The UNL School of Music’s Double Reed Day will be Friday, February 8 and Saturday February 9,2013.
There will be a recital Friday evening at 7:30 in Westbrook Recital Hall, room 119, Westbrook Music Building, with Dr. William McMullen, Dr. Jeffrey McCray, Saxton Rose (Professor of Bassoon at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts) and Johanna Cox (Associate Professor of Oboe at Louisiana State University). Saturday morning will start with master classes and continue with two sessions for oboe and bassoon on audition preparation and instrument maintenance.
A boxed lunch will be provided for everyone who registers. After lunch, the afternoon activities will begin with masterclasses featuring high school oboe and bassoon students, followed by a recital featuring the UNL college students and concluding with a Double Reed Ensemble reading session in which everyone is welcome to play - bring your instrument and a good reed!!.
All Double Reed Day events will take place in Westbrook Music Building on the city campus of UNL. Registration fee is $10 and includes registration costs and a boxed lunch available at 12 noon on Saturday. The events are open to all registered participants — students, teachers and parents.
To register for the UNL Double Reed Day, please fill out this form and send it to:
Dr. William McMullen,
228 Westbrook Music Building
UNL School of Music
Lincoln, NE 68588-0100
Guest Artist Biographies
Saxton Rose is the Bassoon Professor and director of the contemporary music ensemble at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Additionally he is the Principal Bassoonist of the Winston-Salem Symphony, and was recently named the new bassoonist of the acclaimed New York-based wind quintet, Zéphyros Winds. He previously served as Principal Bassoonist of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra from 2003 to 2008 and has appeared as concerto soloist with the National Symphony of Colombia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Caldas in Colombia, National Symphony of Panamá, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, and the Winston-Salem Symphony. He graduated with highest honors from the class of Stefano Canuti at the Conservatorio "Agostino Steffani" in Castelfranco-Veneto, Italy and is a former student of William Winstead at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Johanna Cox is the new Associate Professor of Oboe at Louisiana State University School of Music. She performed her Carnegie Hall solo debut in October of 2005, of which the New York Concert Review stated, "…a solid recital of high standard, excellent musicianship, and a sense of taste and proportion.” A graduate of Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Cox was chosen for Eastman’s Freiburg Exchange Program, bringing her to Germany to study with soloist Heinz Holliger at the Freiburg Musikhochschule. Ms. Cox has been featured as soloist on the "Live from Hochstein” broadcast on WXXI FM radio in her hometown of Rochester, NY, where she won her first concerto competition at age 17, and performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1997, Johanna and twin sister, Lenora, performed the Bach Double Concerto with the National Repertory Orchestra. In 2010 she gave the world premiere performance of Miguel del Aguila’s "Rondo Roto” for English horn and orchestra. She can be heard on the CD Gale Force (Albany Records), with the woodwind quintet Prairie Winds. Ms. Cox was Associate Prof. of Oboe at the University of Oklahoma School of Music where she joined in Fall 2004 and became a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, performing oboe and English horn. During her leave of absence in 2010, she toured with the Musical Arts Quintet and recorded the CD, American Breeze, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra since 2002.