Brandon Golpe

Brandon Golpe

Brandon Golpe

Graduate Associate

Areas of Expertise

  • Bassoon/Contrabassoon
  • Wind Chamber Music


  • BM, Bassoon Performance, Bowling Green State University

Brandon Golpe is a first-year graduate teaching associate pursuing a master’s degree in bassoon performance at The Ohio State University. He is originally from Sterling Heights, Michigan and received his bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio). At BGSU he studied with Dr. Susan Nelson and was president of the BGSU Double Reed Club. Brandon also worked as the band librarian for four years, printing music for ensembles and helping run the honor bands that the school hosted. During the last two years of his undergraduate degree, Brandon was a part of the Kairos Reed Quintet, which received first place in the Douglas Wayland Chamber Competition as well as premiering a reed quintet piece at the 43rd annual BGSU New Music Festival.

Currently Golpe studies with Professor Jesse Schartz at Ohio State. His goals for his master’s degree are to continue to learn and improve at playing the bassoon as well as reed making. He also plans to continue playing with chamber ensembles in the coming years to learn and grow as a chamber musician. Outside of the music world Brandon’s hobbies include cinema, video games, and hiking.

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