Program Overview

Oboe reed-making lab, School of Music.

Rutgers Summer Oboe Reed Making Intensive is a three-day workshop for oboe students interested in reed making.  Led by Dr. Erin Banholzer, adjunct professor of oboe at Rutgers University, students will develop the skills needed for reed making independence.  Participants will learn how to tie blanks and scrape reeds for 3.5 hours each day.  Additional topics covered will include tube cane preparation, reed finishing techniques, and reed making for different climates.

Dr. Banholzer will also be teaching at Rutgers Wind Band and Chamber Music Camp immediately following the oboe reed-making intensive.  Enroll today to jump start your reed making before band camp!

This program is open to oboe students ages 10-18.  No prior reed-making experience is necessary, and all levels of reed-making ability are welcome. 
View schedule in detail.

• Right before band camp (camp is June 25-30) (reed seminar 23, 24, 25)
• Commuters only
• 3-4 hours per day
• Supplies: Students need to have all their own reed-making supplies.
• Ability level: Beginners through advanced reed-makers.

Registration opens on February 6, 2017.
Registration closes on June 5, 2017, or whenever the conservatories reach maximum enrollment.
Applications received after June 5, 2017 will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

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