IDRS 51st Conference
University of Colorado Boulder, College of Music
July 26-30, 2022

Conference Registration
World-class artists and pedagogues from around the globe will assemble in Boulder to present five-days of performances, masterclasses, and lectures.


Conference Program Book

Schedule • Gala Concert Artists

  • Over 135 events featuring world-class musicians from US, Europe, South America, and Asia including opening and closing concerto evenings with orchestra, chamber music gala concerts (showcase I and showcase II), solo recitals, chamber ensembles, Masterclasses, and Lectures.

Exhibitors from around the world

  • 54 double reed specialty companies will exhibit at the conference, including instrument makers, reed tool manufacturers, sheet music and double reed specialists from US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Netherlands.

Yoga for All

Open to all registrants. Click here to register (required).
Wednesday, July 27 – 8:00AM-9:00AM • Friday, July 29 – 8:00AM-9:00AM

Masterclasses • Presenters

  • Throughout the conference there will be 19 oboe and bassoon masterclasses taught by top performers and pedagogues from around the world. The students performing at the classes have been already selected but the classes are open to all registrants.

IDRS Baroque Band

  • The IDRS Baroque Band harkens back to the great wind bands of the 17th and 18th centuries. By bringing both solemnity and frivolity, it fosters joy and shared participatory experience for avocational and professional players of historic double reeds…[continue]

Reading Group 2022

  • Reading Groups are sight-reading sessions that have been a regular part of the IDRS Conference since 1999. They are also being planned for the 2022 conference at the University of Colorado. The sessions are designed to be fun and stress-free, yet sufficiently challenging to be musically satisfying. We currently have a library of almost 900 double reed ensembles, each consisting of 2-16 different parts…[continue]


  • Hosts Yoshi Ishikawa and Peter Cooper have committed to foster and embrace a core mission for the CU Boulder IDRS 51st Conference that it will be anti-racist, diverse, and inclusive, and will provide a welcoming environment for every individual in the worldwide community of double reed professionals, students, enthusiasts, and industries.

Land Acknowledgment

  • The College of Music at CU Boulder acknowledges that the University sits upon land within the territories of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho peoples. Further, we acknowledge that 48 contemporary tribal nations are historically tied to the lands that make up the state of Colorado.




The hosts, Yoshi Ishikawa and Peter Cooper, extend their invitation to attend the IDRS 51st conference at the University of Colorado Boulder, College of Music in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Yoshi Ishikawa is the Professor of Bassoon and Chair of the Woodwind Area.
Peter Cooper is the Teaching Professor of Oboe and the Principal Oboist of the Colorado Symphony.


University of Colorado Boulder, College of Music

Founded in 1920, the college offers a wide range of programs for undergraduate and graduate study. 

Active as award-winning professional performers, composers, and scholars, College of Music faculty members are committed to helping students develop their talents and succeed in their chosen musical endeavors. The rich resources of a leading research university, providing students access to the liberal arts and numerous interdisciplinary opportunities, enhance this intensive musical training. With 300 undergraduate and 250 graduate students, the College of Music boasts a faculty-to-student ratio of approximately one faculty member for every eight students. This close interaction inspires and equips students to develop their talents, refine their passions and ultimately succeed in their professional endeavors.

University of Colorado, Boulder

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From offering dozens of exciting programs in a range of academic fields, to serving as one of the world’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs, to working closely through hundreds of public outreach efforts with communities across Colorado and the world, the university takes pride in helping its students, faculty, staff and partners turn new ideas into productive outcomes that change lives. 

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