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We are pleased to announce the preliminary round judges for this year’s 2014 Gillet-Fox Bassoon and Young Artist Oboe Competitions.

2014 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition
Judith Farmer (USA)
Gaëlle Habert (France, winner of the 2002 competition)
Yoshihide Kiryu (Japan)
Harry Searing (USA)
Lyndon Watts (Australia/Germany)

Young Artist Oboe Competition
Nicholas Daniel (UK, Germany)
Dwight Parry (USA)
Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz (USA)

Many thanks to these judges for what will be a difficult task! Finalists will be announced May 1.

Announcing the 2014 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition for Bassoon, to be held at the IDRS Conference at New York University and open to oboists who have not reached their 31st birthday before the date of the final audition, August 8, 2014. Applications will be accepted from January 1st, 2014 to March 15th, 2014. Details are available in the .pdf file below and more information can be obtained at https://www.idrs.org/competitions.

pdfDownload the competition brochure in English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese

Please contact Peter Kolkay, Competition Chair at kolkay@idrs.org with any questions.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 33rd annual Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox performance competition being held for bassoonists during the 2014 annual conference, held August 5-9 at New York University in New York, NY, USA. The competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (August 8, 2014). Application details will be available by January 1, 2014. Any questions can be addressed to Peter Kolkay, Competition Chair, at kolkay@idrs.org.

Competition Repertoire:

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C major, RV 477/F. VIII No. 13/P. 46 (complete with repeats; any edition)
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Concerto in F major, movement 1 (for the preliminary-round recording please begin in measure 55, seven measures before the bassoon entrance; any edition)
  • Henri Dutilleux: Sarabande et cortège (Leduc)
  • Elliott Carter: Retracing for solo bassoon (Boosey and Hawkes)

The final round will consist of all of the above works, including the complete Hummel concerto. The winner of the competition will perform the Hummel concerto with orchestra at the Conference.

1st Prize: Mingyuan Yang

2nd Prize: Thomas English

3rd Prize: Ben Roidl-Ward

Semi and Final Rounds to be held at the 2014 MQVC Bassoon Symposium (three days of master classes and concerts open to all)
Hosts: Ben Kamins and Kristin Wolfe Jensen
Location: Round Top, Texas, USA
Dates: January 18 – 20, 2014

Eligibility
Women bassoon players who are citizens of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America), or who are enrolled in school in the Americas during the year prior to the competition and who will not have reached their 24th birthday by the competition in January of 2014.

Prizes

  • First Prize: US $9,000
  • Second Prize: US $5,000
  • Third Prize: US $2,000
  • Two Honorable Mentions: US $1000 each
  • Five Semi-Finalist Awards: US $500 each

Repertoire

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in g minor, RV 495 (Op. 40, No. 20/P. 384/F VIII, No. 23/M 269). In the final round, the Vivaldi must be performed from memory
  • Katherine Hoover: Journey
  • Leslie Bassett: Metamorphoses (only movements 1, 2, 3, and 8 for the preliminary round)
  • One additional piece for final round (chosen from the official Repertoire List)

Applications
The preliminary round of competition is conducted via recording. Physical or electronic submissions are due October 14, 2013.

For more information, including submission instructions, additional repertoire list, and Symposium details, please visit mqvc.org.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE, DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE ARTS

POSITION: The Department of Music and Theatre Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a part-time Associate Lecturer to start August 19, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

DUTIES: Teach applied bassoon to music majors and minors. Teach one section of woodwind techniques (flute and double reeds) for music education majors.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please send electronically, via attachments in word or pdf format, a letter of interest in the position, Curriculum Vita, a link to an uploaded high quality recording of recent performances, and contact information for references. The above should be emailed to:
Vanissa B. Murphy, Chair, Department of Music and Theatre Arts
murphyvb@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 15, 2013. However, screening may continue until position is filled. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer striving to recruit, develop, and retain employees from varied backgrounds. Please contact us to request any accommodation necessary to aid your participation in our hiring process.

To learn more, visit our department Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/mus-the/

The Members of the 2013 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon Committee are pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s competition:

Finalists:

  • Thomas English, USA
    Teachers include Kara M. Stolle, Douglas Spaniol, George Sakakeeny
  • Ben Roidl-Ward, GERMANY/USA
    Teachers include Francine Peterson, George Sakakeeny
  • Mingyuan Yang, CHINA/USA
    Teachers include Wendy Rose, Te Xu, Jianzhong Zhao

Alternates:

  • Jonathon Pearson Altizer, USA
    Teachers include Sharon Kuster, Kristin Wolfe Jensen
  • Naho Zhu, Japan/USA
    Teachers include Patricia Rogers, Richard Ranti, Janet Underhill

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on June 27 at University of Redlands in California, USA. The winner will perform a recital on June 28 and receive a cash prize of $3,000 US.

The Members of the YAC Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise expended by the judging panel. Members of the panel were:

  • Jeffrey Lyman: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Marion Reinhard: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, La Scala Theater Orchestra, formerly of Berlin Philharmonic
  • Rodion Tolmachev: Principal Bassoon Mariinsky Theatre; Winner 2008 Gillet-Fox Competition

The second competition of the Asian Double Reed Association for oboe and bassoon will be held in Taiwan from 19-22 December 2013. The competition will have three divisions, Elite (ages 18-30 by 21 December 2013), Senior (ages 15-17 by 21 December 2013) and Junior (ages 15 and under by 21 December 2013). The event is open to anyone within the international community, and will award prize money to both oboe and bassoon winners of each level. In addition, it will provide the opportunity for winners to perform a concerto with orchestra.

Elite division
First prize: TWD150,000 ($5000 est.)
Second prize: TWD50,000 ($1,800 est.)

Senior division
First prize: TWD20,000 ($700 est.)
Second prize: TWD15,000 ($500 est.)

Junior division
First prize: TWD15,000 ($500 est.Z)
Second prize: TWD10,000 ($340 est)

Please click here to view the complete repertoire list for the competition. More details will be available soon.

第二届亚洲双簧协会双簧管及大管音乐比赛将于2013年12月19至22日在台湾嘉义市举行。赛程将分为三组 (报名年龄以2013年12月21日为分界):菁英组, 年齡为18-30岁;青年组, 年齡为15-18岁;及青少年组, 年齡为15岁以下。参赛者不限国籍、种族、性别,均可申请报名参加比赛。双簧管及大管每组之优胜者将获得奖金,菁英组优胜者将有机会与交响乐团一齐合作演出协奏曲。

菁英组:
第一名: 新台币150,000元
第二名: 新台币50,000元

青年组:
第一名: 新台币20,000元
第二名: 新台币15,000元

青少年组:
第一名: 新台币15,000元
第二名: 新台币10,000元

请点击此连结参考比赛之指定曲目,更多具体详情将于近日公布。

Translation by Dr. Shih-Han Chiu

Translation by Dr. Shih-Han ChiuThe second competition of the Asian Double Reed Association for oboe and bassoon will be held in Taiwan from 19-22 December 2013. The competition will have three divisions, Elite (ages 18-30 by 21 December 2013), Senior (ages 15-17 by 21 December 2013) and Junior (ages 15 and under by 21 December 2013). The event is open to anyone within the international community, and will award prize money to both oboe and bassoon winners of each level. In addition, it will provide the opportunity for winners to perform a concerto with orchestra.
Elite division
First prize: TWD150,000 ($5000 est.)
Second prize: TWD50,000 ($1,800 est.)
Senior division
First prize: TWD20,000 ($700 est.)
Second prize: TWD15,000 ($500 est.)
Junior division
First prize: TWD15,000 ($500 est.Z)
Second prize: TWD10,000 ($340 est)
Please click here to view the complete repertoire list for the competition. More details will be available soon.
第二届亚洲双簧协会双簧管及大管音乐比赛将于2013年12月19至22日在台湾嘉义市举行。赛程将分为三组 (报名年龄以2013年12月21日为分界):菁英组, 年齡为18-30岁;青年组, 年齡为15-18岁;及青少年组, 年齡为15岁以下。参赛者不限国籍、种族、性别,均可申请报名参加比赛。双簧管及大管每组之优胜者将获得奖金,菁英组优胜者将有机会与交响乐团一齐合作演出协奏曲。
菁英组:
第一名: 新台币150,000元
第二名: 新台币50,000元
青年组:
第一名: 新台币20,000元
第二名: 新台币15,000元
青少年组:
第一名: 新台币15,000元
第二名: 新台币10,000元
请点击此连结参考比赛之指定曲目,更多具体详情将于近日公布。
Translation by Dr. Shih-Han Chiu

Contrabassoon/Bassoon, 1 Position

Preliminary auditions: Tentatively scheduled for mid-May, 2013.

Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for June 3, 2013

Application deadline: Postmarked by April 1 OR faxed or e-mailed by April 5, 2013.

Applications received after the above due date will not be considered. Please note that those who apply earlier receive information earlier, and therefore have more choice of audition dates. For those who send their resume later, some dates may already be filled.

Employment date: Effective Immediately

Note: All audition candidates are responsible for obtaining audition repertoire from standard excerpt books, purchasable music and orchestral scores. Aside from rental only parts, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will not provide copies of any excerpts. Required repertoire for this audition will be posted when it becomes available.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A POSTED VACANCY

Please specify audition/position on ALL correspondence (i.e. “Horn Audition”). We can only accept applications for posted vacancies. Applicants should send a BRIEF ONE-PAGE RESUME, including name, address, phone number, email address and instrument to:

Email: auditions@cso.org Fax: 312-294-3272

Or mail to : Auditions Coordinator Chicago Symphony Orchestra 220 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60604

Auditions Voicemail Box: 312-294-3271

Please attach your resume in PDF or Word formats. You may also copy your resume into the body of the email message. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

View this posting at http://cso.org/Page.aspx?id=10385

Ball State University announces the dates for its Benefic Chamber Music Camp. The camp, extended to 10 days, will be held on the Ball State campus from July 19-28, 2013. Benefic Chamber Music Camp is an intensive learning experience designed to enhance the chamber playing and collaborative skills of string, woodwind, horn, and piano students from high school through the first years of college.

Students are instructed by artists and teachers of international renown, with extensive experience and expertise as educators, chamber musicians, and as members of major symphony orchestras. Double Reed faculty for 2013 include Aryn Day Sweeney, oboe, and Keith Sweger, bassoon, both members of the Ball State School of Music faculty.

Camp activities include:
· Daily chamber ensemble coaching
· Record-and-Review ensemble sessions
· Individual coaching focused on mastering assigned chamber music repertoire
· Private lessons
· Master classes by Camp Faculty and Guest Artists
· Chamber Orchestra
· Concerto Competition: winner performs with BCMC Orchestra
· Guest Artist and Faculty Concerts and Presentations
· Student performances at Sursa Hall with high-tech tunable acoustics

Bonus programs include seminars and workshops on musician’s development:
-Health and Wellness: Alexander Technique
-The Art of Collaboration
-The Art of Improvisation
-The Art of Sight-Reading
-The Art of Recording
-The Art of Composition
-Effective Practice Techniques
-Preparation to Public Performance: Strategies and Tips
-Audition Preparation
-Instrument Maintenance and much more!

Application fee is waived for students applying before March 1st, and reduced tuition is offered to students applying before April 15th. Camp capacity is limited to 40 students.

Limited scholarships are available as well as discounts for pre-formed groups and siblings.

Contact Aryn Sweeney adsweeney@bsu.edu or Keith Sweger ksweger@bsu.edu for more information.

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