Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The UWEC Summer Double Reed Camp 
for High School Musicians
is Moving ONLINE 
but is 

June 28-July 2, 2020

Due to the COVID19 pandemic,  the UWEC Double Reed Camp is going VIRTUAL.  But,  we're not lamenting this change---in fact,  I'm shouting from the rooftops that this will be the BEST CAMP YET!  A few reasons:

1.  We've got a lineup of some of the VERY BEST GUEST ARTISTS ANYWHERE!  

Claire Brazeau
Principal Oboist, LA Chamber Orchestra

Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper

Principal Oboist, Colorado Symphony
University of Colorado, Boulder

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Katherine Needleman
Principal Oboist, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Dwight Parry
Principal Oboist, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

James Austin Smith
Co-Principal Oboist, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Executive Director, Tertulia

2.  The camp fees have been reduced to only $150 for all participants! 
3.  The main camp instructors will still be:
Christa Garvey,  UWEC oboe faculty
Lindabeth Binkley, Central Michigan University oboe faculty
Carrie Vecchione, McPhail Center oboe faculty
We'll have individual lessons,  group classes,  masterclasses with guest artists,  reed making/adjusting sessions,  chamber music, oboe "hangout" times AND more!
To apply: all applicants must submit a short three to five minute audio or video recording that includes one to two excerpts from a solo piece or etude that exhibits the participant's technical and lyrical playing abilities. No piano accompaniment is necessary. A recording made from a cell phone is totally fine, just make sure the microphone is approximately six feet away from the performer. We will notify you within approx. two weeks of your application for acceptance into the program. Priority deadline for submission is May 1st, 2020
Click here to apply

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Come Join Us for the 2020 UW-Eau Claire Double Reed Camp!

UW-Eau Claire Double Reed Camp

June 28-July 2, 2020

Come join fellow double reed players for a week of music, learning more about the oboe and bassoon, reed making and FUN!
The camp provides instruction for high school aged oboists and bassoonists in an enjoyable and challenging yet very supportive environment. All aspiring double reed musicians are encouraged to apply! Daily experiences include masterclasses, intensive reed making sessions, workshops on special topics, chamber music sessions, and faculty recitals. Tuition also includes individual and small group lessons, repertoire coaching with a pianist, minor instrument repair, and optional participant recital performance of solo pieces. Camp ends with informal performances of chamber music.

The camp will be limited to approximately 15 oboists and 15 bassoonists this year.  All levels of players are encouraged to apply! 

The priority deadline for submitting an application is APRIL 1, 2020

For more information, check out the link below.