Double Reed Camp


Wednesday – Saturday, July 6 – 9

Students will work with the faculty and students of the Ohio State bassoon and oboe studios in an atmosphere designed to be informative, inspirational and enjoyable. Rehearse and perform in a large Double Reed Choir as well as small chamber ensembles and get "hands-on" with the arts and crafts of reed-making and adjustment during reed classes. In master classes, you will develop performance enhancement strategies, explore solo repertoire, and much more. Make friends and join a supportive double reed community by taking part in Double Reed Camp at Ohio State.

Professors Karen Pierson and Abby Yeakle Held

Karen Pierson
Abby Yeakle Held

ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 7–12 in the 2022–2023 school year, and 2022 high school graduates. Must have at least one year of experience on your instrument.


  • Resident (limited to students entering grades 9–12 and 2022 graduates):
    $495 — Tuition, T-shirt, housing with three meals per day.
  • Commuter (available for all grades):
    $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals. 

REGISTRATION   You will be required to make payment via credit card at the time of registration. Shortly after submitting payment, you will receive an email receipt. 

  • Full registration deadline Wednesday, June 15
  • Limited registration deadline  Wednesday, June 29 
    (Housing and/or T-shirt may not be available)

NOTE — The registration/payment form works best on a computer (PC or Mac). MAC USERS — use Chrome, not Safari.

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PARTICIPATION DETAILS — Approximately three weeks prior to the start of the program, participants will receive details about what to pack, arrival, parking, check-in, the daily schedule and more. Parents/Guardians and participants will also receive permission forms via DocuSign. All forms must be returned by the deadline indicated in order to participate.


Daily Schedule Overview

  • Wednesday — 2:30 p.m. (mandatory orientation) to approx. 9 p.m.
  • Thursday–Friday — 9:30 a.m. to approx. 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday — 9:30 a.m. start; concert at 2:30 p.m.