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.
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EAR | EYE concert series at the Toledo Museum of Art.
Trope by Dr. Marilyn Shrude featuring 2015 Saxophone Studio
Woodwind Area News
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.
Sep 27, 2016 4:46 PM Doctoral Student Hong-Da Chin Performs in Boston
Doctoral Student Hong-Da Chin Performs in Boston
Sep 8, 2016 3:16 PM Bryan Recital Hall Rededication Concert, September 18
On Sunday, September 18, 2016 the College of Musical Arts will be hosting a special rededication concert of the Bryan Recital Hall at 3:00 p.m.