Monday, January 15, 2018
9 AM – 5 PM
UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts

Hosts and Artist-Instructors: Ashley Barret and Michael Burns, Professors of Bassoon and Oboe at UNCG

When: January 15, 2018

Times: 9am to 5pm

Where: University of North Carolina at Greensboro –  School of Music

Cost: $35 per student   –   on time deadline: January 1, 2018

*Late enrollment $50 (between January 1 – 4, 2018)

*Last minute enrollment $75 (between January 5 – 7, 2018)

Who: any oboe or bassoon player (beginner, intermediate, advanced divisions), SWITCH OVERS WELCOME! And also music educators – we will have a band director workshop to help you learn how to teach oboe and bassoon!

This is a really great event to come learn reed-making and adjusting, play some great double-reed chamber music and get to work with some AMAZING faculty members on the UNCG campus!

NEW THIS YEAR: Band Director Boot Camp with Dr. Jennifer Auerbach and Mr. Joshua Hawks of Bocal Majority.

Bocal Majority also provides a store with tools, supplies, gifts and bassoons for your needs.

  • Clinics on breathing, tone production, fingerings, reedmaking and adjusting for oboe and bassoon
  • Masterclasses with Guest Artists: Robert Barris, Ben Hoadley, Jack Harel, and Hosts: Michael Burns, and Ashley Barret
  • Sessions for beginners with Anna Lampidis and Rick Sigler
  • Faculty Recital
  • Double Reed Choir
  • Repair specialist on site for minor repairs & adjustments

Anna LampidisOriginally from Detroit, Michigan, oboist, Anna Lampidis enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist, teacher, clinician and mentor. Anna serves as Principal Oboe of the Salisbury Symphony and also holds positions of oboe and English horn with the Greensboro Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. Her playing has been described as “impeccable”, “lovely” and “outstanding” in concert reviews by Classical Voice North Carolina. Her degrees include a BM from University of Miami, MM from Yale University and a DMA from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Lampidis serves on the music faculties of Wake Forest University, UNC- Chapel Hill and Salem College. Her playing can be heard on Albany, VoChor and Centaur labels. She resides in Greensboro with her husband and two children and is an active private teacher, clinician and free-lance oboist.

Ashley BarretMary Ashley Barret is the Professor of Oboe at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has been on the faculty since 1998. A native of North Carolina, she holds the principal oboe position with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in addition to being a frequent performer throughout the southeastern USA. She has appeared as soloist with the Salisbury Symphony, the Florida State Wind Orchestra, the UNCG Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra, and has presented numerous guest recitals and master classes throughout the United States, Caribbean, Central America, Canada, Germany, China, New Zealand and Australia. A chamber music aficionado, Barret performs regularly with the Cascade Wind Quintet, the EastWind Trio d’Anches, the EastWind Ensemble, and has spent several summers playing chamber music in the Adirondacks of New York.

Some highlights of her career include co-hosting the International Double Reed Society’s 32nd annual conference in 2003, a Carnegie-Hall recital debut with the EastWind Trio d’Anches in 2005, a ten-day recital tour to China with the EastWind Quintette d’Anches in 2008, and most recently being invited as faculty at the Brevard Music Center for the Summer Festival of 2010. Barret’s degrees include the Doctor of Music from Florida State University, the Master of Music from Baylor University, and the Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music. She can be heard on Live from Luzerne recordings with the Luzerne Chamber Players (NY), Out of the Woods, French reed trio music with TreVent, The Russian Clarinet (with EastWind Trio d’Anches), EastWind Trio d’Anches Looks East (Reed Trios of Eastern Europe), Chamber Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (pub. by Centaur Records). Barret’s current research focus has been recording music by women composers, the first CD of which was released Spring 2012, published by Centaur Records. Barret is an artist/clinician for Buffet Group USA.

Michael BurnsNew Zealand-born bassoonist Michael Burns has an active career as a teacher and performer. He is Professor of bassoon at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. He has recorded for the Centaur, CAP, Telarc, EMI, Klavier, and Mark labels and his solo CD Primavera: Music for Bassoon and Piano by Bassoonists was released in 2009 on the Mark Masters label to critical acclaim. He currently performs as a soloist, in chamber groups, and orchestrally. He has numerous recent performances at International Double Reed Society conventions, recitals and masterclasses throughout North America, Germany, China Italy and the South Pacific. He serves as principal bassoon with the Asheville Symphony, the North Carolina Opera Company and as bassoonist in the EastWind Ensemble, the Blue Mountain Ensemble, and Forecast Music. He also performs regularly with the North Carolina, and Greensboro Symphonies and as a guest with the Ciompi Quartet and Mallarme Chamber Players. His students have earned positions on the faculties of some of the leading universities in the U.S. and won prestigious competitions such as the Meg Quigley Vivialdi and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist competitions. In summers, Burns has been associated with the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy, the Eastern Music Festival the Music For All/Bands of America Summer Symposiums, New England Music Camp, and the Affetti Music Festival in Alaska. Burns is also a composer with many works published by TrevCo Music, Potenza Music and Effiny Music and performed internationally. For more information please visit:

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Michael Burns

Dr. Ashley Barret

Proposed schedule (subject to change):

8:30 – Registration / sign in
9:00-9:45 – Welcome and group warm up
9:45-10:00 – Picture
10:00-11:00 – Faculty recital
11:00-12:00 – Student Masterclass | Switchover Class 1  |  Band Director Boot Camp Bassoon Class
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Chamber Music and Special Topics  | Switchover Class 2  | Band Director Boot Camp Oboe Class
2:00-3:30  – Reed Making Class
3:30-4:30 – Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal
4:30-4:45 – Break
4:45-5:00 – Student Concert