In tune

Students and instructors from around the country could be heard on Wright State University’s campus playing their hearts out during double reed camp.

A double reed is a type of reed used to produce sound in various wind instruments. The camp included 38 players of oboes, clarinets and bassoons.

“We try to make sure that every year it isn’t the same camp,” said Bill Jobert, senior lecturer in the Wright State School of Music.

New this year, Fox Products lectured campers on the company’s reed instruments and allowed campers to play pro-line products. Yamaha also sent its top technician in North America to repair instruments for campers.

“I don’t believe we have anything like this in Kansas,” said Alyssa Morris, assistant professor of oboe at Kansas State University, “where this many oboist are getting together and playing music.”

This was the fourth year for the weeklong camp, which concluded on July 13 with a concert featuring all 38 campers performing in Schuster Hall in the Creative Arts Center.

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