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ADRS

The Australasian Double Reed Society Inc. (adrs) is a non-profit organisation which promotes and enhances knowledge of double reed instruments (oboe and bassoon family).

The adrs encourages performance, education and interaction between double reed players of all standards, and maintains close links with similar societies throughout the world.

Membership of the adrs consists of a large cross-range of the Double Reed community, including professional players in major Symphony Orchestras, freelance professional players, woodwind educators, students in the Secondary and Tertiary sectors, enthusiasts and amateur players.

The adrs achieves its aims with a team of enthusiastic committee members who generously give their time and talents voluntarily to further the cause of the adrs objectives. Our Society is privileged to have active representatives located in major cities throughout Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.

Popular events are held in each represented state and include Recitals, Masterclasses, Activities Days, Reedmaking Demonstrations and Workshops, Examination Workshops, Lectures, and Teachers Forums

The adrs is proud to have been the host for two major double reed events – the first ever held in the Australasian region. This is significant not only for the expansion in the interest of double reed practice in the region but also as an indication of the advancement and achievement of the adrs, Australasian music and of double reed performance.

Success has been achieved through the promotion of events, the publication of Reeding Matter, support from music trade and service organisations, and an ever-increasing membership base.

The adrs actively supports music organisations and business in both the Australasian region and internationally by providing exposure to the niche market of double reed players and to the wider musical community.

Opportunities include sponsorship of events, advertising in Reeding Matter and adrs event programmes. Tailor-made opportunities are also available by negotiation with your state representative.

Welcome to the ADRS website

Online Seminars

Open invitation for members of the ADRS Community, particularly regional members, to apply to present a short online presentation.

Sessions can address any topic of interest to double-reed players and aficionados.

A proposal can be submitted by any member of the ADRS.

Click here for more information

 

Classifieds

Classifieds

Teachers Directory

The Teachers Directory has been updated to an easier-to-manage format but the listings need to be re-added. 

If you are an instrumental teacher please use the Contact Us form with your information so you can be added to the listings. 

Please note that this section is only available to ADRS Members and lapsed accounts will have their teacher listings retired.

   

Photos

ADRS Photos that have been saved over the years and need sorting

Events

Popular events are held in each represented state and include Recitals, Masterclasses, Activities Days, Reedmaking Demonstrations and Workshops, Examination Workshops, Lectures, and Teachers Forums.

 

ADRS is proud to have been the host for two major double-reed events – the first ever held in the Australasian region. This is significant not only for the expansion in the interest of double reed practice in the region but also as an indication of the advancement and achievement of the ADRS, Australasian music, and of double reed performance.

 

Success has been achieved through the promotion of events, the publication of Reeding Matter, support from music trade and service organisations, and an ever-increasing membership base.

 

The ADRS actively supports music organisations and businesses in both the Australasian region and internationally by providing exposure to the niche market of double reed players and to the wider musical community.

 

Opportunities include sponsorship of events, advertising in Reeding Matter and ADRS event programmes. Tailor-made opportunities are also available by negotiation with your state representative.

 

Cor Anglais & Oboe D'amore Hire

The ADRS has two Howarth S40C Cor Anglais as well as an oboe d'amorenfor hire.


Our thanks go to Richard Craig, Howarth of London, for his assistance in the purchase of these instruments.

We hope in the future with this program to extend this to other double reed family instruments including Oboe D’amore and Contra Bassoon.


Instrument Hire Rates:

$40.00 Per Week plus postage
Minimum 2 Week Hire ($80.00)
Maximum period of 4 Weeks ($160.00) in one Hire

To hire a cor anglais contact Stephen at ADRS on 0413 889 488 to check availability. 

Forms below will need to be completed once dates are confirmed with Stephen

ziphireforms.zip

 

Reeding Matter

Insightful, informative and entertaining, Reeding Matter is the only publication for double reed players, trade organisations and manufacturers in the Australasian region.

Reeding Matter plays a vital role in the Society’s activities, keeping members in touch with current news and events, and providing information on all aspects of double reed playing and musicianship.

  1. ADRS
  2. Pedagogy & discussion forums
  3. Double reed community events & information
  4. Professional players
  5. Calendar of double reed concerts & events in Australia & New Zealand
  6. Calendar of double reed concerts & events in Australia & New Zealand
  7. Reviews of double reed events
  8. Miscellaneous scribblings – musical travels, letters, original artwork & puzzles
  9. New publications, recordings & online resources
  10. Trade information, double reed accessories, supplies & classified advertisement
  11. Submissions

Wherever you are in the Australasian region, Reeding Matter provides a common link and forum for players of all levels. Please feel free to contribute articles, reviews, news, calendar events, other double reed announcements, and original artwork.

2023 Reeding Matter Deadlines

Monday 6th February 2021 (March issue)
Friday 2nd June (July issue)
Friday 3rd November (December issue)


Inquiries & Submissions

The Editor – Josie Hawkes

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Advertising

Effective and incredibly affordable, proceeds from advertising are used to fund ADRS activities, events and to sustain the high-quality printing of Reeding Matter.

This publication is copyright. All material appearing in Reeding Matter, unless otherwise indicated is Copyright © 2006 Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the copyright act, no part may be reproduced by any process in whole or in part without the express permission of the editor. The opinions expressed in Reeding Matter are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the editor or the ADRS. 

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