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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

IDRS 2016 Conference - June 26-30, 2016

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Vacancy Assistant/Associate Professor of Oboe at Western Michigan University

December 19th, 2015

SCHOOL OF MUSIC – WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – Assistant/Associate Professor of Oboe QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate preferred – masters degree with significant progress toward the doctorate or professional experience equivalent to doctoral work will be considered; applicant must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, performance as both a solo and ensemble artist on the oboe; demonstrated success […]

Results of the 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition for Oboe

November 9th, 2015

The National Olympic Memorial Youth Center Tokyo, Japan, August 17, 2015 The Committee Members of the 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition for Oboe are pleased to announce the final results for this year’s competition: 1st Place Sergio Sanchez, VENEZUELA Student of Marcos Tarazona, Hermes Nunes, Victor Morles, Ricardo Riveiro, Diethelm Jonas, David Walter and Jacques […]

Results of the 2015 Young Artist Bassoon Competition

November 9th, 2015

The National Olympic Memorial Youth Center Tokyo, Japan, August 17, 2015 Saxton Rose Winston-Salem, North Carolina The eighth annual Young Artist Competition was held this summer for bassoonists at the IDRS conference at the The National Olympic Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Japan. Since its inception in 2008, the Young Artist Competition gives double-reed artists […]

University of Rochester Eastman School of Music Position Announcement

November 4th, 2015

The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester invites applications for an Artist/Teacher of Bassoon, beginning in the fall semester 2016. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates must have established a successful performing career, in addition to a proven record of successful recruiting and teaching of outstanding students in a […]