Double Reed Day

Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:30am-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 signing up to perform.

Register here!

Please note that registration will only be available online.  Registration closes Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4:00pm. Registration will NOT be available at the door on the event day. The $10 registration fee includes 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

Liability Form

Release Form

Hosted by BGSU Faculty:

Susan Nelson, bassoon
Nermis Mieses, oboe

2020 Guest Artists:


Ann Shoemaker, bassoonist, is highly regarded as a, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and music educator. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Bassoon and Coordinator of Woodwinds at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her students have found continued success in professional orchestras, military bands, as freelance musicians, educators, and music administrators. Shoemaker serves as principal bassoonist with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and Waco Symphony Orchestra. Declared “highly expressive, with a rich sound” and “technical prowess” by the American Record Guide, Shoemaker frequently performs guest solo recitals across the country and internationally. She is proud to be a Co-Executive Director of the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium, which advocates for the careers of young women bassoonists and strives to contribute to a diverse and supportive community of bassoonists. Dr. Shoemaker completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University and her Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Nyfenger Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance. She is a Fox Bassoon performing artist. Her CD, New Standards: Music for Bassoon and Piano, is available through the MSR Classics label.


Margaret Marco is Professor of Oboe at the University of Kansas and principal oboist of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. She began her professional career as the principal oboist of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Maracaibo in Venezuela.  Since then, her many solo, chamber and orchestral performances have taken her to a variety of prestigious international venues in locations such as Japan, Costa Rica, England, Canada, the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and China where she performed and presented master classes at the distinguished Central Conservatory in Beijing. She returned to Beijing’s China Conservatory in 2019 to present master classes and a recital. Other festival and concert appearances include the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, California; New Frontiers Music Festival in Laramie, Wyoming; the Sunflower Music Festival in Topeka, KS; Encuentro de Oboes y Fagots, in Costa Rica and many International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Conferences. She served as Chair of the esteemed IDRS Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition from 2009-2017 and holds degrees from Northwestern University, The University of Iowa and the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Her teachers include Ray Still, Grover Schiltz, Mark Weiger and Nancy Ambrose King.  

A strong advocate for new music for her instrument, Dr. Marco has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mu Phi Epsilon and the University of Kansas to perform and record new chamber works by American composers.  She can be heard with the KU Wind Ensemble performing Copland’s Quiet City on the NAXOS label and on NAVONA Records performing Gorgeous Nothings by Ingrid Stölzel and Bells and Grass by Juliana Hall. Other recordings include her solo CD, Hidden Gems: Oboe Sonatas of the French Baroque, Allégresse; music for flute oboe and piano and Fresh Ink. She is heard frequently performing on Kansas Public Radio. In 2016 she commissioned A Siege Of Herons, a concerto for oboe d’amore and strings by Forrest Pierce, which she premiered with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. Her most recent recording project involves recording the music of Luis Humberto Salgado with the Kansas Virtuosi and traveling to Ecuador in 2020 to perform and present master classes.


Faculty and student performances, master classes, double reed ensemble for all that want to play and vendor exhibits.


Carlos Coelho Woodwinds

Fox Products

Miller Marketing Co.

Moosmann Bassoons

Otter Creek Double Reed

Weisberg Systems

This year the Double Reed Day will feature performances from participants during the Final Concert of the event. The objective is to provide a valuable performance opportunity for double reed players in the region. We hope to encourage and train performers seeking experience, and to boost their motivation for future opportunities such as auditions and competitions.


Double Reed players of any age and ability are welcome to submit a recording as their audition.


Any work for solo oboe or solo bassoon as well as works with piano accompaniment. Duration of the music selection must be between 3 to 8 minutes. Please consider making sensible cuts in order to comply with the time limit.

Audition Recording

  • Participants must submit an unedited recording of themselves performing their chosen repertoire (maximum 8 minutes). Recordings submitted 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. 

  • A scan or copy of the piano accompaniment music must be sent with the audition recording. Please mark the cuts directly in the piano score. 

  • Recordings must be received by Monday, March 2, 2020.

  • Mailed or emailed submissions are acceptable.

Dr. Nermis Mieses,
Bowling Green State University
College of Musical Arts
1031 Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0290


A number of participants will be chosen to fill a specific amount of time in the Final Concert program and to represent a variety of repertoire and level of abilities. This may vary year to year. All entrants will be notified of acceptance of their performance by email, no later than Friday, March 13, 2020.


Works requiring piano accompaniment must be performed with piano at the Final Concert. Upon acceptance, performers may bring 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. You will be assigned a rehearsal time with your accompanist for the morning of the event.

Please contact Dr. Nermis Mieses at for any questions.

Register today to participate in Oboe and Bassoon masterclasses with our guest artists and host faculty. Spaces are limited! Participants will be selected to represent a variety of repertoire and playing levels. 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.

​Registration is ONLINE ONLY. Last day to register is Friday, April 3 at 4pm.

11:30- Check in (Note that registration will NOT be available at the door and lunch will NOT be provided)

Exhibits open

Rehearsals with accompanists for participant performances

12:30- Welcome, Faculty recital

1:30pm- Exhibits

2:15pm- Masterclasses

4:00pm- Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal

5:00pm- Final Concert  (Participant Performances, Double Reed Ensemble)