BGSU has earned a reputation for its outstanding keyboard program, drawing students from all over the United States and the world. The four full-time piano faculty members, Solungga Liu, Laura Melton, Thomas Rosenkranz and Robert Satterlee have diverse backgrounds and maintain active performing careers. With approximately 50 piano majors, including undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs in performance and music education, the BGSU piano program offers a wide range of opportunities to build your pianistic artistry in a caring and nurturing environment.
The College sponsors a number of competitions for student pianists at BGSU. The Competitions in Music Performance offers students the chance to play concerti with the BGSU Philharmonia or Wind Symphony. The Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition honors students in various chamber music groups, and the Conrad Art Song Competition pairs pianists with singers to perform art songs, with prize money equally shared between the pianist and singer.
Keyboard Area News
Mar 22, 2017 9:11 AM Piano Faculty member to give recital at NYU
Dr. Rosenkranz will be a featured recital soloist as part of the Waverly Project Concert Series at NYU.
Feb 14, 2017 9:09 AM Piano Professor, Thomas Rosenkranz establishes festival in Italy
Thomas Rosenkranz has established the Maccagno Piano Days Festival and Competition in Northern Italy.
Dec 8, 2016 11:57 AM Thomas Rosenkranz to be visiting artist at the Oberlin Conservatory and Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival
Associate Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz, will be a visiting artist at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as well as the Walla Walla Winter Chamber Music Festival in Washington State from January 12-15th.
Dec 5, 2016 9:58 AM BGSU Alumni in Collaboration with members of the New York Philharmonic
Pianist and BGSU alumni, Anna Vasilyeva, was featured as a collaborative pianist with woodwinds players from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Oct 18, 2016 6:26 PM BGSU College of Musical Arts Represented at MTNA State-Level Competition
On October 15, 2016 the MTNA State-Level Competition was held at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. This year, BGSU College of Musical Arts was well represented with numerous placements.
Sep 8, 2016 3:16 PM Bryan Recital Hall Rededication Concert, September 18
On Sunday, September 18, 2016 the College of Musical Arts will be hosting a special rededication concert of the Bryan Recital Hall at 3:00 p.m.
Apr 29, 2016 12:00 AM BGSU Piano Alumni Receives Glenn Korff Distinguished Graduate Artist/Scholar Award
Alumna Dimitra Kokkinopoulou wins prestigious award at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Apr 6, 2016 3:20 PM 2015-2016 Faculty Achievements
Faculty in the College of Musical Arts had many notable accomplishments in the 2015-2016 academic year. Congratulations!