Master Class Schedule

All Master Classes are in Shattuck Hall, Room 156.

BASSOON or OBOE (Bring your instrument and creative spirit.)

All oboists and bassoonists can participate in the Michael Rabinowitz and Thom Priest master classes.

Thom Priest - Improvisation in the Private Studio (Thursday, June 22nd, 1:00 pm)
Participants will be able to engage in improvisation in a "safe setting" to develop their musicianship and pedagogical skills. Everybody should bring an instrument for this fun approach to improvisation.

Michael Rabinowitz - Jazz Swing Articulation (Saturday, June 24th, 3:00 pm)

Michael will be featured with Rhythm Section on Thursday, June 22nd in the Special Event "Beer Music" at Riverview Gardens. $25 tickets will be available for purchase at the IDRS 2017 Registration Table in the Warch Campus Center. or at the door. Price includes a special chamber music concert, followed by Rabinowitz and the IDRS 2017 Rhythm Section, one flight of four 4 oz beers (16 oz beer of choice or 1 glass of house wine may be substituted), and hors d'oeuvres.

Oboe master classes

Oboe master classes are full and no more applications can be considered!

Robert Morgan - Bach Cantatas (Wednesday, June 21st, 9:00 am)
A master class devoted to 4 significant Bach Cantata arias for oboe and English horn.

  • Julia Simpson, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Cantata 21, Ich Hatte Viel Bekuemmerniss
  • Alexandra Lynch, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Cantata 82, Ich Habe Genug
  • Sara Ricer, University of Hawaii, Cantata 202, Weichet Nur, Betrubte Schatten

Aaron Hill - Ferling Etudes (Thursday, June 22nd, 9:00 am)

  • Joanna Kamps, Pickett, Wisconsin, Ferling Etude No. 6
  • Gillian Bobnak, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, Ferling Etude No. 25
  • Nathaniel Wolff, Decatur, Georgia, Ferling Etude No. 7
  • Abigail Pitts, St. Mary's College, Indiana, Ferling Etude No. 11

Thomas Gallant - Mozart Oboe Quartet (Friday, June 23rd, 1:00 pm)
A class on learning and performing the Mozart oboe quartet.

  • Ashley Rollins, North Texas State University
  • Amy Shea, University of Arizona
  • Isaac Dopp, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Christian Schmitt - French Sonatas (Friday, June 23rd, 2:30 pm)

  • Caroline Cato, Arkansas State University, Saint-Saëns, Sonata, mvts I, II
  • Nicholas Lazzara, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Charles Koechlin, Sonata, mvt. I
  • Delaney Olsen, Lawrence University, Francis Poulenc, Sonata, mvt. II

Alex Klein - Oboe (Saturday, June 24th, 9:00 am)

  • Samantha Carr, Bowling Green State University, Vaughan Williams Concerto, mvt. I
  • Sarah Clewett, Lawrence University, Jennifer Higdon, Oboe Concerto
  • Taiki Azuna, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Pierre Sancan, Sonatina
  • [alternate: Pedro Falcon, Santa Ana de Coro Conservatory (Venezuela)/Andrews University, Incantation and Dance by William Grant Still]

Bassoon master classes

The Vallon, Miller, and Beavers bassoon classes are full, but there are 1 or 2 openings in the Hindell class. [See below for more information.] Applications will continue to be accepted in bassoon until openings are filled.

Marc Vallon - French Solo Bassoon Music: Why It Doesn't Sound the Way It Looks (Thursday, June 22nd, 10:30 am)

  • Brittany Giles, Miami of Ohio - Busser: Portuguesa, Op. 169
  • Ida Cawley, UNC School of the Arts - Dutilleux: Sarabande et Cortège
  • Eric Engelhardt, Texas A & M - Saint-Saëns: Sonate, Op. 168, Mvmt. 1

John Miller - Hummel Concerto for Bassoon (Thursday, June 22nd, 3:30 pm)

  • Stuart Young, Lawrence University - Mvt. 1
  • Ashley Mania, BGSU - Mvt. 2
  • Andrew Flurer, Mason, OH - Mvt. 3

Gabe Beavers - How Is Your Double-Tongue? [Orchestra Excerpts] (Friday, June 23rd, 9:00 am)
Beethoven Symphony No. 4, Mozart Symphony No. 35, Mozart Symphony No. 41, Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride

  • Christopher Raymond, Illinois
  • Matthew Emanuelson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Dylan Cartwright, UNC School of the Arts

Leonard Hindell - Bassoons in Unison, Octaves, and Duets [Orchestra Excerpts] (Saturday, June 24th, 1:00)
The students will be asked to take turns playing each part and discuss the various differences , musically and psychologically, involved in playing each part. Repertoire: Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6, IV; Sibelius Symphony No. 2, II; Ravel Rhapsody Espagnol, cadenza; Stravinsky Octet Finale; Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute

  • Coltan Foster, University of Akron
  • Andrew Hill, Lawrence University
  • Alaina Leisten, Lawrence University
  • Meghan M Boelkow, UW - Platteville
  • Charlie Wicker, Kirkwood Community College