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Lead Oboe Recordings Reviewer

Lead Bassoon Recordings Reviewer



IDRS seeks one Lead Oboe Recordings Reviewer and one Lead Bassoon Recordings Reviewer to establish, manage, and maintain a steady flow of recording reviews (minimum of two per quarter per Lead Reviewer) to be published either in The Double Reed, or as decided by the Editors and IDRS Board Members, on the IDRS website.


  • Write or source two original reviews of artist-submitted recordings per quarter (eight per year)

  • Communicate with artists seeking review and where appropriate solicit suggestions for reviewers

  • Establish and manage a network of at-large recordings reviewers as needed

  • Assign materials to at-large reviewers as needed

  • Coordinate forwarding of submitted materials to reviewers

  • Submit reviews to the appropriate IDRS Editor on a quarterly basis

  • Uphold the Society’s code of non-discriminatory practice regarding the coverage of artists and the integrity of reviews

  • Work with the Bassoon and Oboe Editors to periodically update review format and submission guidelines to reflect changes in media production and consumption


  • Unpaid/Volunteer; Expenses reimbursed

Necessary Skills

  • Ability to write about recorded music in a clear and compelling manner

  • Ability to write on a deadline

  • Ability to communicate efficiently via email

  • Basic fluency with Google Sheets, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat Reader

  • Availability to contribute to the second issue of Double Reed vol. 44 with a print deadline of April 15, 2021.

To Apply

Email the following materials as .docx or .pdf attachments (no links) to the appropriate addresses listed below:

  1. A cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position

  2. An abbreviated CV

  3. A short recording review that you have written (does not need to have been published)

Email Lead Oboe Recordings Reviewer materials as .docx or .pdf attachments (no links) to Geoffrey Burgess (burgess@idrs.org).

Email Lead Bassoon Recordings Reviewer materials as .docx or .pdf attachments (no links) to Ryan Romine (romine@idrs.org).