School of Music

Reeds Festival

The Wright State University Reeds Festival is an event that brings together clarinet, bassoon, and oboe players from throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

November 17, 2018
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Creative Arts Center
Wright State University

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About the Festival

The festival is a full day of new ideas and exchanges of knowledge geared towards the needs and interests of high school students, private studio teachers, and amateur double reed players. The day will include:

  • With separate schedules and events for clarinet, oboe, and bassoon, the day will include classes covering concepts of performing, reed adjustment, the English horn and contrabassoon, and literature with separate offerings for high school students and adults.
  • The Wright State Reeds Festival is for high school and college students, amateur and professional players, and private studio teachers.
  • Cost of the event is $35. This covers all master classes, recitals, and events of the day.
  • Everyone should bring an instrument and participate in the clinics and workshops.
  • All festival events will take place on the campus of Wright State University at the Creative Arts Center.


All participants under the age of 18 must submit a Medical Form (PDF)

Cost of the event is $35. This covers:

  • Registration fee
  • All master classes, recitals and events
  • Festival t-shirt

Note: To receive a t-shirt, you must register by November 12, 2018.

Workshop Presenters

Bill Jobert

Bill Jobert is now in his 10th year at Wright State where he serves as Lecturer of Bassoon and Coordinator of Music Education.

Katherine L. deGruchy

Katherine, a native of Dayton, Ohio, received her Bachelors and Masters in Music Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with the renowned oboist John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra.  She lived in Mexico City for 17 ye

John Kurokawa

John Kurokawa is the Instructor of Clarinet at Wright State University. In addition to teaching applied clarinet, he teaches courses in woodwind chamber music, woodwind pedagogy, and music education.

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson has taught at the University of Kentucky since 1976 and has been Principal Bassoon with the Lexington Philharmonic since 1978, with which he has been featured in three solo concertos.


Vendors will be on site with instruments to try, and music and supplies to purchase.

Are you a vendor and would like to have a display? Fill out the Vendor Sponsorship Form (PDF).

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