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

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