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College of Musical Arts
 "Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, performed with the BG Philharmonia on November 14. Pictured from left to right: Interim Dean William Mathis, Noah Bendix-Balgley, and Director of Orchestra Activities Dr. Emily Freeman Brown."
Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, performed with the BG Philharmonia on November 14. Pictured from left to right: Interim Dean William Mathis, Noah Bendix-Balgley, and Director of Orchestral Activities Dr. Emily Freeman Brown.

A message from the Dean
Happy New Year to all of our College of Musical Arts alumni and friends. I wish you all the very best for this coming year, full of music and music-making. We had a wonderful fall semester, with several notable performances, lectures, and special projects. Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the BG Philharmonia under the direction of Dr. Emily Freeman Brown. What a treat for our students and the large audience to hear world-class performances from both soloist and orchestra in Kobacker Hall. The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants with alumna Christine Germain (BME '95) also appeared to a full house.

This fall we welcomed Bill Mullins to the CMA as our new Coordinator of Undergraduate Admissions. He has hit the ground running, recruiting our 2017-2018 class. This semester we look forward to several key events in the CMA. This year's Hansen Series will feature the extraordinary vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth in a two-day residency, February 22-23. The spring opera launches a large cast in Kurt Weill's Street Scene in the Wolfe Center's Donnell Theatre on March 24 and 26, and the Early Music Ensemble and the University Choral Society present J.S. Bach's St. John Passion in April.

Please mark your calendars for April 1, 2017 as we present the third annual Bravo! BGSU, a celebration of the arts on campus. This is a great opportunity for CMA alumni to see and hear the impact the arts are having on campus and support student scholarships. You can reserve your tickets for this special event here.

The vitality of music and its transformative influence is seen each day in the halls of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Thank you for your association with and contribution to the CMA.

Best wishes,
William Mathis
William Mathis
Interim Dean
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Roomful of Teeth Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. During their visit to BGSU, Roomful of Teeth will engage in master classes and seminars with our CMA students, as well as the broader campus community and local high school choir programs.
Hansen Series: Roomful of Teeth
February 23, 8:00 p.m., Kobacker Hall
Music Students On February 25th 2017, BGSU music education students will be hosting a solo and ensemble contest for middle school band musicians from our three area partner Catholic schools. Through our Catholic school partnerships, graduate students in music education provide band instruction to developing musicians, and undergraduate music education students contribute additional classroom support. The solo and ensemble contest provides our Catholic school students with additional performance opportunities, while giving our music education students a platform for understanding the organizational and administrative elements of the contest experience. The contest will be held at Saint Aloysius Catholic School in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Upcoming Events
February 10-12, 2017
6th Annual David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition featuring guest artist Chu-Fang Huang, piano
February 23, 2017
Hansen Musical Arts Series presents Roomful of Teeth, free and open to the public | 8 p.m. Kobacker Hall
March 24, 2017
BGSU Opera Theatre presents Kurt Weill's "Street Scene" | 8 p.m. Donnell Theatre
March 26, 2017
BGSU Opera Theatre presents Kurt Weill's "Street Scene" | 3 p.m. Donnell Theatre
March 31, 2017
Jazz week concludes with a performance by Jazz Lab Band I, featuring guest trombonist Alan Ferber | 8 p.m. Kobacker Hall
For a complete listing of events and tickets, visit bgsu.edu/MusicEvents