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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

Congratulations to all five finalists who performed in yesterday’s Gillet-Fox Competition for bassoon! The results are:

First Prize: Sebastian Stevensson
Second Prize: Mathis Kaspar Stier
Honorable Mentions: Dana Jackson, Michael Kaulartz, Miles Maner

Special thanks to the final round judges Fabio Cury, Giorgio Mandolesi, Kathleen McLean, Frank Morelli, and Kim Walker.

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)

The 2015 Young Artist Competition Committee is pleased to announce the repertoire for next year’s bassoon competition which will take place in Tokyo, Japan. Competition entries will be accepted starting on January 1, 2015. For more information, check or contact competition chair Saxton Rose.

The 2015 Young Artist Bassoon Competition Repertoire:
Koželuh: Concerto in C, movement I (any edition)

Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, movement III, Molto Adagio and Allegro Moderato (any edition)

Mignone: From Sixteen Waltzes for Solo Bassoon (any edition)

  • Pattapiada
  • Apanhei-te meu fagotinho (Valsa paródia)
  • A Boa Páscoa Para Você Devos!
  • Valsa-Choro

For Final Round Only
Doppler: Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26 movement I Molto Andante, arranged by Masahito Tanaka (Dolce Gakki)

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 pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition. The five finalists were chosen from a field of 53 applicants from all over the world. The five finalists chosen by the judges (in alphabetical order) are:

Dana Jackson (Santa Barbara Symphony and Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, student of Richard Beene, Christopher Millard, Lewis Kirk, Judith Farmer, Francine Peterson)

Michael Kaulartz (student of Ole Kristian Dahl)

Miles Maner (Chicago Symphony, student of Benjamin Kamins and Kristin Wolfe Jensen)

Sebastian Stevensson (Royal Danish National Symphony, student of Ole Kristian Dahl and Knut Sönstevold)

Mathis Kaspar Stier (Mahler Jugendorchester and National Youth Orchestra of Germany, student of Eberhard Marschall, Lyndon Watts, and Markus Fromm)

The alternate is:
Simon Van Holen (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, student of Gustavo Núñez)

The preliminary round judges were Judith Farmer (USA), Gaëlle Habert (France), Yoshihide Kiryu (Japan), Harry Searing (USA), and Lyndon Watts (Australia/Germany). Many thanks to those judges for all the hours they put in evaluating the applications. The final round will take place on August 8, 2014 with the winner of the competition featured on the closing night of the conference.

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 :