Double Reed Online

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

Included below are the updated Submission Guidelines for articles, news, and items for review in the print version of The Double Reed.  As this is the first revision in many years, there are certain to be further small “tweaks” in the near future.

Also included near the bottom are updated advertising, back-issue, and trademark use guidelines.


  • Bassoon-Related Articles: email article as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to Dr. Ryan Romine at
  • Oboe-Related Articles: email article as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to Mr. Daniel Stolper at
  • Specific fonts and/or spacing are not required, as articles will be reformatted for printing.
  • Endnotes are preferable to footnotes.
  • There is no length limitation, though the editors may later request/suggest cuts.
  • Thesis/document/treatise chapters should be adequately introduced and closed so as to stand alone as a journal article.
  • When possible, please include a high-resolution digital photograph of the article author(s).
  • Accompanying graphics/photographs should be the highest available resolution.
  • Graphics/photographs may be embedded in the .doc or .docx file or emailed separately with appropriate captions and notes as to placement.
  • Article submissions should be accompanied by an emailed cover letter stating that the material contained in your submission 1) is entirely original; 2) has not been previously published; 3) is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The cover letter should also include the author’s 1) email address; 2) mailing address; 3) phone number; and 4) name and title as you would like it to appear in print.
  • Confirmation of receipt will be sent via email.
  • Quarterly deadlines are for consideration for print in that particular issue.
  • However, authors are encouraged to submit their materials at any time.
  • Submission of materials does not guarantee publication.
  • Submission of materials by a quarterly deadline does not guarantee publication in that edition.
  • The editors reserve the right to edit all articles for style, content, or space requirements.
  • The Double Reed retains all copyright on articles published in the journal; however, upon request, authors may retain copyright and it will be so noted.
  • To avoid redundancy, it is recommended that individuals planning to submit materials first do a search of relevant keywords in the archived journals at
  • Submitted materials will not be returned.


  • With the exception of major events, reviews of double reed days and music camps will be limited to two pages of print, including photographs.
  • One journal page is roughly equivalent to two Word document pages.
  • Such reviews should be submitted as articles to the appropriate editors listed above.


  • Bassoon-Related Items: email news items as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to Dr. Ryan Romine at
  • Oboe-Related Items: email news items as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to Mr. Daniel Stolper at


  • Submit appropriate news and notices via the web form located at


  • Bassoon Recordings for Review: mail 1 copy (currently CD format only) to Shenandoah Conservatory, c/o Dr. Ryan Romine; 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601
  • Oboe Recordings for Review: mail 1 copy (currently CD format only) to Boise State University, c/o Dr. Jeanne Belfy; 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725
  • Bassoon Scores for Review: mail 1 copy to Central Washington University, Department of Music, c/o Dr. Daniel Lipori; 400 E. University, Ellensburg, WA  98926
  • Oboe Scores for Review: mail 1 copy to Dr. Jacqueline Leclair, 3800 Boulevard Décarie #6, Montreal QC H4A 3J7, Canada
  • Bassoon Books and DVDs for Review: send an inquiry to Dr. Ryan Romine at  Please include the title and a brief description.
  • Oboe Books and DVDs for Review: send an inquiry to Mr. Daniel Stolper at  Please include the title and a brief description.
  • Submitted materials will not be returned.


Issue 1 (Printed on February 1): deadline is December 1

Issue 2 (Printed on May 1): deadline is March 1

Issue 3 (Printed on September 1): deadline is July 1

Issue 4 (Printed on November 1): deadline is September 1


The International Double Reed Society sells advertising space in The Double Reed to individuals, institutions, and businesses for payment of the current advertising rates.  The Society does not attempt to verify the accuracy or reliability of any advertising claims made herein, and thus the IDRS does not recommend or endorse any of the products, businesses, or services advertised in the advertising section.

Please contact the IDRS Advertising Coordinator, Wayne Gaver, at for advertising information (see inside front cover for mailing address and phone number).


When available, back-issues of The Double Reed are available for purchase.  For price and mailing information, please contact the IDRS Archivist, Michael Burns, at


The logo and the seal of the International Double Reed Society are the exclusive property of the Society and may not be reproduced or used without written permission.  The Society will permit the use of logo or seal only if used in conjunction with an official application for membership in IDRS and not used in a manner that may give the casual reader the appearance of an endorsement by the IDRS of the person, entity, or product associated with such reproduction.  Prospective users must obtain permission in writing and submit a press proof of the proposed printed item in advance of publication.  Please direct inquiries to IDRS At-Large (Business) Board Member, Trevor Cramer, at

Dear IDRS Friends and Colleagues,

I am writing today to extend my greetings as the newly appointed Bassoon Editor of The Double Reed.  In the interest of avoiding the web phenomenon of tldnr (Too Long. Did Not Read), I will provide the following (hopefully interesting) information in bullet form:

About Me

  • Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Music Theory at Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA) since 2009
  • MM and DMA from Michigan State University; studied with Michael Kroth
  • BME (music education) from The Ohio State University; studied with Christopher Weait
  • Originally from Newark, OH
  • Appointed Bassoon Editor of The Double Reed in July 2012
  • Dedicated IDRS editing email account:
  • More information available at

My Goals for The Double Reed

  • Publish articles that are not only academically and professionally rigorous but are also highly readable
  • Establish a regular series of invited articles by professionals in the various fields
  • Encourage writing that focuses on successful teaching philosophies and methodology
  • Provide a platform for younger writers and new professionals while still maintaining the importance of established, experienced voices
  • Safeguard The Double Reed’s appeal and applicability to the many different groups–student, teacher, academe, dedicated amateur, etc.–that constitute the journal’s readership.

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas related to the content and continued growth of the print journal, please do not hesitate to contact me at

All the Best,

-Ryan D. Romine

The final round of the 2012 IDRS Young Artist Oboe Competition was held at the conference on Monday, July 9th at 9am in the lovely Kumler Chapel at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. All three finalists performed at a very high level.

The final judges were John Dee (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, USA), Geralyn Giovannetti (Brigham Young University, USA) and Christopher Redgate (Soloist, England). The results were announced on the evening of the competition.

The first prize winner was Juri Schmahl, a student of Clara Dent-Bogányi at the Hochschule fuer Musik Nuernberg,Germany. He won $3000 and a recital at the IDRS Conference.

Chi Yuen “Bobby” Cheng (a student of Song-Lam Yiu in Hong Kong) was awarded second prize of $2000.

Gretchen Myers, a student of Frank Rosenwein at the Cleveland Institute of Music, USA, was awarded the third prize of $1000.

The IDRS would also like to acknowledge Julia DeRosa (a student of Elaine Douvas at the Juilliard School, USA) who was initially selected as a finalist but was unable to attend due to a tour with the Juilliard Orchestra.

We thank enthusiast Al Markel for posting his photos from the conference last week in Oxford, Ohio.

Congratulations to all the finalists in today’s Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition!

First Prize: Katarzyna Zdybel
Second Prize: Amanda Swain
Honorable Mentions: Bogdan Dumitriu, Ingrid Hagan, Laura Miller

Excerpt: Emily Pailthorpe, oboe – Phoenix Concerto for oboe and strings, op. 102 (2009) – Paul Patterson (b. 1947)

Excerpt: Martin Kuuskman, bassoon – Ciranda Das Sete Notas for bassoon ans string orchestra – Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

Excerpt: Nicolas Daniel – Concerto in c minor, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

The Richland College Department of Music in Dallas, TX is currently seeking a bassoon professor to begin teaching in the Fall 2012 Semester. Responsibilities for this adjunct position include mainly teaching Applied Bassoon lessons with possible master classes in woodwind ensembles, as well as coordinating student curriculum within the department. Qualified applicants are those who possess a Master‚s Degree in Music, have an interest in developing a college studio of bassoon students at this time, and are active professional performers. Teaching experience in the college/university environment is preferred. Essential skills include team teaching, excellent communication, and organization. The Richland College Music Department is a strong music program with several unique course offerings such as Digital Music and Composition and many performing ensembles including Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles for Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings, and Piano, as well as Chorale, Gospel Choir, Jazz Singers, and Steel Bands in a department with approximately 600 music students regularly enrolled. Preparation occurs for several major concerts and events each semester. Candidates will complete an audition/interview process that includes performing a solo work, teaching a short lesson, and discussing pedagogy and recruiting with the music faculty. Interview/Audition appointments will be scheduled with qualified applicants. Materials that may be sent at this time include any supportive audio or video recordings of performances. Packages may be mailed to Richland College Department of Music, ATTN: Derrick Logozzo, Co-Coordinator of Music, Director of Instrumental Music Studies, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243-2199 or emailed to

The 2013 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon will take place at the IDRS Conference being held at the University of Redlands, in Redlands, California, US. The competition repertoire is as follows:

Gordon Jacob: Partita for Solo Bassoon. Movements I, II, III, and IV
Oxford University Press

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for bassoon and continuo in e minor, RV 484. Entire work
Edition of entrant’s choice

Gabriel Pierné: Solo de Concert, Op. 35. Entire Work
Edition of entrant’s choice

For Finals Only
Alexandre Tansman: Suite pour basson et piano. Entire Work

pdfDownload the competition brochure in English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese

Please contact Saxton Rose, Competition Chair at with any questions.

The 2013 Gillet Competition will take place at the IDRS Conference being held at the University of Redlands, in Redlands, California, US. The competition repertoire is as follows:

J.S. Bach: Partita in G Minor, BWV 1013, (originally for flute), movements 1 & 4, no repeats – edition of entrant’s choice

Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro – edition of entrant’s choice

Makoto Shinohara: Obsession – Leduc

Ludwig August Lebrun Concerto in D Minor – Schott (for final round only)

pdfDownload the competition brochure in English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese

Please contact Margaret Marco, Competition Chair at with any questions.

The following bassoonists will serve as judges for the final round of the 2012 Gillet-Fox Competition for Bassoon this July in Miami, Ohio.

Carolyn Beck (US), University of Redlands

Leonardo Dean (Venezuela), Principal, Simon Bolivar Orchestra

Anders Engström (Sweden), Royal Opera of Stockholm

Leonard Hindell (US), former member of the New York Philharmonic

Karen Pierson (US), Ohio State University