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53rd Annual IDRS Conference
Northern Arizona University
Kitt School of Music
July 21-25, 2024E



More than 120 recitals are being scheduled!

More details coming soon.


Over 40 lectures and 7 workshops are being scheduled ranging topics such as reeds, performance practice, healthy playing, exhibitors, aging, and many more!


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Professional players and teachers are encouraged to submit proposals to facilitating masterclasses.


Sign up to participate in masterclasses Here!

Application review begins April 1st

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50 for 50 Competition ​

To celebrate 50 years of the International Double Reed Society, the society created a commissioning project to add 50 new works for double reeds over the five years following the 50th Anniversary year. Works will be premiered at the IDRS Conference 2024. 

Gala Concerts

Enjoy concerts every evening in Ardrey Auditorium on NAU's Mountain Campus​

Baroque Band

The traditional 2024 IDRS Baroque Band will continue to bring ceremonial and festive flair to each evening, opening the gala concerts for our featured performers. The IDRS Baroque Band models itself on the great wind bands of the 17th and 18th centuries, and is sure to delight professional musicians and students alike. The IDRS Baroque Band was officially established in 2022 as an annual conference activity. Any IDRS member may join.




Reading Groups

Join one or more of the informal sight-reading sessions that have been a regular part of the IDRS Conference since 1999.


 These sessions are designed to be enjoyable and approachable, yet challenging enough to be musically satisfying.

Works of varying difficulties will be chosen from the conference library, featuring over 900 double reed works for almost every combination of double reed instruments.


There will be many reading sessions scheduled throughout the conference. 

Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition​​

Those who will be 31 years old or younger by the date of the final round of the competition are encouraged to apply.

​This award is dedicated to the memory of the late master oboist and honorary member of the IDRS, Fernand Gillet, and to the memory of master bassoonist Hugo Fox, principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1922-1949


For more information on the competitions Click Here

Norma Hooks Young Artists International Competition​​

Those who will be 21 years of age or younger by the date of the final round of the competition. are encouraged to apply.

Dedicated to the memory of Norma Hooks, IDRS honorary member and lifeblood of our organization with her tireless dedication to our membership, annual conferences, and Executive Committee meetings.

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