At the College of Musical Arts, string playing participation helps our students grow, learn, and thrive while they use and develop their personal, physical, and intellectual skills. Our internationally acclaimed string faculty value the lessons that have long been taught by musical participation: the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior, adherence to the spirit of rules, leadership and strength of character, and musicianship. Additionally, we promote respect for one’s colleagues, acceptance of success with humility, and the acknowledgement of less successful endeavors with grace. In teaching these lessons to our students, the string area instills habits which will lead our students to professional goals in performance, education and related disciplines.
Honors Festival for Strings
BGSU Honors Festival for Strings invites beginning to advanced high school string players and pre-formed chamber ensembles to participate in chamber music sessions, master classes, string technique group sessions and chamber orchestra. find out more!
Strings Area News
May 30, 2017 10:16 AM Professor Thomas Rosenkranz to perform in Hong Kong
Associate Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz will travel to Hong Kong to be part of a multi-media project entitled "Many Visions of Many Cosmos: Olivier Messiaen's Visions de l'amen".
May 9, 2017 2:12 PM The Voice of the Composer, released on Albany Records
The Voice of the Composer, New Music from Bowling Green, Volume 7 released on Albany Records,
May 9, 2017 1:42 PM Moldovean to compete in final round of Tuesday Musical Association Competition
Graduate student Octavian Moldovean will compete in the final round of the Tuesday Musical Association Competition on May 21.
May 5, 2017 11:08 AM Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue of Birds (Catalogue d'Oiseaux)"
BGSU faculty, students and alumni will present Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue of Birds" on May 14 from 2-5 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art GlasSalon.
May 3, 2017 10:54 AM Solungga Liu Celebrates Major CD Release with the U of Minnesota Wind Ensemble
The highly respected independent label Bridge Records has just announced the release of an album featuring Solungga Liu, Associate Professor of Piano, in a CD of virtuosic works for wind ensemble by Gregory Mertl, performed by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble.
May 2, 2017 1:40 PM CMA Students take top spots in Young Artist Competition
The Friends of the Symphony and the Lima Symphony Orchestra hosted the 57th annual “Young Artists Competition” for college musicians. Five of the eight finalists were BGSU students.
Mar 22, 2017 10:28 AM BGSU Jazz Lab Band I to go on a local tour
BGSU Jazz Lab Band I, under the direction of David Bixler, will visit local schools to perform.
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.