Double Reed Festival "Kick-Off Recital"
Friday, February 11, 2011 
Dalton Center Recital Hall

Double Reed Festival Master Classes and Clinics
Saturday February 12, 2011
Dalton Center
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 
Register by February 1, 2011

You wont want to miss this exciting opportunity to spend an evening listening to chamber music and a day immersed in the sounds of the oboe and bassoon. Led by WMU's acclaimed double reed faculty Wendy Rose and Michael Miller. Double Reed Festival at WMU is a great opportunity for students of all ages and experience levels to improve their double reed skills, hear professional performers, and enjoy a day on Western Michigan University's beautiful campus. 

Activities Include:
  • Recitals featuring Distinguished Guests, WMU Faculty, and WMU Students
  • Master classes with Distinguished Guests Rebecca Henderson and Karen Pierson
  • Master classes and reed-making workshops with WMU Faculty 
  • Bronco Young Artist Program specially designed for beginners, middle schoolers, and band directors who need to refresh their oboe and bassoon skills!
  • Double Reed Festival Ensemble reading session and final concert conducted by WMU Director of Bands, Dr. Robert Spradling
  • Chamber music "Breakout Session" coached by WMU Music Students and Conductors.
We invite you to join us for a fun day of double reeding!


This is a special program that is specially designed with the beginning bassoonists and band director in mind! Special emphasis is given to proper breathing, embouchure, sound production, and posture as well as developing good musical habits. The Bronco Young Artist Program is taught by WMU Bassoon and Oboe majors and provides individualized instruction and many playing opportunities! 
- Double Reed Master Classes and Workshops
- Reed Making classes
- Large Ensemble Rehearsal and Performances 
- Workshops in English Horn, Contrabassoon 
- Q&A with WMU Students

For questions or more information please contact 

Dr. Wendy Rose and/or Dr. Michael Miller

For inquiries regarding registration contact Jason Ostrander at jason.a.ostrander@wmich.edu