The SUNY Fredonia School of Music is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Double Reed Day on Sept. 30.
A day designed exclusively for high school double reed players, students will enjoy master classes with Fredonia faculty members Laura Koepke (bassoon), Sarah Hamilton (oboe), Mark DuBois (oboe), plus special guest conductor Craig Incontro from the Amherst Central School District.
The day includes technique workshops, chamber music, instrument vendor booths, free minor repairs, and lunch on campus. Pre-registration is required. Details and registration forms are online at fredonia.edu/music/community/drd or by calling the School of Music, 673-3151.
This year's special guest artist is bassoonist Charles McCracken. One of New York's busiest freelance musicians, he is currently Principal Bassoon with the American Symphony Orchestra, The New York Pops, Musica Sacra, Opera Orchestra of New York, the Oratorio Society, at the Bard Music Festival, Bard Summerscape, and at the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, OK.
Register online by Sept. 14. The cost is only $25 per student, and parents and teachers are invited to attend at no charge. Enrolled participants will receive free lunch on campus and a complimentary keepsake gift.