Students will spend five fun-filled days learning to make reeds, participating in bassoon and oboe ensembles, receiving private instruction, playing in master classes and concerts. Reed-making sessions will cover topics from the beginning stages of reed construction to putting the final touches on existing reeds. Our double reed professors will tailor their guidance to best assist each individual student. No previous reed-making experience is necessary. 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 prepared solos or etudes ready to be presented in master classes and individual lessons. Students should prepare a solo piece or etude to play for placement in a chamber ensemble, determined during the first day of camp.
An extra $25 fee is required for expendable reed-making supplies such as cane, thread, glue and staples which will be provided at camp.
Students are encouraged to bring their own reed-making tools if they already own them. However, extra tools will be available for students to use at camp.
Two concerts will be presented during camp (one of faculty, one of students). These 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.