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Gillet-Fox Competition in Bassoon, Chair

Position Description

IDRS is seeking applicants for the Gillet-Fox Competition in Bassoon chairperson. The position would begin with the 2020 competition in Iowa City, IA. Competition Chairs are chosen by IDRS Executive Committee.

The chair has the following duties:

  • Work with the 1st Vice President and competition advisory committee in selecting appropriate repertoire and preliminary and final round judges.
  • Create announcement of repertoire in multiple languages.
  • Manage online application questions and judging portal with Acceptd.
  • Announcing competition in consultation with IDRS Communications Coordinator on IDRS Webpage, Forum, and IDRS Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.).
  • Attend the IDRS Conference during Gillet-Fox Oboe competition years to oversee all aspects of the competition, working collaboratively with conference hosts.
  • Write an article following the competition summarizing the competition for the fall issue of the Double Reed.


  • Send letter of interest and resume to by May 15, 2018.
  • Membership in IDRS required.

Preliminary round judges list for YAC 2018

  • Sarah Jeffrey, Principal Oboe, Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Canada)
  • Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Principal Oboe, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (USA)
  • Andreas Wittmann, Oboe, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (Germany)

Final round judges list for YAC 2018

  • Nancy Ambrose King, USA
  • Sebastien Giot, France
  • Celia Nicklin, Great Britain​

Preliminary Round Judges List for Gillet-Fox 2018

  • Ole Kristian Dahl, Professor at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik – Mannheim
  • Daniel Matsukawa, Principal Bassoonist of Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Gustavo Nuñez, Principal Bassoonist of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Julie Price, Principal Bassoonist of BBC Symphony Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra
  • Chiara Santi, Principal Bassoonist of Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Final Round Judges List for Gillet-Fox 2018

  • Higinio Arrue (Spain), Principal Bassoonist of Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Sophie Dartigalongue (France), Principal Bassoonist of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Rie Koyama (Japan), Principal Bassoonist of Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Matthias Racz (Germany), Principal Bassoonist of Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
  • Billy Short (USA), Principal Bassoonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

We are excited to announce that Nermis Mieses has accepted our offer to be the next Chair of the Gillet Fox Competition in Oboe!

Nermis Mieses is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and principal oboe of the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. First American to place as finalist in the prestigious Barbirolli International Oboe Competition held in 2014; first place at the 2011 First International Oboe Competition in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and Best Interpretation of Brazilian Music Prize; as well as second place at the 2012 Society for Musical Arts Young Artist Competition in Ann Arbor, MI. She has appeared in solo performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Cranbrook Music Guild Series in Bloomfield Hills, MI, has soloed with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra, BGSU Philharmonia, BGSU Wind Symphony and toured Denmark as soloist and chamber music performer with the Thy Chamber Music Festival (2011, 2013). She has presented masterclasses and recitals in Florida, Texas, Michigan, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio, Arizona, New York, Georgia and Wisconsin. Formerly principal of the Michigan Philharmonic, she has also performed with the Ann Arbor, Sphinx, ProMusica Chamber, Rochester, Lexington, Puerto Rico Symphony as well as the National Repertory Orchestra, Sewanee Music Festival, Idyllwild Arts and FOSJA. She held previous teaching positions at the University of Kentucky, Ohio Northern University and Hillsdale College. She holds D.M.A. and M.M. degrees from the University of Michigan under Dr. Nancy Ambrose King.

Dear IDRS Members,

We are happy to announce the registration for our 2018 47th annual IDRS conference in Granada, Spain, August 28th – September 1st, will be open starting on February 15th.

The “Super Early Bird” registration rate will only be available from February 15th to March 15th on the IDRS 2018 website.

The Early Bird (March 15th – April 30th) and Standard registration rates (after May 1st) will follow. Within these three types of rates, special student rates and discounts for groups of students will be offered.

Please visit for more detailed information such as exciting special events and a list of hotels with special discount prices just for 2018 IDRS conference participants, provided by the conference center, Palacio de Congresos.

Download the PDF Flyer and Pamphlet

The IDRS 2018 Double Reed Band (open to all conference participants) will attempt to break the Guinness Record for the “largest woodwind instrument ensemble” ever assembled.

We also have special visits to the Alhambra and a Flamenco Night arranged for the conference participants (paid activities, not included in the registration fee).

This will all be announced on the web this week.
We look forward to seeing you in Granada!

Sarah Roper
First Vice President

Khara Wolf
Communications Coordinator

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Wildacres Retreat Center in Little Switzerland, NC

Featuring Loren Glickman and guest artists Nancy Goeres, Richard Svoboda and Bill Buchman.
Additional guests include Lenny Hindell, Jim Poe and Paul Nordby.

For information, please go to:

Renew IDRS Membership

Dear Double Reed Friends,

IDRS invites you to join the Society for a very exciting 2018.

A one-year Regular Membership is currently $60. (Student Memberships as well as increased-support options are also available—see below.)

As a member, you receive by mail our quarterly journal, The Double Reed, full access to the many resources available on the IDRS website, and discounted rates at our annual conference.

Further, your membership allows IDRS to support and promote the world’s double reed communities in the following ways:

  • Redesigning and development of, IDRS’s extensive website that provides access to double reed news, past journals, and double reed resources such as free downloadable music and fingering suggestions
  • Producing and mailing four full-color print journals each year
  • Sponsoring the annual Gillet-Fox and Young Artist Competitions and awarding prize money to the next generations of international soloists
  • Hosting a major international double reed conference annually
  • Commissioning major works in celebration of IDRS’s upcoming 50th anniversary
  • Awarding project grants to IDRS members
  • Working with double reed communities around the world (such as AFOES—our conference host in Spain) to share news and information

Please also consider becoming a Contributing Member. Your additional support helps to ensure the financial health of the Society and increases the ability of the society to further its shared goals of outreach, education, and communication. Contributing Memberships are available at the following levels:

$85 – Sustaining Member     
$150 – Business Donor
$175 – Individual Donor                                
$350 – Patron
$500+ – Benefactor

Business Donor level members and above qualify for discounts on advertising in The Double Reed and are eligible to exhibit at our annual conferences.

IDRS also offers discounted Student Membership options. A Basic Student Membership costs $35 and gives full access to the IDRS website, including an electronic version of The Double Reed. Students who wish to receive the printed version of The Double Reed plus full website access can do so for $50.

Please follow the link below to join or renew online:

We’re excited about the coming year and hope you will join us on the journey. Our annual conference in 2018 will be held in Granada, Spain (hosted by AFOES, the Spanish Double Reed Society) and promises to be a unique and rewarding experience.

Thank you for your support!


Edward Craig

Interim Executive Secretary/Treasurer

IDRS Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition and Young Artist Competition for Bassoon and Oboe

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the IDRS and the Double Reed world,

We would very very much appreciate your help in sharing this information with students, colleagues and members of your double reed societies:

The IDRS sponsors two international competitions for oboe and bassoon that take place each year during its annual conference. The 2018 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition and the 2018 Young Artist Competition is for oboists who have not reached their 22nd birthday. Both competitions alternate each year between oboe and bassoon.

For information about the 38th annual Gillet-Fox competition being held for bassoonists during the 2018 annual IDRS conference August 28 – September 1, 2018, in Granada, Spain, please click here:
Repertoire for the 2018 Gillet-Fox Competition for Bassoon

For information about the 11th annual Young Artists Competition being held for oboists during the 2018 annual IDRS conference, August 28 – September 1, 2018, in Granada Spain, please click here:
Repertoire for the 2018 Young Artist Competition for Oboe

With very best wishes,

Eric Stomberg
IDRS First Vice President

The 2018 Yamaha Young performing Artists Competition application is now open. The winners are invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend as part of the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, and to receive a performance opportunity with a weekend of personal and professional growth. The 2018 YYPA Application can be found at

The deadline for application submissions is January 8, 2018.

The University of Central Florida (UCF) School of Performing Arts seeks candidates for a nine-month position as a tenure earning assistant professor. Duties will include recruitment, retention, development, and instruction of the bassoon studio; teaching bassoon techniques to Music Education students; teaching undergraduate level courses in Music Theory and/or Ear Training. The selected candidate will be expected to work well and build relationships with school music educators and private studio teachers, as well as relate to and work well with UCF’s diverse student population. UCF is a major metropolitan research university, enrolling over 66,000 students, located in Orlando, FL, the center of a growing, diverse community of nearly two million people. The Department of Music, within the School of Performing Arts, offers B.A., B.M., B.S., B.M.E., and M.A. degrees. For more information on the Department of Music, please visit out website For more information about UCF, please visit the website at

Position Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in music from an accredited institution. Significant experience as an artist/performer in bassoon performance that demonstrates a clear capacity for academic advancement commensurate with a tenure earning position. Demonstrated success in teaching, recruitment, and retention of bassoon students at the collegiate/university level. Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate Music Theory courses.


Terminal degree in music from an accredited institution. Interest in Chamber Music collaboration with other faculty. Interest in innovative applications in pedagogy and performance.

Special Conditions -Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires all candidates apply online at In addition to the online application, please submit a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experience as a performer and teacher, a curriculum vitae, 2 – 3 representative solo recital programs, and the names and contact information of three current professional references. Candidates must also submit a link using an online platform of the candidates choosing (YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, etc.) of 30 minutes of current (within the last 2 years) and representative solo performances.

*NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts.

Please direct search related questions to Claudia Lynch, Search Chair,

Application deadline is November 30, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately. Jobs Site



RESPONSIBILITIES: Studio teaching of oboe and related activities including chamber music coaching, recital preparation, recruiting, reed-making instruction, and performing with faculty chamber ensembles. Successful candidates will be expected to teach in Lawrence’s flagship Freshman Studies program, and take on other teaching responsibilities depending upon candidate’s interests, qualifications, and studio load. These responsibilities could include courses in Music Education, Pedagogy, Entrepreneurship, Theory, or other areas of study. Additional responsibilities include service related activities associated with a tenure-track position including student advising, participation in committee assignments, and other forms of institutional service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated excellence in oboe teaching and performance in a wide range of styles from baroque to new music. Must be able to bring our students to the highest levels of artistic and musical mastery in a nurturing, student-centered environment. We are looking for a forward-thinking, collaborative colleague. A background in community engagement and outreach is desirable, as is a knowledge of advanced playing techniques, world music styles, or improvisation. An active, engaged performer is preferred; appropriate terminal degree or equivalent experience. A record of successful collegiate teaching and recruiting is desirable. Although this is a Conservatory position, strong support of the ideals and goals of a broad liberal arts education is a must.


Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. All candidates are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity in their letter of application. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body. See for more information about Lawrence and the surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to describe in their letter of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.

RANK AND SALARY: Tenure-track. Rank and Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS: Should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of representative recital, concert programs, recordings of recent live performances, academic transcripts, letters from three references, and any additional material that demonstrates your qualifications for the position. We would like all documents submitted digitally as either Word documents or PDF files, and all video and audio files submitted as links to external sites. Applicants are limited to five document uploads, please consolidate as needed to submit all required documents. Letters of recommendation can be sent to

CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: Serving approximately 350 music majors, the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, founded in 1874, is a distinguished undergraduate program offering preparation for professional careers in music within the intellectual environment of a liberal arts college. The Conservatory has an enviable reputation for producing outstanding musician-scholars, and our robust double degree program attracts fine musicians who have strong interests in a multitude of academic areas. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents. We are seeking applicants who will thrive in this stimulating musical and academic environment.

Consideration of candidates will begin October 30th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted though Lawrence’s online application system:

Any additional questions can be directed to:

Committee Chair: Erin Lesser, Professor of Flute

Brian Pertl, Dean, Lawrence Conservatory of Music

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