Single Reed Symposium

Single Reed Symposium Poster

On Saturday, November 8th, 2014, the Simpson College Department of Music will host its second annual Single Reed Symposium. This day will include many activities for high-school, college, recreational and professional level saxophonists and clarinetists. Master Classes, ensemble choirs, recitals, exhibits (Randy Jones of Tenor Madness) and many guest and featured artists including clarinetist Dr. Dan Friberg and the New Third Stream Quartet will make this a day to remember!

Directions to the event: Paste “Amy Robertson Music Center, N Buxton St, Indianola, IA” into Google Maps!

This event is free, but participants are asked to pre-register here!


11:30PM - Welcome mingle and registration/check-in

12:00PM - Opening Potpourri Concert - LEKBERG HALL

TBA – Dave Camwell/Ron Albrecht

TBA – Kariann Voigts/C. Eckerty

TBA – New Third Stream Quartet

TBA – Dan Friberg

12:45PM-1:30PM - Lecture/Demonstration A: Jazz Style and Improvisation – Members of the New Third Stream Quartet

12:45PM-1:30PM - Lecture/Demonstration B: Historical clarinets and more - Dr. Dan Friberg.

1:45-2:30PM - Sax/Clarinet Choir rehearsals directed by Dr. Mike Eckerty and Ben Thompson (saxes in Lekberg, clarinets in Duncan).

2:45-3:20PM - Iowa HotShots mini-concert featuring Iowa professionals.

3:20-3:45PM - BREAK/PIZZA PARTY/EXHIBITS! ($1 a slice that will go towards helping us keep this event free).

3:45-4:45PM - Clarinet/Saxophone MasterClasses

Saxophone Master Class with members of the New Third Stream Quartet and Dan Friberg

All saxophonists accompanied by TBA




All clarinetists accompanied by TBA




5:00-5:45PM - Final Concert featuring Sax/Clarinet Choirs and soloists - LEKBERG HALL

Camwell/Bunte – Marc Mellits – Tachycardia

Kariann Voigts and Dan Friberg - TBA

Third Stream Quartet – TBA

Clarinet Choir

Saxophone Choir

5:45-7:00PM - Supper break

7:00-8:00PM - Evening Concert featuring Dr. Dan Friberg and the New Third Stream Quartet - LEKBERG HALL

Confirmed guest artists include: 

Dave Camwell - Associate Professor at Simpson College and Director of SRS
Kariann Voigts - Instructor of Clarinet at Simpson College
Dr. Dan Friberg - Twin Cities based clarinetist
NTSQ Members Include:
Rick Van Matre - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
James Bunte - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Peter Sommer - Colorado State University

Jim Romain - Drake University