Double Reed Day

SEMO Double Reed Day - February 3, 2018

Melissa Bosma

Guest Artist Oboist Melissa Bosma

Jacqueline Wilson

Host Dr. Jacqueline Wilson

Join us on February 3, 2018 for the 3rd Annual SEMO Double Reed Day. This year’s Guest Artist is Melissa Bosma, Lecturer of Oboe at Oklahoma State University and the host is Dr. Jacqueline Wilson, Assistant Professor of Double Reeds at Southeast Missouri State University.

Melissa Bosma is Lecturer of Oboe at Oklahoma State University, where she also serves as Director of the OSU Summer Music Camp. Prior to her appointment at OSU, Ms. Bosma served as Adjunct Instructor of Oboe at Heidelberg University, where she performed with the faculty woodwind quintet, regularly performed at the New Music Festival, and commissioned new solo works for oboe and piano.

Ms. Bosma taught extensively in Michigan through her studio and master classes at many local middle and high schools. Ms. Bosma also founded Ducks in a Row: Reedmaking Camps, a series of weeklong summer reedmaking intensives for students throughout Michigan. In addition to maintaining a private studio, Ms. Bosma is an active orchestral musician who held the positions of Second Oboe with the Michigan Philharmonic, English Horn with the Dearborn Symphony, and Principal Oboe of Arbor Opera Theatre. She performed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Toldeo Symphony, and many other ensembles in the tri-state area. In Oklahoma, Ms. Bosma frequently performs with the Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Ballet, and other ensembles throughout the state. Also an accomplished chamber musician, Ms. Bosma attended the Sarasota Music Festival and was a Fellow at Music Academy of the West where she was a featured soloist under the baton of Grammy-nominated conductor Nicholas McGegan.

Melissa Bosma graduated with Master of Music degrees in both Oboe Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Southern Methodist University. Her primary teachers include Erin Hannigan and Nancy Ambrose King.

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 Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival (Oklahoma City, OK), the Illinois Music Educator's Conference (Peoria, IL), Michigan Music Conference (Grand Rapids, MI), the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference (Ames, IA), and Wisconsin Public Radio’s program, Live From the Chazen. 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 and founding member of both the Wilson Duo (bassoon and marimba) and the Driftless Winds reed trio, 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).

Dr. Wilson is an enthusiastic pedagogue who has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Kirkwood Community College, and the 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,, 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.

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February 3, 2018

8AM Registration 
9AM Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal

10AM Make Your Own Reed Case/Battle of the Double Reeds

11AM Oboe/Bassoon Choir and Class
12PM Lunch 
1PM Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal
2PM Masterclass with Melissa Bosma
3PM 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*

Feel free to contact Dr. Wilson with any questions: or (573) 651-2706


River Campus Seminary 254
Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701