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

Ready to participate with an artistic proposal?

We look forward to applications from performers, professors, University and Conservatory Double Reed Ensembles,  and advanced University or Conservatory students (with professor approval).

Proposals are Due by December 10, 2023

Concert Proposals​​

When proposing to perform a concert you will need to submit information about the repertoire, performers and performance details.


Note that recitals will be capped at 25 minutes of music. Both professionals and students are encouraged to apply. 

More details coming soon.

​Lecture Proposals​​

Details Coming soon!

Masterclass Proposals​​

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


Students will be assigned to play in masterclasses as the conference approaches.

More details coming soon!

Masterclasses ​

​Participate in oboe and bassoon masterclasses taught by top international performers and teachers. Student performance participants are pre-selected, but classes are open to all registrants

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


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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