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The Double Reed Volume 37 • No. 4 (2014) now available online to members (login required):

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An Annotated Catalog of Selected I.D.R.S. Bassoon Articles, with an Appedix of Catagorized Bassoon Articles, by Shaye Bowman

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Announcing the preliminary round judges of the 2015 Young Artist Bassoon Competition

March 10th, 2015

We are pleased to announce the preliminary round judges for the 2015 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon.

Silvia Coricelli (Argentina), principal bassoonist of Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona
Kazusa Mizutani (Japan), principal bassoonist of NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Alban Wesly (Netherlands), founding member of Calefax Quintet and bassoonist of musikFabrik

We thank these judges on the difficult task ahead. Finalists [...]

The US Navy Fleet Band

February 1st, 2015

The US Navy Fleet Band has immediate opening in BASSOON, $34-41K/YR plus benefits. Auditions are by appointment only. Contact the Audition Coordinator at: (901) 874-4316 or toll free at 1-866-827-5672,

IDRS 2015 Conference Update

December 17th, 2014

The proposal deadline to particpate in the IDRS 2015 conference extended to January 15, 2015. Go to to submit your proposal.

Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet at the University of Arizona Openings for Fall 2015-Spring 2017

December 5th, 2014

The University of Arizona School of Music is pleased to invite applications for qualified Master’s candidates of oboe and bassoon for positions in the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet for Fall 2015.
The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is named in honor of wind pedagogue and master teacher, Fred Fox.
Appointment to the quintet provides remission of [...]