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Third Annual Double Reed Day

Third Annual Double Reed Day

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Please complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page to register.

Hosted by: Dr. Kristin Polk, Assistant Professor of Double Reeds at WKU

Guest Artist and Clinician: Larry Long, Professional Bassoonist and Repairman


This event is open to Double Reed Players of all ages, Band Directors, and Teachers.

And, it's FREE!



Music Rehearsal Hall

Western Kentucky University



9:15am-9:30am – Registration/Check-in

9:30am – Faculty Recital

10:00am - Master class

11:15am – Instrument Maintenance Talk

11:45am – Chamber Ensemble Reading Session


The day will include a master class for oboists and bassoonists, an instrument maintenance talk, a faculty recital, and a chamber ensemble music rehearsal for all oboists and bassoonists in a mass double reed ensemble!


For further information, contact:

Dr. Kristin Polk



Clinician Bios

A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Larry Long holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Education from Western Kentucky University and the Master of Music in bassoon from Memphis State University. Currently, he operates Opus Horn Repair in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Larry has taught instrumental music in the public schools and oboe and bassoon on the college level. Mr. Long has performed with the Bowling Green/Western Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Orchestra Kentucky, Paducah Symphony, Western Arts Quartet and the Lost River Cave Big Band. In addition to performing, Larry is a highly respected private oboe and bassoon teacher. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha professional music fraternity and the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians. When free time allows, Larry enjoys flying his fleet of radio controlled model airplanes. He resides in Bowling Green with his wife Karen and daughter Rebecca.


Kristin Polk is an Assistant Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University where she teaches oboe and bassoon lessons, double reed ensemble, and music theory. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas and also holds music degrees from the University of Minnesota (MM) and James Madison University (BM). Dr. Polk has served as principal oboist in several orchestras in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Texas and performed at the 2011 International Double Reed Society Conference. She can be heard with the North Texas Wind Symphony on several GIA and Klavier recordings.


Parking and Directions

Directions to WKU are located at

Parking on weekends is available close to the Music Rehearsal Hall. All lots and parking spaces are open on the weekend except those marked reserved 24/7.

A campus map can be found at The Music Rehearsal Hall is #51 on the map.

Registration Form






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