About Ger Vang
Get to know Ger Vang
Ger Vang is a performer and teacher of oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in music performance of multiple woodwinds at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His current teachers are Dr. Ashley Barret, oboe; Dr. Erika Boysen, flute; Dr. Andy Hudson and Dr. Anthony Taylor, clarinet; and Dr. Michael Burns, bassoon. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in music studying with Karen Futterer, flute; Ken Futterer, oboe and bassoon; and Dr. Nick delGrazia, clarinet. Ger placed first in the wind category of the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition and won the overall prize at the Arkansas Tech Solo Competition. His other awards include being a finalist at the Delta Symphony Concerto Competition and being principal flute and piccolo of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Band for two consecutive years.
As a performer, Ger has performed in musicals, orchestras, and chamber groups. In musicals, he has performed on high reed books and low reed books. He was a core member of the Arkansas Baroque Music Orchestra playing second oboe and was the principal flutists in the Ozark Family Opera. His chamber groups have performed at different venues, one of them being at the Midwest Clinic. Additionally, during his time at Arkansas Tech he held the principal flute and oboe positions in the top ensemble. His teaching philosophy revolves around a two-way communication of the student’s interests and goals. He has experience teaching beginner level students and onwards. His students have placed in honor bands throughout the state of Arkansas and gone on to pursue music degrees of their own.