WHAT is the Chicago Double Reed Festival?

The Chicago Double Reed Festival is an all day experience put on for and by Chicago area bassoonists and oboists of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds! Participants will have the opportunity to play in master classes, participate in reed-making classes, perform in technique classes, play in a double reed ensemble, try out instruments from local vendors, and celebrate all things double reed! All participants will also get a double reed festival t-shirt and lunch.

WHO is this event for?

  • Young musicians

  • High School musicians

  • College musicians

  • Amateur performers

  • Professional performers

  • Bassoon or Oboe teachers

  • Parent of a bassoon or oboe players

  • Double Reed Enthusiasts

WHERE & WHEN does the event take place?

Chicago Double Reed Festival will take place on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Ravinia's Bennett Gordon Hall in Highland Park, IL. Click here for detailed directions and parking instructions. Check-in/registration will start at 8:30 am. A schedule with more details on the day's activities will be announced shortly.