For all beginning, intermediate, and advanced oboe and bassoon students in high school.

2023 Clinics and Competition

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023
Voxman Music Building
93 East Burlington Street
Iowa City, IA


  • Clinics with University of Iowa Professors David Cyzak and Benjamin Coelho
  • Reed making instruction
  • Double reed ensembles
  • Young Artist Competition 

Registration is $25 per person for the day and includes a pizza lunch. 


Young Artist Competition


Oboe and Bassoon High School Students 


Entrants will perform one work or movement of a solo piece with piano accompaniment with a duration not to exceed 10 minutes. Memorization is not required. The competition is open to the public. 

An accompanist is required for all contestants. If you have questions, please contact Professor David Cyzak or Professor Benjamin Coelho for assistance. 


The following prizes will be awarded to both the oboe and bassoon categories: 

1st Prize: $150 + Certificate 

2nd Prize: $100 + Certificate 

3rd Prize: $75 + Certificate 

Schedule is subject to change.

9:00 am 

Participants arrive; Welcome and Warm-up time 

9:30-10:30 am

Double Reed small ensemble reading and rehearsals 

Competition Contestants rehearsal

10:45- 12:00 pm 

Large ensemble rehearsal 

Oboe and Bassoon Young Artist Competition 

12:00-1:30 pm 


1:30- 3:00 pm

Performance & reed classes with Professor Benjamin Coelho 

Performance & reed classes with Professor David Cyzak

3:15-4:00 pm 

Double reed small and large ensemble rehearsals 

4:15 pm 

Concert performance of the competition winners and double reed ensemble