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.
BGSU College of Musical Arts - Start Here
EAR | EYE concert series at the Toledo Museum of Art.
Trope by Dr. Marilyn Shrude featuring 2015 Saxophone Studio
NMBG 2014 - Christopher Dietz: Kinderspiel - Conor Nelson, flute and Thomas Rosenkranz, piano
Conor Nelson - Jennifer Higdon, rapid.fire for solo flute.
Woodwind Area News
Mar 26, 2019 2:20 PM Oboe student, Ava Wirth wins the New Albany Symphony Concerto Competition
Ava Wirth, junior oboe student, wins First Place at the New Albany Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Senior Division.
Nov 20, 2018 3:56 PM Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet Headlines 2019 MTNA Conference
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.
Oct 6, 2017 2:55 PM BGSU Faculty Visit Sichuan Conservatory
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.
May 9, 2017 1:42 PM Moldovean to compete in final round of Tuesday Musical Association Competition
Graduate student Octavian Moldovean will compete in the final round of the Tuesday Musical Association Competition on May 21.
May 2, 2017 1:40 PM CMA Students take top spots in Young Artist Competition
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.