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, and repertoire regardless of performing in a master class.

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

Register Here

Please note that registration will be online ONLY. Registration will close Friday, February 6th at 4pm, 2015. Registration will NOT be available at the door on February 8th.

Liability Form

All Participants age 18 and under must submit a Liability Form to ​nelsosj@bgsu.edu


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 Carl Rath, vendor exhibits, and a closing performance with the competition winners.

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


Carlos Coelho Woodwinds
Imagine Music
Jende Industries
Weisberg System
Fox Products
Miller Marketing Co. and Moosmann Bassoons


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 their chosen competition repertoire (maximum 10 minutes). Submitted recordings with piano accompaniment will be given priority, but recordings may be submitted without the piano accompaniment. Cuts are allowed, with written description of the cut(s) upon submission. Recordings must be received by January 12, 2015.
  • 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 20th, 2015.


All works must be performed at the competition with piano. 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 mp3/CD/DVD if requesting a BGSU pianist Mark cuts in the piano part upon submission.


Frances Colón, ob

Nermis Mieses, ob

Oboe judge- TBD

Susan Nelson, bsn

Carl Rath, bsn

Robert Jordan, bsn


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. College Division 1st prize winners also receive a $50 gift card to Ann Hodge Products (donated by a friend of BGSU Double Reed Day).

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.

Register today to participate in the Oboe and Bassoon masterclasses with our guest artists and host faculty. Spaces are limited! Participants will be selected to represent a varied repertoire. You will be asked to list your masterclass repertoire on the registration page.

How to Prepare

Keep in mind a masterclass is like a private lesson open to an audience. Therefore your participation must be performance ready. Concerto competition repertoire is acceptable material for the masterclasses.

7:00am - Competitor check-in

7:20am - Competitor rehearsals

9:00am - General check-in (Note that registration will NOT be available at the door)
​Registration is ONLINE ONLY- Last day to register is Friday, February 6th at 4pm)
​Solo competitions (Open to the public) | Exhibits Open

​10:45am - Guest artist & Faculty ​Recital | Announcement of Solo Competition Winners (Photo)

​11:30am - Exhibits | Reed knife sharpening session with Thomas Blodgett

12:30pm - Lunch (Subs from: Penn Station East Coast Sub & Jimmy Johns) | Exhibits opened

1:30pm - Masterclasses

3:15pm - Exhibits

4:00pm - Double Reed Ensemble rehearsal (anyone that wants to play)

5:00pm - Closing Concert: featuring Solo Competition winners and Double Reed Ensemble

​6:00pm - End