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MSU Home :: Academics :: Music, Theatre and Dance :: Bassoon Day

4th ANNUAL Bassoon Day

November 8, 2014

The Morehead State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce its Annual Bassoon Day, Saturday, November 8, 2014, to be held in Baird Music Hall and at Morehead State University.  This clinic is meant for all bassoonists from beginners to professionals and will include activities for all – group master classes, bassoon ensemble, solo master classes and an opening and closing recital.  In addition, a clinic on preparation for All-State Bassoon Auditions will be held in the afternoon and teachers (bassoonists and non-bassoonists alike) are encouraged to attend – professional development certificates will be provided.  This year’s guest artist is Dr. Christin Schillinger from Miami University (Ohio), a Fox Bassoon Artist.

Cost of the Bassoon Day is $30 for all students. Teacher participants, MSU students, parents and chaperones attend free of charge.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to register by Monday, November 3 to ensure the availability of materials and t-shirts.  However, late and on-site registrations will be accepted.

MSU bassoon alumni and other adult bassoonists are also welcome to participate in the Bassoon Day events.  Pre-registration is required to participate in the Bassoon Choir and clinics with Dr. Oyen and the guest artist.

We thank the following for their financial support: Fox Products Corporation, Hurst Music, Don Wilson Music, Boyd County Band Boosters, Morehead State Public Radio and the Morehead State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

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Call 606.783.204 or e-mail for more information. 

2014 Guest Artist

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Christin Schillinger specializes in the accessibility of the avant-garde. Often pairing the neo-romantic with the post-tonal multi-phonic, she teaches from the concert stage and aims to broaden the audience for both new music and bassoon. Critics, including American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine, describe her musicianship as "vibrant and expressive," "full of life and inspiration." Her tone is called "pure and beautiful. "Schillinger's solo albums, Bassoon Transcended (2013) and Bassoon Surrounded (2009), produced for MSR Classics by Swineshead Productions, feature world-premiere recordings of works by living composers. Schillinger actively commissions new works for bassoon; recent collaborations include Alexandre Ouzounoff, Adrienne Albert, Jenni Brandon, Kyle Hovatter, JerodnSommerfeldt, Michael Gordon, Katherine Hoover, and others. Schillinger's upcoming book with Indiana University Press details current and historic trends in reed-making pedagogy. Showing the intricate relationship between musical demands, instrument standardization, and pedagogy, this study explains how these elements pressed reed making from Instrument Houses into the hands of performers. Schillinger's groundbreaking research extends to guest lectures and residencies throughout the United States and Europe. Schillinger is an active participant in the International Double Reed Society, where she has published numerous articles and appears regularly as a performer and lecturer. In addition, Schillinger co-hosted the 2012 conference. Schillinger's primary teachers included Jeffrey Lyman, Albi Micklich, Barrick Stees, Michael Kroth, and Robert Barris. She is a Fox Performing Artist, playing on a Red Maple 601 paired with a Leitzinger ML1 bocal.



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