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
May 9, 2018 2:05 PM Congratulations to Dr. Mikel Kuehn on recent accomplishments
Congratulations to Dr. Mikel Kuehn on the following recent accomplishments!
Apr 5, 2018 1:53 PM Alum Sears wins National Competition
Brian Sears (MM 2016) won first prize in the highly competitive 2018 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission competition, co-sponsored by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, and the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the United States.
Feb 26, 2018 2:30 PM Composition Faculty Dr. Elainie Lillios to visit Marshall University as a featured guest composer
Composition faculty Dr. Elainie Lillios will visit Marshall University as the featured guest composer of their annual New Music Festival, March 1-2, 2-18.
Feb 6, 2018 1:59 PM Mantra Percussion to perform in Kobacker Hall February 19
Percussion sextet Mantra Percussion returns to BGSU for a concert on Monday, February 19 at 8 p.m. in Kobacker 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.
Jan 17, 2018 2:57 PM I Care If You Listen Video Premiere - Symmetry: In Memories by Nick Zoulek
Nick Zoulek premieres his project Rushing Past Willow, an intermedia project that encompasses film, dance, animation, and recorded mediums.
Oct 27, 2017 12:43 PM Transient Canvas to perform at Clazel Theatre November 20
Bass clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas will perform on Monday, November 20 at 8 p.m. at the Clazel Theatre (127 N. Main St.) in downtown Bowling Greeen as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music.
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.
Christopher Dietz - "SCATTER"
Artist Spotlight is an example of some of the exciting new music happening at BGSU! See our media page for more examples!