Double Reed Camp


Wednesday – Saturday, July 6 – 9

Students will work with the faculty and students of the Ohio State bassoon and oboe studios in an atmosphere designed to be informative, inspirational and enjoyable. Rehearse and perform in a large Double Reed Choir as well as small chamber ensembles and get "hands-on" with the arts and crafts of reed-making and adjustment during reed classes. In master classes, you will develop performance enhancement strategies, explore solo repertoire, and much more. Make friends and join a supportive double reed community by taking part in Double Reed Camp at Ohio State.

This event is closed for 2022.

Professors Karen Pierson and Abby Yeakle Held

Karen Pierson
Abby Yeakle Held

ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 7–12 in the 2022–2023 school year, and 2022 high school graduates. Must have at least one year of experience on your instrument.


  • Resident (limited to students entering grades 9–12 and 2022 graduates):
    $495 — Tuition, T-shirt, housing with three meals per day.
  • Commuter (available for all grades):
    $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals. 

REGISTRATION   You will be required to make payment via credit card at the time of registration. Shortly after submitting payment, you will receive an email receipt. 

  • Full registration deadline Wednesday, June 15
  • Limited registration deadline  Wednesday, June 29 
    (Housing and/or T-shirt may not be available)


NOTE — The registration/payment form works best on a computer (PC or Mac). MAC USERS — use Chrome, not Safari. 


Participation Details

  • Parents/guardians and participants will receive permission forms via DocuSign shortly after registration is complete. All forms must be returned by the deadline indicated in order to participate.
  • Shortly before the start of the program, a Digital Handbook will be published here. This handbook contains important information for a successful experience. All participants and parents/guardians should read it carefully prior to the start of the program and can refer to it often throughout the week.
  • Approximately one week before the program, participants and parents/guardians will also receive an email with basic information about what to pack, arrival, parking, check-in and more.

The final schedule for each program may not be available until a few weeks before the program begins. However, most programs have a closing concert in which all students will want to participate. For those departing by air, flights should be scheduled after 7 p.m. Please note, Ohio State Youth Summer Music Programs cannot be responsible for ground transportation to/from the airport. Contact the YSMP Registrar at for details.

Daily Schedule Overview

  • Wednesday — 2:30 p.m. (mandatory orientation) to approx. 9 p.m.
  • Thursday–Friday — 9:30 a.m. to approx. 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday — 9:30 a.m. start; concert at 2:30 p.m.