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The Members of the 2015 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon Committee are pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s competition:

Finalists:
Valeria Curti, SWITZERLAND
Student of Patrik Lüscher, Matthias Racz, Frank Forst

Geng Liang, SINGAPORE
Student of Zhang Jin Min, Song Zhi Hong

Kaspar Reh, GERMANY
Student of Selim Aykal, Frank Forst

Alternate:
Mathieu Brunet, FRANCE
Student of Jean-Louis Estier, Carlo Colombo, Jean Pignoly

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on August 18th, in Tokyo Japan. The Members of the YAC Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise of the preliminary round judging panel. Members of the panel were:

Silvia Coricelli (Argentina), principal bassoonist of Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona

Kazusa Mizutani (Japan), principal bassoonist of NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

Alban Wesly (Netherlands), founding member of Calefax Quintet and bassoonist of musikFabrik

The 2015 IDRS Conference registration, on-campus housing reservation and exhibitor invitation site is now open. You may register for the conference and reserve your on-campus housing from this link – http://idrs2015.org/?p=3719. Payment for registration will be managed by a separate site and will be open on May 1. Your registration will secure your position for the “Early” discount and your priority status for the NYC on-campus housing. Conference registration is REQUIRED to reserve NYC on-campus housing. You will be notified when the payment site is open. Please use the information on the confirmation email to submit your payment.
Important information:

Conference Registration
• Payment must be received by 1 June 2015 to qualify for the early registration discount. Japan time is 14 hours ahead of US Central, and 10 hours ahead of London time.
• Credit card transactions will be processed in Japan. To insure payment, please contact your credit card company and inform it of this transaction.
• Conference registration will require a passport-type photo for the conference ID card. (Jpg format, 300KB max). Please have your photo ready.
NYC on-campus housing
• A single room with private bath, and a single room with a shared bath are available at the location of the IDRS 2015 conference, NYC. These rooms are available at a discounted rate of 2000 Yen “room with shared bath” and 4000 Yen “room with private bath” per night.
• Rooms are separated into male and female units. No coed facilities or family units are available at this time on the NYC campus. The IDRS 2015 has submitted a request for family and coed housing. Availability of family and coed housing can not be confirmed at this time.
• The NYC campus room availability is limited, especially for 19 August.
• Hotel rooms on the NYC campus are not available before 14 August or after 19 August. We have arranged for special room rates at selected hotels near the NYC campus for IDRS 2015 conference participants. JTB Tours, the official travel agent of the IDRS 2015 Conference, will manage reservations for all non-NYC affiliated hotels. The hotel reservation site with JTB will be available soon. IDRS members will be informed when the site is open.

Principal Bassoon: Midland-­‐Odessa Symphony & Resident Wind Quintet

DATE: May 21, 2015

LOCATION: Wagner-­‐Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 18th, 2015

Minimum Requirements: Candidates should hold a degree in Bassoon Performance. Masters degree preferred.

TO APPLY: send a one-­‐page resume and $50 deposit to:
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale
Principal Bassoon Audition
P.O. Box 60658 Midland, TX 79711

Application requirements: Include your current phone number, email and mailing addresses on your resume.

Succinctly outline education and professional engagements. Limit length to one page. You may email a PDF of your resume to personnel@mosc.org, but your application will not be complete until we also receive a deposit check. Deposit checks should be made out to Midland-­‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale, with “audition” in the memo line. Checks will be returned at the audition or shredded if you cancel prior to May 18th.

Description: This position includes serving as Principal Bassoon with the Midland-­‐Odessa Symphony and the resident woodwind quintet, the West Texas Winds. Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate must live in the Midland-­‐Odessa area during the season (August through May). Each season features a minimum of four Masterworks programs, four Pops & Family programs, and an annual cycle of The Nutcracker with the Midland Festival Ballet. Additional series include the educational programs of Classical Kids alongside other potential collaborations. A typical season will hold around 40 orchestral services and semi-­‐annual quintet recitals. The West Texas Winds are additionally in demand for gigs and educational engagements.

In addition, there are numerous teaching opportunities in the Midland-­‐Odessa area. The MOSC principals (and small ensemble members) all maintain pedagogic involvement through avenues such as private teaching, instruction at institutions such as the University of Texas at Permian Basin, Midland College, and Odessa College, clinics at junior high and high schools, and various other teaching positions. Coupled with the additional playing opportunities (both in town and the surrounding communities), the MOSC musicians are always in high demand. In summary, there is no shortage of supplemental work.

Pay Scale: Principal orchestral pay scale is $80 per service. This position also includes an annual stipend of $9785.00, paid in monthly installments during the course of the season (August 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016), and holds an additional potential eligibility for a bonus. In combination with the additional pedagogic and performance opportunities, MOSC musicians tend to earn a minimum annual income of around $20,000.

Visit www.mosc.org for more information, or contact the MOSC Personnel Manager via email at personnel@mosc.org

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must have appropriate documentation of their ability to reside and work in the U.S. The Midland-­‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Audition Repertoire

Solo: Mozart: Concerto – mvt. 1

Excerpts:

Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro – mm. 1-­‐25 and 139-­‐172 Rimsky-­‐Korsakov: Scheherazade – mvt. 2 solos and cadenzas Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 – mvt. 4, mm. 184-­‐188

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf – solo at [15] Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 – mvt. 2, mm. 274-­‐end

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra – mvt. 2, mm. 8-­‐24 and 164-­‐180 Ravel: Bolero – Solo and repeated high Gs in following passage

Stravinsky: Rite of Spring – Opening through 3rd measure after [3] and solo at [12]

Woodwind Quintet

Nielsen: Quintet Op. 43 – 1st movement

We are pleased to announce the preliminary round judges for the 2015 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon.

  • Silvia Coricelli (Argentina), principal bassoonist of Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona
  • Kazusa Mizutani (Japan), principal bassoonist of NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
  • Alban Wesly (Netherlands), founding member of Calefax Quintet and bassoonist of musikFabrik

We thank these judges on the difficult task ahead. Finalists for both the YAC and Gillet-Fox competition for oboe will be announced May 1.

The US Navy Fleet Band has immediate opening in BASSOON

The proposal deadline to particpate in the IDRS 2015 conference extended to January 15, 2015. Go to idrs2015.org to submit your proposal.

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, wdietz@email.arizona.edu (bassoon)
Sara Fraker, sarafraker@email.arizona.edu (oboe)

Fred Fox Wind Quintet website:
http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/arizonagraduatewinds/Arizona_Graduate_Winds/Welcome.html

The IDRS 2015 Tokyo Conference Artist Selection Committee is now accepting proposals to participate. You may submit your proposal at www.idrs2015.org.

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 http://jobs.uiowa.edu 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

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