Double Reed Days at Grand Valley State University

Double Reed Days at Grand Valley State University GVSU Double Reed Day is an intensive workshop for oboists and bassoonists.
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Double Reed Day is an intensive workshop for oboe and bassoon enthusiasts and includes sessions that will benefit middle school, high school, college students, amateurs, and band directors who want to improve their playing skills, share their interest with other double reed musicians, participate in a large double reed ensemble, listen to experts, view new instruments, and have a college campus experience for a day.

Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance
01/21/2020

Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the February 22nd Music at Grand Valley Audition Date! 🎶

Visit gvsu.edu/mtd/apply to reserve your audition time 🎺

Registration is open for this year's GVSU Oboe Reed-Making Workshop! This event is FREE for middle/high school students ...
10/11/2019
Oboe Days - Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance - Grand Valley State University

Registration is open for this year's GVSU Oboe Reed-Making Workshop! This event is FREE for middle/high school students and band/orchestra directors. Space is limited and participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. If you or your students would like to attend, fill out the registration form by November 4.

https://www.gvsu.edu/mtd/oboe-days-23.htm

Oboists of all ages are invited to the annual GVSU Oboe Reed-Making Workshop, slotted to take place at Grand Valley State University in Allendale on Friday, November 15 (9am - noon). This event is FREE for middle/high school students and band/orchestra directors. Space is limited and particip...

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04/25/2019

To The Moon and Back Photography

Middle School and High School oboists are invited to GVSU on Friday, April 5, to work with Dr. Vavrikova in a series of ...
03/15/2019

Middle School and High School oboists are invited to GVSU on Friday, April 5, to work with Dr. Vavrikova in a series of master classes and workshops. If you have any questions, email [email protected]

Three more days until the registration deadline!  https://www.gvsu.edu/mtd/double-reed-day-2018-23.htm
10/17/2018
Double Reed Day 2018 - Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance - Grand Valley State University

Three more days until the registration deadline!

https://www.gvsu.edu/mtd/double-reed-day-2018-23.htm

Double Reed Day is an intensive workshop for oboe and bassoon enthusiasts and includes sessions that will benefit middle school, high school, college students, amateurs, and band directors who want to improve their playing skills, share their interest with other double reed musicians, participate i...

Only FOUR MORE DAYS until the DRD 2018 registration deadline! The registration is FREE before October 20th --- it includ...
10/16/2018
Double Reed Day Registration Form - Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance - Grand Valley State University

Only FOUR MORE DAYS until the DRD 2018 registration deadline! The registration is FREE before October 20th --- it includes participation in all events and lunch.

If you know of anybody who might be interested, please forward them this link:

https://www.gvsu.edu/mtd/cms-form-edit.htm?formId=7B769107-9BC5-8F6F-4A4F7AB0C1550AB4

If you have any questions about the day, you can email Dr. Marlena Vavrikova ([email protected]) or call 616-331-2999.

We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!

As a participant you will be actively taking part in one or more events, such as performing in the Double Reed Ensemble. All participants are encouraged to bring their instruments to all events listed on the DRD 2018 Schedule.

09/21/2018
GVSU Double Reed Day 2018 (Saturday, October 27) - REGISTRATION opens today! You can register for FREE before October 20...
09/21/2018
Double Reed Day Registration Form - Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance - Grand Valley State University

GVSU Double Reed Day 2018 (Saturday, October 27) - REGISTRATION opens today! You can register for FREE before October 20th ($15 fee after the deadline).

https://www.gvsu.edu/mtd/cms-form-edit.htm?formId=7B769107-9BC5-8F6F-4A4F7AB0C1550AB4

This year's guests are David McGill (Bassoon Professor at the Northwestern Bienen School of Music) and Dusan Foltyn (Oboe Professor at the University Ostrava and Principal Oboist of the Jancek Philharmonic in the Czech Republic)! We are also very much looking forward to having oboes exhibited by Carlos Coelho!

As a participant you will be actively taking part in one or more events, such as performing in the Double Reed Ensemble. All participants are encouraged to bring their instruments to all events listed on the DRD 2018 Schedule.

GVSU's Oboe Day 2018 (April 13) is tomorrow!!!  Although preregistration is not required and we welcome anybody on the d...
04/12/2018
GVSU Oboe Day 2018 - Music - Grand Valley State University

GVSU's Oboe Day 2018 (April 13) is tomorrow!!!

Although preregistration is not required and we welcome anybody on the day of the event, we encourage you fill out a registration form ahead of time at https://www.gvsu.edu/music/gvsu-oboe-day-2018-420.htm

Parents, please print and sign the "Assumption of Risk, Informed Consent and Permission to Authorize Emergency Medial Treatment" form and email it to me ([email protected]) or bring it to the morning registration.

Email me or call my office phone (616) 331-2999 if you have any questions about the day!

Dr. Marlen Vavrikova
Associate Professor of Oboe
Grand Valley State University

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03/28/2018

Oboe friends, you are cordially invited to GVSU's Oboe Day 2018 on Friday, April 13 (9:30am – 4pm)!

Although no registration is required, you are encouraged to preregister for the event: https://www.gvsu.edu/music/cms-form-edit.htm?formId=DEA3EDEB-E8A1-F9D9-CD2069BAAC4AD10A

Parents, we ask you fill out the "Assumption of Risk, Informed Consent and Permission to Authorize Emergency Medial Treatment" form and email it to me ([email protected]), fill it out at the registration table, or ask your young oboists to bring the filled out form to the morning registration.

Email Dr. Vavrikova or call her office phone (616) 331-2999 if you have any questions about the day or if you would like to request a parking permit.

09/09/2017

HS and MS oboists are invited to the GVSU Oboe Reed-Making Workshop, slotted to take place on Friday, September 22 (noon - 3pm).

This event is FREE, but space is limited.

If you would like to participate, send an email to [email protected] by the registration deadline on September 14:

Your full name:
School (name and address):
Year in school (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.):
Band director name and contact information:
Parents' name and email address:
Your oboe teacher's name and phone number:

Participation is on a first come, first served basis. You will be notified by September 15.

You do not need to own any reed-making equipment nor have any prior reed making experience. If you have any questions, email me or call my office phone: 616-331-2999.

Sincerely,

Dr. Marlena Vavrikova
Associate Professor
Department of Music, Theater, and Dance
Grand Valley State University

Looking forward to tomorrow!! :-) It is supposed to be a chilly, but a sunny day. Safe travels and see you on the GVSU c...
03/02/2017

Looking forward to tomorrow!! :-) It is supposed to be a chilly, but a sunny day. Safe travels and see you on the GVSU campus!

If you need to reach me, call my office (616) 331-2999.

Dr. Vavrikova

A few photos from yesterday - THANK YOU, Kelsey Wilcox!!
03/06/2016

A few photos from yesterday - THANK YOU, Kelsey Wilcox!!

Congratulations Jana Žílová, Kelsey Wilcox, Lauren Glomb, Lauren Charlotte Holub, Derek Haller, Olivia Martin, and Desar...
03/06/2016

Congratulations Jana Žílová, Kelsey Wilcox, Lauren Glomb, Lauren Charlotte Holub, Derek Haller, Olivia Martin, and Desaray Tracy on a beautiful oboe recital this afternoon. And huge congratulations to our MS and HS guest oboists, especially Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Krause, and Tressa Meyer. Hearing everybody in the oboe ensemble was a treat!

Many thanks to our pianists - Sheri Iott, Cythia Haas, and Sara Meyer.

Great seeing you, Lissa Ford! Cannot believe you are graduating this year. Very proud of you.

And last, but not least - big thanks to Nate Bliton and Ben Pummell. Your help was very much appreciated!!!

Thank you, Kelsey, for taking photos, which are beautiful, as always.

03/04/2016

Looking forward to the GVSU Oboe Afternoon!!

You are cordially invited to an Oboe Afternoon at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, March 5 (noon - 5pm). Dr. M...
02/16/2016
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You are cordially invited to an Oboe Afternoon at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, March 5 (noon - 5pm). Dr. Marlen Vavrikova will work with students on solo and ensemble repertoire, reed making and chamber music. Members of the GVSU Oboe Studio (Jana Zilova, Kelsey Wilcox, Lauren Holub, Lauren Glomb, Derek Haller, Desaray Tracy, and Olivia Martin) will present a recital featuring works by Britten, Bozza, Bellini, Husa, Pinkham, Beethoven, and Haydn.

This event is FREE and open to oboists of all ages. Preregistration is not necessary, but if you would like to play for Dr. Vavrikova in the solo and ensemble master class, send an email to [email protected] or call (616) 331-2999.

12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Registration (Performing Arts Center Lobby)
1:00 – 1:45 P.M. What to Expect at Solo and Ensemble – Workshop for Middle School and High School Students*
2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Oboe Studio Recital
3:15 – 4:00 P.M. Oboe Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal
4:10 – 5:00 P.M. How to Adjust Oboe Reeds
5:00 P.M. Group Photo!

*A couple of middle/high school students will have an opportunity to perform solos at the recital.

Directions to GVSU http://www.gvsu.edu/maps.htm

Parking is free on the weekends and you can park in lots H and K.

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Great times at GVSU DRD 2014!
11/24/2014

Great times at GVSU DRD 2014!

Great times at GVSU DRD 2014!

11/24/2014

It was wonderful to see many familiar faces and to meet new oboists and bassoonists who came to this year's GVSU Double Reed Day!

Many thanks to Erin Hannigan, David McGill, and Justin Miller and to my colleagues Vince Karamanov, Danny Phipps, Kevin Tutt, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, Lee Copenhaver, Sheryl Iott, Beth Gibbs, Nate Bliton, Patty Gordon, as well as our student workers Angela Schmitt and Andrew Stein for making the day a success. Special thanks to the oboe and bassoon studios!

I look forward to seeing you again soon, at one of our next double reed events.

Marlen Vavrikova

11/04/2014

Early registration for this year's GVSU Double Reed Day will close in a couple of days!! If you have any questions about the event, email [email protected] Hope to see you on Nov 22nd!

Double Reed Day at Grand Valley State University is quickly approaching! You can register at the following webpage befor...
10/23/2014
Music & Dance - Grand Valley State University

Double Reed Day at Grand Valley State University is quickly approaching! You can register at the following webpage before November 7 ($15) or thereafter ($20) http://www.gvsu.edu/music/double_reed.htm

I am looking forward to having our wonderful guest artists - Erin Hannigan (principal oboe of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and David McGill (bassoon professor at Northwestern University, former principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) - visit our campus and share their talent and artistry with young talented double reed players. Instruments and reed-making tools will be brought to you by Carlos Coelho Woodwinds and Miller Marketing.

A detailed schedule is posted at http://www.gvsu.edu/music/double-reed-day-2014-252.htm If you have any questions about the event, do not hesitate email [email protected]

I hope to see you in a few weeks!

Sincerely,

Dr. Vavrikova

Music and Dance at Grand Valley State University

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Nobel medicine winner says: I owe it all to my bassoon teacher

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Thank you for coming to this year's Double Reed Day at Grand Valley State University! More photos coming soon.
11/12/2012

Thank you for coming to this year's Double Reed Day at Grand Valley State University! More photos coming soon.

10/28/2012

There's still time to register for Double Reed Day! Don't wait, time is running out!

06/19/2012

7th Annual Double Reed Day at Grand Valley State University is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2012

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06/16/2012

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