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The Asian Double Reed Association is a new organization dedicated to serving the needs of all double reed players in Asia. The 2011 ADRA conference is the inaugural event of the organization and is being hosted by Mahidol University, College of Music, located just outside of Bangkok, Thailand.

The conference will feature four full days of concerts by leading double reed artists, as well as masterclasses, presentations, vendor exhibits, and double reed ensembles for all members to participate in. There will be a special hall setup for student performances and all double reed players in attendance will be encouraged to join the mass double reed ensembles that will perform on the final day of the conference. The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Thailand’s leading orchestral ensemble, will be available for evening performances.

The conference will also feature a competition for oboe and bassoon with two separate categories (one for each instrument). The winners will receive a cash prize and an opportunity to perform a concerto with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra on the final concert of the conference. Contestants that place in the top 15 will receive a travel stipend to attend the conference.

The conference will also place an emphasis on traditional folk double reed instruments, promoting the historical culture of the region. Leading folk performers will be invited to present performances and research about these instruments.

The College of Music is the premier music school in Southeast Asia, offering world-class facilities with a warm and comfortable atmosphere, making the perfect venue to hold a conference.
The conference is open to all teachers, players, and students of the double reed instruments, as well as any fan and music lover. The College of Music and the ADRA welcome everyone to participate in this exciting event.

The conference will also present the The 1st International ADRA Oboe and Bassoon Competition:

Oboe Repertoire

1. J.S. Bach: Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1030
1st Movement
2nd Movement
Suggested publisher: Peters

2. Antal Dorati: Cinq Pieces pour le hautbois
1. La cigale et la fourmie
4. Berceuse
Suggested publisher: Boosey and Hawkes

3. W.A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto, K.314
Entire Piece
Suggested publisher: Barenreite

Note: The above suggested publishers are not mandatory.

Bassoon Repertoire

1. Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in E Minor, F.Viii, no. 6, RV 484, P137
Entire Piece
Any Publisher

2. Franz Berwald, Concert Piece in F, Op. 2
Entire Piece
Any Publisher

3. Francisco Mignone, 16 Valses para Fagote
3. Misterioso
7. Valsa
Any Publisher

The repertoire will be the same for both the tape round and the final round. The competition winners will perform the Mozart Oboe Concerto and the Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in E Minor with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday, August 19.


1st Prize: 100,000 Thai Baht ($3300 approx)
2nd Prize: 75,000 Thai Baht
3rd Prize: 50,000 Thai Baht

Master of Music in Bassoon Performance 2011-2012 Academic Year

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach applied students and/or methods class; perform in regularly- scheduled chamber music classes; assist with departmental or research duties; or assist in the instrumental division.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: Recitals; Chamber Music; Baylor Symphony; Wind Ensemble; Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles, Waco Symphony

STIPEND AND TUITION REMISSION: Stipends and tuition remisison combine for a total of up to $24,245 for a full assistantship for two semesters. The full-time graduate assistantship tuition waiver covers all 30 hours of the degree, except for remedial courses in music history and music theory. The stipend is awarded for eight months and provides the student with approximately $810 per month for expenses. Assistantships are renewable for a second year. Partial assistantships may be offered.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Write immediately for application forms, audition materials, and other information to:

Dr. David Music, Director of Graduate Studies Baylor University School of Music One Bear Place #97408 Waco, TX 76798-7408



Ms. Ann Shoemaker, Lecturer in Bassoon Baylor University School of Music One Bear Place #97408 Waco, TX 76798-7408


University of Arizona School of Music
Arizona Graduate Winds
Positions in Oboe and Bassoon

2011-2013 Auditions

The University of Arizona School of Music is pleased to announce auditions for the 2011-2013 Arizona Graduate Wind Quintet. The ensemble has won prizes in the Coleman and MTNA competitions and performs regionally and internationally as ambassadors for the University of Arizona.

Members of the quintet receive a financial award in the amount of $27,391. This Graduate Assistantship includes a tuition remission of nonresident and one-half of resident tuition, full individual health insurance and an annual stipend of $5825.


Arizona Graduate Winds performers must be full-time master’s students, working towards a performance degree in their primary instrument. The student ensemble is coached by members of the Arizona Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble. In addition to their performance duties, members of the Arizona Graduate Winds work with supervising faculty in promotional, entrepreneurial, and technical facets of the chamber music industry.

For more information please contact:

William Dietz, bassoon (
Neil Tatman, oboe (
Arizona Graduate Winds Website

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