University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Double Reed Day

November 1, 2014

Double Reed Day is open to double reed players of all ages and levels. Join the UWM Music Department’s double reed faculty and your fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops and faculty and ensemble performances. The day begins with an ensemble rehearsal for all participants, followed by several master classes and rehearsals. Browse the double reed vendors in the afternoon, and end the day with a recital featuring UWM faculty and the Double Reed Day Ensemble. Register early to receive your ensemble music!


Registration Form

For more information, please contact:
Ted Soluri


Katie Young Steele
Principal Oboe, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Ted Soluri
Principal Bassoon, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Beth Giacobassi
Bassoon and Contra-Bassoon, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra


8:30-9:00 am
Check-in: Zelazo Center Room 171

9:00-10:00 am
Rehearsal: Double Reed Day Large Ensemble

10:00 am-11:30 pm
Oboes: Reed Class
Bassoons: Performance Class

11:30-12:00 pm
Campus Tour

12:00-12:30 pm

12:30-2:30 pm
Oboes: Master Class with Dr. Andrea Gross Hixon and Katie Young Steele
Bassoons: Master Class with Rudi Heinrich

2:30-4:30 pm
Vendors Open

Browse among suppliers of tools, cane, music, instruments and all things of interest to the double reed player.  Vendors Include:
  • Fox Products oboes and bassoons
  • Shawna Lake, Oboe Chicago
  • Carlos Coelho, featuring Loree oboes and English horns
  • White House of Music-Waukesha
    (with Ned Nagy repairman)
  • Reeds, tools, supplies, music and much more!
Sight Reading Sessions: Join other participants in level appropriate trios and quartets for your instrument.

4:30-5:30 pm
Recital: Double Reed Day Faculty and Ensembles Perform.

Registration & Fee

Fee: $30

To register, download the registration form. If you have questions about registration or need assistance, please call the Box Office at (414) 229-4308.

General Information

Map & Directions
Visit for map and directions to campus.

You are encouraged to use metered street parking or the underground parking garage at the UWM Union.

All music will be furnished by the UWM Band Department. Students must provide their own pencils and all other necessary equipment for rehearsals.

Bring a sack lunch and beverage.