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 Mr. Dwight Parry (oboe), Dr. Susan Nelson (bassoon), Dr. John Sampen (saxophone), Dr. Terri Sanchez (flute), 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.
Dr. John Sampen, The Art of Musical Phrasing
Professor Dwight Parry Performs Guillaume Connesson's Les Belles Heures ("The Beautiful Hours") [World Premiere]
Dr. Susan Nelson Performs "Not Yet" by Professor David Bixler at the 43rd New Music Festival
Dr. Terri Sánchez Performs Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, Op. 13, No. 14
Professor Kevin Schempf performs Poulenc's Sonata, mvt. 1
Trope by Dr. Marilyn Shrude featuring 2015 Saxophone Studio
Woodwind Area News
Oboe student, Ava Wirth wins the New Albany Symphony Concerto Competition Mar 26, 2019 2:20 PM Ava Wirth, junior oboe student, wins First Place at the New Albany Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Senior Division.
Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet Headlines 2019 MTNA Conference Nov 20, 2018 3:56 PM The Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet formed in 1993 at BGSU, under the supervision of John Sampen, distinguished artist professor of saxophone. Since then, the ensemble has traveled across the world on major tours and engagements.
BGSU Faculty Visit Sichuan Conservatory Oct 6, 2017 2:55 PM BGSU professors Dr. Mikel Kuehn, Dr. Conor Nelson, Dr. Thomas Rosenkranz and Dr. Brian Snow traveled to Chengdu, China to take part in the 2nd International Baroque Music Week at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
Moldovean to compete in final round of Tuesday Musical Association Competition May 9, 2017 1:42 PM Graduate student Octavian Moldovean will compete in the final round of the Tuesday Musical Association Competition on May 21.
CMA Students take top spots in Young Artist Competition May 2, 2017 1:40 PM 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.
Updated: 11/28/2023 01:17PM