Double Reed Day Oboe and Bassoon Solo Competition

Open to bassoonists and oboists of all ages and abilities. Music Educators are welcome to attend.
Everyone should bring their instrument, reed-making equipment and repertoire if performing in a master class.

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 8:00am-6:00pm

Registration coming soon


Hosted by BGSU's:

Susan Nelson, bassoon

Nermis Mieses, oboe

Guest Artists:

Carl Rath, Bassoon
Lawrence University, Wisconsin

Frances Colón, oboe
Conservatory of Music, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra


Solo competition, performances, master classes, double reed choir directed by Chris Weait, vendor exhibits, and a closing performance with the competition winners.

Oboes, English Horns, Bassoons for sale!
Music and other supplies available!


Carlos Coelho Woodwinds
DoubleReed Edge
Fox Products
Miller Marketing & Moosmann bassoons
TrevCo-Varner Music
Weait Music
Weisberg System

SCHEDULE | Tentative

7:30am: Competition participant’s check-in, ballot & instructions

8:00am: Competition check-in, warm-up and rehearsals

9:00am: Solo competitions (Open to the public)
General Check-in
Exhibits Open

10:30am: Faculty & Guest’s recital
Competition Winners Announcement

11:30am: Exhibits

12:30pm: Lunch provided by Chipotle

1:30pm: Master classes

  • Oboes (2 separate sessions
  • Bassoons (2 separate sessions)

3:15-3:45pm: Exhibits

3:45-4:50pm: Double Reed ensemble rehearsal (anyone that wants to play)

5:00pm: Closing Concert: featuring Competition winners and Double Reed ensemble



High School: Ages 15-18
College Level: Ages 18-22 (graduated from HS)

High School: Ages 15-18
College Level: Ages 18-22 (graduated from HS)


Students must be older than 15 and younger than 22 on the competition day.


Any work for oboe or bassoon with piano accompaniment. A minimum of 5 minutes of length is required.


  • Competitors must submit an unedited CD or DVD recording of themselves performing with piano accompaniment (maximum 10 minutes).
  • Electronic submissions are acceptable, email Dr. Nelson to inquire: nelsosj@bgsu.edu
  • The work performed at the competition must be the same as on the audition CD/DVD. Label disk with performer's name, phone number, email address, title of the piece, composer and movement(s) performed.
Dr. Susan Nelson
Double Reed Day Solo Competition
Bowling Green State University
College of Musical Arts
1031 Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0290


A maximum of 5 competitors in each of the four categories will be accepted to compete. All entrants will be notified of acceptance in the competition by email no later than January 7th, 2014.
Nancy Ambrose King
Nermis Mieses
Susan Nelson
Robert Williams
Kevin Schempf
John Sampen

Upon acceptance in the competition, competitors may provide their own pianist or request an accompanist through BGSU. A copy of the piano accompaniment music must be sent with the audition CD/DVD if requesting a BGSU pianist. Note that all works must be performed at the competition with piano.


For each of the four categories a 1st prize, 2nd prize, and Honorable mention will be awarded.
1st Prizes: $75 gift certificate to TrevCo-Varner Music, Certificate of Participation, and performance at the Double Reed Day closing concert.
2nd Prizes: $50 gift certificate to TrevCo-Varner Music and Certificate of Participation
Honorable mention: Certificate of Participation
If there are any questions about the BGSU Double Reed Day or Competition, please contact Susan Nelson, 406-231-9683.

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