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I am pleased to announce the repertoire for the 2014 Young Artist Oboe Competition. The repertoire for the 2014 IDRS Young Artist Oboe Competition was selected by Martin Schuring, Dan Stolper and Michele Fiala. It was announced at the General Meeting during the conference. The repertoire follows:

  • CPE Bach Sonata in g minor for oboe and basso continuo, Wq 135, Breitkopf Edition, Movements One and Three (with repeats)
  • Saint-Saens Sonata for Oboe, any edition (second and third movements)
  • Antal Dorati Duo Concertante (second movement only)
  • Parma, Raffaele “Potpourri on Themes of Rigoletto,” Spartan Press (Reserved for the finals)

Applications will close March 15th, 2014 and finalists will be announced by May 1st, 2014. More information will be posted in the future at

1st Prize: Mingyuan Yang

2nd Prize: Thomas English

3rd Prize: Ben Roidl-Ward

Early Registration sale prices are extended through Sunday night May 26th! Come to IDRS 2013 Conference June 25-29 in sunny Southern California at the University of Redlands, just east of Los Angeles.

Visit our website at to read about the great variety of exhibitors who will be there with the latest double reed products and instruments, and the wonderful performers from all over the world who will be featured. Several evening and Saturday afternoon performances will include double reed concerto performances with orchestra or string ensemble. There will be morning lectures and many daytime concerts and master classes. See information on getting to Redlands, on campus housing, hotels, reading sessions, and more under Conference information and Event information. Evening programs and daytime schedules are listed under Event Schedules. Come have a delicious meal and wine and enjoy a chamber music concert in the gorgeous outdoor setting of a California Winery on Thursday night.

We hope to see you there!

Carolyn Beck and Francisco Castillo
Co-hosts IDRS 2013

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


  • 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


  • 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 Members of the 2013 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition for Oboe Committee are pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s competition:


  • Nir Gavrieli, GERMANY
    Student of Dudu Carmel, Diethelm Jonas, Nick Deutsch
  • Johannes Grosso, FRANCE
    Student of Jean Louis Capezzali, Jérôme Guichard
  • Friederike Hulman, SWEDEN
    Student of Prof. Dominik Wollenweber, Jacques Tys, David Walter
  • James Jihyun Kim, USA
    Student of John Mack, Elaine Douvas, Pedro Diaz, Stephen Taylor
    Student of Jean-Louis Capezzali, Maurice Bourgue, Yiu Song Lam


  • 1st Alternate – Juri Schmahl, GERMANY
    Student of Clara Dent-Bogányi, Jacques Tys, Kai Frömbgen
  • 2nd Alternate – Théophile Hartz, SWEDEN
    Student of Christian Schmitt, Jean Louis Capezzali, Thomas Indermühle

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on June 28 at University of Redlands in California, USA. The winner will perform the Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Lebrun on the final concert and receive a cash prize of $10,000 US.

The Members of the Gillet 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:

  • Doris DeLoach, Professor of Oboe, Baylor University
  • Hélène Devilleneuve, soloist and member of the ensembles 2E2M, Alternance, Itinéraire and Ictus à Bruxelles.
  • Michael Henoch, Assistant Principal Oboe Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Professor of Oboe Northwestern University
  • Celia Nicklin, Head of Oboe Studies at the Royal Academy
  • Mark Ostoich, Professor of Oboe, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

We at IDRS are so pleased to share that Ed Craig, the wonderful designer of our print journal, and his equally wonderful wife, Liz, have just had their very first baby!  Little Everett Jude Craig was born on December 11th, weighing in at 6 lb. 15 oz.  Our congratulations to the proud parents!

Included below are the updated Submission Guidelines for articles, news, and items for review in the print version of The Double Reed.  As this is the first revision in many years, there are certain to be further small “tweaks” in the near future.

Also included near the bottom are updated advertising, back-issue, and trademark use guidelines.


  • Bassoon-Related Articles: email article as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to Dr. Ryan Romine at
  • Oboe-Related Articles: email article as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to Mr. Daniel Stolper at
  • Specific fonts and/or spacing are not required, as articles will be reformatted for printing.
  • Endnotes are preferable to footnotes.
  • There is no length limitation, though the editors may later request/suggest cuts.
  • Thesis/document/treatise chapters should be adequately introduced and closed so as to stand alone as a journal article.
  • When possible, please include a high-resolution digital photograph of the article author(s).
  • Accompanying graphics/photographs should be the highest available resolution.
  • Graphics/photographs may be embedded in the .doc or .docx file or emailed separately with appropriate captions and notes as to placement.
  • Article submissions should be accompanied by an emailed cover letter stating that the material contained in your submission 1) is entirely original; 2) has not been previously published; 3) is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The cover letter should also include the author’s 1) email address; 2) mailing address; 3) phone number; and 4) name and title as you would like it to appear in print.
  • Confirmation of receipt will be sent via email.
  • Quarterly deadlines are for consideration for print in that particular issue.
  • However, authors are encouraged to submit their materials at any time.
  • Submission of materials does not guarantee publication.
  • Submission of materials by a quarterly deadline does not guarantee publication in that edition.
  • The editors reserve the right to edit all articles for style, content, or space requirements.
  • The Double Reed retains all copyright on articles published in the journal; however, upon request, authors may retain copyright and it will be so noted.
  • To avoid redundancy, it is recommended that individuals planning to submit materials first do a search of relevant keywords in the archived journals at
  • Submitted materials will not be returned.


  • With the exception of major events, reviews of double reed days and music camps will be limited to two pages of print, including photographs.
  • One journal page is roughly equivalent to two Word document pages.
  • Such reviews should be submitted as articles to the appropriate editors listed above.


  • Bassoon-Related Items: email news items as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to Dr. Ryan Romine at
  • Oboe-Related Items: email news items as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to Mr. Daniel Stolper at


  • Submit appropriate news and notices via the web form located at


  • Bassoon Recordings for Review: mail 1 copy (currently CD format only) to Shenandoah Conservatory, c/o Dr. Ryan Romine; 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601
  • Oboe Recordings for Review: mail 1 copy (currently CD format only) to Boise State University, c/o Dr. Jeanne Belfy; 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725
  • Bassoon Scores for Review: mail 1 copy to Central Washington University, Department of Music, c/o Dr. Daniel Lipori; 400 E. University, Ellensburg, WA  98926
  • Oboe Scores for Review: mail 1 copy to Dr. Jacqueline Leclair, 3800 Boulevard Décarie #6, Montreal QC H4A 3J7, Canada
  • Bassoon Books and DVDs for Review: send an inquiry to Dr. Ryan Romine at  Please include the title and a brief description.
  • Oboe Books and DVDs for Review: send an inquiry to Mr. Daniel Stolper at  Please include the title and a brief description.
  • Submitted materials will not be returned.


Issue 1 (Printed on February 1): deadline is December 1

Issue 2 (Printed on May 1): deadline is March 1

Issue 3 (Printed on September 1): deadline is July 1

Issue 4 (Printed on November 1): deadline is September 1


The International Double Reed Society sells advertising space in The Double Reed to individuals, institutions, and businesses for payment of the current advertising rates.  The Society does not attempt to verify the accuracy or reliability of any advertising claims made herein, and thus the IDRS does not recommend or endorse any of the products, businesses, or services advertised in the advertising section.

Please contact the IDRS Advertising Coordinator, Wayne Gaver, at for advertising information (see inside front cover for mailing address and phone number).


When available, back-issues of The Double Reed are available for purchase.  For price and mailing information, please contact the IDRS Archivist, Michael Burns, at


The logo and the seal of the International Double Reed Society are the exclusive property of the Society and may not be reproduced or used without written permission.  The Society will permit the use of logo or seal only if used in conjunction with an official application for membership in IDRS and not used in a manner that may give the casual reader the appearance of an endorsement by the IDRS of the person, entity, or product associated with such reproduction.  Prospective users must obtain permission in writing and submit a press proof of the proposed printed item in advance of publication.  Please direct inquiries to IDRS At-Large (Business) Board Member, Trevor Cramer, at

Dear IDRS Friends and Colleagues,

I am writing today to extend my greetings as the newly appointed Bassoon Editor of The Double Reed.  In the interest of avoiding the web phenomenon of tldnr (Too Long. Did Not Read), I will provide the following (hopefully interesting) information in bullet form:

About Me

  • Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Music Theory at Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA) since 2009
  • MM and DMA from Michigan State University; studied with Michael Kroth
  • BME (music education) from The Ohio State University; studied with Christopher Weait
  • Originally from Newark, OH
  • Appointed Bassoon Editor of The Double Reed in July 2012
  • Dedicated IDRS editing email account:
  • More information available at

My Goals for The Double Reed

  • Publish articles that are not only academically and professionally rigorous but are also highly readable
  • Establish a regular series of invited articles by professionals in the various fields
  • Encourage writing that focuses on successful teaching philosophies and methodology
  • Provide a platform for younger writers and new professionals while still maintaining the importance of established, experienced voices
  • Safeguard The Double Reed’s appeal and applicability to the many different groups–student, teacher, academe, dedicated amateur, etc.–that constitute the journal’s readership.

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas related to the content and continued growth of the print journal, please do not hesitate to contact me at

All the Best,

-Ryan D. Romine

The final round of the 2012 IDRS Young Artist Oboe Competition was held at the conference on Monday, July 9th at 9am in the lovely Kumler Chapel at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. All three finalists performed at a very high level.

The final judges were John Dee (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, USA), Geralyn Giovannetti (Brigham Young University, USA) and Christopher Redgate (Soloist, England). The results were announced on the evening of the competition.

The first prize winner was Juri Schmahl, a student of Clara Dent-Bogányi at the Hochschule fuer Musik Nuernberg,Germany. He won $3000 and a recital at the IDRS Conference.

Chi Yuen “Bobby” Cheng (a student of Song-Lam Yiu in Hong Kong) was awarded second prize of $2000.

Gretchen Myers, a student of Frank Rosenwein at the Cleveland Institute of Music, USA, was awarded the third prize of $1000.

The IDRS would also like to acknowledge Julia DeRosa (a student of Elaine Douvas at the Juilliard School, USA) who was initially selected as a finalist but was unable to attend due to a tour with the Juilliard Orchestra.

We thank enthusiast Al Markel for posting his photos from the conference last week in Oxford, Ohio.