Music Discovery Day

Activities begin at 8:30 a.m Monday, October 19, 2015 and include:

  • Attending music classes
  • Observing rehearsals
  • Learning about the curriculum for music majors and minors
  • Attending sessions on audition preparation and music theory
  • Attending a concert by BGSU College of Musical Arts ensembles
  • Meeting the music faculty
  • Learning about scholarship opportunities and how to apply to the University
  • NEW FOR 2015! Sign up for a sample lesson with a faculty member!

All events subject to change

Over 300 high school students register annually to visit the Moore Musical Arts Center for this event. Students can attend rehearsals of the college’s large ensembles: Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Women’s Chorus, Bowling Green Philharmonia, Men’s Chorus, Collegiate Chorale, A Cappella Choir, Opera Theater and the Falcon Marching Band. Students can also sit in on classes, workshops and rehearsals of the small ensembles at the college.

Staff from the University’s admissions and financial aid offices are available to answer questions. In addition, visiting students can meet with faculty members.

Parents and guests are encouraged, but not required, to attend Music Discovery Day. Parents and guests are welcome to attend sessions with your students, or you may split up to attend more sessions throughout the day.


For further information contact:

Amanda Long, Coordinator of Music Admissions

College of Musical Arts
(419) 372-8577 or amlong@bgsu.edu

Fall 2015 Schedule

Monday, October 19, 2015 Tentative Schedule. All events subject to change

As you look at the schedule, you will notice that there are many different sessions available each hour. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like, and if your parents are with you, you may split up and attend different sessions. Parents are encouraged but not required to attend. Sinced this is a day of observation, you do not need to bring your instrument unless you have signed up for a sample lesson with a faculty member. You will receive your lesson time when you check in the morning of the event. Lunch arrangements are on your own and there are many options to explore on campus.

Program begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.
    • Music Discovery Day Registration and Check In
    • Concert: Music Student Ensembles
    • Muffins, Coffee and Juice available
  • 8:30-9:20 a.m.
    • Welcome Meeting
  • 9:30–9:50 a.m
    • Meet the Applied Faculty:
      • Brass/Percussion
      • Keyboard
      • Strings
      • Voice/Choral/Opera
      • Woodwind
  • 10–Noon
    • Information sessions, class and rehearsal observations, demonstrations, and tours.
  • 12:00 p.m.
    • Lunch is on your own. Sample a fabulous residence hall lunch. Check out the delicious options available with locations provided in the Dining Services Map that you will receive at check- in!
  • 12:30–2:20 p.m.
    • Additional sessions, class and rehearsal observations, demonstrations, and tours.
  • 2:30 p.m.
    • All-College Concert - Featuring many of the College of Musical Arts ensembles.
  • 3:30-5:45 p.m.
    • Additional sessions, class and rehearsal observations, demonstrations, and tours.


You can check-in at Kobacker Lobby of the Moore Musical Arts Center between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The Music Discovery Day program begins at 8:30 a.m. with an information/welcome meeting and continues with events scheduled throughout the day. There is no official end to the day and you are encouraged and welcome to stay as long as you like.

Directions and Parking

Directions to Bowling Green

Directions to Bowling Green and a campus map can be found here.

Make sure to download your visitor parking permit (attached to your confirmation email). Please display this on your driver side dashboard when you arrive. Parking is available in Lot 10 and 18. From Interstate 75 take exit 181 into Bowling Green. Go west on Wooster Street and turn right at the second stoplight; Mercer Road. Proceed on Mercer Road. Parking Lot 10 will be on your right, just west of the Student Recreation Center. To get to the Moore Musical Arts Center from Lot 10, cross Mercer Road and walk along Ridge Street past the Student Recreation Center. The Moore Musical Arts Center will be on your right. Overflow parking is available in Lot 18. From Lot 10, continue on Mercer Road and cross Merry Street. Parking Lot 18 will be on your left. To get to the Moore Musical Arts Center, walk west along Merry Street to the crosswalk just past the pond. The Moore Musical Arts Center is located across Merry Street and slightly to the west and is within walking distance of the Field House.



Please call Amanda Long at (419) 372-8577 or email  amlong@bgsu.edu if you have any questions.

Have a safe trip and we look forward to meeting you on Monday, October 19!