Double Reed Online

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

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

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