Double Reed Day 2018


The LSU School of Music is pleased to present the 7th Annual Double Reed Day on Saturday, March 10th, 2018.

This event is for double reed enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Professionals, students, teachers, and music directors are all welcome.

This year's guest artists, Peter Cooper and Dr. Christin Schillinger, are renowned for their artistry and teaching expertise. LSU faculty Johanna Cox Pennington and Darrel Hale will join Mr. Cooper and Dr. Schillinger for a day of master classes that will culminate in a Grand Finale concert including all guest artist faculty and Double Reed participants.

The registration fee includes lunch, a Double Reed Day T-shirt, as well as access to all master classes, exhibits, and performance.

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Early Registration: $25 (ends February 24)

Late Registration: $40 (ends March 10)

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Guest Artists

Peter Cooper

A CU Boulder faculty member since 2004, Principal Oboist of the Colorado Symphony Peter Cooper has taught and performed as soloist with orchestras in Asia, Europe and the United States. He previously held positions in the San Francisco Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Cooper has commissioned and premiered five oboe concertos. In 2001 Cooper recorded the Strauss and David Mullikin Oboe Concertos with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. This recording along with the CD Whispers of the Past for oboe and harp was released on Summit Records to great critical acclaim. He previously recorded Heinrich Schweizer’s Oboe Concerto with the London Philharmonic.

A prize winner in the Tokyo International Oboe Competition, Cooper has been guest Principal Oboist of many noted ensembles. He has toured and recorded with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has been guest 1st oboe with the Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, San Diego and Milwaukee Symphonies as well as the Israel Chamber Orchestra.

A graduate of Northwestern University, he studied with Ray Still and Gladys Elliot. He plays Principal Oboe with the Grand Teton Music Festival and has been featured in Strings in the Mountains, St. Bart’s Music Festival among other summer festivals.

Dr. Schillinger

Hailed as a “soloist, teacher, and force of nature” by The Double Reed (Journal of the
International Double Reed Society), bassoonist Christin Schillinger specializes in
the accessibility of the avant-garde, aiming to broaden the audience for both new
music and bassoon. American Record Guide refers to her playing as “full of life and
inspiration.” “She plays [bassoon] with total mastery.” (Fanfare)

Schillinger works closely with living composers. Her newest solo album, to be
released in 2017, highlights works from the 21st Century written in her dedication.
Her prior solo albums, Bassoon Transcended (2013) and Bassoon Surrounded
(2009), produced for MSR Classics by Swineshead Productions, include worldpremiere
recordings of new works. Collaborative composers remark on her “natural
interpretation” and “perfect musical choices.”

To facilitate the demands of 21st-century compositions, Schillinger researches reedmaking
consistency. Her 2016 book, Bassoon Reed Making (Indiana University
Press) details current and historic trends in this field. Schillinger’s groundbreaking
research extends to guest lectures and residencies throughout the United States and

Schillinger is an active participate in the International Double Reed Scoiety where
she has published numerous articles, and appears at Conferences regularly as a
performer and lecturer. In addition Schillinger co-hosted the 2012 Annual
Conference and inaugural IDRS Teen Camp.

Schillinger is currently on faculty at Ithaca College in New York. Previously, she has
held positions with Miami University, the University of Nevada, and various
orchestras throughout the west. Schillinger received her degrees from
Northwestern, Michigan State, and Arizona State Universities under the guidance of
Bob Barris, Barrick Stees, Michael Kroth, Albie Micklich, and Jeffrey Lyman.