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Welcome to the official site of the IDRS 2022 50th Anniversary Conference 

The hosts, Yoshi Ishikawa and Peter Cooper, extend their invitation to the world-wide community of double reed artists, pedagogues, students and industries to attend the 50th anniversary conference of the International Double Reed Society in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, USA. Please enjoy the introductory video clips of the city of Boulder; the host institution, the University of Colorado Boulder; College of Music; and the beautiful state of Colorado! The portal for submission of proposals to participate in the IDRS 2022 conference will open on August 1, 2020.

 IDRS 50th Anniversary Conference

World-class artists and pedagogues from the around the globe will assemble in Boulder to present 5-days of performances, masterclasses, and lectures. Two international bassoon and oboe competitions will be conducted. Events will be held in the Imig Music Building’s new 57 million dollar 64,000-square foot addition (open fall 2020), the historic 2000 seat Macky Auditorium, and the University Memorrial Center’s 10,000-square foot exhibit hall. Vrtually all major bassoon and oboe makers from the US, Europe and Asia will exhibit their instruments and make them available for trial. Moreover, one-of-a-kind specialty reed tools, reed cane, and every imaginable double reed gadget made by master craftsman from the US, Europe and Asia will be on display. Extensivive repertoire for double reed instruments will also be availalbe.

Plan your trip to include an extended stay in Boulder, or a visit to one or more of the fantastic Colorado national parks. Arrange for accommodations early!

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Macky Auditorium Concert Hall of the University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder Colorado

Boulder is 30 minutes from downtown Denver and 50 minutes from the Denver International AirportThere is world-class hiking around Boulder. Chautauqua Park, 1.5 miles from the College of Music, has many trails including some to the top of the famous “Flatirons”.  The Boulder Canyon trail, 2 miles from the College of Music, is an easy but spectacular hike that meanders along a river surrounded by huge rock walls. With outstanding shopping, lodging, restaurants, services, and entertainment & events, downtown Boulder offers captivating experiences for everyone.

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College of Music

With award-winning programs led by internationally recognized faculty, the College of Music works collaboratively toward the goal of developing performers, composers, scholars, pedagogues and teachers who are passionate about music, who are ambitious in setting their educational and professional goals, and whose impact on our campus community and the larger arts world is both memorable and far reaching.

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As one of only 36 U.S. public research institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Colorado Boulder is all about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge.

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, we take pride in helping our students, faculty, staff and partners turn new ideas into productive outcomes that change lives.

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Colorful Colorado

Rocky Mountaion National Park, the fourth most visited in the US, is an hour drive, and
Breckenridge, Vail, and Aspen are easy destinations. Colorado’s four National Parks — Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison — are home to some of the world’s most wondrous and diverse scenery. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers and desert lands. Colorado is part of the western and southwestern United States, and is one of the Mountain States. 

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