Small Ensembles

HISTORY, ETHNO & NEW MUSIC

Instrumental

Susan Nelson, Director

The Bassoon Ensemble performs a variety of music and musical styles. Begun in 1996, the ensemble has presented concerts on and off campus.

Kevin Schempf, director

 

The Clarinet Choir performs new works and transcriptions for multiple clarinets, and presents a concert each semester.

Ariel Kasler, director

The Classical Guitar Ensemble has participated in the Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival. Recently, we have acquired a number of alto, bass and contrabass guitars for use in the Classical Guitar Ensemble.

Conor Nelson, director

Flute Choir is usually offered in the fall semester and at other times upon request. Smaller ensembles are available both semesters. The ensembles offer the experience of using the alto and bass flutes along with piccolos and standard flutes.

Andrew Pelletier, director

The Horn Club, founded by the late Herbert Spencer and now under the direction of Andrew Pelletier, is comprised of students, staff, alumni and community members performing a wide variety of music of transcribed and original music for horn ensemble. The group performs several times annually, both on and off campus, including educational outreach concerts.

Dan Piccolo, director

The Percussion Ensemble was first organized in 1968. Comprised of graduate and undergraduate percussion majors at the college, the group performs on a number of concerts each semester.

Brittany Lasch, director

The Trombone Choir, under the direction of Brittany Lasch, is comprised of undergraduate and graduate trombone majors in the college performing a wide variety of music of transcribed and original music for large and small trombone ensembles. This group maintains both a performance and pedagogical mission, where students of all levels perform together and learn from each other. The ensemble performs regularly on- and off-campus and has been featured at churches, public schools and universities in Ohio and Michigan.

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Charles Saenz, director

The BGSU Trumpet Ensemble was founded in 1983 by Edwin Betts, Professor Emeritus of Trumpet, and several graduate trumpet students at the College. The ensemble is under the direction of Charles Saenz, Professor of Trumpet, and is comprised of 15-20 students.  The Trumpet Ensemble meets from 6-8pm on Wednesday evenings during the academic year and functions as an extension of the Applied Lesson experience.  This ensemble provides an opportunity to develop chamber ensemble skills such as intonation, balance, and tone-production through the performance of literature for the trumpet ensemble.  The group performs on a regular basis on and off campus including regular trips to perform at the annual meetings of the Ohio Trumpet Guild.  Recent performances include the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Georgia and the International Trumpet Camp in Monterrey, Mexico. 

David Saltzman, director

Comprised of 16 members, the ensemble provides students with an intensive chamber music experience of the literature written for and transcribed for the ensemble.