At BGSU, nearly one hundred outstanding woodwind students are preparing for a successful career path in music. Representing a variety of international countries and American states, these musicians collaborate with master teachers in refining and enhancing their skills. The applied studios for each discipline offer diverse individual instruction, professional masterclasses, guest artist appearances and frequent departmental recitals. Woodwind students also actively perform in various chamber groups and large ensembles.
The woodwind faculty includes Dr. Nermis Mieses (oboe), Dr. Conor Nelson (flute), Dr. Susan Nelson (bassoon), Dr. John Sampen (saxophone), and Mr. Kevin Schempf (clarinet). All are celebrated performers and distinguished teachers who bring a wealth of experience and guidance to both graduate and undergraduate students.
BGSU College of Musical Arts - Start Here
EAR | EYE concert series at the Toledo Museum of Art.
Trope by Dr. Marilyn Shrude featuring 2015 Saxophone Studio
NMBG 2014 - Christopher Dietz: Kinderspiel - Conor Nelson, flute and Thomas Rosenkranz, piano
Conor Nelson - Jennifer Higdon, rapid.fire for solo flute.
Woodwind Area News
May 9, 2017 1:42 PM Moldovean to compete in final round of Tuesday Musical Association Competition
Graduate student Octavian Moldovean will compete in the final round of the Tuesday Musical Association Competition on May 21.
May 2, 2017 1:40 PM CMA Students take top spots in Young Artist Competition
The Friends of the Symphony and the Lima Symphony Orchestra hosted the 57th annual “Young Artists Competition” for college musicians. Five of the eight finalists were BGSU students.
Jan 26, 2017 9:27 AM BGSU Alumna publishes interview with renowned artist
Kim Lewis interviews flutist, Claire Chase.
Dec 21, 2016 2:51 PM CMA students selected for Ohio Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble
Three CMA students were chosen to perform with the Ohio Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble at the OMEA convention in 2017.
Oct 18, 2016 6:26 PM BGSU College of Musical Arts Represented at MTNA State-Level Competition
On October 15, 2016 the MTNA State-Level Competition was held at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. This year, BGSU College of Musical Arts was well represented with numerous placements.