Double Reed Day hosted at BGSU

BOWLING GREEN, O.—On Nov. 21, Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will hold its annual Double Reed Day, hosted by Dr. Jacqueline Leclair, assistant professor of oboe, and Dr. Nathaniel Zeisler, assistant professor of bassoon, along with the BGSU oboe and bassoon studios.

Providing an opportunity for oboists and bassoonists of all ages and abilities to come together and explore new facets of their respective instruments, Double Reed Day will feature master classes and an instrument workshop, as well as performances by BGSU faculty and students. The daylong event will be held at the Moore Musical Arts Center and is free and open to the public, but participants must pre-register online by Nov. 1 to attend.

Sign-in on Nov. 21 begins at 9 a.m. in the Moore Musical Arts Center, followed at 10 a.m. by a recital given by BGSU faculty and students.

Beginning at 11 a.m. special guests Ko Kaiden, expert woodwind repair technician, and Ken Potsic, celebrated bassoon repair technician, will lead an instrument workshop on instrument mending and reed making.

At 1 p.m. Leclair and Zeisler will be conduct master classes for oboe and bassoon, respectively. At 2  p.m. the group will reconvene for a Double Reed Choir rehearsal led by Dr. Kenneth Thompson, assistant professor of music education and conductor of the Toledo Youth Orchestra.

Ending the day will be a recital by BGSU students at 3 p.m., followed by a concert by the Double Reed Choir.

Those attending and participating should bring their instrument, reed-making equipment, and repertoire if performing in a master class. If students do not own their own reed-making equipment, many supplies will be available for purchase on the day of the event.

Visit http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music/events/doublereed/register.html.

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(Posted October 27, 2009 )