Thursday, January 26, 2017  
Greek accordionist on campus as Fulbright Scholar | Undergraduates share research on diversity, inclusion
Panagiotis Andreoglou
Fulbright comes full circle
Accordionist from Greece continues rich musical exchange

Early in her 2014 stay in Thessaloniki, Greece, as a Fulbright Scholar at the Municipal Conservatory at Thermi, Dr. Elainie Lillios, a music composition faculty member specializing in electroacoustic music, attended a concert featuring accordion music. One Greek performer was playing Luciano Berio’s “Sequenza XIII” for accordion, and Lillios found herself “transfixed by the young accordion player. He was amazing.”

That was the start of her acquaintance with Panagiotis Andreoglou. Not only is he an accomplished and riveting musician who has given the world premieres of many solo and chamber music works in concerts throughout Europe, but he also shares Lillios’s interest in contemporary and electroacoustic music.

The friendship begun in Greece has now resulted in Andreoglou coming to Bowling Green State University as a Fulbright Scholar for the spring semester. “The goal of the Fulbright Program is to meet people and exchange ideas,” he said. “I think with this we are achieving that.”

He is working with faculty and students in the College of Musical Arts’ highly regarded program in contemporary music. It is turning out to be a comfortable and productive fit, both personally and professionally. “I feel this is the proper place for my interest,” he said. In addition to the interaction with faculty and students, he finds that the facilities are excellent.

“The electroacoustic studios are very fine. I’m very happy to be here,” he said.

Area audiences will get to experience his exciting performance on Feb. 7, when he gives a free Guest Artist Series concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. The program will feature his playing of solo works for accordion and electronics.

That will be the first of three presentations planned during his stay.


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Student researchers discuss their work with faculty visitors to the symposium.
Undergraduates share research into diversity, inclusion

Undergraduate researchers who tackled issues related to diversity and conclusion presented their findings Jan. 20 at the second annual Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society. The event was organized by the Center for Undergraduate Scholarship and Research, headed by Dr. Cordula Mora. The three top presentations will be honored at a ceremony where the presenters will receive an original glass piece by art faculty member Joel O’Dorisio.

With 45 poster presentations, the event filled the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The students were eager to share their work, which could have been done as part of a class or as an independent study with faculty.