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If you live in the NYC area, you might be interested in this free recital by Windscape (wind quintet) on Tuesday Sept. 11 at Manhattan School of Music in NYC.  The recital is dedicated to the memory of bassoonist Jane Taylor of Dorian Wind Quintet fame who passed away in April.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
Manhattan School of Music
Greenfield Auditorium 7:30 PM
Enter at 122nd Street and Broadway on the NW corner
FREE–No Tickets Required

The Glory of Vienna

An evening of new transcriptions for woodwind quintet:
In memory of our dear friend, bassoonist Jane Taylor

BEETHOVEN (arr. Frank Morelli) 7 Variations on Bel Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen, WoO 46
MAHLER (arr. David Jolley) Songs of a Wayfarer
SCHUBERT (arr. David Jolley) Quartet No. 13 in A Minor (“Rosamunde”), D. 804, op. 29
STRAUSS (arr. Alan R. Kay) Kaiser Waltzes

Tara Helen O’Connor, Flute
Randall Ellis, Oboe
Alan R. Kay, Clarinet
Frank Morelli, Bassoon
David Jolley, Horn

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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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


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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.

Excerpt: Emily Pailthorpe, oboe – Phoenix Concerto for oboe and strings, op. 102 (2009) – Paul Patterson (b. 1947)

Excerpt: Martin Kuuskman, bassoon – Ciranda Das Sete Notas for bassoon ans string orchestra – Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

Excerpt: Nicolas Daniel – Concerto in c minor, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

The 2013 Gillet Competition will take place at the IDRS Conference being held at the University of Redlands, in Redlands, California, US. The competition repertoire is as follows:

J.S. Bach: Partita in G Minor, BWV 1013, (originally for flute), movements 1 & 4, no repeats – edition of entrant’s choice

Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro – edition of entrant’s choice

Makoto Shinohara: Obsession – Leduc

Ludwig August Lebrun Concerto in D Minor – Schott (for final round only)

pdfDownload the competition brochure in English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese

Please contact Margaret Marco, Competition Chair at with any questions.

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 Young Artist Competition for Oboe, in alphabetical order: Chi Yuen Cheng (Hong Kong), Julia DeRosa (USA), and Juri Schmahl (Germany), with Gretchen Myers (USA) selected as an alternate. These finalists were chosen from a strong field of 22 applicants representing six countries. The IDRS is grateful for the assistance of the preliminary round judges Joseph Salvalaggio (Canada/USA), Aryn Day Sweeney (USA) and David Walter (France). The final competition will be held on Monday, July 9th at the conference at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The judges will be John Dee (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, USA), Geralyn Giovannetti (Brigham Young University, USA) and Christopher Redgate (Soloist, England).
Michele Fiala
Chair, IDRS Young Artist Oboe Competition

The University of Redlands School of Music presents Oboe Day 2012! Enjoy or participate in masterclasses with Liang Wang, Principal Oboist for the New York Philharmonic, and David Weiss, Former Principal Oboist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Join Nancy Huang and Jennifer Spier of RDG Woodwinds to have the opportunity to try different brands of oboes, and to learn oboe repair tips! Perfect your reedmaking skills with Francisco Castillo, available all day for any reed inquiries or tips. All registered attendees will be admitted to the Redlands Symphony Dress Rehearsal with Liang Wang as soloist playing the Strauss Oboe Concerto and the World Premiere of Francisco Castillo’s Rhapsody for Oboe and English Horn.

This event is free, but requires pre-registration! Please register through email by April 9, 2012. If you wish to perform in one of the masterclasses, please include with your registration the piece you would like to perform. Send all registration information or questions to or For more information about the University of Redlands, visit or email Also note that the University of Redlands Oboe Day is in conjunction with the Redlands Symphony concert featuring Liang Wang on Saturday, April 14. For ticket and concert information visit

The Benefic Chamber Music Camp is a week-long intensive learning experience designed to enhance chamber music and collaborative skills for string, woodwind, horn and piano students who are enrolled in high school through early college. The camp will be held July 29 – August 4, 2012 on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The double reed faculty will include Aryn Sweeney, assistant professor of oboe, and Keith Sweger, professor of bassoon.

Camp activities include chamber music coaching, private lessons, individual coaching focused on assigned chamber music repertoire, master classes, guest artist and faculty concerts, student chamber music performances and a concerto competition. Additional presentations will include musicians’ development seminars, workshops on health and wellness, Alexander Technique, the art of chamber music rehearsals, improvisation, sight-reading, how to prepare for public performance, audition preparation, composition, instrument care/maintenance and others. Guest artists and presenters will include faculty from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, Michigan State University, and members of the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras.

The application fee will be waived for students applying before April 1, 2012 and reduced tuition will be offered to students applying before May 1, 2012. Most camp activities will be housed in Ball State’s Music Instruction Building, which was featured during the 2006 IDRS conference. Muncie, IN is located an hour’s drive northeast of Indianapolis and is easily accessible via air travel through the Indianapolis International Airport. For more information, please go to or contact Dr. Sweeney ( or Dr. Sweger (

For the second subscription concert of the 20th season of the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, to be held February 26 at 3pm, in the George Washington Memorial Masonic Temple, Old Town, Alexandria, VA, the program will feature a number of works of interest for double reed players and fans. Members of the International Double Reed Society will be admitted free to the concert and their friends and family will be given half-price tickets. There is plenty of free parking adjacent to the Masonic and a free champagne reception following the concert.

The first work of interest will be a performance of the Oboe Concerto in A Minor of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), arguably one of Britain’s most important composers. The concerto, known to be one to test any player’s technique, was written in 1944 for the virtuoso Leon Goosens, but its premiere that year was postponed several months due to German bombing of London during WWII.

Joining Eclipse for this virtuoso concerto will be National Symphony Orchestra Principal Oboe Nicholas Stovall. Born in Austin, Texas, Mr. Stovall holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Juilliard, where he received the William Schuman Prize for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement. Mr. Stovall also is Eclipse’s Principal Oboe and will be making his first solo appearance in the Washington, D.C., area during this performance.

The final work is a composition by Eclipse Composer-in-Residence Truman Harris. His Serenade for Orchestra is a commission from Eclipse Chamber Orchestra celebrating the ensemble’s 20th season. During its two decades, Eclipse has premiered several of Mr. Harris’s compositions, with Sylvia Alimena conducting. Eclipse is recording the music of Truman Harris for release on the Naxos label. Also Eclipse’s Principal Bassoonist, Mr. Harris has had his compositions premiered by members of the National Symphony Orchestra, with Leonard Slatkin conducting. Truman Harris is Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Another work of interest for double reed aficionados is the Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, String Quartet and Double Bass by Jean Francaix (1912-1997). Eclipse is performing this composition to honor the prodigious French composer in advance of the 100th anniversary of his birth on May 23. The octet, like nearly all of this neoclassical composer’s work, is a pleasant and airy composition.

The remaining work on the program is Pastorale d’été (Summer Pastorale) by the French-born Swiss composer Arthur Honneger (1892-1955). Composed in 1920, it was inspired by a trip the composer took to the Alps. It is considered to be Honneger’s first important orchestral composition.

Celebrating its 20th season, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra is composed of National Symphony Orchestra members and has recorded on the Naxos label. More information at:

The IDRS has an offer that is actually a win-win-win!  If you are hosting a Double Reed Day the IDRS offers a special Student Online Membership with REWARDS!  If an attendee at your DR Day signs up for a $35 Student Online Membership (forms provided, just email me at for a pdf that you can reproduce.  Form also available for online membership) and references your event on the form, the host or presenter will receive 50% ($17.50) back from the IDRS for each new student membership.  If you get 20 students to sign up, that’s $350!  The triple win is 1) the student gets all the fantastic benefits and resources provided by the IDRS, 2) the hosts get money back for just announcing the promotion, 3) and the IDRS gets one more new member.  It couldn’t be easier.  As a reminder, a $35 Student Online Membership also makes a great Birthday or Holiday gift from mom and dad, aunt or uncle, or the grandparents…and it gives for a full year!

For more information, click here.

Trevor Cramer