Dr. Jacqueline Leclair and her oboe studio have been selected to perform at the International Double Reed Society’s annual conference. They will perform world premieres by BGSU composition faculty member, Christopher Dietz, and BGSU composition graduate students, Viola Yip and Jonathan Fielder. The concert will take place during the IDRS conference at Miami University in Oxford OH on July 8, 2012. Performers will include Dr. Leclair and members of the BGSU oboe studio.
Doctoral composition student Cory Kasprzyk’s field recording compilations “home” and “her name is Bertha” were played on March 3, 2012 at the Kinokophonography Session, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori City, Japan.
The BGSU River Rouge Saxophone Quartet has advanced to 2nd round of the North American Saxophone Alliance National Competition. Finals will be held at Arizona State University (March 15-18, 2012).
Members of the quartet are all graduate students studying with Dr. John Sampen and include John Cummins (soprano), Elissa Kana (alto), Noa Even (tenor) and James Fusik (baritone).
Upcoming performances for Distinguished Research Professor John Sampen:
March 4 Guest Recital/Masterclass– University of Alberta (Edmonton)
March 13 Guest Recital/Masterclass – Oklahoma State University
March 15-18 Soloist at the North American Saxophone Alliance national convention performance
at Arizona State University
March 19 Guest Recital/Masterclass- University of Missouri Columbia
March 20 Guest Recital/Masterclass – University of Missouri/Kansas City
March 30 Guest Recital with Mark Bunce – Western Michigan University
April 3 Paris Conservatory Presentation with Dr. Marilyn Shrude
April 5 Selmer Showroom Recital with Dr. Marilyn Shrude (Paris)
April 10 Bordeaux Conservatory presentation with Dr. Marilyn Shrude
BGSU Master of Music students John Cummins and Matt Shirey have progressed to the semi-final round of the North American Saxophone Alliance Nationals Saxophone Competition. Both students and students of John Sampen, and will compete for national honors on March 15-18, 2012 at Arizona State University.
Andrew Pelletier, Associate Professor of Horn, will be the Featured Artist for this year’s Western Illinois Horn Festival, at Western Illinois University in Macomb. He will present a masterclass, be part of panel discussion on performance practices, and will perform a recital as part of the festival. This year is the 10th anniversary of this festival, and Dr. Pelletier was also the very first Featured Artist. For more information: