MASON SUMMER DOUBLE REED ACADEMY
Oboe & Bassoon
SUMMER 2022 INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY!
Come join us for an immersive double reed experience! Led by oboe professor Emily Foster (US Air Force Band) and bassoon professor Christopher Jewell (Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra), Mason Arts Academy’s Double Reed Camp will give students the unique opportunity to focus on solo repertoire for oboe and bassoon, orchestral excerpts, and reed making. The Camp is open to all levels, and each student will leave with a reed they made themselves! We will also discuss instrument maintenance tips and how to make small reed adjustments to help individually tailor your reeds. We will close the week with spirited performances by our Oboe Choir and Bassoon Band!
Ages: 13 – 18
Dates: June 14 – 18, 2021
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
*After Care not available for Summer 2021
- CDC Recommended Face Mask
- Writing supplies: pencils, pens, notebooks
Co-Director/Instructor: Emily Foster
Mason School of Music Professor
Read about Professor Foster
In 2007, Professor Foster joined the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and studied at the prestigious Settlement Music School. She performed as principal oboist with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and during their tour of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2007. In 2008, she was the winner of two concerto competitions and was featured as a soloist performing Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C Minor with the Kennett Symphony and Newark Symphony Orchestra. In addition to solo performances, Professor Foster has participated in the Banff Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the National Repertory Orchestra.
In 2013, Professor Foster received her Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Rice University studying under Houston Symphony principal oboist, Robert Atherholt. Prior to college, she studied with Jonathan Blumenfeld and Lloyd Shorter.
An active freelancer, Professor Foster has frequently performed as a guest artist with the Washington Concert Opera, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Tyson’s McLean Orchestra, and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Also an avid chamber musician, Professor Foster is the oboist in a reed quintet, the Atlantic Reed Consort, and made her Carnegie Hall debut with them in January 2017.
Co-Director/Instructor: Christopher Jewell
Mason School of Music Professor
Read about Professor Jewell
As a clinician and adjudicator, he has served as a judge for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Woodwinds Competition and has presented masterclasses for the DC Youth Orchestra and at schools throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has additionally taught masterclasses at James Madison University and the University of Missouri, and was honored to coach students at the Simon Bolivar Youth Symphony in Caracas, Venezuela, under Gustavo Dudamel. Professor Jewell coaches woodwinds for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and also maintains a vibrant private studio in Northern Virginia.
An avid chamber musician, he has performed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Georgetown University’s Friday Music Series, and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and has been featured on WETA’s Front Row Washington. He has also performed with bassoon ensembles at the International Double Reed Society and Texas Music Educators Association Conventions. Professor Jewell earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he studied with Barbara Wood. He continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Patricia Rogers, Principal Bassoonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
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