Welcome to the Bowling Green State University Composition Area website! Our vibrant new music program, combined with an internationally renowned faculty and excellent facilities makes the BGSU composition program one of the most visible and thriving in the country. Our four talented and diverse full-time composition faculty members, Christopher Dietz, Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios, and Marilyn Shrude, work well together to foster a supportive, creative environment in which young composers can thrive. Our history of excellence spans more than three decades... Read More!
Composition Area News
Oct 6, 2017 2:55 PM BGSU Faculty Visit Sichuan Conservatory
BGSU professors Dr. Mikel Kuehn, Dr. Conor Nelson, Dr. Thomas Rosenkranz and Dr. Brian Snow traveled to Chengdu, China to take part in the 2nd International Baroque Music Week at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
Sep 18, 2017 11:54 AM Bent Frequency duo to perform at BGSU September 25
Saxophone and percussion duo Bent Frequency will perform on Monday, September 25 at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. The concert is free and open to the public.
Jul 24, 2017 11:48 AM Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble reviewed by Opera News
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble's recent album, Hushers, has been reviewed by Joshua Rosenblum of Opera News.
Jul 6, 2017 10:45 AM BGSU Alum, IUPUI Assistant Professor Doug Bielmeier, releases debut Ravello Records album
Composer Douglas Bielmeier’s (MM '06) debut Ravello Records release presents an electronic composition, crafted meticulously that soothingly twists time into a languid river of sound.
Jun 28, 2017 8:25 AM Alumnus Eric Salazar Featured on 'The Portfolio Composer'
Clarinetist and composer, Eric Salazar, tells his story and shares strategies for introverts to effectively network and navigate conferences.
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 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 1, 2017 9:12 AM Bayot, senior, wins Richter American Music Composition Award
Senior composition major, Daniel Bayot, has been awarded the NFMC Marion Richter American Music Composition Award.
Elainie Lillios- "Among Fireflies"
Artist Spotlight is an example of some of the exciting new music happening at BGSU! See our media page for more examples!