Double Reed Online

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

Welcome to, the official website of the International Double Reed Society, the world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. is the most comprehensive site dedicated to the dissemination of information related directly to double reed performance, pedagogy, and research. The project is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Colorado, College of Music.  

Available from the site are: IDRS publications since the inception of the organization in 1972; one-of-a-kind video, audio and podcasts of performances, master classes and interviews of world-renowned double reed professionals, emerging artists and master teachers; complete audio/video/text archive of the Gillet-Fox international competition; double reed music including complete woodwind quintets by Danzi, Reicha and Cambini; database driven information resource system; and much more. The most recent enhancement of is the DROnLine, an interactive site that permits members to comment and ask questions on various topics posted on DROnLine! 

75% of is accessible to the public. Access to premium features, such as the most current publications and audio/video of performances, is restricted to IDRS members only to honor privacy and copyright agreements. is maintained by Yoshi Ishikawa, Editor of IDRS OnLine Publications and the Professor of Music, Bassoon Performance of the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Music; Saxton Rose, Assistant Editor of IDRS OnLine Publications and the Artist Professor of Bassoon Performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; and a team of IDRS OnLine editors.


Yoshi Ishikawa
Editor, IDRS OnLine Publications
Professor of Music, Bassoon Performance
University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music

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