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2018 Midwest Double Reed Rally

The Midwest Double Reed Rally is a fun and unique learning experience for musicians entering grades 7-12!  During the week, students will work with professionals to hone their skills and learn about their instruments.  Daily classes will include repertoire, sight reading, skills (based on level), reedmaking, and chamber music. Special evening activities are also planned.  Participants will stay in supervised dormitories on campus.

Students are required to bring the following reedmaking equipment.


  • sharp reedmaking knife
  • mandrel
  • plaque
  • block
  • FF reedmaking thread
  • 6” metric ruler
  • 47mm staples (6 of them)

  • forming mandrel
  • pliers
  • wire
  • knife
  • file set
  • plaque

All cane will be supplied by Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds.  Students who don’t own reedmaking equipment may purchase a kit with camp registration, to be delivered at camp check-in and used during the week.  The kit includes all of the items specified above.  Special camp price is $110.

Eligibility: Double reed students entering grades 7-12. No audition required.
Dates: June 10 – 15
Times: See sample schedule below
Location: Music Building, U of A Campus

Click here for maps and directions.

Fees: $370 by May 1 / $400 after May 1: instruction, materials, and daily lunches and dinners

$200 lodging package (for those staying overnight at dorm): 5 nights lodging, breakfasts

$110 optional reedmaking kit: includes required items listed above

Registration: It’s not too late to register! Call or email the CMS office to for sign-up information.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: By May 15: refund less $100 administrative fee

May 16 – May 31: refund less $150 administrative fee

After May 31: no refunds


For More Information

Registration:      Rachael Small, CMS Operations Coordinator – 479-575-6491 – music4u@uark.edu

Curriculum:         Dr. Theresa Delaplain, Camp Director – delaplai@uark.edu


The mission of the Community Music School is to provide enriching programs to all. If the program fee is a financial burden, complete a scholarship application by clicking here.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, as long as funds are available.

The scholarship applications must be submitted by midnight on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and notifications sent to applicants the week of May 7.


Tentative Schedule

Sunday, June 10
5:00 – 6:00pm Camp check-in at dormitory (all campers)
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Camp orientation and evening activity

Monday – Thursday, June 11 – 14
7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast (for dorm campers)
8:30am – noon Instructional Time
Noon – 1:00pm Lunch at dormitory (all campers)
1:00 – 4:00pm Instructional Time
4:00 – 5:00pm Free time (all campers)
5:00 – 6:00pm Dinner at dormitory (all campers)
6:30 – 9:30pm Evening activities (all campers)

Friday, June 15
7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast (for dorm campers)
8:30am  Rehearsal, concert preparation
9:30am Concert hall opens for seating
10:00am Final concert
11:00am Camp Ends


Dr. Theresa Delaplain, University of Arkansas Oboe Faculty

Dr. Lia Uribe, University of Arkansas Bassoon Faculty

Suzanne McGowen, M.M. in Oboe Performance, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Public School Instrumental Music Teacher, Ozark Middle School, Missouri; English hornist, Fort Smith Symphony