts Camp June 20 - August 3, 2009
Interlochen Art Camp offers band and orchestra summer programs for the oboe and bassoon musicians. Program lengths vary by age division: 2 - 6 weeks. Student age range: grades 3 - 12. Visit for more information and to apply to camp. Interlochen Center for the Arts 4000 Highway M-137 Interlochen, MI 49643
800.681.5912 Priority deadline: February 1, 2009

New York Summer Music Festival is held at the Suny-Oneonta campus in beautiful upstate NY from June 28th - August 8th 2009. Young musicians, age 10 - 25, may attend for 2, 4, or 6 weeks. students participate daily in large and small ensembles, and may elect to study music history, theory, and take beginning classes for guitar and piano. for more information please visit: or call (607) 267-4024

Western Kentucky University oboe/bassoon camp
June 11th-13th, 2009 ttp://
Western Kentucky University 1906 College Heights blvd. #41029 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029

Siena Summer Music (August 1 - 20, 2009) Perform concerts comprised of small ensembles, soloists, choir and chamber orchestra throughout the course of study. Students will have the opportunity to study Italian with one of our native instructors and take cultural trips to historic Italian cities. Contact or

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