Dr. Christin Schillinger, Professor of Bassoon at Ithaca College









 Jared Hauser, Professor of Oboe at Vanderbilt University







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

Special Guest Artist Instructors:

Christin Schillinger, Professor of Bassoon, Miami University

Jared Hauser, Professor of Oboe, Vanderbilt University

When: May 20-21, 2017

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

Cost: $100 per student        on time deadline April 20

*Late enrollment $150 (between April 21 and May 1)

*Last minute enrollment $200 (between May 2 and May 19)

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 and guest artists from all over the country!

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.

Mauro from Reed Geek will also be with us with the wonderful Reed Geek tool.

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


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Area hotels

We 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 rate of $145 for Friday/Saturday  $99 for Sunday (plus no resort fee and free parking!) 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
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