Margaret P. Fay
Bassoonist. Composer. Music Theorist.
Double reed players and enthusiasts of all ages and levels are invited to join us for Penn State Double Reed Day on February 12, 2023, from 12:30-5:00 p.m. Events will include a double reed faculty recital, master classes, boot camp sessions for beginner oboists, bassoonists, and band directors, reed making workshops, and a double reed ensemble reading session, led by Dr. Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, PSU's Director of Wind Band Studies. See the full event schedule below for details!
This event is free and open to the public.
ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE PENN STATE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
12:30-1:00 p.m. Registration and Welcome (Near Recital Hall Box Office)
1:00-1:30 p.m. Recital featuring PSU faculty and students (Recital Hall)
1:45-2:45 p.m. Oboe and Bassoon Master Classes: Four Concurrent Sessions in different rooms:
1. Oboe Master Class*, led by Dr. Andreas Oeste
2. Bassoon Master Class*, led by Dr. Margaret Fay
3. Oboe Boot Camp for New Oboists and Band Directors**, led by graduate student Katelyn Estep
4. Bassoon Boot Camp for New Bassoonists and Band Directors**, led by graduate student Joey Smith
3:00-4:00 p.m. Reed Workshop/Special Topics
4:00-4:45 p.m. Double Reed Ensemble Reading Session led by Dr. Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, PSU's Director of Wind Band Studies. All participants are encouraged to play! (Recital Hall)
4:45-5:00 p.m. Pack up and goodbyes :(
*A master class is like a lesson with an audience. Performers receive direct feedback from the teacher and the audience learns through active listening and observation. There will be time for 3-5 students to perform in each class. Don't be shy! This is an excellent opportunity to receive feedback from PSU faculty, gain valuable performance experience, and learn more about our weird and wonderful instruments. Parents are welcome to observe any sessions that are of interest to them.
**A limited number of PSU-owned instruments will be available for those who need them. Contact Dr. Oeste (email@example.com) or Dr. Fay (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm instrument availability.