UNH Double Reed Day

2021 UNH Double Reed Day Webinar

Thank you for joining us! See you in 2022. Dates and info will be posted here.

2021 Guest Artists

Bassoon: Marc Goldberg

Oboe: Tim Gocklin



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Bassoonists and Oboists playing at double reed day

The University of New Hampshire’s Double Reed Day (UNH DR DAY) is a day-long event held each January for double-reed players of all ages and skill levels. Over 100 participants come each year sometimes braving snow storms, ice storms, power outages and floods both outside AND inside. More often than not, however, the sun does shine on this day. Janet Polk, UNH bassoon instructor and Margaret Herlehy, UNH oboe instructor organize this event with the able assistance of the music service fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi.

According to Justin Miller, president of Miller Marketing and a long-time vendor at this event, UNH DR DAY is one of the largest and longest-running Bassoon Day/DR DAY in the United States.

UNH DR DAY began as Bassoon Day. In 1993, Alan Fox of Fox Products Corporation, suggested to Janet Polk she start a bassoon day at UNH. She decided to take on the challenge and asked Mr. Fox if he would be her first guest. So, in January 1994, the first annual Bassoon Day took place. In January 1999, the oboes joined in the fun and the event became known as Double Reed Day.

New! Sospiri Listening Room
Click below to enjoy performances from the UNH Double Reed Day archives.


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Janet Polk

Resident Artist (bassoon)
Phone: (603) 862-2404
Fax: (603) 862-3155

Paul Creative Arts Center
30 Academic Way

Margaret Herlehy

Resident Artist (oboe)
Phone: (603) 862-2404
Fax: (603) 862-3155

Paul Creative Arts Center
30 Academic Way