DOUBLE REED DAY
Double Reed Day
Beginner and Advanced Tracks
Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University
Welcome, Warm-Up, and Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal
8:30-9:00am – Beginner Track Ensemble Rehearsal
9:00-9:30am – Combined Tracks Ensemble Rehearsal
9:30-9:55am – Advanced Track Ensemble Rehearsal
Advanced Oboes: Stage
Beginning Oboes: Greenroom
All Bassoons: Art Gallery Lobby
All Oboes: Stage
All Bassoons: Art Gallery Lobby
Lunch Break and Exhibits
Lunch provided with registration
Shop our vendor tables for reeds, accessories, oboes, bassoons, music, and minor repairs
Artist Recital in Kopleff Recital Hall
Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal
2:35-3:10pm – Combined Tracks Ensemble Rehearsal
3:10-3:35pm – Advanced Track Ensemble Rehearsal
3:35-3:50pm – Beginner Track Ensemble Rehearsal
Farewell Concert: Double Reed Ensemble
We welcome those of all ages and experience levels to register to attend. Registered participants will receive lunch and a t-shirt. All registration fees are non-refundable.
Margaret P. Fay
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dr. Margaret P. Fay joined the faculty at Penn State University in fall 2022 as Assistant Teaching Professor of Bassoon. In her role at Penn State, she teaches bassoon lessons to music majors and minors, orchestral literature, and bassoon methods, and plays in the Pennsylvania Quintet. Before joining the faculty at Penn State, Dr. Fay taught at Stephen F. Austin State University, Western University in London, Ontario, and the University of Guelph. She and her oboe-playing husband form the Reed Minders Duo, which has performed across Canada and the United States.
Margaret holds a Doctor Music in Bassoon Performance from Indiana University. She has also completed a Master of Arts in Music Theory from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Music in Bassoon Performance from Ithaca College, a Diploma in Chamber Music from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto. Her most influential teachers include William Ludwig, Kathleen McLean, Lee Goodhew, Nadina Mackie Jackson, and Chris Palmer. During her three years of doctoral course work at Indiana University, she taught six undergraduate courses as an Associate Instructor of Music Theory.
Margaret has performed with the Vancouver Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Windsor Symphony Orchestra, London Symphonia, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Ontario. She was a member of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada for two seasons her reed trio Trio Pistachio was one of a select number of chamber groups invited to perform in the live round of the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She has presented at conferences of the International Double Reed Society (2012, 2022), the Texas Music Educators Association (2022), and the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors (2021).
Margaret has conducted guest master classes at Western University, the University of Victoria, and Kenyon College. In the summer, she teaches bassoon at the Bobcaygeon Music Camp in Ontario and the Honors Music Institute at Penn State. She has also taught at the Bocal Majority Double Reed Camp in Houston, Texas.
As a composer, Margaret especially enjoys writing works that include at least one bassoon. Two of her works, Canine Miniatures (2006) for oboe and bassoon and Blightsworth’s School for Gifted Waterfowl (2015) for reed trio, have been performed at conferences of the International Double Reed Society. Blightsworth’s School for Gifted Waterfowl is available for purchase from Trevco Music. Alongside her bassoon and music theory studies, she took composition lessons with Dr. Sally Lamb McCune at Ithaca College, Dr. Stephen Chatman at the University of British Columbia, and Linda Catlin Smith at Wilfrid Laurier University.
In her spare time, Dr. Fay enjoys running, board games, playing with her son Jasper, and working on her no longer top-secret project: tap dancing while playing the bassoon. She was thrilled to have been selected to appear on Season 2 of Canada’s Smartest Person in Fall 2015. You can watch her go head-to-head with a surgeon, an engineer, and a football player through the CBC Canada’s Smartest Person webpage.
Dr. Graham Mackenzie is principal oboist of the London Symphonia (formerly Orchestra London), Windsor Symphony, and Niagara Symphony. He has also appeared with orchestras in Brantford, Chicago, Indianapolis, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and Winnipeg. He has been a member of the Tanglewood Music Centre, Music Academy of the West, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, National Repertory Orchestra, National Academy Orchestra of Canada, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, the Banff Centre, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Equally at home as a soloist, he has performed concertos by Bach, Marcello, Martinu, Mozart, Strauss, Vaughan-Williams, and Vivaldi with the Hamilton Philharmonic, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, London Symphonia, Niagara Symphony, and Windsor Symphony, among others. An avid chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Reed Minders Duo, Stonebridge Wind Quintet, and Trio Pistachio, and has performed in many Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society concerts as well as the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In the contemporary music realm, he has performed with Soundstreams, New Music Concerts Toronto, and the Continuum New Music Ensemble.
A passionate teacher, he has served as oboe faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University and Wilfrid Laurier University, and has conducted master classes at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, National Academy Orchestra, Penn State University, Ohio State University, University of Victoria, University of Western Ontario, and Kenyon College. He has also presented at conferences of the International Double Reed Society, Texas Music Educators’ Association, Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.
Dr. Mackenzie holds a Doctor of Music from Indiana University, studying with Linda Strommen and Roger Roe. He also has a Master of Music from DePaul University, studying with Eugene Izotov, and a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University, studying with James Mason and Richard Dorsey.
When he’s not performing, he enjoys raising his son Jasper, running, ping-pong, board games, and making music with his wife Dr. Margaret P. Fay, who is a bassoonist.