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Welcome to the BGSU 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 talented and diverse full-time 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...

Christopher Dietz

Christopher Dietz

Associate Professor 
Coordinator of Composition  Dir. of New Music Ensemble
Theory | Composition
Phone: 419-372-2570  
Email: cjdietz@bgsu.edu
www.christopher-dietz.com

Marilyn Shrude

Marilyn Shrude

Distinguished Artist Professor
Theory | Composition
Phone: 419-372-2055  
Email: mshrude@bgsu.edu
www.marilynshrude.com

Elainie Lillios

Elainie Lillios

Professor
Theory | Composition
Phone: 419-372-9482  
Email: lillios@bgsu.edu
http://elillios.com

Mikel Kuehn

Mikel Kuehn

Professor 
Theory | Composition
Phone: 419-372-2836  
Email: mkuehn@bgsu.edu
www.mikelkuehn.com

Spotlight

"Some where, some place else" composed by Kory Reeder '18

"Medical Text p. 57" composed by Nathaniel Haering '18

BGSU Composition celebrates guest composers by asking them some "serious" questions.

Winners of Toledo Symphony Orchestra Readings 2019
Winners of Toledo Symphony Orchestra Reading November 2019
Masterclass with Christopher Theofanidis
Indigo Knecht '20 with guest composer Christopher Theofanidis