The College of Musical Arts is housed in the Moore Musical Arts Center, a teaching and performing facility with 70 practice rooms, two performance halls, music technology and recording studios and a music computer lab. Our performance halls and faculty studios have beautifully maintained Steinway grand pianos and many practice rooms have grand pianos available only to piano majors. Prospective students often comment on the excellent condition of our practice facilities. The college also owns two organs, two harpsichords, a fortepiano and a clavichord.
The Music Certificate Program is a one-year course of instruction designed for advanced, non-degree students wishing to pursue intense and concentrated musical study in conducting, instrumental performance, vocal performance and composition at the pre-master’s or post-master’s level. Prerequisite for enrollment is a bachelor’s degree or an acceptable diploma in music or its equivalent.
The College of Musical Arts of Bowling Green State University offers the Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music with specializations in composition or performance (conducting, instrumental or vocal). We define contemporary music as art music created after 1945, although chronological flexibility may be permitted according to individual interests.
The DMA develops versatile composers and performers through concentrated focus on contemporary music. The degree is grounded in applied study in composition or performance, but goes beyond traditional boundaries by integrating these practices in multidisciplinary seminars and discovering new contexts through studies in culture, digital media and music cognition. It provides the creative and academic environment necessary to give students opportunities for critical analysis, creative examination, cultivation of enhanced musical thinking, pedagogical training and experience, flexible curricular programming and traditional as well as nontraditional performing experiences. The individual who chooses Bowling Green State University for advanced study in music will work in an environment guided by faculty mentors who encourage creative inquiry.
Incoming students who wish to major in music (College of Musical Arts), minor in music (all other colleges at BGSU), be considered for a music talent award or enroll in private music lessons for credit are required to present an entrance audition with the College of Musical Arts faculty. For more details please go to:
The College of Musical Arts provides the possibility of financial assistance through scholarships and assistantships (at the graduate level) to all auditioning students. Please click on links for audition information to get more information on scholarships and use the links below:
Students in the piano program at BGSU have the opportunity to hear concerts and participate in master classes with many distinguished visiting pianists. The piano faculty feel it is important to provide this enrichment to our current students so they can expand their artistic boundaries and experience different musical ideas. In addition to guests sponsored by the Piano Area, the Dubois Piano Festival and Competition brings in a high profile guest each year. Recent piano guest artists have included Nelita True, Kirill Gerstein, Robert Shannon, Robert Levin and Christopher O'Riley. The featured artists for the 2013 Dubois Piano Festival and Competition are the dynamic piano duo Anderson and Roe.