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OSU Double Reed Day

Saturday, March 25

9:30 am-5:30 pm




Professor Melissa Bosma and Dr. Kelly Hancock are excited to welcome you to the Spring 2017 OSU Double Reed Day!



Our guest clinicans this year are Dr. Andrew Parker and Dr. Janelle Ott! 


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We welcome our wonderful vendors, Carlos Coelho Woodwinds, River City Reeds and Nielsen Woodwinds!

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The double reed day is a great chance to work with excellent musicians, play chamber music, buy needed reedmaking supplies and accessories, and make some new friends. We hope that you will join us! Oboists and Bassoonists of all ages and skill levels are welcome!


Registration Details:

The registration deadline is: Friday, March 17th at 10am*. 

*After this date, we cannot guarantee you a t-shirt



You may register to participate in one of the two masterclasses, or to simply attend and enoy the day. Performance space is limited, so register today! If you would like to perform with the Double Reed Ensemble, please indicate that and what instrument(s) you will be bringing with you when you register. 


We will have OSU Double Reed Day t-shirts made for the event, which is $15 with your registration. 




*Schedule of Events

9:30-10:30 Registration/Visit the Vendors (Willard Hall)

10:30-12:30 Masterclass I

Oboes in Willard Hall

Bassoons in Classroom Building Room 101

12:30-1:30 Lunch/Visit the Vendors 

Lunch is included with your registration.

1:30-2:00 Recital

2:00-3:00 Masterclass II

Oboes in Classroom Building Room 101

Bassoons in Willard Hall

3:00-3:30 Q&A about auditions (Willard Hall)

3:30-4:30 Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal

4:30-5:00 Snack break/Visit the Vendors

5:00-5:30 Double Reed Ensemble Performance

*subject to change


Our guest artists:


Dr. Andrew Parker is currently Assistant Professor of Oboe at the Butler School of Music.  Previously he was Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Iowa.  Andrew has provided master classes throughout the country at such institutions as the University of Michigan, Temple University, Rice University, the University of Florida, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Luther College, Mannes Preparatory Division, and the University of Virginia to name a few. He has been the guest artist at several double reed events around the country in addition to co-hosting a Double Reed Clinics and Competition for 5 years at the University of Iowa. He also served as an adjudicator for the National Youth Orchestra, hosted by Carnegie Hall.

Andrew maintains a rich career as an orchestral musician, soloist, and chamber player and addition to his experience as a teacher. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Quad City Symphony and the Great Falls Symphony. He recently performed the world premiere of an oboe concerto, Pillars or Creation, with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. He has also played in many orchestras in North America, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Richmond Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Flint Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Great Falls Symphony, and the Plymouth Symphony.  Andrew is currently the principal oboe of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his collegiate teaching and performing experience, Andrew has also taught and coached chamber music at various international music festivals, including the Round Top Music Festival, Oboe Fest in San Juan, FEMUSC festival in Brazil, the Hartwick Festival in New York, and the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. In 2009 he was appointed the English horn Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival; a position he maintained for four seasons.  In his tenure as English horn fellow, Andrew performed under the baton of several notable conductors.   

Andrew’s solo album, The Singing Oboe, was released under the MSR Records label in 2014.  The album was featured as cd of the week on the Boston station 99.5 WCRB .  He recently recorded an album of works for oboe, bassoon, and piano with Benjamin Coelho and Alan Huckleberry to be released on the MSR Records label.  He has also recorded a cd of Handel trio sonatas with Nancy Ambrose King.  

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music and Master’s degree at Yale University, he finished his doctoral studies at the University of Michigan.

Andrew's primary teachers have been Jeannette Bittar, Richard Killmer, and Nancy Ambrose King.  He has also studied with Elaine Douvas and Robert Walters.


Dr. Ott is the Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon at Abilene Christian University, McMurry University, Hardin-Simmons University, and University of Texas at Tyler. In addition to her collegiate duties, Dr. Ott maintains a large private studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  She is an active free-lance musician.  Recent engagements include the Wichita Falls Symphony, Dallas Summer Musicals at Bass Hall, Abilene Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, Texarkana Symphony, Lyric Stage, and Longview Symphony.  She is a member of Key City Winds, a woodwind quintet based in Abilene.

Dr. Ott holds a dual BA in Music Performance and German from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Following her graduation from Luther College, Ms. Ott enrolled at Wichita State University, where she received her MM and performed as the second bassoonist of the Wichita Symphony. She received a Performance Diploma from Indiana University in 2009, and earned a DMA at the University of North Texas. Her principal teachers are Kathleen Reynolds, William Ludwig, and Nicolasa Kuster.

While at UNT, Ms. Ott performed as the winner of the UNT Concerto Competition as well as principal of the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. She can be heard on several GIA Wind Works recordings, including Encryptions, Revelations, and Genesis.