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On behalf of the 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

Bunkichi Arakawa, JAPAN
Student of Sholo Ikeda, Tomoyuki Hirota, Satoki Aoyama, Yoshiaki Obata

Stuart Breczinski, USA
Student of Jacqueline Leclair, Humbert Lucarelli, Mark Weiger, John Snow, Rachel Brudnoy

Andrew Kawai, AUSTRALIA
Student of Seng Tong and Jeffrey Crellin

Sergio Sanchez, VENEZUELA
Student of Marcos Tarazona, Hermes Nunes, Victor Morales, Ricardo Riveiro, Diethelm Jonas, David Walter and Jacques Tys

Huijing Xu, CHINA
Student of Dun Zhu, Lu Tang, Christian Schmitt, Francois Leleux

Matt Lengas, USA
Student of Andera Gross Hixon, Richard Killmer, Robert Atherholt

Theophile Hartz, SWEDEN
Student of Jean Louis Capezzali, Jérome Guichard, Thomas Indermühle, Christian Schmitt

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on August 18 in Tokyo. The winner will perform the Concerto for Oboe by Eugene Goossens on the final concert and receive a cash prize of $10,000 US.

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

Robert Atherholt. Rice University, Shepherd School of Music; former principal oboe Houston Symphony

Sarah Francis. Professor and Fellow of the Royal College of Music
Oboist and Director of the London Harpsichord Ensemble

Anne Gilby. Monash University’s School of Music-Conservatorium. Past President of the Australasian Double Reed Society

Laszlo Hadady. Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris

Marion Kuszyk. Associate Principal Oboe, Los Angeles Philharmonic, University of Southern California

Margaret Marco, Chair IDRS Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition

The University of Arizona School of Music is pleased to invite applications for qualified Master’s candidates of oboe and bassoon for positions in the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet for Fall 2015.
The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is named in honor of wind pedagogue and master teacher, Fred Fox.
Appointment to the quintet provides remission of full out-of-state and half of instate fees, in addition to an annual stipend.
Members of the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet receive intensive chamber music coaching with members of the Arizona Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble.
To apply, or for more information, please contact:

William Dietz, (bassoon)
Sara Fraker, (oboe)

Fred Fox Wind Quintet website:

The IDRS 2015 Tokyo Conference Artist Selection Committee is now accepting proposals to participate. You may submit your proposal at

The deadline for program submission is 31 December 2014. The IDRS Artist Selection Committee will announce the slate of accepted artists after 1 February 2015.
Please have the following items before you proceed with your submission:

* Current (2015) IDRS membership
* Length of proposed event: 50 minutes, 25 minutes, 12:30 minutes
* Priority of works to be performed.
* Biography – 250 words or less per individual
* Photographs – jpg format, max 5photos, max 1MB per photo (like 300dpi / 1200*800px)
* Complete program information: Title, Composer, Movements, Composer dates, Exact timing

Assistant Professor of Oboe School of Music, Tenure-track

The University of Iowa, School of Music is seeking an artist-level performer and teacher of oboe. Primary responsibilities include teaching, recruiting, mentoring, and advising undergraduate and graduate oboe students. Additionally, the successful candidate will teach courses in oboe literature and pedagogy, reed- making, and applied oboe as a secondary instrument. Other duties will include coordinating and coaching chamber music, and may include teaching music appreciation or other supporting music courses, as needed by the School of Music, and commensurate with the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate is expected to maintain ongoing creative/scholarly activity and performance visibility in the region, nation, and in the international arena.

The chosen candidate will work effectively with faculty colleagues, actively engage in recruitment activities, serve on various School of Music and University committees, and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree. Evidence of outstanding performance ability as an oboe player, and a record of significant performing experience and successful studio teaching.

Desirable Qualifications: Doctorate or equivalent professional experience, with excellent record of teaching and recruitment at the university level and with a national/international career as a performer.

Appointment: begins August 19, 2015

Salary: commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Iowa has a historic commitment to the arts. The School of Music enrolls approximately 450 majors and has a full-time faculty of 50. Since the flood of June 2008, music facilities are located in several venues. A new music building is scheduled for completion in 2016 on a site in downtown Iowa City. The Iowa City/Coralville area has a population of about 75,000 and is a cultural center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its public schools, libraries, and health care facilities are rated as outstanding.

The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application: To apply for this position, go to and refer to requisition #65089 . Applications should include a complete vita, a letter of interest and contact information for three letters of recommendation which will be uploaded to the online application.

Deadline: Screening will begin October 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The IDRS Young Artist Competition was held at NYU on Thursday, August 7th. The first prizewinner ($4000) was Joshua Lauretig (USA); the second prizewinner ($2500) was Jesus Morillas Alonso (Spain), and the third prizewinner ($1000) was Emily Moscoso (USA). Congratulations to the three finalists who played beautifully in the competition and to all entrants, including first alternate William Welter. The IDRS extends its thanks to pianist Anna Stoytcheva, to the Preliminary Round Judges Nicholas Daniel (UK/Germany), Dwight Parry (USA), and Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz (USA) and the Final Round Judges Sarah Roper (UK/Spain), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (USA) and Robert Walters (USA). Thank you for allowing me to serve for four years as Chair of the YAC. The new Chair will be Geralyn Giovannetti.
Respectfully Submitted,
Michele Fiala

ATTENTION IDRS 2014 Attendees and IDRS Members
Recordings of Selected Concerts, Recitals and Workshops will be available after September 1st. You will be notified by E-Blast when they become available through and Tee Shirts, Caps, Teddy Bears, coffee cups and shot glasses available then too.
Matt Sullivan

The 8th Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition will take place in Marseille, France from February 23 to 28, 2015. More information is available here.

The 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Committee is pleased to announce the repertoire for next year’s competition which will take place in Tokyo, Japan. Competition entries will be accepted starting on January 1, 2015. For more information, check or contact Margaret Marco,

The 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Repertoire:
Vivaldi: Sonata in C Minor, RV 53, entire work, take repeats in movement 3 only, (Schott)

Heinz Holliger: Sonate, movements 3 and 4, (Schott)

Katherine Hoover: Sonata for Oboe and Piano, movements 2 and 3, (Papagena Press through The Theodore Presser Company)

Eugene Goossens: Oboe Concerto, Op. 45 (Masters or Leduc; for final round only)

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 IDRS Young Artist Oboe competition. These finalists were chosen from a strong field of twenty-one applicants from nine countries: Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Korea, Spain, Taiwan, USA, and Venezuela. It was exciting to hear such a talented and diverse group of oboists.

The finalists (in alphabetical order) are Joshua Loretig, USA (student of Richard Woodhams), Jesus Morillas Alonso of Spain (student of Christian Schmitt and David Zúñiga Hidalgo) and Emily Moscoso, USA (student of Rebecca Henderson). The alternate selected is William Welter, USA (student of Richard Woodhams). The International Double Reed Society wishes to extend the utmost gratitude to the first-round judges Nicholas Daniel (UK/Germany), Dwight Parry (USA) and Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz (USA). Please plan to attend the final competition on Thursday, August 7th at the conference in New York, NY, USA.

We are delighted to invite you to the “III Congreso de la Asociación de Fagotistas y Oboístas de España” (Spanish Double Reed Society III Conference) which will take place at the ”Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón”in Zaragoza, Spain, during the 26th, 27th and 28th of September. Invited artists and some of the many stands that will be taking part in the event are featured in the AFOES III Conference poster. You can also find more information at and in Facebook :