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Honorary Members

About Honorary Membership

The designation of Honorary Membership in IDRS was created for persons of unusual distinction. Such persons can be nominated at any time by the Society’s membership and may be elected to honorary status upon receiving two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee voting members. In 1974, W. Hans Moennig (1903-1988) became the first Honorary Member elected to this distinguished position.

A candidate for Honorary Membership should have completed meritorious service to the area of double reed societies, performance, teaching, instrument making, reed making or repair. They must be retired from their primary position or have reached 70 years of age. Nominations may not be made posthumously.

Calling for IDRS Honorary Membership nominations! The IDRS Honorary Membership Committee would like to receive your nominations for the 2020 IDRS Honorary Members before March 1.

IDRS Members wishing to nominate an individual for Honorary Membership in IDRS must send nominations with a letter of support and short biographical sketch of the candidate to Sarah Roper, IDRS 1st Vice President at: roper@idrs.org.

2019 Honorary Member Inductees

Leonard W. Hindell (b. 1933)
Richard Woodhams (b. 1949)

In Remembrance of Daniel Stolper (1935-2020)

Oboist, IDRS Honorary Member, and longtime oboe editor of The Double Reed, Daniel Stolper was a brilliant musician, pedagogue, accomplished writer and editor, and an iconic figure in our community since its inception almost 50 years ago. He served on the faculty at Michigan State University, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Interlochen Arts Camp. He also held positions in the San Antonio Symphony, New Orleans Philharmonic, and Lansing Symphony during his remarkable career. He will be deeply missed.

Honorary Members

  • Maurice Allard (1923–2004)
  • Günter Angerhöfer (1926–2015)
  • Lady Evelyn Barbirolli (1911–2008)
  • Philip Bate (1909–1999)
  • Roger Birnstingl (1932)
  • Neil Cathcart Black (1932–2016)
  • Robert Bloom (1908–1994)
  • Maurice Bourgue (1939)
  • Michael Britton (1943)
  • Gwydion Brooke (1912–2005)
  • Victor Bruns (1903–1996)
  • Donald Christlieb (1912–2001)
  • Lewis Hugh Cooper (1920–2007)
  • Gerald Corey (1934–2010)
  • John Cran (1927)
  • John de Lancie (1921–2002)
  • Robert De Gourdon (1912–1993)
  • Ferdinand Del Negro (1896–1986)
  • Noël Devos (1929)
  • Willard S. Elliot (1926–2000)
  • Alan Fox (1934)
  • Bernard Garfield (1924)
  • Bert Gassman (1911–2004)
  • Alfred Genovese (1931–2011)
  • Julie Ann Giacobassi (1949)
  • Fernand Gillet (1882–1980)
  • Loren Glickman (1924)
  • Ingo Goritzki (1939)
  • Norman H. Herzberg (1916–2007)
  • Stevens Hewitt (1924–2017)
  • Heinz Holliger (1939)
  • Norma R. Hooks (1944-2018)
  • Cecil James (1913–1999)
  • Richard Killmer (1938)
  • Ronald J. Klimko (1936–2012)
  • Benjamin Kohon (1890–1984)
  • Simon Kovar (1890–1970)
  • Dr. Paul Henry Lang (1901–1991)
  • Lyndesay Langwill (1897–1983)
  • Erik Niord Larsen (1943)
  • James Laslie (1923–2011)
  • Alfred Laubin (1906–1976)
  • Humbert J. Lucarelli (1937)
  • John Mack (1927–2006)
  • Stephen Maxym (1915–2002)
  • Robert M. Mayer (1910–1994)
  • John Miller (1942)
  • John Minsker (1912–2007)
  • W. Hans Moennig (1903–1988)
  • Frederick Moritz (1897–1993)
  • Celia Nicklin
  • Harold Goltzer (1915–2004)
  • Ralph Gomberg (1921–2006)
  • Leon Goossens, CBE (1897–1988)
  • Karl Öhlberger (1912–2001)
  • Fernand Oubradous (1903–1986)
  • George F. Goslee (1916–2006)
  • E. Earnest Harrison (1918–2005)
  • Brian Pollard (1930–2013)
  • Valeri Popov (1937)
  • Ivan Poushechnikov (1918–2010)
  • Wayne Rapier (1930–2005)
  • Mordechai Rechtman (1926)
  • Charles Robert Reinert (1913–2007)
  • Lowry Riggins (1930)
  • Joseph Robinson (1940)
  • Matthew Ruggiero (1932–2013)
  • Roland Rigoutat (1930–2007)
  • Louis Rosenblatt (1928–2009)
  • Frank Ruggieri (1906–2003)
  • Sol Schoenbach (1915–1999)
  • Leonard Sharrow (1915–2004)
  • Jerry Sirucek (1922–1996)
  • Louis Skinner (1918–1993)
  • Robert Sprenkle (1914–1988)
  • Ray Still (1920–2014)
  • Daniel Stolper (1937)
  • Hitomi Sugawara (1934)
  • Laila Storch (1921)
  • Jane Taylor (1932–2012)
  • Klaus Thunemann (1937)
  • Milan Turkovic (1939)
  • K. David Van Hoesen (1926–2016)
  • William Waterhouse (1931–2007)
  • Christopher Weait (1939)
  • Arthur Weisberg (1931–2009)
  • Helmut Winschermann (1920)

In Remembrance of Norma Hooks (1944-2018)

For decades, Norma was the lifeblood of our organization with her tireless dedication to our membership, annual conferences, and Executive Committee meetings. We will miss her dearly.

IDRS President’s Award

Those who gave generously of their time and talents for the benefit of IDRS.

Peter Klatt (Industry Liaison)
Jim Prodan (Archivist)
Noah Knepper (Founding Member)
Marc Fink (Past President)
Wiliam J. Dawson, M.D. (Medical Consultant)