Summer 2020 Events

With COVID-19 health measures in place, many of us have turned to online private lessons, masterclasses, and meetings to stay connected, motivated, and inspired to play. Although many events and performances have been canceled, there are plenty of new and existing events that are being offered completely online, many of which are being organized and taught by world renowned musicians.  We've put together a list of competitions, masterclasses, and seminars that we hope you will consider joining.  Click on each event icon for more information.

IDRS 1st Virtual Symposium

Join the International Double Reed Society from July 27th - 31st for a virtual symposium!  This event features free admission to all recorded lectures, recorded recitals, and live streaming events. Visit the conference link for the full calendar of events and to RSVP to any live streaming events that you would like to attend.


Virtual Oboe Competition

Founded in 2020 by LA Chamber Orchestra Principal Oboist Claire Brazeau as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Virtual Oboe Competition (VOC) strives to support and amplify young and emerging oboists by providing high-level online resources and opportunities to young musicians across the globe.

International Bassoon Meetup

Through the generosity of artists and leaders in the bassoon industry, we are able to provide master classes with top bassoon artists at no cost to participants.

Join as a performer or observer in masterclasses and Q&A sessions with each artist.

The Sessions

THE SESSIONS is a ten week program designed to inspire, hold you accountable, and give you a sense of community while you do the hard work. This is the ideal time to put in extensive practicing, and this program will help give you the structure to refine and achieve your goals.

Everyone knows that it is easier to go to the gym if you know that you’ve paid for classes and if you’re going with friends who share the same goals. This idea holds true for music as well. Each week, for ten weeks, we will meet as a group to hold discussions, play for each other, study with a guest instructor, and take private lessons.

Knowing that this is a difficult time for many financially, fees are kept as low as possible and scholarships are available.

John Mack Oboe Camp

The John Mack Oboe Camp is an intense series of master classes for oboists. All classes are group classes with students performing standard etudes, solos, and orchestral excerpts. Admission is open to college-age oboists, professionals, teachers, and a limited number of advanced high school oboists.

JMOC was founded in 1976 by Joseph Robinson. It is held at Wildacres Retreat, located near Little Switzerland, North Carolina. Wildacres is a place of supreme beauty in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it is committed to advancing the arts, natural sciences, religion, and the betterment of human relations.


Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition & Bassoon Symposium

This summer webinar series is put together by the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium team.  They are featuring different topics for each webinar installment.  Visit their website for additional information.


NRO Virtual Masterclass & Seminar Series

As part of this series, Burt Hara, Associate Principal Clarinet at the Los Angeles, Philharmonic, will be presenting a masterclass on Wednesday, June 24th, from 11am to 1pm MDT. Admission is free and registration is required to attend. Click the photo for more details and to register.