NSU Double Reed Day 2017
We are excited to welcome you to the Northwestern State Double Reed Day 2017. Our event will begin at 12:30 p.m. (registration and sign-in opens at noon) with a group double reed ensemble reading session! We will then split into oboe and bassoon groups for corresponding classes. Sessions will continue until 6:30pm with a break for snack (provided) and a Guest Artist/NSU Double Reed Faculty recital at 4:30.
We would like to welcome back Gillian Lopez with River City Reeds! This double reed provider and Fossati Oboe vendor will be on hand with lots of fun reed-making and double reed products, as well as oboes to try!
Please visit our website to find out more information about your hosts and about Music at the School of Creative & Performing Arts at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana… www.music.nsula.edu
Meet our guest artist..... Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Bassoon
“...She has simply turned in the finest-played bassoon recital I have ever heard,” said the American Record Guide about Kristin Wolfe Jensen’s CD, Shadings. “She obviously sees tone quality as the foundation for her fluent technique...It is a ravishing sound, siren-like in its attractive flair...”
Ms. Jensen is Professor of Bassoon at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, and is also on the faculty of the International Festival Institute at Round Top and Principal Bassoonist with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. In addition to Shadings, has a number of other critically acclaimed solo and chamber music recordings, including Parables and Reflections, bassoon music of Virko Baley, on the TNC label, and ...and Kristin Wolfe Jensen: UT Bassoons in Collaboration on the Longhorn Music label. An esteemed pedagogue, she has given guest recitals and master classes at many major American music schools, as well as in South America and Europe, and her former UT students hold major orchestral positions and university teaching positions around the country. Her extensive online bassoon method, Music and the Bassoon (www.musicandthebassoon.org), provides an innovative, multimedia approach to learning the bassoon. Ms. Jensen is Co-director of the biennial Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition for young women bassoonists from the Americas, providing the largest prizes of any bassoon competition in the world. Formerly, Ms. Jensen served on the faculties of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of North Texas, and served as Visiting Professor at Indiana University in 2012. Ms. Jensen has toured Europe with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, served as Acting Principal Bassoonist of the Houston Grand Opera, and has been a member of The Dallas Opera Orchestra, the Richardson Symphony, the Las Vegas Symphony, Jupiter Symphony of New York and Continuum. She has performed solo recitals at several International Double Reed Society conferences, and was co-host of the 2005 conference in Austin. As a student, she won the concerto competitions at the Juilliard School of Music where she received her Master of Music, and the Oberlin Conservatory as an undergraduate, which led to performances of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto, k. 191. Ms. Jensen is a Fox Artist, performing on her model 680 bassoon made by Fox Products.