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Professor to present at International Double Reed Society 2010 Conference

March 29, 2010

Colorado State University associate professor of oboe and bassoon, Gary Moody, had two proposals accepted for presentation at the International Double Reed Society 2010 Conference in Norman, Okla., on June 22-26.

Present research, give performance

At the annual convention Moody will present research on double reed tuning titled, Improving Intonation: Understanding what it Means to be ‘In Tune‘. He will also give a performance of Old and New Favorites for Flute and Bassoon with CSU special assistant professor of flute, Michelle Stanley.

The proposals were reviewed and accepted by the society’s artistic committee, and according to Moody’s acceptance notice, “was a challenging task as we received several promising proposals for this conference.”

About Gary Moody

Gary Moody is an associate professor of Double Reeds and Theory at Colorado State University. He holds B.A. and B.M. degrees from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, and a D.A. from the University of Northern Colorado.

Moody has been a member of the Des Moines Symphony, the Colorado Philharmonic (now the National Repertory Orchestra), and the Orchestra of the Nico Milan Opera House in Cape Town, South Africa. Has also performed with The Colorado Symphony, and in back-up groups with such diverse musicians as Brian Wilson, Tom Scott, Andre Watts, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Yo-Yo Ma, and David Ogden Stiers.

Moody's principal teachers have been Ronald Tyree, Loren Bartlett, Kenneth Evans, and Himie Voxman, with additional study or master classes with John Miller, Sherman Walt, Arthur Weisburg, Joseph Robinson and Richard Killmer.

Since 1981, he has been Principal Bassoon with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in Breckenridge Colorado, and has been a soloist with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, performing Vivaldi, Hummel, and Michael Daugherty’s Dead Elvis. Moody also plays with the Alpine Woodwind Quintet in Breckenridge, and the Aries Woodwind Trio, a faculty ensemble at Colorado State University.

As an oboist, Moody is an active recitalist, and performs with the Fort Collins Wind Symphony and the Canyon Concert Ballet Company.

Moody’s scholarly work and publication has included work in tuning systems and improvement of performance intonation utilizing resultant tones. He has also published articles dealing with the challenges and solutions of making double reeds for high altitude performances.

His current duties at CSU include teaching applied oboe and bassoon, chamber music, music theory, and woodwind techniques.

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