Double Reed Round-Up


Saturday, September 18, 2021

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Eastern Time)  •  via Zoom


Double Reed Round-Up

Middle and high school double reed players (and parents) are invited to a virtual “meet and greet” with Ohio State double reed students and faculty.

We'll kick off the meeting with an introduction of our double reed faculty, including a warm welcome to our new oboe professor, Abby Yeakle Held. We will hear a few quick performances by Ohio State students and follow with a Q&A session.

Following the Q&A, we will break in to an oboe room and a bassoon room to discuss fundamentals, tuning, reeds and breath support. We will also take time to delve further into questions you may have about your instrument. You are welcome to bring your instrument (and, parents, a cup of coffee) to the gathering!

Join us for this virtual double reed party and bring questions — we suggest preparing them ahead of time.

If you are thinking about majoring in music in college, this is the perfect event to learn more about music at Ohio State and meet our admissions and recruiting coordinator, Tanya Sparks. If you are a new double reed player and want some helpful tips, join us.

Enjoy meeting fellow double reed musicians, have fun, make new friends and learn something new. We'll see you on Saturday, September 18!

Eligibility: Oboe and bassoon students in grades 7–12

Fee: $15 for students; no charge for parents

Registration is required for all students. The registration form will provide an opportunity to indicate if your parent(s) will also attend. Registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link prior to the event.

Registration is now closed.

Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 15


Karen Pierson
Abby Yeakle Held

Karen Pierson, associate professor, bassoon; Abby Yeakle Held, associated faculty, oboe


For questions regarding Double Reed Round-Up details, contact Professor Pierson.

If you require an accommodation such as captioning to participate in this virtual event, please email Professor Pierson.