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We are excited to announce that Nermis Mieses has accepted our offer to be the next Chair of the Gillet Fox Competition in Oboe!

Nermis Mieses is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and principal oboe of the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. First American to place as finalist in the prestigious Barbirolli International Oboe Competition held in 2014; first place at the 2011 First International Oboe Competition in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and Best Interpretation of Brazilian Music Prize; as well as second place at the 2012 Society for Musical Arts Young Artist Competition in Ann Arbor, MI. She has appeared in solo performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Cranbrook Music Guild Series in Bloomfield Hills, MI, has soloed with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra, BGSU Philharmonia, BGSU Wind Symphony and toured Denmark as soloist and chamber music performer with the Thy Chamber Music Festival (2011, 2013). She has presented masterclasses and recitals in Florida, Texas, Michigan, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio, Arizona, New York, Georgia and Wisconsin. Formerly principal of the Michigan Philharmonic, she has also performed with the Ann Arbor, Sphinx, ProMusica Chamber, Rochester, Lexington, Puerto Rico Symphony as well as the National Repertory Orchestra, Sewanee Music Festival, Idyllwild Arts and FOSJA. She held previous teaching positions at the University of Kentucky, Ohio Northern University and Hillsdale College. She holds D.M.A. and M.M. degrees from the University of Michigan under Dr. Nancy Ambrose King.

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

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION/DUTIES

Marketing
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.

Website
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.

OTHER

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

Position Description

IDRS is seeking applicants for the Gillet-Fox Competition in Oboe chairperson. The position would begin with the 2019 competition in Tampa, FL. 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 on IDRS Webpage, Forum, and IDRS Social Media
    platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
  • 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 sweger@idrs.org by December 1, 2017 .
  • Membership in IDRS required.

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.

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). Instructions on applying and uploading recordings is available at https://getacceptd.com/IDRS.

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. Saint-Saens Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (Any edition) Movements I. Allegro Moderato and II. Allegro scherzando
  4. For Final Round Only: Mozart Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (Any edition)

Scores are available in the US at all retailers or by contacting the composer at kirk@kirkoriordan.com.

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.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 11th annual Young Artists Competition being held for oboists during the 2018 annual IDRS conference, August 28 – September 1, 2018, Palacio de Congresos, Granada, Spain. The competition is for oboists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (August 30, 2018). Any questions can be addressed to Geralyn Giovannetti, Competition Chair, at oboe@byu.edu.

Preliminary Stage:
All entrants must submit an online application and application fee of $40US payable by credit card. All entrants must upload video recordings of the preliminary round repertoire list below performed with accompaniment (Telemann, Krommer, Morris). Instructions on applying and uploading recordings is available at https://getacceptd.com/IDRS.

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

Competition Repertoire:

  1. G. P. Telemann, Fantasie Nr. 8 in E Minor, TWV 40:9, all repeats, Barenreiter Edition.
  2. Franz Krommer, Oboe Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 52, Movements: 1. Allegro and 2. Adagio, Any Edition.
  3. Alyssa Morris, Four Personalities, Movements: 1. Yellow 3. Blue 4. Red, TrevCo Music Publishing.
  4. For final round only: Benjamin Godard, Légende Pastorale from Scénes écossaises, Op. 138, Any Edition.

The first round will consist of a video recording of the Telemann, Krommer and Morris as listed above​. The final round will consist of selections from the above works​ plus a performance of the Godard.​

In addition to cash prizes of 1st place, $6000 US, 2nd place, $4000 US and 3rd place, $2000 US, the 1st place winner will perform a public recital during the 2018 conference.

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

On behalf of the 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

  • Yurie Aramaki, JAPAN
    Student of Emanuel Abbühl and Prof. Satoki Aoyama
  • Samuel Bastos, PORTUGAL/SWITZERLAND
    Student of Maurice Bourgue, Thomas Indermühle, Martin Frutiger and José Fernando Silva
  • Claire Brazeau, USA
    Student of Allan Vogel, Laura Ahlbeck, Elaine Douvas, Dan Stolper
  • Andreas Oeste, USA
    Student of Nancy Ambrose King, Celeste Johnson, and Lorraine Duso
  • Gabriel Pidoux, FRANCE
    Student of Jacques Tys and Frédéric Tardy
  • Alternate

  • Zhihong Lin, CHINA
    Student of Jing Chun Jin

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on June 23 at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. The winner will perform the Phoenix Concerto, Op. 102 by Paul Patterson on the final concert and receive a cash prize of $12,000 US.

The Members of the Gillet-Fox Oboe Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise of the judging panel.

Members of the Preliminary Stage Judging Panel:

Eduardo Martínez Caballer, Spain
Principal Oboe in Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya

George Caird, England
Professor of Oboe, Birmingham Conservatory
Musical Director, Rotterdam Classical Music Academy

Mingjia Liu, USA-China
Principal Oboe of San Francisco Opera
Oboe Professor, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Founder of MusEcho LLC.

Céline Moinet, Germany-France
Principal Oboe of Staatskapelle Dresden
Oboe Professor, Hochschule für Musik Carl-Maria von Weber Dresden

Marlen Vavrikova, USA-Czech Republic
Oboe Professor, Grand Valley State University, Michigan

The 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Repertoire:

Marin Marais
Les Folies d’Espagne, in d minor for flute and continuo. Restoration by Jean-Claude Veilhan.
(Alphonse Leduc)

C.P.E. Bach
Sonata in a minor for solo flute, Wq 132, (H562)
Movement 1, Poco adagio & Movement 3, Allegro

York Bowen
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 85, Movement 2, Andante espressivo and Movement 3, Allegro giocoso
(Chester)

Isang Yun
Piri (entire piece)
(Boosey & Hawkes)

Paul Patterson
Phoenix Concerto, Op. 102
(Josef Weinberger)

—-
Margaret Marco
Associate Professor of Oboe
Woodwind Division Director
School of Music
University of Kansas

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.

kws
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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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