Topic: session on bassoon reeds at NJMEA convention

I will be offering a session at the NEW JERSEY MUSIC EDUCATOR'S ASSOCIATION convention in New Brunswick, NJ. Here are the gory details:

Date: February 23, 2008
Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Place: Hilton Hotel, Somerville Room, 5th floor

Title: More Musical Mythbusters: Fixing Bassoon Reeds is NOT Rocket Science

Description: Do your bassoons sound like dying ducks? Coughing cows? Burping bedposts? Buzzing bees? Following last year’s successful session, top New York and New Jersey bassoonist, Harry Searing, will again offer insights and guidance to directors who would like to have bassoons in their ensembles, but are afraid to start students on the instrument due to a lack of knowledge. This year’s session will focus on reeds. Harry will show how to fix and adjust actual store bought reeds into a playable condition, using a minimum of tools. He will also point out the similarities between the bassoon reed and single reed mouthpieces. A useful handout will be supplied. Attendees are invited to bring their own reeds for fixing! No charge!!

Drop by if you're in the neighborhood, ha!

Harry Searing
Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Heckelphone
Faculty: Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division (NY), Montclair State University (NJ) &  CUNY (NY)
President, LRQ Publishing - featuring the bassoon music of Francisco Mignone