Double Reed activities at Valdosta State University have expanded greatly in recent years and become an integral part of the Department of Music. Headed by Dr. Susan Eischeid, oboe; and Dr. Shannon Lowe, bassoon; the Double Reed Program boasts annual Double Reed Days, an
annual Oboe Studio Recital, performances by double reed chamber ensembles and bassoon ensembles on Departmental recitals, a double reed newsletter published three times a year, and double reed faculty recitals. Oboe and bassoon students are afforded the opportunity to perform on english horn, oboe d'amore and contra-bassoon and have weekly studio classes in reed-making, orchestral excerpts, instrument maintenance and repair, ornamentation, how to handle nerves and performance anxiety, mock orchestral auditions, and performance and educational activities post-graduation.All woodwind students are encouraged to audition for the professional Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, chamber music groups, Blazin'Brigade Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, and various choral, operatic and theatrical opportunities.
If you would like further information contact Dr. Eischeid or Ms. Lowe directly at (229) 333-5804.
- IDRS (International Double Reed Society)