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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.

OTHER

  • Send letter of interest and resume to stomberg@idrs.org 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

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:
http://bassooncamp.com/2018-info

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 http://4wrd.it/YYPA_2018.

The deadline for application submissions is January 8, 2018.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 38th annual Gillet-Fox competition being held for bassoonists during the 2018 annual IDRS conference August 28 – September 1, 2018, at the Palacio de Congresos in Granada, Spain. The competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (August 31, 2018). Any questions can be addressed to Saxton Rose, Competition Chair, at roses@uncsa.edu.

Apply and upload videos now

 

Preliminary Stage:
All entrants must submit an online application and application fee of $80US payable by credit card. All entrants must upload video recordings of the preliminary round repertoire list below performed with accompaniment (Bach, O’Riordan, Saint-Saens).

To be considered, all application materials must be submitted online on or before April 15, 2018.

Competition Repertoire:

  1. Bach Sonata no. 2 in D major for Violoncello and Harpsichord BWV 1028. Movements III. Andante and IV. Allegro (Barenreiter edition)
  2. Kirk O’Riordan, Temptation for solo bassoon
  3. Scores are available in the US at all retailers or by contacting the composer at kirk@kirkoriordan.com.
  4. Saint-Saens Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (Any edition) Movements I. Allegro Moderato and II. Allegro scherzando
  5. For Final Round Only: Mozart Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (Any edition)

The first round will consist video recordings of the Bach, O’Riordan, and Saint-Saens as listed above​. The final live round will consist of selections from the above works​ plus the Mozart Concerto.​

In addition to cash prizes of 1st place $12000 US, 2nd place $8000 US, and three Honorable Mention awards of $3000 US, the 1st place winner will perform the Mozart Concerto with orchestra on the final evening of the 2018 conference.

Preliminary Round Judges:

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

The Committee Members of the 2017 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

  • Alexander Grandal Hansen-Schwartz, Denmark
    Student of Professor Diego Chenna, Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany
  • Rosario Martinez Felipe, Spain
    Student of Ole Kristian Dahl, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
    Mannheim, Germany
  • Alejandro Rausell Raimundo, Spain
    Student of Gustavo Núñez, Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Alternate:

  • Clara Manaud, France
    Student of Carlo Colombo, CNSMD National Conservatory of Music ans Danse, Lyon,
    France

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on June 23 at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. The winner will perform a recital during the conference and receive a cash prize of $6,000 US.

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MSc. Isabel Jeremias
Profesora Catedrática
Escuela de Artes Musicales
Universidad de Costa Rica
Directora de IDRS “Young Artist Competition for Bassoon”
cel: +506 8830 8743

RANK/SALARY:
Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track. Salary commensurate with experience.

DUTIES:
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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

APPOINTMENT DATE:
August 16, 2017

GENERAL
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.

APPLICATION:
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: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/. 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
cspurlin@auburn.edu
334-844-3179

DEADLINE:
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.”

I am happy to announce that Frank Swann has agreed to serve as exhibits coordinator for the 2017 IDRS conference at Lawrence University. Frank Swann studied oboe with Robert Sprenkle at the University of Rochester and graduated from Howard University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked at Eastman Kodak for 9 years before relocating to Los Angeles, where he owned and operated a digital prepress/digital printing business. During these 25 years in LA, he was an active freelance oboist. Frank now resides in Washington, DC where he owns Capitol Cane, a double-reed cane business. He has served as an assistant with the exhibits for several IDRS conferences. Frank can be reached at swann@idrs.org. Also, please note that a merchants portal for conference exhibitors will be available on the IDRS website very soon. This will allow vendors to register online. More to come on this.

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Keith Sweger
President, International Double Reed Society
Professor of Bassoon
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0410
Studio: 765-285-5511
sweger@idrs.org

13 February 2017

I am sorry to announce that Norma Hooks, our long-time Executive Secretary/Treasurer and friend, is experiencing some health problems.  She and her family have asked for all to respect their privacy as they work through these issues. Our thoughts go out to Norma and to her family.  Ed Craig has taken over many of Norma’s membership responsibilities.  If you have a question concerning your membership or if you have previously tried to contact Norma concerning membership issues, please send an email to Ed at craig@idrs.org; if you have any other questions concerning IDRS, you may contact me at sweger@idrs.org.

As many of you know, Howard Niblock, our co-host for the upcoming 2017 conference at Lawrence University, is also going through some health issues.  Current and former members of the IDRS Executive Committee are stepping up to assist Howard and Carl Rath as needed.  Please note that planning is moving ahead and we are looking forward to an exciting and successful conference In Appleton, Wisconsin from June 20 through 24.  If you have any questions, you can contact our hosts through their website www.idrs2017.org, Martin Schuring, our conference coordinator, at schuring@idrs.org, or me.  Information concerning exhibiting at IDRS2017 will be available very soon.
We recently completed some needed maintenance on our membership database.  I ask that if you have not already done so, to please renew your membership online at www.idrs.org.

To renew your membership, please login to www.idrs.org and select the RENEW button on the home page.

If you have forgotten or do not have a password for www.idrs.org, go to https://www.idrs.org/membership/password.php and enter your registered email address. If your email address is registered with IDRS, the server will email your password.

If your email address is not registered with IDRS, please select JOIN button on the home page.

By renewing/joining now online, you will be helping the society through this transition period.  Thank you for your continued support of the IDRS.
Best,

KWS

Keith Sweger
President, International Double Reed Society
Professor of Bassoon, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306
sweger@idrs.org 765-285-5511

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