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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.

Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts presentations seeks to hire an Instructor of Oboe at Interlochen Arts Academy.

Major Duties & Responsibilities
Teach oboe
Teach reed making classes
Motivate and Inspire students
Recruit and build a strong studio of students
Coach chamber music,
Conduct studio classes and oboe sectionals for orchestra and band
Classroom teaching in a secondary area (ear training, music theory or class piano), depending on studio load.
Provide evaluation, grading, and attendance of students
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and administration
Aid students in college audition preparation
Interlochen Center for the Arts values a collegial atmosphere, and the ability to work well within the music department is essential. All faculty are expected to participate in a variety of student and campus activities as well as other work appropriate to the ICA mission

Qualifications
Master of Music degree or performance equivalent in oboe
A teacher of national reputation with extensive teaching experience
An understanding of repertoire and audition preparation for students to enter college or conservatory
An experienced and highly qualified performer, with experience performing in a variety of styles
A thorough understanding of the repertoire and an ability to match repertoire to developing students
Interlochen expects its performance faculty to establish and maintain national visibility and credibility for themselves and their studios through frequent performance on and off campus
Experience with classroom teaching is desirable

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). Any questions can be addressed to Saxton Rose, Competition Chair, at roses@uncsa.edu.

Apply and upload videos now

 

Preliminary Stage:
All entrants must submit an online application and application fee of $80US payable by credit card. All entrants must upload video recordings of the preliminary round repertoire list below performed with accompaniment (Bach, O’Riordan, Saint-Saens).

To be considered, all application materials must be submitted online on or before April 15, 2018.

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. Scores are available in the US at all retailers or by contacting the composer at kirk@kirkoriordan.com.
  4. Saint-Saens Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (Any edition) Movements I. Allegro Moderato and II. Allegro scherzando
  5. For Final Round Only: Mozart Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (Any edition)

The first round will consist video recordings 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.

Preliminary Round Judges:

  1. Ole Kristian Dahl, Professor at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik – Mannheim
  2. Daniel Matsukawa, Principal Bassoonist of Philadelphia Orchestra
  3. Gustavo Nuñez, Principal Bassoonist of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  4. Julie Price, Principal Bassoonist of BBC Symphony Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra
  5. Chiara Santi, Principal Bassoonist of Mahler Chamber Orchestra

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). Any questions can be addressed to Geralyn Giovannetti, Competition Chair, at oboe@byu.edu.

Preliminary Stage:
All entrants must submit an online application and application fee of $40US payable by credit card. All entrants must upload video recordings of the preliminary round repertoire list below performed with accompaniment (Telemann, Krommer, Morris). Instructions on applying and uploading recordings is available at https://getacceptd.com/IDRS.

To be considered, all application materials must be submitted online on or before April 15, 2018.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Person: Wendy Cheng
Nonprofit Name: Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss
Email Address: info@musicianswithhearingloss.org
Web site address: https://musicianswithhearingloss.org

Conference on making music with a hearing loss to provide opportunities to share and discuss the challenge of music-making for individuals with significant hearing losses.
The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss is pleased to announce their second biennial conference for adults with hearing loss which will be held July 13-16, 2017 at Kean University in New Jersey. This conference will be of interest to individuals who enjoy playing music despite the challenges that hearing loss brings. There will be opportunities to develop ensemble skills and listening skills with large and small ensemble coachings by clinicians who are themselves deaf or hard of hearing. Hearing loop technology will be available during this conference. Saturday, July 15 will also feature presentations on the challenges of making music with a hearing loss and a viewing of the documentary, Lost and Sound. The conference will conclude with a public concert on the evening of July 15.

For more information about the AAMHL 2017 Conference, please visit the AAMHL conference website.
Founded in 2001, the mission of the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss is to

1) create opportunities for adult musicians with hearing loss to discuss the challenges they face in making and listening to music;
2) create opportunities for public performance either individually or in groups by adult musicians with hearing loss who might not otherwise have access to these opportunities;
3) provide ongoing feedback to hearing health professionals, hearing researchers, manufacturers of hearing assistive technology, music educators and others to improve hearing device technology relative to music performance and enjoyment; and to
4) provide educational opportunities to enable hard of hearing and deaf adults to appreciate and make music in ways not previously available.

RANK/SALARY:
Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track. Salary commensurate with experience.

DUTIES:
Primary responsibilities: recruit, retain, and teach oboe and bassoon music majors; communicate with music programs in the state and region.
Additional responsibilities: establish an active research and/or creative activity profile; coach chamber ensembles; supervise student projects and recitals; teach courses in allied subjects as needed; provide service to the campus, community, and profession.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum: Doctoral degree in oboe or bassoon performance, ABD will be considered; excellent communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
Desired: Professional performance experience in solo, chamber, and orchestral ensembles; successful experience recruiting and retaining talented students at the university level; experience teaching double reed repertoire and pedagogy.

APPOINTMENT DATE:
August 16, 2017

GENERAL
INFORMATION: Auburn is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In U.S. News and World Report, it has been ranked in the top 50 public universities for the last 23 consecutive years. The institution is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering bachelor, master, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Its fall of 2015 enrollment of 27,287 students includes 21,786 undergraduates and 4,398 graduate students, and 1,103 professional-doctoral students. There are 1216 full time instructional faculty members distributed across nine colleges and three schools with degrees offered in 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama.

APPLICATION:
Candidates should upload the following materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and contact information for five references (email addresses, as well as telephone numbers) at: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/. In the letter of interest, candidates must include a link to 20 minutes of video of recent live performances that reflect artistry and stylistic range. The video should include 15 minutes of performance on the primary instrument and 5 minutes of performance on the secondary instrument. For additional inquiries contact:
Dr. Corey Spurlin
Chair, Double Reeds Search Committee
Associate Professor
cspurlin@auburn.edu
334-844-3179

DEADLINE:
Screening will begin March 27, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

“Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.”

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

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