Welcome to the Bowling Green State University Composition Area website! Our vibrant new music program, combined with an internationally renowned faculty and excellent facilities makes the BGSU composition program one of the most visible and thriving in the country. Our four talented and diverse full-time composition faculty members, Christopher Dietz, Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios, and Marilyn Shrude, work well together to foster a supportive, creative environment in which young composers can thrive. Our history of excellence spans more than three decades... Read More!


New Media and Emerging Technology Center
Toledo Symphony Reading Session

Composition Area News


Graduate Student Thomas Beverly with his Performer at the 2015 SEAMUS National Conference.

Seminar with harpist Jennifer Ellis
Michael Lewanski and the Toledo Symphony workshop student composition
Decoda Ensemble Reading Session
Interactive media collaboration SEAMUS 2016
Student Composers' Concert at BGSU

BGSU with guest Samuel Adler
BGSU Contingent at SEAMUS 2016.
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Artist Spotlight

Elainie Lillios- "Among Fireflies"

Artist Spotlight is an example of some of the exciting new music happening at BGSU! See our media page for more examples!