Participants of all ages and performance levels are invited to join Georgia State University School of Music for Double Reed Day! A beginners track is available for students new to double reeds, as well as an advanced track for more experienced players. Join us for master classes, double reed ensembles, recitals, exhibitors, and more! Beginning Track participants receive an hour workshop dedicated to building a strong foundation of introductory technique, then go on to join the Advanced Track in master classes, artist recitals, and the Double Reed Ensemble. All participants should bring their instrument and be ready to play!
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.
All General Participants will actively rehearse and perform in the Double Reed Ensemble, participate in clinics, observe the master class and guest artist recital, and visit exhibitors.
We are accepting a limited number of applicants to perform for the oboe and bassoon master classes. Each Master Class Participant will receive performance and clinic time with our guest artist as well as actively rehearse and perform in the Double Reed Ensemble, participate in clinics, observe the guest artist recital, and visit exhibitors.
John Dee is the Bill A. Nugent Endowed Professor of Music Performance and Professor of Oboe at the University of Illinois. He was principal oboe of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and Florida Grand Opera for over twenty years and also Oboe Professor at the University of Miami and the Harid Conservatory of Music. Prior to this, he was principal oboe of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. His teachers include; June Wollwage and Gladys Elliot of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, Daniel Stolper at Interlochen, Robert Mayer, Michael Henoch, and Ray Still of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Northwestern University, and John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Institute of Music.
John was featured in weekly broadcasted programs with the Florida Philharmonic on over 140 radio stations, and his solo performances of the Strauss and Mozart Oboe Concertos with the Florida Philharmonic were met with critical acclaim. The Miami Herald wrote, ”his shading and inflection were worthy of major recording artists who trot the globe as oboe soloists.” He has three solo CD recordings, “Under a Near Sky” (Klavier Records), was reviewed by the IDRS Journal,” I was delighted to encounter Robert Bloom‘s (NBC Toscanini Orchestra), recording, Robert Sprenkle’s (Rochester-Eastman), and later John Mack’s (Cleveland Orchestra) version but even happier to recommend John Dee’s interpretation. John Dee has that not-too-bright, not-too-dark, just right, liquid, melting tone that becomes a malleable vehicle for discourse, while retaining its own timbral beauty.”