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. 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.