International Retreat for Baroque Oboists & Bassoonists

Chamber music, Baroque Band, Baroque Dance and Reed Making
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Refresh Your Spirit with Music and Dance!

Escape to Hallenburg Palace for a week of Baroque Double Reed immersion including Baroque dance instruction, small ensembles, Baroque band and reed making.

Photo Michael von Haugwitz 2021

29 October – 3 November 2023

Information

Hosted by JK Studio

Dates

Begins:   29 October 2023  14:00 h

Ends:  3 November 2023 10:00 h

Registration Closes on

30 September 2023

Location

Landesmusikakademie Hessen
An der Kirche 4
36110 Schlitz

GERMANY

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You get

  • Failsafe ways to achieve joy and intense musical expression with Baroque double reeds
  • A reliable system for making and adjusting Baroque reeds with confidence
  • Intimate exposure to common Baroque dance forms (you’ll actually dance them!) and how to play them
  • A multidimensional approach to Baroque performance practice (rhythm, harmony, rhetoric, cadences, dance forms, ornaments)
  • Baroque Hallenburg Palace in refreshing natural surroundings
  • The delight of a deep dive together IN PERSON with others who share your enthusiasm

Included in your fee

  • 4 coached reed making sessions
  • 4 coached chamber music sessions
  • Baroque dance group lessons
  • a 1-on-1  lesson
  • collaborative musicians (basso continuo)
  • lifetime membership in the “Sprightly Companions” online community for oboists

Not included in your fee

Travel to and from the Landesmusikakademie in Schlitz, Room and Board

Meet our team

Jeanine Krause Oboeist

Jeanine Krause

Owner/Founder of JK Reed Making, Jeanine Krause is praised as “delightful and so refreshing” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and performs on oboes and recorders with orchestras and as a soloist in North America, Europe, and worldwide.

Artistic Director of oboe band, Symphonie des Dragons (European Division) recently showcased during the International Double Reed Society Virtual Symposium, Jeanine additionally enjoys a lively performing schedule with her small ensemble, The Sprightly Companions.

Jeanine draws inspiration from her colleagues, teachers and mentors  including Matthew Peaceman, Gonzalo X. Ruiz, Stephen Hammer, Michael Niesemann, Marc Schachman, Debra Nagy, Priscilla Herreid and Marcel Ponseele, among many others.

Adam Shapiro, Oboeist

Adam Shapiro

Adam teaches the art of reed making at Cambridge Makers UK and conducts frequent master classes (University of Utah, University of Northern Colorado, University of Illinois and The Band of the Household Cavalry – UK).

A seasoned performer on modern as well as baroque oboe, he has performed with the Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony orchestras, as well as with the American Bach Soloists. Adam is also a member of the Seattle 5th Avenue and Village Theater pit orchestras. Adam earned his DMA in Performance Practice from Rutgers University. As a teacher, Adam has been a lecturer at the University of Washington, and maintains an active private studio. He studied with Ray Still, Grover Schlitz, Ronald Roseman  and Stephen Hammer.

Nicolle Klinkeberg

Dancer and historical dance teacher, Nicolle Klinkeberg specializes in Renaissance and Baroque dance. She has performed in productions of other specialists in historical dance, as well as her own. Since 2007 she has been a member of Corpo Barocco led by Sigrid T’Hooft, and under her direction has performed in Handel’s operas ‘Radamisto’ (Karlsruhe 2009-2010), ‘Amadigi’ (Göttingen 2012), and ‘Imeneo’ (Göttingen 2016), as well as Handel’s ‘Parnasso in Festa’ (Bad Lauchstädt 2018). Another focal point of her work is international folk dance, centering around dances from the Balkan countries and Southern Europe. For many years she has been teaching historical dance in Germany and abroad. She has attended numerous seminars, receiving knowledge and inspiration from, among others, Lieven Baert, Sigrid T’Hooft, Markus Lehner, Béatrice Massin, Ana Yepes, and Kaj Sylegård.

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris is a member of the Lautten Compagney Berlin and tours regularly with them through Europe. She is also a member of Hannoversche Hofkapelle, and has regular appearances with Musica Alta Ripa, Ensemble Schirokko, and the Clemencic Consort, among others.

She was University Professor of historical bassoon and reed-making at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna from 2009-2022. She has a particular interest in making and researching historical reeds, and to this effect she has given several reed-making courses, together with Stefan Pantzier. Jennifer Harris studied historical bassoon (from dulcian to romantic) with Christian Beuse (Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin) at the Hochschule für Musik, Trossingen and at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Künste, Frankfurt. Her solo discography includes: “The Bassoon Abroad” (Carus 2014), “The Bassoon in Love”, (ambitus 2017), and “Abscheuliche Tiefe” (ambitus 2019).

Join us for merry music!

Are you …

  • curious how to make your playing really dance?
  • wondering what sort of reed to make for your oboe or bassoon?
  • feeling like you have to choose between easy and beautiful?
  • not knowing what to do next to improve your reeds?
  • feeling anxious about your reeds or your instrument?
  • desiring opportunities to play with friends and colleagues?

then register now and refresh your spirit!

Oboe Band Photo Credit: Manuel Gutjahr

If you are ready to make fantastic reeds, play in rousing ensembles and dance to live music, all in the Baroque style,

Register Now!

Pricing

Hallenburg Palace

International Retreat for Baroque Oboists and Bassoonists

Full Price € 973.00

Early Bird Registration € 797

(Use discount code: earlybird)

Your complete retreat experience has a value of €1497. Your registration fee includes

  • non refundable administration fee (€ 75) *
  • 4 reed making sessions
  • 4 coached chamber music sessions (further sessions may be organized without a coach)
  • collaborative basso continuo player (harpsichord/organ/theorbe/guitar)
  • group lessons in Baroque Dance with Nicolle Klinkeberg
  • a 1-on-1 coaching session with Jeanine, Adam or Jennifer
  • life-long free access to the “Sprightly Companions” online community platform

*  If for any reason you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund minus the €75 administration fee.

Costs for Room & Board at the Landesmusikakademie are not included in the registration fee.

For reference:

Single Room* with 3 meals + Kaffee & Kuchen = € 67 per day (5 days = € 335 )
Shared Room with 3 meals + Kaffee & Kuchen = € 60 per day (5 days = € 300)

* Indicate your housing preference on your registration form. While we cannot guarantee a single room at the Landesmusikakademie (first come, first serve), there is alternatively a hotel within a 5-10 min walking distance.

Here’s how it works

WHAT: Our primary goal is the refreshment of the spirit with this in-person International Retreat for Baroque Oboists and Bassoonists. Situated in central Europe, the Landesmusikakademie and Hallenburg Palace sit in the quiet German countryside. Our retreat has three main points of focus:

  • ensemble work: chamber music, Baroque band and important orchestral literature for Baroque double reeds
  • reed making skill development and strategies
  • Baroque dance instruction and its application in performance

We will hold this seminar at 415Hz. You are welcome to bring your 392Hz – 442Hz instruments for reed support and 1 on 1 coaching sessions. We cover all aspects of reed making from the tube to the finished reed, with and without machines.

While we will cover specific works in the repertoire (including important orchestral works), we hope you will also bring your own literature.

LANGUAGE: English and German spoken

FOR WHOM: This retreat is optimal for professional, aspiring and amateur oboists who want to increase their freedom, ease, agility, and achieve intense musical expression with historically informed performance practice on Baroque double reeds.

If you are new to Baroque instruments or in need of an instrument, contact us at jk@jeaninekrause.com so we can determine if we can meet your personal needs in the scope of this retreat.

WHEN:  29 October – 3 November 2023

REGISTRATION CLOSES: 20 September 2023

WHERE:

Landesmusikakademie Hessen
An der Kirche 4
36110 Schlitz

GERMANY

COVID 19: We are subject to the hygiene rules of the German government and the policies. Currently there are no restrictions.

The daily schedule includes 3 meals, Kaffee & Kuchen, reed making, coaching and oboe band or dancing sessions.

SCHOLARSHIP: Students may be eligible for scholarship to cover coaching and teaching. (Please note, travel, room, board and materials costs are not covered by the scholarship.)

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the following:

  • a resume or curriculum vitae
  • short video demonstrating contrasting performance styles
  • cover letter explaining why this is important to you and what outcome you desire

Scholarship applications due by 15 Sept 2023.

Please send all materials to jk@jeaninekrause.com.

COST: your fee includes  a non-refundable €75 administration fee*, 4 reed making sessions, a 1 on 1 lesson with Adam, Jennifer or Jeanine, coached chamber music sessions, oboe band rehearsal, Baroque dance group lessons, collaborative basso continuo (bassoon or cello and harpsichord), and a lifetime membership in the Sprightly Companions online community portal.

* The administration fee is applied to your retreat payment. If you need to cancel for any reason, you receive a full refund minus the €75  administration fee. 

Costs for Room & Board at the Landemusikakademie are not included in the registration fee.

For reference:

Single Room with all meals = € 67  per day (5 days = € 335)
Shared Room (2 guests) with all meals = € 60 per day (5 days = € 300)

TRAVEL & TRANSFER: The Landesmusikakademie is accessible via German public transportation. Airports: Frankfurt Int’l and Köln/Bonn. We coordinate carpool transfers from the Frankfurt area.

Travel costs are not included in the retreat fee. We do however coordinate carpool transfers so you will be asked if you intend to drive and/or if you would like a ride.

FOR FURTHER QUERIES: contact Jeanine at jk@jeaninekrause.com or Adam at adamoboe1@hotmail.com.

Is this retreat right for me?

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Dragon

International Retreat for Baroque Oboists and Bassoonists

Full Price € 973.00

Early Bird Registration € 797

(Use discount code: earlybird)

Your complete retreat experience has a value of €1497. Your registration fee includes

  • non refundable administration fee (€ 75) *
  • 4 reed making sessions
  • 4 coached chamber music sessions (further sessions may be organized without a coach)
  • collaborative basso continuo player (harpsichord/organ/theorbe/guitar)
  • group lessons in Baroque Dance with Nicolle Klinkeberg
  • a 1-on-1 coaching session with Jeanine, Adam or Jennifer
  • life-long free access to the “Sprightly Companions” online community platform

*  If for any reason you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund minus the €75 administration fee.

Costs for Room & Board at the Landesmusikakademie are not included in the registration fee.

For reference:

Single Room* with 3 meals + Kaffee & Kuchen = € 67 per day (5 days = € 335 )
Shared Room with 3 meals + Kaffee & Kuchen = € 60 per day (5 days = € 300)

* Indicate your housing preference on your registration form. While we cannot guarantee a single room at the Landesmusikakademie (first come, first serve), there is alternatively a hotel within a 5-10 min walking distance.