Double Reed Day

Saturday, March 26, 2022 

A day of double reed performances and classes 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.

Hosted by BGSU Faculty:

Susan Nelson, bassoon
Nermis Mieses, oboe

Register Here!

Please note that registration will only be available online. Registration closes Friday, March 25, 2022 at 4:00pm. The $10 registration fee includes access to all activities for the day. Parents/Guardians do not need to register in order to attend the event. Nonetheless, they are expected to remain with their child(ren) throughout the course of the event. Participants should bring their own lunch bag. 

All participants age 18 and under must email a signed copy of the Media Release form to

Media Release

Guest Artists:

Dr. Albie Micklich, Professor of Bassoon at Arizona State

Albie Micklich 06

Jeffrey Rathbun, Assistant Principal Oboe, The Cleveland Orchestra



Faculty and guest performances, masterclasses and a special topics class for each instrument.


Fox Products
Otter Creek Double Reed
Weisberg Systems

COVID-19 Protocols

Face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, are required of everyone in all indoor public spaces on the BGSU campus. This requirement and other COVID-19 safety measures may change based on CDC and Wood County Health Department guidelines.

Register today to participate in the Oboe or 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.

9:00am- Check in

               Rehearsals for performers/ Warm-up

10:00am- Oboe and Bassoon Masterclasses

12:00pm- Lunch/Vendor Exhibits (Attendees must bring their own lunch)

1:00pm- Special sessions for Oboe and Bassoon

2:30pm- Break/Concert warm-up/Vendor Exhibits

3:00pm- Final Concert- Performances by Guests, Faculty, Selected Participant and BGSU students

This year the Double Reed Day will feature selected 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 musicians seeking performance 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 Video

  • Participants must submit a shareable link (ie: YouTube, Google Drive) to an unedited video of themselves performing their chosen repertoire
  • Performance must be a maximum of 8 minutes. Please consider adding cuts to comply with the time length.
  • If the piece requires accompaniment, it must be recorded with piano. 
  • A scanned copy of the piano accompaniment music must be sent along with the audition recording. Please mark any cuts and desired tempos directly in the piano score.
  • Specify whether you are bringing your own pianist or you would like to perform with a pianist provided by BGSU.
  • Recordings must be received by Monday, March 7, 2022 
  • Please email submissions to Mariah Stadel,


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 14, 2022.


Works requiring piano accompaniment must be performed with piano at the Final Concert. Upon acceptance, performers may bring their own pianist or request a BGSU accompanist when submitting their audition. A copy of the piano accompaniment music must be sent along with the audition recording. If requesting a BGSU pianist, please mark all cuts and desired tempo markings directly in the piano score prior to submitting your score. You will be assigned a rehearsal time with your accompanist for  the morning of the event. Your rehearsal time will be notified via email a few days prior to the event. 

Please contact Mariah Stadel, for any questions.

Updated: 02/10/2022 12:54PM