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The latest news and event announcements from around the double reed world.

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). Application details will be available on January 1, 2018. Any questions can be addressed to Saxton Rose, Competition Chair, at roses@uncsa.edu.

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

  5. Mozart Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (Any edition)

The first round will consist of a video recording 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). Application details will be available on January 1, 2018. Any questions can be addressed to Geralyn Giovannetti, Competition Chair, at oboe@byu.edu.

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)

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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

Society members,

Before the end of the year, please consider supporting IDRS, a 501C non-profit organization. If you itemize your taxes, your donation is deductible (consult your tax advisor). Members can contribute by submitting cash donations, upgrading their membership to a Sustaining member or above, and by becoming a sponsor. Please click on the links below to donate or sponsor a member.

Also, this is a friendly reminder to renew your membership prior to the end of the current year. Renewing your membership early is very beneficial to the society, and insures that you receive every issue of our quarterly publication, the Double Reed. If your membership has lapsed, IDRS would love to have you back. Membership benefits include: our fantastic publications, full access to the our site https://www.idrs.org (a wealth of resources including the complete archive or every publication by IDRS from 1969), participation in our annual conferences, and more.

To Renew or Join (rejoin), please go to https://www.idrs.org and simply click RENEW or JOIN! If you have already registered to access the idrs.org site, but your membership has lapsed, you can lookup your password at https://www.idrs.org/membership/password.php

Finally, I ask that you recommend society membership to your double reed friends who are not currently members. Our membership has been growing in recent years, and we hope to continue this trend into 2017.

Donate to the Society: IDRS Donations and Grants
Give a gift of IDRS Membership: Sponsor- A-Member

I wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

All the best,
Keith Sweger
Professor of Bassoon
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0410

President, International Double Reed Society
sweger@idrs.org

VanHoesenK. David Van Hoesen, Professor Emeritus of Bassoon at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and former principal bassoonist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, died on Monday, Oct. 3, in Pittsburgh, Penn. An Honorary Member of the International Double Reed Society who stayed active as a performer until his retirement from the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in 2011, Professor Van Hoesen was 90 years old.

Born on June 29, 1926, in Rochester, N.Y., Professor Van Hoesen came from a musical family. His father, violinist and conductor Karl Van Hoesen, taught at the Eastman School and in the Rochester public schools. After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree at Eastman in 1950, Professor David Van Hoesen taught at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music before joining the Eastman faculty in 1954.

During his 37-year tenure at Eastman, he taught students who went on to hold leading positions with major symphony orchestras in the United States and Europe–the New York Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, National Symphony of Washington D.C., San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, to name a few–and professorships in universities and colleges including The Juilliard School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, the Cleveland Institute, and others.

In 1984, Professor Van Hosen received the Eastman School of Music’s Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching.

“Not a day goes by where I don’t think of him, as his voice and his sound completely permeate my playing and my teaching,” said Judith LeClair, Principal Bassoon of the New York Philharmonic. “I will strive my entire life to uphold his great teaching and style and to share these influences with young students.”

“He was my musical father; I count my musical life as my time before and after I studied with him,” said Barrick Stees, Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the Cleveland Orchestra and instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Kent/Blossom. “He was especially kind after I graduated, generous with his time if I had an audition or needed advice. I can’t say enough about how big an influence he was on me; and his influence as a bassoonist and teacher extended nationally and internationally.”

“The passing of K. David Van Hoesen was very sad news for all of us who had the pleasure and honor of being one of his pupils,” said George Sakakeeny, professor of bassoon at Eastman, who taught at Oberlin and other conservatories. “He was simply the greatest musician I have ever known who played the bassoon. His many contributions to his own students and to raising the artistic standards of bassoon playing in general will live on in the hearts and minds of all of us who both directly and indirectly learned and continue to learn from him.”

Professor Van Hoesen began his career as the inaugural bassoon professor at the Oberlin Conservatory from 1950 to 1954 and was second bassoonist of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell and faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music from 1952 to 1954. He moved to Rochester, N.Y., to play Principal Bassoon in the Rochester Philharmonic under Erich Leinsdorf and began teaching at the Eastman School of Music. He can be heard on many Mercury recordings with the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra.

An active soloist and chamber music artist, Professor Van Hoesen recorded for the CRI and Caedmon labels. Notable recorded works are by Allan Blank and Alec Wilder. Mr. Wilder wrote the Phyllis McGinley Song Cycle for Professor Van Hoesen, harpist and daughter Gretchen Van Hoesen, and soprano Jan DeGaetani.

Professor Van Hoesen’s daughters Gretchen and Catherine continued the family’s music legacy, both studying in the Eastman School of Music’s Preparatory Department (now named the Eastman Community Music School), and Catherine received her master’s degree at Eastman. Gretchen is Principal Harp of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Catherine is first violinist with the San Francisco Symphony. His granddaughter Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton is the Principal Harp of the Toronto Symphony.

Professor Van Hoesen researched subjects related to reedmaking tools and musical acoustics. He designed bassoon and reedmaking equipment and electronic equipment to measure acoustical impedance of bocals and instruments, which began while working with Arthur Benade at Case Western in 1981. In addition, throughout his career and in retirement he transcribed and published dozens of arrangements for woodwind instruments.

In a 1986 newspaper interview, Professor Van Hoesen said: “One of my students said something to me recently – ‘You know, you teach us to teach ourselves.’ I guess that really is so. I’m not trying to teach them every note of a piece … I don’t want them to be carbon copies of my interpretations. If someone tries to play like someone else, it never comes off effectively.”

Professor Van Hoesen continued his close ties to the Eastman community after his retirement, and performed frequently as a soloist. Of a 1993 performance of the Francaix Divertissement with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, the Times-Union praised his “seamless phrasing and honeyed tone, elegant and warmly human,” as well as his “finesse, lyricism, and airy charm.”

“David enriched this school, not only because he was such a wonderful musician and teacher, but especially because he was such an exemplary and caring human being,” said Vincent Lenti, Professor of Piano and Eastman School historian. “When I joined the faculty in 1963, Dave and his wife were the first of my faculty colleagues to extend a hand in friendship towards me. I mourn his loss.”

Professor Van Hoesen is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carol Morse Van Hoesen; his daughters, Gretchen S. Van Hoesen (and son-in-law James A. Gorton, retired co-principal oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony) and Catherine A. Van Hoesen; and his granddaughter, Heidi Van Hoesen.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 8, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Canterbury Place, 310 Fisk St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the “Eastman School of Music”, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY 14604 with K. David Van Hoesen bassoon scholarship in the check memo line.

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