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ASU Flute and Double Reed Day

Sunday, January 29, 2023 2 - 6 p.m. Free

High school and junior college musicians who play the flute, oboe and bassoon are invited to campus for an afternoon of learning and fun.

This event will be led by Dr. Connie Kelley and Dr. Janelle Ott of the ASU music faculty, as well as guest musicians Dr. Douglas Bakenhus and Dennette Derby McDermott.

The schedule of activities includes:

  • Masterclasses in flute, oboe and bassoon
  • Ensemble sight reading
  • Lectures and classes
  • Mini-Recital featuring the guest musicians and ASU faculty

The public is also invited to attend the Mini-Recital that will begin at 5 p.m. in the Carr EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall.

In addition to teaching at ASU, Kelley is director of the San Angelo Community Band and conductor of the Concho Valley Community Flute Choir. Ott has performed with symphony orchestras throughout Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas and Louisiana.

Bakenhus is the music director and conductor of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony at Northwestern State University in Louisiana, where he also teaches bassoon and conducting.

McDermott is a retired professor of flute at Northwestern State University, where she taught from 1990-2022. She plays flute for the Austin Baroque Orchestra.

Registration Instructions

In the ‘Comments’ box at the bottom of the form, please also let us know the name of your school, what grade you are in, your music director’s name, and the title of any piece you are currently working on.