University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Double Reed Day


Saturday November 7, 2015 (9am–5pm)

UWM Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 East Kenwood Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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 & Fee

Register Now! For questions about registration or assistance, please contact the PSOA Box Office.

Fee: $30 (Preregistration is encouraged!)

Hosted by:

UWM Faculty and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra members
Katherine Young Steele, oboe, and Beth Giacobassi, bassoon

For more information:

Contact Katie Steele (oboe) or Beth Giacobassi (bassoon) at

Schedule of Events: (please note new times this year!)

9:00-9:30 Registration (Zelazo Center Room 171)
9:30-10:30 Double Reed Choir Rehearsal
10:30-11:45 Masterclasses
11:45-12:15 Presentation by Exhibitors
12:15-1:00 Lunch (provided)/Campus Tour/Raffle Drawings
1:00-2:00 Special Topics
(Oboe special topics to include a repair & maintenance seminar by special guest Carlos Coelho)
2:00-2:45 Exhibits Open
Try the English Horn and Contrabassoon!
Sight-reed with your friends!
2:45-3:30 Double Reed Choir Rehearsal
3:30-4:00 Exhibits Open/Break
(parents are encouraged to return to meet students, visit exhibits)
4:00-5:00 Recital featuring UWM students, faculty, and all participants in Double Reed Choir

Vendors: (subject to change)

  • Carlos Coelho Woodwinds (oboes and English horns)
  • Midwest Musical Imports (bassoons and reed-making equipment for oboe and bassoon)
  • OboeChicago with owner, Shawna Lake
  • White House of Music with repairman, Ned Nagy
  • Brass Bell
  • Handmade reeds, supplies, instruments, music, and much more!

General Information

Maps and Directions

Visit for map and directions to campus.  All Double Reed Day events are held in the UWM Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (with the exception of the walking campus tour).


You are encouraged to use metered street parking or metered parking in the lot immediately south of the Zelazo Center.  There is additional parking in the underground parking garage at the UWM Union.


Double Reed Choir music will be assigned to students based on years of study.  All music will be furnished by the UWM Band Department. Students must provide their own pencils and all other necessary equipment for rehearsals.


***New this year!!  Lunch will be provided to all registered participants!