Double Reed Day

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Saturday November 2, 2019 (9am–5pm)

Location: Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts

Double Reed Day is open to double reed players of all ages and levels. Join the UWM Music Department’s double reed faculty and your fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops, and faculty and ensemble performances. Enjoy a pizza lunch, raffle, and presentation by our vendors. Take time to browse the double reed vendors, try new bassoons and oboes, sight read with other participants, try an English Horn or Contrabassoon, and end the day with a recital featuring UWM faculty and the Double Reed Day Ensemble.

Registration & Fee

Fee: $30 (Preregistration is encouraged!)

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Hosted by

UWM Faculty and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra members
Katherine Young Steele, oboe, and Beth Giacobassi, bassoon

Schedule of Events

9:00-9:30 Registration and Check in (Zelazo main floor lobby)
9:30-10:45 Performance Master Class
10:45-11:45 Lecture Master Class with Prof’s Giacobassi and Steele
11:45-1:00 Lunch (Sponsored by Brass Bell)/Exhibitor Presentation/Raffle
***UWM Campus Mini tour at 12:30***
1:00-2:00 Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal
2:00-3:15 Exhibits Open
Try an English Horn or Contrabassoon!
Sightread Trios and Duos
3:15-3:45 Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal
3:45-4:00 Last minute purchases from Vendors
(parents are encouraged to return to meet students, visit exhibits)
4:00 Recital featuring UWM students, faculty, and Double Reed Ensemble participants

Vendors (subject to change)

  • Brass Bell
  • Carlos Coelho Woodwinds (oboes and English horns)
  • Fox Instruments and Products
  • Midwest Musical Imports
  • Miller Marketing featuring Moosmann bassoons
  • OboeChicago with owner, Shawna Lake
  • White House of Music with repairman, Ned Nagy
  • Handmade reeds, supplies, instruments, music, and much more!

General Information

Maps and Directions

Visit for map and directions to campus.  All Double Reed Day events are held in the UWM Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (with the exception of the walking campus tour).


You are encouraged to use metered street parking or metered parking in the lot immediately south of the Zelazo Center.  There is additional parking in the underground parking garage at the UWM Union.


Double Reed Choir music will be assigned to students based on years of study.  All music will be furnished by the UWM Band Department. Students must provide their own pencils and all other necessary equipment for rehearsals.


Lunch will be provided to all registered participants!