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December, 16, 2016
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM


Meeting Room W187


Jennifer Auerbach

Jennifer Auerbach
Sally Bohls

Sally Bohls

Planning a Successful Double-Reed Beginner Class

Clinic Synopsis:

It’s the first day of school and the beginner oboe and bassoons are sitting in their chairs waiting to learn… Now what? How can you start their double-reed instruction off right? This clinic will outline what to do in that first day, week, month and semester of beginner double-reed class. Band books are not always able to present note introductions for oboe and bassoon in the most ideal way. We will give a complete outline of a first semester class per our original double-reed class method.

Jennifer Auerbach - Biographical Information

Jennifer Auerbach is the CEO and founder of the Bocal Majority organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bassoon performance from Chicago Musical College and master’s and doctoral degrees in music theory from the University of North Texas. She has taught private bassoon lessons in the Dallas metroplex since 1998 to students in grades 6 through 12 and takes great pride in helping them get to the next level of their playing. She has given numerous clinics at the Texas Music Educators’ Convention, the International Double Reed Society on the topic of bassoon and double-reed pedagogy. Along with her partner, Sally Bohls, she has co-authored a beginner double-reed classroom method book. Her goal is to provide high level information in a positive and uplifting teaching environment.

Sally Bohls - Biographical Information

Sally Bohls is a professional performer/contractor, studio musician, and private teacher in the Dallas Metroplex. She is the oboe side of Bocal Majority/Operation O.B.O.E. and the head of ADRIT Studies, the advanced division. Sally is actively sought after as a guest soloist, clinician, and adjudicator. She has articles published in national and international magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. She has a private studio of young oboists grades 6 thru 12 and has taught at the university level. Her students are extraordinarily successful at all levels and in all types of competitions. Sally tries to instill a profound sense of self-worth and joy of playing in all of her students.