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Participants from the 2014 Double Reed DaySaturday, February 21, 2015

Please join Chapman University's Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music esteemed double reed faculty for the 2015 Chapman University Double Reed Day.

We are very excited to announce that Ted Sugata, oboe and Dana Jackson, bassoon will be our 2015 guest artists.  This festival is underwritten by the Conservatory and therefore free to all registered participants.

This event is designed for all double reed players and will be a wonderful opportunity to meet, learn from and perform with other talented players from throughout the Orange County area. Students should bring their instruments and come prepared to play in our double reed ensemble. This event is open to all ages and is surely not to be missed!

Please fill out the Registration Form online to guarantee your spot at this year's event - RSVP is required so all participants are asked to register by February 16th!

If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Rivera at rrivera@chapman.edu.

Professor Rebecca Rivera, Bassoon
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus!

+ - Conservatory Faculty

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Rebecca Rivera

Instructor, Bassoon


+ - 2015 Guest Artists

Headshot for Dana JacksonDana Jackson, a native of Seattle, Washington, holds a BA from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, a MM from Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music, a PSC from the Colburn School, and was a regular member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She is the second bassoonist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and the Santa Barbara Symphony, and an active freelancer in both Seattle and Southern California. Her orchestral experience includes playing under the batons of conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, James Conlon, and Leonard Slatkin, and sharing the stage with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led be Mitsuko Uchida in a concert of Mozart piano works.

She has played with soloists Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman on the Carnegie Hall stage with the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Yo-yo Ma in a sold out concert of chamber works in Chicago’s Symphony Center. The Chicago Tribune noted Mr. Ma & company’s rendition of Martinu’s Tango “had it’s most seductive effect when led by Dana Jackson’s bassoon.” As a soloist Dana received the Honorable Mention prize in the finals of the esteemed Gillet-Fox bassoon competition held at the International Double Reed Society convention in New York in 2014. Ms. Jackson has also been very active in the world of summer festivals, having attended the Aspen Music Festival as a fellowship recipient studying with Per Hannevold, Banff Summer Music Festival, Moritzburg Festival in Dresden, National Repertory Orchestra Festival, Round Top Music Festival, National Orchestra Institute, and Brevard Music Festival. Teaching is also an important part of Ms. Jackson’s career. She has taught with the Colburn School’s Teaching Fellows and Jumpstart band program, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s outreach program, and private lessons on both bassoon and saxophone with students ranging from 10 to 75 years old.

Headshot for Ted SugataA native of Southern California, Ted Sugata is currently second oboist with the Pacific Symphony. Previously, he held positions with the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida, and as principal oboe with the Lyrique en Mer Opera Festival in Belle-Ile, France. He has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony and the Pasadena Symphony. Also active as a chamber musician, he is a member of the Calico Winds, the resident woodwind quintet with the Glendale Noon Concerts.

Mr. Sugata was born and raised in Northridge, California and started playing the oboe at age 13. He continued his studies with Joseph Robinson at the Manhattan School of Music and with John Mack at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received a Master of Music degree in 2002.

Mr. Sugata recently completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in oboe performance at USC under Dr. Joel Timm. During the summer, he has performed as a fellow with the Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Music Academy of the West.

In addition to performing, Mr. Sugata is a dedicated teacher. He maintains a private oboe studio and is on the faculty at the Idyllwild Arts summer session and Chamberfest. He and his wife have a son.

+ - Schedule

9:30am - 10:00am

Registration and Check-In (Oliphant Patio)

10:00am - 10:45am

Master classes, led by guest artists Ted Sugata, oboe and Dana Jackson, bassoon

11:00am - 11:45am

Reed Adjustment 101, led by Jessica Pearlman and Rebecca Rivera

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Lunch Break (bring your own)

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Recital featuring Ted Sugata, Dana Jackson, Jessica Pearlman and Rebecca Rivera

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Double Reed Choir

2:45pm - 3:00pm


+ - Location, Maps & Directions

This year's Double Reed Day will take place at Crean Orchestral Recital Hall, located in Oliphant Hall (OH for short).  Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is located at the corner of Grand and Palm Avenues.

Chapman University in beautiful Southern California is located in the city of Orange just steps away from the Orange Plaza Historic District and minutes from many world class hotspots.  Please refer to our Maps & Directions page for more information about our campus maps, driving directions, and/or parking information.  Additionally, a campus map (PDF) can be obtained at http://www.chapman.edu/about/_files/maps-and-directions/current-maps/campus-map.pdf

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