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The BGSU College of Musical Arts houses Ohio's premier undergraduate music education department, as well as excellent undergraduate degree programs in composition, jazz studies, performance, music history/literature, world music, and the inter/multi-disciplinary Bachelor of Musical Arts degree. On the graduate level, the College of Musical Arts offers a nationally renowned D.M.A program in Contemporary Music, with a concentration in either performance or composition, as well as a full slate of appropriate Master’s degrees.
Integral to these degree programs are the various ensembles and a full menu of concerts and recitals, our extraordinary faculty, and the unique community based Pro Musica.
Prospective students, enrolled students, alumni, parents and friends are all welcome. Whatever your desired relationship with us, there is some appropriate level of engagement available for you. Please join us.
Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts has earned a reputation as one of the country’s outstanding collegiate music programs. The college provides training for students pursuing professional and teaching degrees in music. Its graduates hold appointments in a multitude of colleges and universities, private and public schools, as well as successful and fulfilling careers as professional musicians, composers, arts administrators and private studio teachers.
The college offers a full range of baccalaureate and graduate degree programs to a student body numbering approximately 550 under the guidance of nearly 60 distinguished, full-time faculty.
Undergraduate majors are available in music education, music performance, music composition, jazz studies, world music and music history. Minors are available in jazz studies and recording technology; special curricular options include church music.
Master’s degrees include music education (three specializations), music performance (nine specializations), music composition, music theory, music history and ethnomusicology.
The Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music is offered with specializations in composition and performance studies.
The college brings the joy of music to Bowling Green and the surrounding communities with over 500 concerts, recitals and public events each year. The college’s musical calendar features more than 25 performing ensembles, plus a variety of student chamber music groups and soloists. In addition, two fully staged operas are produced annually. Student and faculty ensembles from the college frequently perform at state and national conferences.
Faculty soloists and ensembles have garnered accolades both in the United States and abroad, and compositions by faculty composers have also received national and worldwide performances. The college’s music education, musicology and theory faculty regularly present papers and sessions at professional conferences, and many are recognized for their publications and writings.
With its tradition of excellence, the college’s heritage provides a foundation for quality and growth for the 21st century.