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The Wind Ensemble playing music
School of Music

Double Reed Day at Butler University

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Register Now (free event)

We are excited to host our annual Double Reed Day event on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Details for the 2022 event are still being finalized, but please see below for info from our most recent Double Reed Day as an example of what this year’s event will be like.

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Featured guests


Ivy Ringel, principal bassoon, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Ivy Ringel, Principal Bassoon, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Ivy Ringel is the Principal Bassoon of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Originally from Hillsborough, North Carolina, she started music on the violin at age 5, and then switched to the bassoon at age 11. Ms. Ringel started studying bassoon seriously in high school with Michael Burns, the bassoon professor at UNC-Greensboro. She then earned her Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with John Hunt and Charlie Bailey. For her Master of Music degree, Ms. Ringel attended Rice University, studying with Benjamin Kamins.

Prior to her time in Indianapolis, Ms. Ringel served as the Principal Bassoon of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra. As an active freelance musician and teacher in the Atlanta area, she held a teaching position at Morehouse College, and taught masterclasses at Columbus State University (GA). She also ran a large private studio and taught group classes at several Atlanta-area middle and high schools. Ms. Ringel performed regularly with orchestras such as the Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic, and the Jacksonville Symphony. Additionally, she is the first prize winner of the 2014 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition. When she is not playing the bassoon or making reeds, Ms. Ringel enjoys cooking, baking bread, traveling, live music, and hiking. Read more here.


Dwight Parry, Principal Oboe of the Cincinnati Symphony OrchestraDwight Parry, Principal Oboe, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Dwight Parry is the principal oboist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and teaches at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is a versatile and passionate soloist, performing and teaching around the world. A background in jazz has led Mr. Parry to pursue a career that spans from concert halls to the streets of New Orleans, where he has been heard infiltrating Dixie bands and improvising on the oboe.

In recent seasons, Mr. Parry performed the Martinů Oboe Concerto with the CCM Chamber Orchestra and the Strauss Oboe Concerto with the Prague Summer Nights Festival in the Czech Republic.  One year earlier, he was a soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for JS Bach's Brandenburg Concertos 1&2. After collaborating with Hansjörg Schellenberger in Mexico City, he was invited to Tokyo as a judge for the 2018 Sony International Oboe Competition.

Mr. Parry was formerly principal oboist of the San Diego Symphony and a Fellow with the New World Symphony. He has appeared as guest principal oboist with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Guangzhou Symphony, the Deutsche Symphonie of Berlin and the Korean Broadcasting Symphony. Originally from coastal Southern California, he found his passion for music early on through piano, voice, and jazz saxophone.  When he started oboe in late high school, it was the first time he'd ever even heard one to his knowledge!   He studied at CIM with John Mack and at USC with Allan Vogel and David Weiss, a gentleman who also taught him to surf.

During the summer, he is on faculty at the Interlochen Academy for the Arts and the Stellenbosch International Music Festival in South Africa. In the rare moments when he is without an oboe, he can be found attending concerts, plays, and other community events. He spends the rest of his time hiking, reading, volunteering, tossing frisbees, and creating curiosities in the kitchen.



Pam Ajango
Instructor of Oboe, Butler University; Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra



Doug Spaniol
Professor of Bassoon, Butler University; Yamaha Performing Artist



Sponsored by

foxYamahaBarton CaneButler University Bassoon Reed CompanyCarlos E. Coelho WoodwindsWeisberg System


Schedule (subject to change)

All activities will take place in Schrott Center for the Arts unless otherwise noted.

Time Event Location
9:00–9:50 AM Registration/Check-In and time to visit vendor booths Lobby
10:00–10:30 AM Opening Recital Stage
10:45–11:15 AM

Double Reed Ensemble Warm-Up/Rehearsal


11:30 AM–1:00 PM Lunch (on your own) and time to visit vendor booths  
1:00–1:15 PM

Afternoon activity


1:30–2:45 PM

Attend your choice of:

  • Advanced Bassoons: Masterclass** 
  • Beg/Int Bassoons: Bassoon Basics
  • Advanced Oboes: Masterclass**
  • Beg/Int Oboes: Oboe Basics
  • Visit Vendor Booths

**Masterclass performers are TBD, performers will be contacted separately

  • Green Room
  • Upper West Lobby
  • Stage
  • Upper East Lobby
  • Lobby
3:00–3:45 PM Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal Stage
4:00 PM (~30 minutes)

Closing Concert including all participants



Questions? Contact Professor Pam Ajango (oboe) at 317-940-9065 or Dr. Doug Spaniol (bassoon) at 317-940-8368.