479-575-6491 cms@uark.edu

2019 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 9 – 14, 2019
Times: See sample schedule below

Music Building, U of A Campus

Click here for maps and directions.


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

$235 lodging package (for those staying overnight at dorm): 5 nights lodging, breakfasts

$110 optional reedmaking kit: includes required items listed above

Registration:  REGISTER and pay online. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.
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:      David Owens, CMS Operations Coordinator – 479-575-4702 – cms@uark.edu

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

                           Dr. Lia Uribe, Professor of Bassoon, Camp Director – luribe@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.  Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, as long as funds are available.  Applications must be submitted by midnight on April 19, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and notifications sent to applicants by April 26.

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, June 09
5:00 – 6:00pm Camp check-in at dormitory (all campers)
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Camp orientation and evening activity

Monday – Thursday, June 10 – 13
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 14
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


Theresa Delaplain has taught oboe at the University of Arkansas since 1990, in addition to teaching music theory, coaching chamber music, and performing in the University’s resident faculty ensemble, The Lyrique Quintette. She also also manager of the Lyrique Quintette, performs as oboist with the Boston Mountain Chamber Players and Spectrum Trio, and is a founding member of the Northwest Arkansas Chamber Music Society. Dr. Delaplain is Music Director and founder of the annual Sequoyah Music Festival (formerly the Boston Mountain Woodwind and Horn Seminar), which is a one-week intensive summer chamber music festival. Dr. Delaplain is the author of a reedmaking book for beginning and intermediate reedmakers entitled My Kingdom for a Reed! As a performer, Dr. Delaplain performs and/or tours regularly as a solo recitalist and chamber musician.
Since coming to the University of Arkansas, Dr. Delaplain has developed the oboe studio to one of the finest in the region, offering regular master classes, reedmaking classes, performance opportunities, and chamber music coaching.

Lia Uribe, Moosmann artist, is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Arkansas and Principal Bassoonist of SoNA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas). Dr. Uribe maintains an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and artist-teacher. Her international work includes venues and festivals in Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Ecuador, Greece, Puerto Rico, Japan, and multiple venues in the United States. Dr. Uribe performs on regular basis with the Lyrique Quintette, woodwind quintet in residence at the University of Arkansas, and the Diamante Trio, a clarinet, bassoon and piano chamber ensemble.
Originally from Cali, Colombia, Lia Uribe earned a bachelor’s degree in bassoon performance from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá as a student of Mr. Sigfried Miklin. While in Colombia, she played with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogotá, Orquesta Sinfonica de Colombia, Orquesta de la Opera de Colombia, and Orquesta Sinfonica del Valle, and also taught bassoon at the Javeriana University. After graduation, Dr. Uribe attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, for a fall and winter residency. Lia Uribe earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Ramey, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Kansas with Dr. Eric Stomberg.
An advocate of new music, Dr. Uribe has premiered and commissioned new works for the bassoon, including pieces by Jorge Humberto Pinzon, Johann Hasler, Robert Mueller, Joe Alexander, Miho Sasaki, Bill Douglas, John Steinmetz and Miguel del Aguila.

Suzanne McGowen is currently enjoying her twelfth year at Ozark Middle School (MO) as a sixth and seventh grade band director. Prior to teaching in Ozark, she taught elementary music in Aurora, Missouri for five years. Suzanne is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s in music and earned her master’s degree in oboe performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. She is in her twenty-first season with the Fort Smith Symphony (AR) where she plays second oboe and principal English horn. Suzanne lives in Ozark, MO with her husband and daughter.