Double Reed Day Oboe and Bassoon

Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:00am-6:00pm

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.

Register Here

Please note that registration will only be available online. Registration closes Friday, February 19, 2016 at 4pm. Registration will NOT be available at the door on February 21. The $20 registration fee includes lunch and access to all activities for the day. Parents of participants are welcome to attend free of charge.

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

Liability Form

Release Form

Hosted by BGSU's:

Susan Nelson, bassoon
Nermis Mieses, oboe

Guest Artists:

Casey Gsell, Principal Bassoon, Toledo Symphony Orchestra
Mark Ostoich, Associate Professor of Oboe, University of Cincinnati


Solo competition, performances, master classes, double reed choir for all that want to play, vendor exhibits, and a closing performance with the competition winners.


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 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 22nd, 2016.
  • Submissions by mail or electronically are acceptable.
  • The work performed at the competition must be the same as on the audition recording.
Dr. Susan Nelson, nelsosj@bgsu.edu
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 February 1st, 2016.


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 recording. If requesting a BGSU pianist, mark cuts in the piano part upon submission.


Mark Ostoich, ob

Nermis Mieses, ob

Oboe judge- TBD

Susan Nelson, bsn

Casey Gsell, bsn

Bassoon judge- TBD


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 Dr. Susan Nelson at nelsosj@bgsu.edu or 419-372-2524.

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

7:30am - 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 19th at 4pm)
​Solo competitions (Open to the public) | Exhibits Open

​9:00am - Solo Competitions (open to the public) | Exhibits Open

​10:45am - Guest Artist & Faculty ​Recital (open to the public) | Announcement of Solo Competition Winners (Photo)

​11:30am - Exhibits | Special Sessions to be Announced

12:30pm - Lunch (provided) | Exhibits Opened

1:30pm - Masterclasses

1:45pm - Youth/Beginner Rehearsal & Guided Tour of Exhibits

3:15pm - Exhibits Open

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

5:00pm - Closing Concert: featuring Solo Competition winners and Double Reed Ensemble (Open to the Public)

​6:00pm - End