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International Double Reed Society 2016 Conference Teen Camp

Ages 14-17 | June 25-29, 2016 | Columbus State University




Double Reeds Rock! is the premiere double-reed camp in the United States for the summer of of 2016.

Double Reeds Rock! is a teen camp exclusively for double reed players ages 14-17. It will be held in conjunction with the International Double Reed Society Conference 2016. The camp dates are: June 25-29 at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Double Reeds Rock! will provide a stellar blend of practical hands on activities and inspirational performances.

Three words can be used to describe the Double Reeds Rock! experience:

LISTEN: Campers will hear performances by world-class established and emerging bassoonists and oboists of our time.
LEARN: Campers will attend master classes led by renowned bassoon and oboe teachers that will help them become better players.
PLAY: Campers will play alongside like-minded young musicians in a double-reed choir.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to interact with those at the forefront of the field. This is the only time young players will have access to so many amazing performers and instructors in one location, in a week's time, for a single price.

Campers should leave energized and inspired by what they have heard and learned from such a rich exposure to the brightest and best players and pedagogues. It will be a well chaperoned, fun, supportive environment. Campers will form important relationships that will last for many years to come.

The package for Double Reeds Rock! includes: attending the IDRS Conference, exclusive master-classes and performances for campers only, 5 days/4 nights in state-of-the-art, suite-style, dormitory accommodations, excellent dining AND the Double Reeds Rock! T-shirt specially designed for the 2016 Teen Camp.



Shelly Unger

Dr. Shelly Unger

Camp Director and Bassoon Coordinator,is a freelance bassoonist and contrabassoonist in metro Atlanta as well as bassoon instructor at Emory University and Reinhardt University. Dr. Unger plays with the Symphony Orchestra Augusta and is Founding director of Summer Bassoon Extravaganza and Emory Bassoon Day, now in its 10th year. In 2004-05, she was Visiting Professor of Bassoon at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she played with the Missouri Quintet and gave multiple solo performances. She maintains a large private studio and has taught for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program. Dr. Unger's students have won numerous awards and scholarships, including the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Scholarship Competition and numerous awards in the MTNA Competition.

Lauren Murray

Dr. Lauren Murray

Enjoys an active career as a recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. With trumpeter Robert Murray she is co-founder of the duo 'Harmonie del Sur'. Hailed for their "wonderful musical rapport", "impeccable intonation", and "exquisite performances" their collaboration has brought their performances around the world and birthed more than a dozen new compositions for oboe and trumpet. Currently the principal oboist of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra (GA), Dr. Murray has served on the faculties of The University of Northern Colorado, Murray State, Austin Peay, University of South Florida, and the University of North Texas; her students can be found performing world-wide teaching in higher education, performing in service bands, and teaching in the public schools. Dr. Murray's primary instructors have been Charles Veazey, Ronald Roseman, and Ann Adams; she received the D.M.A in Oboe Performance from The University of North Texas, the M.M from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Stetson University.

Jamie Nix

Dr. Jamie Nix

Double reed ensemble, is Director of Wind Ensemble Activities at Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music, having previously served as the Donald R. Shepherd assistant professor of conducting at the University of Michigan. He has led the CSU Wind Ensemble at the CBDNA National Convention in Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center and recently completed a new Naxos CD with that group, entitled Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. As an orchestral conductor he participated in the 2008 International Mahler/Brahms Conducting Festival with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in the Czech Republic.








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