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Competition Contacts

2021 Gillet-Fox Oboe Contact:
Nermis Mieses, Chair
E-mail: mieses@idrs.org

2021 NHYAC Bassoon Contact:
Jennifer Auerbach, Chair
E-mail: auerbach@idrs.org

The IDRS sponsors two international competitions for oboe and bassoon that take place each year during its annual conference.

The Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition (dedicated to the memory of the late master oboist and honorary member of the IDRS, Fernand Gillet, and to the memory of master bassoonist Hugo Fox, principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1922-1949) is for bassoonists and oboists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition.

The Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition (dedicated to the memory of Norma Hooks, IDRS honorary member and lifeblood of our organization with her tireless dedication to our membership, annual conferences, and Executive Committee meetings) is for those who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition.

Both competitions alternate each year between oboe and bassoon.

For current information about the competitions (repertoire, deadlines, submission guidelines, etc.), click the appropriate link below.

The final rounds for 2021 will be virtual and will take place on the original dates as already published! (Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition Final round – July 28, 2021, Gillet Fox Final Competition Final round – July 30, 2021).

View Current Competition Details

Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition

Repertoire, deadlines and how to submit your application for the 2021 Gillet-Fox Oboe Competition

Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition

Repertoire, deadlines and how to submit your application for the 2021 NHYAC Bassoon Competition

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