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TUITION REMISSION: The full-time graduate assistantship is valued at $30,640 and covers all
40 hours of the degree over a two-year period. Partial assistantships
may be offered.

QUALIFICATIONS: Completed Baccalaureate degree in music and admission to the graduate program at the University of Redlands School of Music.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: Recitals; Chamber Music; University of Redlands Orchestra; Wind Ensemble; Concert Band; Redlands Symphony Orchestra

APPLICATION: The application process includes submitting the following:
1. School of Music graduate application form
2. Audition (live audition preferred)
3. Transcripts
4. Two letters of recommendation
Application forms and information are available at

AUDITIONS: Auditions for Master’s applicants will take place on February 26, 2011 or by appointment.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2011
For more information contact:
Francisco Castillo
Professor of Oboe
(626) 422-4582

Dr. Carolyn Beck
Professor of Bassoon
(323) 226-9218

Brad Andrews
Director of Music Admissions
(909) 748-8014

On the web at

Bassoon. .47 FTE Instructional Academic Staff position in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts in the Lecturer series beginning August 22, 2011.

Masters required; doctorate preferred. Salary will be commensurate with teaching and related professional experience. Evidence of excellence in bassoon teaching at the college level and significant solo, chamber music, and/or orchestral performing experience considered an asset. The ability to enhance the diversity of the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities may be considered an asset.

Teach applied bassoon, two sections of woodwind techniques, and chamber music. The successful candidate will demonstrate high potential for recruiting and building a studio.

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts serves 380 music majors and minors supported by 27 full-time and 10 part-time faculty. The department and its musical programs are highly regarded in the state and region and enrich the Eau Claire community while providing outstanding academic opportunities. Academic programs include the BM degree in performance, theory and composition; the BME degree in instrumental and choral music education; and the BA and BS degrees in music and music history. All degree programs are fully accredited by NASM. The department also serves 100 majors and minors supported by 6 full-time faculty and two staff in undergraduate programs in theatre arts and dance and offers BA degrees in theatre and theatre education as well as a minor in dance. Applicants are encouraged to peruse the department’s website at

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus community consists of 10,500 students and 700 faculty and administrative/professional staff. As the UW System’s only Center of Excellence for faculty and undergraduate research, faculty and students regularly work side-by-side on original research.

Often described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire’s campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s largest city. Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside have many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports, camping and a variety of other recreational activities.

A regional center for western Wisconsin, Eau Claire is a friendly and affordable community with employment opportunities for family members and outstanding schools for children. Eau Claire offers theatre, symphony and chamber orchestras, and a thriving arts community. The metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St.Paul is nearby.

Send a letter of application, copy of undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, curriculum vita, three current letters of recommendation sent under separate cover, a high quality CD or DVD of recent solo bassoon performances, and a list of additional references including e-mail addresses to:

Dr Robert Knight, Chair
Department of Music and Theatre Arts
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 21, 2011. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants’ names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released. Criminal background checks are required prior to employment. An AA/EEO employer. To learn more, visit our Web site:

Gerald Corey – Interview with Ron Klimko

Competition to commission a new, original wind quintet by the consortium of JWQP: the National Flute Association, the International Double Reed Society, the International Clarinet Association and the International Horn Society.

The winning composer will receive $10,000. There will be four featured performances in the summer of 2012 at each of the instrument society’s conventions.

There is no entry fee. All application materials must be received by March 1, 2011. Announcement of winner will be June 1, 2011.


  1. Must display technical and compositional variety, yet be ultimately playable by a reasonably large portion of our memberships.
  2. 10-14 minutes in length, multiple movements accepted.
  3. Balance of musical and technical activity in all parts.
  4. Use of auxiliary instruments such as piccolo and English Horn ok.
  5. The winner would be required to have the finished score and parts 3 months before the premiere.
  6. All materials will need to be submitted online via PDF and mp3 files.
  7. Arrangements of previous work will not be eligible for this commission.


  1. Bio – 1 page only with any recent commissions and performances listed.
  2. A clear description of proposed piece and interest in writing for wind quintet.
  3. Score samples: proposed work, other wind quintet or wind writing or other significant works.
    Recorded samples – of the submitted scores, in mp3 format only.
  4. Submit all application materials online on this form. Submissions will be judged anonymously; contestants should not put their names on any of the submitted materials besides the application.

Mariam Adam – Clarinetist, Imani Winds (ICA)
Peter Bacchus – Flutist, Grup21, Composer (NFA)
Joseph Ognibene – Horn, Iceland Symphony (IHS)
John Steinmetz – Bassoonist, Composer (IDRS)


The Committee for the 2011 Young Artist Bassoon Competition is pleased to announce the list of esteemed judges for the competition’s preliminary round. We are extremely grateful to these individuals for their generosity and expertise.

Whitney Crockett: Principal bassoon of Los Angeles Philharmonic

Carlo Colombo: Principal bassoon of Lyon National Opera Orchestra (France) and professor at the Lyon and Lausanne Conservatories

Lynn Hileman: Professor of Bassoon at West Virginia University

The Musical Arts Quintet (MAQ), resident faculty wind quintet in the Ball
State University School of Music, has been awarded a 2010 American
Masterpieces: Chamber Music grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The grant award is to support the MAQ in performances, educational
activities, a tour throughout the state of Indiana during fall 2010 and
spring 2011, and a recording of American quintet repertoire, to be released
on the Beneficence label. The quintet will perform and record works by
composers Bruce Adolphe, Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Jenni Brandon, Jennifer
Higdon, David Maslanka, George Rochberg and Steven Stucky.

Current members of the MAQ are Mihoko Watanabe, flute; Johanna Cox, oboe;
Elizabeth Crawford, clarinet; Keith Sweger, bassoon; and Gene Berger, horn.
For more information concerning the MAQ, please go to

The Midwest Double Reed Society and the University of Kansas present the Ninth Annual Double Reed Festival on October 30 and 31 at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, hosted by Margaret Marco and Eric Stomberg. MDRS officers and executive members Nora Lewis, Susan Maxwell, Rod Ackmann, Celeste Johnson, Margaret Marco and Eric Stomberg offer performance classes, reed clinics and a gala recital. Justin Miller, Miller Marketing will present his wares and a reed making class.

For a schedule of events visit or contact Margaret Marco, KU Associate Professor of Oboe at, or Eric Stomberg, KU Associate Professor of Bassoon at

Upcoming ConferenceIDRS 2011 is now accepting proposals through our web page. Please visit to get started. Click on the “Proposals” tab at the top of the page and follow the prompts from there. The procedure is quite simple. You will need to establish an account–this is to collect your contact information. After that, proceed to the relevant form.

Please complete a proposal even if you have already been in contact with one of the hosts about your potential participation. It is essential for us to have all of the information collected in one place.

If you are requesting an artistic performance, please note that your program information will be entered on the second page. Please don’t try to enter it in the event description.

Also, please note that once you click “submit” you will no longer be able to edit your proposal or correct any errors. So, please review your proposal carefully before clicking “Submit”. After that, the only way to change your proposal is for us to delete it and you to begin a new one.

We are very excited to host the conference and look forward to all of your creative and inspring proposals.

With very best wishes,
Martin Schuring
Albie Micklich

Saturday 23 October
2010 Scotch College, James Forbes Academy
Hawthorn, Melbourne

The competition is for all ages and abilities, from beginners and amateur players through to aspiring professionals.
Details & Entry Forms at:

Sections include:

Fagottino – Year 7 and Under
Junior  – 14 Years & Under
Intermediate  – 15 Years up to Year 12
Senior  – 25 Years & Under
Adult Beginners (upto AMEB Grade 5) Over 25 Years
Chamber Music  – 3 to 15 players (at least 1 Double Reed)
Weekend Warriors (over 25years – Secondary Teachers Welcome)


Over $10,000 in cash and prizes

Trade Exhibition
Come and see the largest annual trade display of instruments, accessories and technicians from both Australian and International double reed manufacturers and suppliers.

Further Details:
Stephen Moschner
ADRC Coordinator


The 2010 ADRC is proudly presented by the Australasian Double Reed Society Inc. A0035497R

The application for the 2011 IDRS Young Artist Bassoon Competition is now available.

pdfDownload the YAC Application

To be considered, all application materials must be received on or before February 15, 2011. Repertoire listed here.

The competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (June 2, 2011) and will take place at the annual conference May 31-June 4, 2011 in Tempe, AZ, USA. First prize for the 2011 competition is a $3000 US cash award. The second prize is a $2000 US cash award. The third prize is a $1000 US cash award. For questions, please contact chair Saxton Rose.