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

Special Guest Artist Instructors:

Jonathan Davis, Professor of Oboe at the University of California, Los Angeles

Eric Stomberg, Professor of Bassoon at the University of Kansas and at the Interlochen Arts Academy


When: January 16-18, 2016 (Saturday through Monday – MLK weekend)

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

Cost: $175 per student (if by January 1) $225 (after January 1)  $275 (after January 8). Deadline to enroll January 10th.

*students participating in the Clark County HS Honor Band will miss the Saturday events and will receive a $75 discount. We have a special Saturday evening session with the Professors as an added bonus (will not conflict with your honor band concert).

*students who wish not to attend on Sunday will receive a $75 discount.

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, January 16 at 9am and final student recital is Monday, January 18th at 1:30pm. Finish time is  2:30pm on Monday.  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.

Mark Chudnow from Mark Chudnow Woodwinds will be with us with oboes and supplies, he will also be able to provide repair for a fee.

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: 1451NB

Proposed schedule (subject to change):

9:30-10:00 Student sign in
10:00 -10:30 Welcome activities
10:30-12:00 Reed-making session 1
12:00-1:00 Lunch break
1:00-1:45 Small Ensembles
1:45-2:30 Special topics (divided into beginners, intermediate, and advanced)
2:30-3:30 Large ensemble
3:30-4:00 Faculty recital
4:00-5:00 Reed-making session 2
5:00-6:30 Dinner break

* 6:30-8:00 Special class for Honor Band participants with our special guest artist-instructors

10:00-11:00 Special topics (divided into beginners, intermediate, and advanced)
11:00-12:00 Small ensembles
12:00-1:00 Lunch break
1:00-2:30 Reed-making
2:30-3:30 Breathing session with Stephen Caplan and Special topic with Janis McKay
3:30-4:00 Faculty recital
4:00-5:00 Large Ensemble

10:00-10:30 Small Ensembles
10:30-11:30 Reed-making
11:30-12:30 Large Ensemble and recital run through
12:30-1:00 Lunch – bring a lunch or a snack today
1:00-1:30 Get ready for recital
1:30-2:15 Recital