Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 UWEC Double Reed Faculty
Dr. Christa Garvey AND Dr. Trent Jacobs

July 18-22, 2016
Fees: $150 Tuition
Optional housing & meals for double occupancy dorm: $205
Optional housing & meals for single occupancy dorm: $231

Come join fellow double reed players for a week of music, learning more about the oboe, and FUN!
The camp is divided into separate classes for adults and high school aged students and includes masterclasses, group lessons on etudes and technique, workshops, daily classes on improvisation led by Dr. Jacobs, daily, intensive reed making sessions, minor instrument repair, daily faculty recitals, a final group performance for all participants, and of course, FUN!

We will have a variety of skilled guest artists available to present masterclasses, workshops and performances. Guest teachers include Dr. Carrie Vecchione, oboe instructor at the MacPhail Center for Music, oboist Dr. Emily Kupitz,  and bassoonist Alex Widstrand. Dr. Molly Gebrian will also present her amazing presentation,  "What Musicians Can Learn About Practicing From Current Brain Research."

Participants can arrive on campus beginning Sunday, July 17th at 3pm with classes/workshops beginning Monday, July 18th at 9am.  Mon-Thurs classes will be held from 9am-5pm each day  and Friday  camp will be from 9-1 with the final participant concert from 12-1pm. In the evenings there will be supervised activities, games, campus concerts, movies, etc. 

For questions or more information contact me directly at:
To register,  fill out the form below.

All camp events will take place in the Haas Fine Arts Center on the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire campus beginning on Monday, July 18th. at 9am.
Map of UWEC campus  Adults: if you are able to and enjoy walking,  there is no need to have a car and there are a number of extra activities/restaurants/shopping available within a 15-minute walk from campus. Limited city bus service is also available.

Travel to/from Eau Claire:  Eau Claire, WI is located just off of I-94, 90 miles east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area.   Eau Claire, WI is a 5 hour drive north and west from Chicago, IL , and less than 3 hours from Madison, WI.

There are two options for air travel: fly into the Minneapolis/St. International Airport and take the Chippewa Valley Airport Shuttle to Eau Claire and taxi service is available to campus (we may be able to arrange to pick you up from the Eau Claire shuttle drop-off to campus, so let me know your flight schedule!) Or, though more expensive, you can fly directly into the Eau Claire Regional Airport (2 flights daily, all from Chicago O'Hare) and we can pick you up from the Eau Claire airport and drive you to campus housing.

Housing: the dorm housing is either single room or double occupancy  from Sunday July 17- Fri July 22 and a cafeteria meal plan is available.  Linens (sheets and towels) are provided with each room. There is no air conditioning available at this time. Participants who are under 18 will have chaperones for supervised activities around campus and in the dorms.   Participants living in the area may wish to bring sack lunches or purchase meals on campus each day but sleep at home--the option is yours.

Things to do in Eau Claire in the summer:

The average weather in Eau Claire during July is 83F during the days and 60F at night,  although that is just an "average." Please check for weather conditions before packing and bring a raincoat/umbrella in case of a good old Midwestern thunderstorm.

For the most up to date lists of everything fun, cultural/artsy foodie and even quirky to do in Eau Claire,  check out the Volume One magazine

The Haas Fine Arts Center is located directly on the Chippewa River State Trail, connecting user to over 70 miles of trails for biking, running/walking.


Friday, March 25, 2016

More details on the Summer Double Reed Camp July 18-22, 2016!

Hi All-

It's tough to express in words how EXCITED I AM to meet you and work with you at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Summer Double Reed Camp July 18-22nd!

I'm putting together a REALLY IMPRESSIVE lineup of guest presenters/reedmakers/performers/teachers and I'll have more to report later. For now,  check out the link


that takes you to my website to register, fill out our form that will help us tailor the camp to your goals, and read more info on the camp/travel info, etc.

Send me an email at if you have specific questions that we can help you with.

How great is that??

See you soon!

Oboe and out,

The Oboist