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South Carolina Double Reed Day

Double reed players of all ages and abilities are invited to the biennial South Carolina Double Reed Day at USC. You can experience a full day of clinics, reed classes, recitals and master classes for the oboe and bassoon at the fall event. S.C. Double Reed Day at USC takes place every other year. The next event takes place November 2015.

That day...

Activities and classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced reed players ensure a day full of great learning, listening and playing experiences.

School of Music faculty members host the event, which culminates with a double reed ensemble performance by all participants.

A double reed repair specialist gives free instrument adjustments, minor repairs, major repair consultation and sessions on oboe and bassoon maintenance. Double reed vendors offer instruments, music and accessories.

Students have the option of performing in a master class or attending as an observer. It promises to be a day of fun and learning for oboe and bassoon players of all ages and levels!


S.C. Double Reed Day at USC takes place every other year. The next event takes place November 2015.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; activities begin at 9:30 a.m.

The day’s activities include:

  • A recital by Professor Nagel (oboe) and Professor Harley (bassoon)

  • Master classes for oboists and bassoonists of all levels

  • A class on Alexander Technique for double reed players by Petrea Warneck, oboist and Certified Alexander Technician

  • Double reed ensemble concert of all participants

  • Double reed repairspecialist Bruce McCall will be available for free instrument adjustments, minor repairs and major repair consultation. A limited number of appointments are available.

See the 2013 schedule


$35 registration covers all activities and lunch. Parents may attend for free.


Registration will be available online or walk-up registration is also available.


The School of Music building is located at 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, S.C. 29208. Directions to USC and parking information.

For more information:

Rebecca Nagel or Michael Harley


Vendors and Sponsors

S.C. Double Reed Day is sponsored, in part, by Yamaha USA. Featured vendors, bringing numerous instruments, music, reeds and accessories for trial and sale include Covey and Ramsay Oboes, Miller MarketingMusical Innovations and Pecknel Music.