UGA Bassoon and Oboe Symposium: Sunday, March 1st

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Join us for the 2020 University of Georgia Bassoon and Oboe Symposium on Sunday, March 1, 2020!  We will have a wonderful day full of classes, performances, vendors, and more. Our guest artists this year are John Ferrillo, principal oboe of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and professor of oboe at the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University, and Kristin Wolfe Jensen, professor of bassoon at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music and principal bassoon of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. In addition to master classes with our guest artists and resident UGA faculty members, students will also be able to attend reed class or other elective classes, attend the faculty artist recital, and perform with the symposium double reed ensemble. 


We will have a separate master class for beginning students and junior high school students to work on issues unique to starting bassoon and oboe. Students will be able to try out instruments and purchase cane, reeds, instruments, and other accessories from our fantastic vendors: Midwest Musical Imports, Fox Products, Miller Marketing, Bocal Majority Woodwinds, and oboe Chicago. 


There will be several spots available for students to play in the guest artist and UGA faculty master classes. Register early to reserve a spot!


Registration is available online this year with a credit card, or applications can be printed and mailed to the address below. The cost of $65 covers attendance, lunch for participants, and a symposium t-shirt. Registration is due by Friday, February 14th in order to secure lunch and a t-shirt.


All events will be held at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the address listed below. Parents are welcome for the day’s events, but we cannot provide food for parents.


Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Messich (oboe) at or Dr. Pollard (bassoon) at . We look forward to seeing you in March!


All mailed in applications can be sent to:

Amy Pollard

UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music

250 River Road

Athens, GA 30602