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Dean's Message

Jeffrey Showell

Thank you for your interest in the College of Musical Arts of Bowling Green State University!

The BGSU College of Musical Arts houses Ohio's premier undergraduate music education department, as well as excellent undergraduate degree programs in composition, jazz studies, performance, music history/literature, world music, and the inter/multi-disciplinary Bachelor of Musical Arts degree.  We have an unusually supportive undergraduate student scholar/musician community, which combines high performance standards with an average ACT of over 26 for the incoming classes.   On the graduate level, the College of Musical Arts offers a nationally renowned D.M.A program in Contemporary Music, with concentrations in performance, conducting or composition, as well as a full slate of appropriate Master’s degrees.

Integral to these degree programs are the various ensembles and a full menu of concerts and recitals, our extraordinary faculty, and the unique community based Pro Musica.

Prospective students, alumni, parents and friends are always welcome. Whatever your desired relationship with us, there is some level of engagement available for you. Please join us!

Jeffrey Showell
Dean