Double Reed Days Guest clinicians Chip Hamann and Jeffrey Lyman

9:00 am–5:00 pm
Westbrook Music Building
Additional Info: WMB
Mike Edholm, 472-6865,
Double Reed Days will feature guest clinicians Charles “Chip” Hamann and Jeffrey Lyman. Hamann is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost oboists. Born in Lincoln, he was appointed Acting Principal Oboe of the Ottawa-based National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada in 1993 at the age of 22. His principal teachers have included William McMullen, Daniel Stolper and Richard Killmer. He is a member of the Faculty of Music of the University of Ottawa, the National Arts Centre’s Summer Music Institute, and has been a coach with the Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne. He participates annually in the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and has appeared at the Utah Music Festival, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, among others. During the 2007-08 season, Charles was invited to be guest principal oboe with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra during its USA tour with Pinchas Zukerman conducting. Charles Hamann’s solo appearances include the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings ensemble, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, and Les Violons du Roy under Bernard Labadie. He has joined violinist Pinchas Zukerman for performances of J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin numerous times, both in Ottawa and on tour. Charles Hamann can be heard on many recordings of the National Arts Centre Orchestra on the CBC Records label and in the NAC’s online archive of orchestra recordings at

Lyman has established himself as one of the premier performers, teachers, and historians of the bassoon in the U.S. He has been Associate Professor of Bassoon at the University of Michigan since 2006, and, prior to that, held positions at Arizona State University and Bowling Green State University. His principal teachers include Bernard Garfield of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Richard Beene and Hugh Cooper of the University of Michigan. He holds an undergraduate degree from Temple University and his MM and DMA from the University of Michigan. He has been a member of numerous orchestras across the country and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Savannah Symphony, the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, the Grand Rapids Symphony, and the Michigan Opera Theatre.

9:00 a.m.: Room 110 – Oboe Masterclass with Charles “Chip” Hamann and UNL oboe students

Room 119 – Bassoon Masterclass with
Jeffrey Lyman and UNL bassoon students

10:30 a.m.: Room 110 – Bassoon session on practice and preparation

Room 119 – Oboe session on audition

Noon: Lunch in room 107 – Boxed lunches provided

1 p.m.: Room 110 – Oboe Masterclass for high school students

Room 119 – Bassoon Masterclass for high school students

2:30 p.m.: Room 119 – Mini Recital of UNL oboe and bassoon students.

3:30 p.m.: Double Reed Ensemble Reading Session. Everybody is welcome to play

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