Honorary Doctorate Awarded to Leonard Slatkin
Internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin received an honorary doctor of music degree from the college on March 14.
Slatkin’s visit to BGSU took place under the auspices of the Conductors Guild’s Conductor Training Workshop, held on campus from March 14–17.
The degree conferral ceremony was held at 1:30 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. A rehearsal of the Bowling Green Philharmonia, conducted by Maestro Slatkin, immediately followed. Both the ceremony and the rehearsal were free and open to the public.
Eastman Collaboration Results in North American Opera Premiere
The college once again joins forces with the BGSU Department of Theatre and Film and the Collegium Musicum from the Eastman School of Music to present the North American premiere of Francesco Cavalli’s opera La virtù de’ strali d’Amore to be performed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, and Saturday, November 3. This year the production will tour to Eastman for a performance at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall on Friday, November 9.
Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic Turns 50
The college’s 50th Annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic will feature three alumni as special guest conductors.
Returning to campus will be Dr. Vincent Polce ’66, from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; Dr. Donald D. Ryder ’85, from the University of Tennessee; Dr. James Saker ’67, from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and Dr. Frederick Speck ’78, ’82, from the University of Louisville.
David Wegehaupt (’07) Wins Fullbright Scholarship
Wegehaupt came to BGSU to study with Dr. John Sampen, Distinguished Artist Professor.
With his Fulbright Full Scholarship in Paris, he will study with master teacher Jean-Michel Goury. Wegehaupt already has fairly extensive experience performing overseas, and returned from a trip to Greece, where he played with his group, the Cosmos Saxophone Quartet, just in time for graduation.
Prestigious Thelma Robinson Award Presented to Octavio Más-Arocas
Octavio Más-Arocas, a doctoral student from Spain currently enrolled at the college, was awarded the 2006 Thelma Robinson Award.
The award was presented to Más-Arocas at the Conductor Guild’s Conductor Training Workshop on January 19 in Toronto.