Guest Artist Oboist Nermis Mieses
Host Dr. Jacqueline Wilson
Guest Artist Bassoonist Susan Nelson
Join us on February 16, 2019 for the 4th Annual SEMO Double Reed Day. This year’s Guest Artists are Nermis Mieses, Assistant Professor of Oboe at Bowling Green State University and Susan Nelson, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Bowling Green State University. The host is Dr. Jacqueline Wilson, Assistant Professor of Double Reeds at Southeast Missouri State University.
Nermis Mieses is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and principal oboe of the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. First American to place as finalist in the prestigious Barbirolli International Oboe Competition held in 2014; first place at the 2011 First International Oboe Competition in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and Best Interpretation of Brazilian Music Prize; as well as second place at the 2012 Society for Musical Arts Young Artist Competition in Ann Arbor, MI. She has appeared in solo performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Cranbrook Music Guild Series in Bloomfield Hills, MI, has soloed with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra and toured Denmark as soloist and chamber music performer with the Thy Chamber Music Festival (2011, 2013). Former principal of the Michigan Philharmonic, she has also performed with the Ann Arbor, Sphinx, Rochester, Lexington, Puerto Rico Symphony and the National Repertory Orchestra. Previously, she held teaching positions at the University of Kentucky, Ohio Northern University and Hillsdale College. She holds D.M.A. and M.M. degrees from the University of Michigan under Dr. Nancy Ambrose King and B.M. from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico under Dr. Frances Colón.
Susan Nelson is the Associate Professor of Bassoon at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Ohio, and enjoys an active career as a performer, teacher, and clinician. Dr. Nelson is an advocate for new music as well as chamber music for the bassoon, and is the director of the non-profit organization Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC). She has also taught bassoon and theory at Stephen F. Austin State University and played with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet in Nacogdoches, Texas. In the summer Dr. Nelson teaches at various camps, including BGSU’s Double Reed Camp and The Renova Festival. She has performed with the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, Michigan Opera Theatre, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and Helena Symphony, among others. She has also given solo performances at the International Double Reed Society Conferences in Redlands (CA), Oxford (OH), New York, and Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Nelson taught at both Adrian (MI) and Heidelberg (OH) Colleges and was a member of the Heidelberg faculty wind quintet. She also held the position of principal bassoon in the Great Falls Symphony and was a member of the Chinook Winds quintet in Great Falls, Montana. She can be heard on Elements, the newest CD release from the BCMCC through MSR Classics, which features the winning works from the 2012 and 2014 BCMCC competitions. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of Kansas, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Michigan. Her primary teachers include Jeffrey Lyman, Carl Rath, and Alan Hawkins.
Bassoonist Dr. Jacqueline Wilson is Assistant Professor of Music at Southeast Missouri State University. As an active soloist, she regularly presents recitals, masterclasses, and clinics including recent engagements at the International Double Reed Society Conference (Columbus, GA, Redlands, CA), the College Music Society Conference (Santa Fe, NM), the Illinois Music Educator's Conference (Peoria, IL), Michigan Music Conference (Grand Rapids, MI), the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference (Ames, IA), and on Wisconsin Public Radio. She has performed concerto engagements with the St. Louis Wind Symphony, the Spokane Symphony, the Eau Claire Youth Symphony, and numerous college music ensembles. As an active chamber musician, she has been featured on various college campuses and festivals, including the Ashland Chamber Music Society (Ashland, WI), and the Avaloch Chamber Music Institute (Boscowen, NH). As an enthusiastic pedagogue and scholar, she has published educational articles in several journals, including The Double Reed, The Instrumentalist, and School Band and Orchestra Magazine and has held previous teaching positions at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Kirkwood Community College. She also cohosts the Double Reed Dish podcast with oboist Galit Kaunitz. Dr. Wilson (Yakama) is especially passionate about diversity and American Indian representation in classical music and frequently performs the works of Native composers. She currently serves as the diversity advocate for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium. Dr. Wilson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. She is also a graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts and Eastern Washington University. Her principal teachers include Benjamin Coelho, Matthew Ruggiero, and Lynne Feller-Marshall.Boston University Tanglewood Institute Bassoon Workshop. She has published educational articles in several journals, including The Double Reed, The Instrumentalist, and School Band and Orchestra Magazine. Dr. Wilson has performed with multiple ensembles including the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, and the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra.
As an avid supporter of new music, Dr. Wilson has premiered and commissioned works by composers Chia-yu Hsu, Rachel Devorah Trapp, Jonathan Middleton, Brian Van Winkle, David Sumner, and Anthony Donofrio. Her dissertation, a performance guide and analysis of the Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings by Sofia Gubaidulina, advocates for the integration of modern repertoire into the standard pedagogical curriculum. Dr. Wilson (Yakama) is especially passionate about diversity and American Indian representation in classical music and frequently performs the works of Native composers. She has founded a website, MoltoNativeMusic.com, that celebrates and promotes Native American activity in Classical music, and currently serves as the diversity advocate for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium.
Dr. Wilson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. She is also a graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts and Eastern Washington University. Her principal teachers include Benjamin Coelho, Matthew Ruggiero, and Lynne Feller-Marshall.Click here to Register Online
February 16, 2019
9:00AM Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal
10:00AM Special Topics Class
11:00AM Battle of the Double Reeds
12:00PM Lunch (On your own, Dobbins Cafeteria)
2:00PM Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal
3:00PM Final Concert
*All Events will be held at the Southeast Missouri State River Campus. Registration will be in the Dobbins Center Atrium between 8AM & 9AM. Please remember to pack a lunch or bring cash to purchase lunch on-site!*
Feel free to contact Dr. Wilson with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 651-2706