Dr. Janis McKay, Professor of

bassoon at the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas






Dr. Stephen Caplan, Professor of oboe at the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas







Hosts and Artist-Instructors: Janis McKay and Stephen Caplan, Professors of Bassoon and Oboe at UNLV

When: November 18-19, 2017

Where: University of Nevada, Las Vegas –  School of Music

Cost: $75 per student      on time deadline: Oct. 15

*Late enrollment $100 (between October 16-31)

*Last minute enrollment $200 (between November 1-7)

Who: any oboe or bassoon player (beginner, intermediate, advanced divisions)

This is a really great event to come learn reed-making and adjusting, play some great double-reed chamber music and get to work with some AMAZING faculty members on the UNLV campus!

NEW THIS YEAR: High school students – get help with the all-state music.

Students will arrive for sign-in on Saturday morning, at 10am and final student recital is Sunday at 4pm. Finish time is  4:30pm on Sunday.  Dorms/ residential accommodations not provided, but we will be posting a hotel block for parents and students to stay at if they wish – supervision not provided.

Bocal Majority also provides a store with tools, supplies, gifts and bassoons for your needs.



Area hotels

We will have a block of rooms reserved at the


255 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

If you’d like to get in on the group rate you must call the hotel directly and mention Bocal Majority – 877-887-2261  and give them the following group code: TBA

Proposed schedule (subject to change):

10:00 Student sign in
10:00 -10:30 Welcome activities
10:30-12:00 Reed-making 1
12:00-1:00 Lunch break
1:00-1:15 Picture
1:15-2:00 Small ensembles
2:00-2:45 Special topics – help with all-state music
2:45-3:30 Large ensemble sectionals
3:30-4:00 Faculty recital
4:00-5:00 Reed-making 2

10:00-11:00 Reed-making 1
11:00-12:00 Small ensembles
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Large ensemble rehearsal
1:30-2:30 Reed-making 2
2:30-2:45 Clean up reed-making
2:45-3:30 Recital run-through
4:00-4:30 Recital