DRF Schedule

* subject to change


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

Saturday, February 12, 2011

8:00am-9:30am Registration
Dalton Center Recital Hall

9:30am-10:00am     Welcome Recital featuring WMU Faculty and Students

10:00am-4:00pm       Instrument Exhibitions 

10:00am-11:00am    Double Reed Festival Ensemble Rehearsal 
                                       Robert Spradling, WMU Director of Bands, Professor of Music

11:00am-12:30pm    Guest Artist Master Class 
                                       Rebecca Henderson, Professor of Oboe, University of Texas at Austin

11:00am-11:50am     WMU Faculty Master Class, Demonstration, and Reed Workshop
                                       Wendy Rose, Associate Professor of Bassoon

12:00am-12:30pm     Bassoon Maintenance Workshop
                                        Ken Potsic, Acclaimed Bassoon Repairman

12:30pm-1:30pm       Lunch- DRF Group PIcture

12:30pm-1:30pm       Panel: Q&A Music Programs offered at WMU and Careers in Music 

1:30pm-3:00pm         Guest Artist Master Class
                                         Karen Pierson, Associate Professor of Bassoon, Ohio State University 

1:30pm-2:25pm        WMU Faculty Master Class, Demonstration and Reed Workshop
                                          Michael Miller, Associate Professor of Oboe

2:30pm-3:00pm        Special Topics in Oboe
                                           Michael Miller and Rebecca Henderson

3:00pm-3:30pm        Tour of WMU College of Fine Arts, Visit Exhibits, Visit Ken Potsic

3:30pm-4:00pm         Electives: Choose One
                                            Advanced English Horn and Contra Bassoon Workshop
                                            College 101: Your Life as a Music Major

4:00pm-4:45pm        Reed-Making Workshops with WMU Faculty and Guest Artists
5:00pm                       Finale Performance and Recital 

This program is new to DRF 2011 and is designed to meet the needs of Middle School, Beginners, and Band Directors. The Bronco Young Artist Program is taught by upper level WMU Bassoon and Oboe Students and focuses on fundamentals of the instrument including breathing, embouchure, articulation, posture etc. All participants are also encouraged and invited to attend and participate in afternoon DRF activities and sessions! For more information or if you have any questions about this exciting new program contact Jason Ostrander at jason.a.ostrander@wmich.edu or wmudoublereed@gmail.com

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

Saturday, February 12, 2011

8:00am-9:30am        Registration 

9:30am-10:00am      Welcome Recital Featuring WMU Faculty and Students

10:00am-10:30am    Master Class and Demonstrations (oboe and bassoon)

10:30am-11:15am    Double Reed Cousins: English Horn and Contra Bassoon

11:30am-12:30am    Ensemble Reading Session and Performance

12:00pm-12:30pm    Large Ensemble Rehearsal and Performance 

12:30pm-1:30pm    Lunch- DRF Group Picture

12:30pm-1:30pm    Panel: Q&A Music Programs offered at WMU and informal Q&A with Faculty

Parents are encouraged to attend all of the Double Reed Festival activities at no cost. Although Walk-in participants are welcomed, we strongly encourage you to register online! If you plan on having lunch with us, you must register online or mail by the deadline (Feb. 1, 2011).