UTA Department of Music


Saturday, February 7, 2015

For all oboe and bassoon students in grades 7-12.

Your Hosts
UTA Professor of Oboe Rogene Russell
UTA Professor of Bassoon Scott Pool
UTA Director of Bands Douglas Stotter

Join us for a day of double reed fun and celebration, music-making, and education.


Rogene Russell, Professor of Oboe, UTA
Ms. Russell is Principal Oboist of the Dallas Opera orchestra and English Horn player with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.  She also serves as the Artistic Director of Fine Arts Chamber Players.  Professor Russell earned degrees in oboe performance from the University of Tennesee-Knoxville and the Yale University School of Music.

Scott Pool, Professor of Bassoon, UTA
Recognized as a Moosmann artist, Dr. Pool has appeared as soloist and chamber musician throughout North and South America and Europe; he is the faculty bassoonist for the Orfeo International Music Festival (Italy) and his latest recordings can be heard on Landscapes:  The Double Reed Music of Daniel Baldwin. More information about the activities of Scott Pool and the UTA Bassoon studio can be found at www.scottpoolbassoon.com

Rebecca Henderson, oboe
A prize winner in the 1995 New York International Competition for Solo Oboists and in the 1988 Lucarelli International Solo Oboe Competition, Rebecca Henderson has performed as Acting Principal Oboist with the National Symphony and Colorado Symphony orchestras, as Guest Principal Oboist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic, and has been a member of the Colorado Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestras. She has performed as concerto soloist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony of Ecuador, and the Philharmonia Northwest Chamber Orchestra in Seattle. Festival performances include the Aspen, Cabrillo, Bellingham, and Boulder Bach Festivals, and she is currently on the faculty of the International Festival Institute at Round Top in Texas and the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington. She has recorded for the Boston Records, Centaur, RCA Masterworks, and RCWinds labels. Her solo CD, “…is but a dream,” has been hailed by critics as “exquisite…a CD that you will play over and over” (Gramophone), and “superb…a wonderfully vibrant, almost luscious sound” (American Record Guide). Ms. Henderson has been a member of the Butler School of Music faculty at The University of Texas at Austin since 2001.

Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon
Grammy nominated Estonian-born bassoon virtuoso, Martin Kuuskmann’s charismatic and commanding performances throughout the world have earned him repute as one of the leading solo instrumentalists today. The New York Times praised Kuuskmann’s playing as “…the amazing bassoonist…Kuuskmann played stunningly…” Kuuskmann has premiered eight bassoon concertos, all written and dedicated to him by some of the foremost composers of our time. Since 2011 Kuuskmann has been invited annually as a concerto soloist at the International Double Reed Society Conventions. A frequent guest in festivals, Kuuskmann appears regularly at the Pärnu Music Festival, Bremen Musikfest, as well as Landsberg, Kuhmo, Gaia, Umeå, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, to name a few. As an avid chamber musician Kuuskmann is a co-founder of the Berlin based Trio Mann along with oboist Christoph Hartmann (Berlin Philharmonic) and pianist Hendrik Heilmann, exploring a wide range of repertory from solo chamber music to trios. For the last several years Kuuskmann has appeared regularly, under the invitation of Paavo Järvi, as a solo bassoonist in the Pärnu Music Festival Orchestra. As a recording artist, Kuuskmann received a 2007 Grammy Nomination for his recording of David Chesky’s bassoon concerto. Kuuskmann’s acclaimed solo cd “Nonstop” and other albums are available on ERP, Erdenklang, CCn’C and Chesky record labels. A graduate of the Yale and the Manhattan Schools of Music, Kuuskmann taught at the Manhattan School of Music Contemporary Performance Program (2007-2012) and currently teaches at Cornish College of Arts in Seattle. He serves as the woodwind coach of the Baltic Youth Philharmonic and teaches regularly at the Arosa Music Academy in Switzerland. An artist of Bernd Moosmann bassoons, Miller Marketing Company, Martin Kuuskmann plays on the Moosmann 222 model bassoons.

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SCHEDULE—Saturday, February 7, 2015

8:30 – Registration, Irons Hall Lobby
9:00 – Opening Recital
10:00-12:00 – Double Reed Sessions
12:00 – Free Lunch!
1:00 – Oboe and Bassoon Rehearsals
2:00 – Combined Rehearsals
3:00 – Closing concert featuring all participants
5:00 – Guest Artist Recital

Separate sessions will be tailored for specific experience levels:
1-2 years; 3-4 years, 5 or more years experience

The clinic will be held in the Music Wing of the Fine Arts Building on the UTA Campus
Click here for a map locating our building on the UTA campus
We are in the Fine Arts Building, marked "FA" on the map, near the corner of Greek Row and Nedderman Drive
Free parking on Saturdays is available in lots F8, F9, and F6 on the map


All double reed students in grades 7-12 are welcome.

Just you, your instrument and your reeds. If you have any reed-making tools, bring those, too.

No! The clinic is free and we also will provide lunch free of charge.

Parents are welcome to attend the opening recital at 9am. At 10am an information sesssion for parent will be held, covering topics related to college opportunities for double-reed players. During the remainder of the day, parents are welcome to observe any session where space is available. At 3:00pm, everyone is welcome to join us for the closing concert where all participants will be performing.

Email Professor of Bassoon, Dr. Scott Pool at cspool@uta.edu or call 817-272-2484



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