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Double Reed Day 2013 will be held at the University of Wyoming on Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 10:00am-4:30pm. All Double Reed Players invited and encouraged to come!!! Please register by completing the Double Reed Day 2013 Registration form.
Schedule for Double Reed Day 2013
All events will take place in the Wyoming Union. If you are unsure of where the Wyoming Union is located, please visit the Campus Maps and Tour page to view a map of campus.
10:00am Doors open
10:00-10:30am Check-In at the Wyoming Union, room 221
Body and the Oboe - Wyoming Union 221
Guest Artist, James Brody, Associate Professor of Oboe and Alexander Technique at the University of Colorado Boulder, will lead a session designed to help oboists with the fundamentals of posture and breathing. With a focus on awareness of how the body works while playing the oboe, the aim is to help playing to be more comfortable and efficient.
10:30-11:30am Bassoons - Wyoming Union 212
Master class featuring the Boulder Bassoon Quartet.
11:30-12:30pm Double Reed Day Ensemble
Rehearsal - Wyoming Union 212
12:30-1:30pm Double Reed Day Pizza
Party - Wyoming Union 221
1:30-3:00pm Oboe Master
Class - Wyoming Union 212
Oboe participants will have the opportunity to perform a prepared piece for Mr. Brody, Guest Artist.
1:30-3:00pm Bassoons - Wyoming Union 221
3:00-3:30pm Shopping! - Wyoming Union 221
Hill Music has once again generously donated time to have a booth set up for double reeds to browse and buy. They will have music, reeds, reed supplies and general fun music items for you to purchase. Bring your wallets! They will also be around after the concert, so bring your parents.
3:30-4:30pm DR Day
Concert - Wyoming Union 212
Performances by UW students, chamber music ensembles, Drs. Reynolds and Uno, and the Double Reed Day Ensemble conducted by Dr. Robert Belser will end the day.
James Brody's oboe playing has been praised by the New York Times for its "wonderfully euphonius spirit." While a member of the Camerata Woodwind Quintet, he performed concerts in Carnegie Recital Hall and in the Far East. His major teachers include John Mack, Jerry Sirucek, and William Baker. He also studied the Baroque oboe with Grant Moore and James Caldwell and chamber music with Marcel Moyse.
Brody has studied the Alexander Technique with Marjorie Barstow, Barbara Conable, Elizabeth and Lucia Walker, and Erika Whittaker, among others, and was teacher certified at The Alexander Foundation. He created and directs the Musicians' Wellness Initiative at the University of Colorado, a comprehensive approach to the well being of music students. He has taught the Technique throughout the United States and for ten years taught on William Bennett's summer flute courses in England. The Nineteenth Annual Summer Course in the Alexander Technique will be held on the CU campus in July 2013.
Brody is the co-author of the textbook Rock and Roll: an introduction, published by Schirmer/Thomson. His degrees are from Indiana University and The Ohio State University.
The Boulder Bassoon Quartet, comprised of members Brian Jack, Mike Christoph, Kent Hurd, and Ethan Turner, have been performing together since 2006. Performances have been made throughout Colorado and at international engagements, including the premiere of So Cliché, a piece written especially for them, at the 2011 International Double Reed Society Conference. Other engagements include the Estes Park Music Festival, Englewood Arts Presents, Colorado Symphony Orchestra Guild at the Governor's Mansion, and Lafayette Art Night Out.
The quartet uses concerts to entertain and educate the audience about the bassoon and its versatility, and their repertoire includes pieces that vary in length (from 90 seconds to 18 minutes), and style (classical, jazz, pop). The quartet engages the audience a great deal, appealing to them not only with the very nature of the bassoon and its enormous capabilities, but also through an illuminating look at how musicians approach music, both familiar and unfamiliar. Please visit www.BoulderBassoons.com for further information.