Double Reed


Students will spend five fun-filled days learning how to make reeds, participating in bassoon and oboe ensembles, honing skills in playing techniques, and playing in master classes. Reed-making sessions will take you from the beginning stages of reed construction to putting the final touches on your existing reeds. Beginning reed makers will acquire the skills to become independent reed makers and students with reed making experience will become experts. Our talented BGSU double reed professors will guide you through the process. Ensemble parts will be handed out at camp and the week will culminate in a performance for parents on the final day. 


Double Reed Camp is designed for students of ages 12-18.  Students should bring their instruments as well as solos or etudes they are working on to camp for master classes and individual lessons. Students should prepare a solo piece or etude to play the first day of camp for chamber ensemble placement.

Reed Making

Tuition includes a $20 materials fee for the cane and other supplies that will be provided for all students in the workshop. Students should bring reed-making tools already owned. Extra tools and supplies will be available for student use at camp. Email camp director, Nermis Mieses at for more information about tools to purchase, many of which are found locally.


Two concerts will be presented during camp, and are free and open to the public.


Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of the camp. The Dorothy M. Price Scholarship requires an application form. Please check the Scholarships page for more information.