I may be a little biased (being an alumni), but Bowling Green State University has a great music program. It's big into new music (if you're into that kind of thing) and has dozens and dozens of ensembles of all kinds. Katherine Oliver is the bassoon professor there and she is wonderful!
If you're looking for something different from the Mozart Concertos, I'd recommend maybe Osborn (which may have some rolling their eyes, but can really give you an opportunity to show off your dramatic contrast). There's also dozens of Vivaldi concertos, too. I actually auditioned to BG with a melodic piece in the back of the Weisenborn---so you don't always have to worry about having 193789349 solos prepared.
Also, be sure to have your major and minor scales down cold!