Sunday, September 9, 2012


WSU School of Music 
Double Reed Studio welcomes
September 11, 2012
12:30 PM
Duerksen Fine Arts Center
Wichita State University











Concert Piece for Bassoon and Piano Op.35….....Gabriel Pierne (1863-1937)

Vocalise for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 34, No. 14
Do Not Sing, My Beauty………………………….Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

“Mon Coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” 
from Samson et Dalila……................................Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Parable for Solo Bassoon,
 Op. 110…………….....................Vincent Persichetti (1915-87)                                        

Concertstücke
 for Bassoon and Piano………………….....….Edouard Flament (1880-1958)

Waltzes for Solo Bassoon…………………….Francisco Mignone  (1897-1986)
“Improvised Waltz”                                                                            
“Mistério”
 “Waltz of the Other Corner”

River of Light for Bassoon and Piano………….Daniel Baldwin (b.1978)


Master Class: 
The Hierarchy of Musical Needs
with Dr. Scott Pool

11:30 AM
Duerksen Fine Arts Center

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Weber Concerto with WSU Summer Orchestra

Faculty artist Scott Oakes appeared as soloist with the WSU Summer Orchestra at 7:30pm on Friday, July 20, in Wiedemann Hall. The concert, led by Mark Laycock, featured music by Tchaikovsky, Weber, Sarasate, and Surinach. Oakes, Principal Bassoon of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, performed the Bassoon Concerto in F Major by Carl Maria von Weber, a German composer, conductor, pianist, and critic active in the early Romantic period.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Congratulations to WSU alum: bassoonist Nathan Koch


Austin-based bassoonist Dr. Nathan J. Koch will be joining the faculty of Sam Houston State University in the Fall of 2012 as the Assistant Professor of Bassoon.  He currently enjoys a busy and varied teaching and performing schedule in the central Texas area.

Dr. Koch has performed with the Austin Symphony and Austin Lyric Opera, the Tulsa, Victoria, and Brazos Valley Symphonies, and the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra.  He has appeared as a featured soloist at the 2008 Kansas Bandmasters Association convention and as a contrabassoon clinician for the online subscription service I Compete in Texas.  Festival appearances include the Round Top Music Festival, the Texas Music Festival, the Pierre Monteux School Orchestra, and the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil. 

He maintains an active private studio of bassoonists ranging in age from 12 to their mid 60’s.  He has served on the faculties of the Austin Chamber Music Center, the Longhorn Music Camp, the Bocal Majority Bassoon Camp, and the High Plains Band and Orchestra Camp.

Several of Dr. Koch’s solo and chamber music arrangements are available through TrevCo Music, including works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Debussy.

Dr. Koch holds degrees from Wichita State University (B.M.) and The University of Texas at Austin (M.M., D.M.A.) where he studied with Nicolasa Kuster and Kristin Wolfe Jensen.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Le Tombeau de Couperin

This weekend's Wichita Symphony concert features WSU oboe professor Andréa Banke in Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin



"The oboe solos in 'Le Tombeau, particularly in the first movement, are noted for their virtuosic demands and principal oboist Andrea Banke was equal to the task. Banke’s playing was sinuous and elegant." review, The Wichita Eagle 2/19/2012


Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/02/19/2222226/guest-violinist-leads-wichita.html#storylink=cpy