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

The University of Arizona School of Music invites applications for a tenure-track full-time position as Oboe instructor at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The University of Arizona School of Music is pleased to invite applications for oboe and bassoon positions for the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet for Fall 2013

The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is a Master’s level ensemble 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 of $5825.

Members of the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet will receive intensive chamber music coaching with members of the Arizona Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble.

To apply, please contact:
William Dietz,

The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is led by some of the world’s finest musicians in the field of baroque performance. This comprehensive training programme, held at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses, opera scene study for singers, chamber ensembles, private lessons, lectures and workshops, and concerts by both participants and faculty.

We invite advanced students, pre-professional, and professional musicians to apply by March 21, 2013. For information and applications, please visit or call 416.964.9562 ex 241

We at IDRS are so pleased to share that Ed Craig, the wonderful designer of our print journal, and his equally wonderful wife, Liz, have just had their very first baby!  Little Everett Jude Craig was born on December 11th, weighing in at 6 lb. 15 oz.  Our congratulations to the proud parents!

Brooklyn College, Conservatory of Music
Assistant Professor in Music Performance
(Woodwinds, in one of these areas: flute, clarinet, oboe, or bassoon)
Start Date: Fall 2013

The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College invites outstanding performers in woodwinds to apply for this music performance position.

Responsibilities. Primary responsibilities will be to teach, recruit, and maintain an undergraduate and graduate instrumental studio, coach chamber ensembles, lead woodwind and orchestral literature classes, and other performance-related seminars (e.g., 21st-century performance practices or woodwind methods class for music-education majors). Additional responsibilities will include coordinating the department’s woodwind program, and advising. Supplementary teaching assignments will be based upon the special skills and interests of the candidate. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active performing career.

Qualifications. Master’s in woodwind performance (minimum), D.M.A. preferred. Outstanding artistic performance record as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Evidence of teaching excellence, including ability to work in a culturally diverse, urban setting.

Commensurate with experience and credentials.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

Please submit your application online as follows:

• Go to and click on “Employment”
• Click on “Search for Jobs”
• Click “Search job listings”
• Click on “More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs ” [But do NOT “log in”]
• Search by Job Opening ID 6321
• Click the Posting Title (in blue) to see job description in Woodwind Performance
• Click on the “Apply Now” button.

Please follow carefully the instructions for uploading a cover letter (reference Job ID 6321), curriculum vitae, and supplementary documents (e.g., evidence of teaching effectiveness) in doc, pdf, or rtf format. In addition, all applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department through this link:
If there is supporting material (books, CDs, usb drives, etc.) that must be mailed in, please send it to:
Ms. Therese Marrocco
Administrative Officer/Human Resources
Brooklyn College CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889
Questions for HR may be directed to 718 951-5131.

Open until filled with the review of applications to begin after Nov. 1, 2012.

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Bassoonist David Sogg w/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Sat. Oct.13, 11am
FREE (with ticket from box office which you can obtain upon arrival.)
David Sogg, co-principal bassoonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, will be performing the North American premiere of the C major Concerto by Johann Gottlieb Graun on Saturday October 13, 2012 at 11 AM in Heinz Hall, accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony under the baton of Fawzi Haimor. FREE tickets are available at the box office before the concert. The concert, which will last about an hour, also contains Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and movements from Mozart’s 40th, Brahms’s 3rd, and Dvorak’s 9th Symphonies.

Two high-profile American orchestras have recently hired new second bassoonists:

Rudi Heinrich is set to join the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under artistic director Edo de Waart.


William Hestand will be joining the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst conducting.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra features principal bassoonist Robert Williams on November 9-11 with performances of John Williams’ masterful and challenging concerto, Five Sacred Trees.  The Sunday performance (Nov.11 @ 3pm) will be webcast live.  Visit for more details.

A 5-day course on the beautiful Scottish west coast island of Raasay, led by leading british bassoon soloist Laurence Perkins

Improve your playing! Here is a unique opportunity for bassoonists of all levels to explore and develop a wide range of technical and musical aspects in their playing. This course (running from Monday to Friday) will cover in depth many of the main technical details necessary to achieve a good and satisfying standard of playing, including breathing and support, embouchure, resonance and tone production, tuning and practice technique. There are opportunities to take part in a solo performance class with piano – and of course there will be bassoon ensembles (graded according to playing level) – this will include a link with the bass clarinet course (running parallel) to play a wonderfully resonant version of the finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture for multiple bassoons and bass clarinets!

Island explorations between sessions, chances to explore a wonderful place, a remote Scottish island nestling between the magnificent Cuillin mountains on the Isle of Skye and the spectacular Applecross peninsular on the mainland. The weather varies, but there are often good days at this time of year, and the big advantage is that it is before most of the midges come out! Travel: flight to Glasgow, bus to Skye (Sconser ferry terminal) and ferry to Raasay. It’s an adventure, quite a lengthy journey overland, but through the most fabulous Scottish landscapes. APPLICATION FORM, plus travel, accommodation and other details at

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