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Position Overview
The IDRS executive board is seeking a Communications Coordinator who would handle communications and public relations for the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) through marketing and the production of promotional materials for the society. Responsibilities include managing the society’s social media properties (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and creation and implementation of a regular newsletter.


Implement a communications plan for IDRS. Plan and coordinate production of all IDRS marketing materials (print, online, etc.). Assist conference hosts with event promotion for IDRS conferences and competitions. Initiate and cultivate relationships and partnerships with media, arts organizations, and others. Maintain communications budget and report on budget to the President of the IDRS.

Assist with content for IDRS website, including new content, regular updates from editors, and special project development as needed. Coordinate with the IDRS on-line editor as needed for website content related items.

Social Media
Manage content and track engagement for all IDRS social media properties (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Identify and engage key audiences to promote IDRS resources, services, events, etc. Refine and implement social media best practices for strategic communications. Analyze and report on the effectiveness of social media efforts and return on investment.

Content Creation
Write, edit, and update content for IDRS marketing materials by working with the Executive Committee in developing stories. Compile and edit content for the IDRS’s newsletter. Create visual content in support of IDRS communications (e.g. videos, photos) and execute post production image editing as needed.


  • Send letter of interest and resume to by November 17, 2017 .
  • Salary–To be determined.
  • Membership in IDRS required.

Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts presentations seeks to hire an Instructor of Oboe at Interlochen Arts Academy.

Major Duties & Responsibilities
Teach oboe
Teach reed making classes
Motivate and Inspire students
Recruit and build a strong studio of students
Coach chamber music,
Conduct studio classes and oboe sectionals for orchestra and band
Classroom teaching in a secondary area (ear training, music theory or class piano), depending on studio load.
Provide evaluation, grading, and attendance of students
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and administration
Aid students in college audition preparation
Interlochen Center for the Arts values a collegial atmosphere, and the ability to work well within the music department is essential. All faculty are expected to participate in a variety of student and campus activities as well as other work appropriate to the ICA mission

Master of Music degree or performance equivalent in oboe
A teacher of national reputation with extensive teaching experience
An understanding of repertoire and audition preparation for students to enter college or conservatory
An experienced and highly qualified performer, with experience performing in a variety of styles
A thorough understanding of the repertoire and an ability to match repertoire to developing students
Interlochen expects its performance faculty to establish and maintain national visibility and credibility for themselves and their studios through frequent performance on and off campus
Experience with classroom teaching is desirable

Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track. Salary commensurate with experience.

Primary responsibilities: recruit, retain, and teach oboe and bassoon music majors; communicate with music programs in the state and region.
Additional responsibilities: establish an active research and/or creative activity profile; coach chamber ensembles; supervise student projects and recitals; teach courses in allied subjects as needed; provide service to the campus, community, and profession.

Minimum: Doctoral degree in oboe or bassoon performance, ABD will be considered; excellent communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
Desired: Professional performance experience in solo, chamber, and orchestral ensembles; successful experience recruiting and retaining talented students at the university level; experience teaching double reed repertoire and pedagogy.

August 16, 2017

INFORMATION: Auburn is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In U.S. News and World Report, it has been ranked in the top 50 public universities for the last 23 consecutive years. The institution is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering bachelor, master, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Its fall of 2015 enrollment of 27,287 students includes 21,786 undergraduates and 4,398 graduate students, and 1,103 professional-doctoral students. There are 1216 full time instructional faculty members distributed across nine colleges and three schools with degrees offered in 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama.

Candidates should upload the following materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and contact information for five references (email addresses, as well as telephone numbers) at: In the letter of interest, candidates must include a link to 20 minutes of video of recent live performances that reflect artistry and stylistic range. The video should include 15 minutes of performance on the primary instrument and 5 minutes of performance on the secondary instrument. For additional inquiries contact:
Dr. Corey Spurlin
Chair, Double Reeds Search Committee
Associate Professor

Screening will begin March 27, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

“Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.”

Interested applicants please send:

  • Cover letter, resume and names/contact info of 3 references.
  • Video of your teaching.

Video or audio recording of:

  • Exposition of a standard repertoire concerto
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 4, 4th mvt.: mm. 184-188.
  • Mozart, Overture to Marriage of Figaro: mm. 1-25.
  • Ravel, Bolero: Solo
  • Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, 2nd mvt.: mm. 274-end.

Must be available to teach 22 June through 7 August, 2017.
Pay is $3,000 plus Room, board and a variable travel stipend.

Deadline for receipt of all materials: 1 February, 2017

Please send all materials (electronically) to:

Founded in 1937, New England Music Camp is a summer camp for music students ages 11–18, located on 200 acres in Sidney, Maine, on the eastern shore of Messalonskee Lake in the Belgrade Lakes region. It follows a balanced structure of musical training (in the morning) and standard athletic activities (in the afternoon) such as sailing, kayaking, archery, tennis, softball, soccer, volleyball, badminton etc. There are numerous concerts offered free to the public during its six-week season on site at the Bowl in the Pines or Alumni Hall (respectively, the camp’s outdoor and indoor performance venues).

Faculty members at New England Music Camp are carefully chosen for both their achievements as professional performers and their recognition for excellence in teaching. We live in a close knit community where we dine family style and many of our faculty enjoy joining the campers on the recreation fields.

Department of Music, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Washington University

The Department of Music within the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Washington University invites applications for a part-time instructor in applied bassoon and woodwind studies (non-tenure track) to begin in September, 2016. The position is located at the
University’s main campus in Bellingham, Washington. For more information on the Music Department at Western, please visit our website at

Duties: Teach applied lessons in bassoon and double reed methods for music education
majors. Coach chamber music as needed. Active participation in student recruitment is also

Qualifications: Masters degree or equivalent experience required. Evidence of successful
teaching and performance ability required.

Appointment: This is a one-year renewable contract as an Affiliate Faculty member of the
Department of Music.

Interested candidates must submit application materials to the WWU Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Vacancy Pool:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by June 15, 2016 will
receive full consideration.

Interviews will be held on the WWU campus during late June. Any questions about the position
should be directed to Patrick Roulet at

Western Washington University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its
programs or activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity &
Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, WWU, Old Main
345, MS 9021, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711
(Washington Relay);

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul wishes to employ an oboe teacher on a 3 year contract. The details can be found on

The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University seeks an exceptional teacher and performer of bassoon. This is a full time, tenure track faculty position in the Schwob School of Music within Columbus State University’s College of the Arts and will hold the academic rank of Assistant Professor. For more information, see [click]

SCHOOL OF MUSIC – WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – Assistant/Associate Professor of Oboe

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate preferred – masters degree with significant progress toward the doctorate or professional experience equivalent to doctoral work will be considered; applicant must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, performance as both a solo and ensemble artist on the oboe; demonstrated success as a teacher of oboe is required, preferably at the university level. Secondary expertise in music technology, music theory and/or music history is required. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills; in addition, he/she will be expected to maintain an active performance career.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as instructor of applied oboe for both undergraduate and graduate students. Serve as instructor of music technology, music theory, and/or music history. Perform as member of the Western Wind Quintet; maintain a record of performance and professional activities necessary for tenure. Recruitment and service appropriate for a university faculty member required.

APPLICATION: Please apply on-line at Your application will include: A cover letter highlighting qualifications, current curriculum vita, and three current letters of recommendation. Do not send any recordings at this time.
DEADLINE: Applications accepted until position is filled.


The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester invites applications for an Artist/Teacher of Bassoon, beginning in the fall semester 2016. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates must have established a successful performing career, in addition to a proven record of successful recruiting and teaching of outstanding students in a conservatory or university music school.

Responsibilities: Teach applied-music majors (undergraduate and graduate); maintain international standing as a performing artist and teacher; secondary responsibilities possible depending on applicant’s area(s) of expertise.

Review of applications begins on December 1, 2015. To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recordings, and three current letters of recommendation from prominent performers/teachers with the subject Bassoon Search via attachment to

The Eastman School of Music seeks to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. We encourage applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity in higher education. We are an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Principal Bassoon: Midland-­‐Odessa Symphony & Resident Wind Quintet

DATE: May 21, 2015

LOCATION: Wagner-­‐Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 18th, 2015

Minimum Requirements: Candidates should hold a degree in Bassoon Performance. Masters degree preferred.

TO APPLY: send a one-­‐page resume and $50 deposit to:
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale
Principal Bassoon Audition
P.O. Box 60658 Midland, TX 79711

Application requirements: Include your current phone number, email and mailing addresses on your resume.

Succinctly outline education and professional engagements. Limit length to one page. You may email a PDF of your resume to, but your application will not be complete until we also receive a deposit check. Deposit checks should be made out to Midland-­‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale, with “audition” in the memo line. Checks will be returned at the audition or shredded if you cancel prior to May 18th.

Description: This position includes serving as Principal Bassoon with the Midland-­‐Odessa Symphony and the resident woodwind quintet, the West Texas Winds. Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate must live in the Midland-­‐Odessa area during the season (August through May). Each season features a minimum of four Masterworks programs, four Pops & Family programs, and an annual cycle of The Nutcracker with the Midland Festival Ballet. Additional series include the educational programs of Classical Kids alongside other potential collaborations. A typical season will hold around 40 orchestral services and semi-­‐annual quintet recitals. The West Texas Winds are additionally in demand for gigs and educational engagements.

In addition, there are numerous teaching opportunities in the Midland-­‐Odessa area. The MOSC principals (and small ensemble members) all maintain pedagogic involvement through avenues such as private teaching, instruction at institutions such as the University of Texas at Permian Basin, Midland College, and Odessa College, clinics at junior high and high schools, and various other teaching positions. Coupled with the additional playing opportunities (both in town and the surrounding communities), the MOSC musicians are always in high demand. In summary, there is no shortage of supplemental work.

Pay Scale: Principal orchestral pay scale is $80 per service. This position also includes an annual stipend of $9785.00, paid in monthly installments during the course of the season (August 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016), and holds an additional potential eligibility for a bonus. In combination with the additional pedagogic and performance opportunities, MOSC musicians tend to earn a minimum annual income of around $20,000.

Visit for more information, or contact the MOSC Personnel Manager via email at

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must have appropriate documentation of their ability to reside and work in the U.S. The Midland-­‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Audition Repertoire

Solo: Mozart: Concerto – mvt. 1


Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro – mm. 1-­‐25 and 139-­‐172 Rimsky-­‐Korsakov: Scheherazade – mvt. 2 solos and cadenzas Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 – mvt. 4, mm. 184-­‐188

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf – solo at [15] Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 – mvt. 2, mm. 274-­‐end

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra – mvt. 2, mm. 8-­‐24 and 164-­‐180 Ravel: Bolero – Solo and repeated high Gs in following passage

Stravinsky: Rite of Spring – Opening through 3rd measure after [3] and solo at [12]

Woodwind Quintet

Nielsen: Quintet Op. 43 – 1st movement