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UGA Bassoon and Oboe Symposium

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Join us for the 2022 University of Georgia Bassoon and Oboe Symposium on Sunday, February 27, 2022!  We will have a wonderful day full of classes, performances, vendors, and more. 

Our guest artists this year are William Ludwig, recently retired Professor of Bassoon at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Nancy Ambrose King, Professor of Oboe at the University of Michigan.

In addition to master classes with our guest artists and resident UGA faculty members, students will also be able to attend reed class or other elective classes, and attend the faculty artist recital. 

We will have a separate master class for beginning students and junior high school students to work on issues unique to starting bassoon and oboe. Students will be able to try out instruments and purchase cane, reeds, instruments, and other accessories from our fantastic vendors.

There will be several spots available for students to play in the guest artist and UGA faculty master classes. Register early to reserve a spot!

Registration is available online this year with a credit card. The cost of $45 covers attendance and a symposium t-shirt. Registration is due by Friday, February 11th in order to secure a t-shirt, and if interested, the possibility to perform in a master class. Registrations will be accepted after the 11th, but t-shirts will not be guaranteed.

**Two significant changes from previous symposiums: due to ongoing safety concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be providing lunch this year and we will not have a double reed ensemble with all participants. We encourage students to bring snacks or lunch on their own if desired, and they will be able to eat outside during any of the breaks during the day. 

**We would appreciate all attendees wearing a mask during the day’s activities and social distancing when possible to help keep our community safe. There are hand-sanitizer stations positioned throughout the school of music as well as anti-bacterial wipes for cleaning surfaces when necessary. Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions in this regard. 

All events will be held at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music at 250 River Road, Athens, GA 30606. Parents and educators are welcome to attend the day’s events.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Messich (oboe) at rmessich@uga.edu or Dr. Pollard (bassoon) at amypollard@uga.edu. We look forward to seeing you in February!

Tentative Schedule:
  • 10:30          Vendor shopping and registration                                             
  • 11:00          Welcome and Faculty Artist Recital                                      
  • 12:15          Break and vendor shopping                       
  • 12:30          Master classes with guest artists
  • 2:00            Break and vendor shopping                                 
  • 2:30            Master classes with UGA faculty           
  • 3:45            Break and vendor shopping               
  • 4:00            Special topics classes                            
  • 5:00            Final vendor shopping          

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