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
Feb 8, 2017 9:10 AM Composition Professor, Mikel Kuehn, receives reviews on recent album
Composition Professor, Mikel Kuehn, received reviews by Textura and Best of Bandcamp Contemporary Classical on his recently released album, 'Object/Shadow'.
Feb 7, 2017 10:35 AM BGSU Graduate Composition Student, Nathan Haering, Selected for Conferences
BGSU graduate student composer, Nathan Haering, will have performances of his composition Cimmerian Isolation, for flute and live electronics, at numerous conferences this semester.
Jan 26, 2017 9:27 AM BGSU Alumna publishes interview with renowned artist
Kim Lewis interviews flutist, Claire Chase.
Jan 10, 2017 9:22 AM BGSU alumnus releases debut solo album
Dan Zehringer, professor of trumpet at the Wright State University School of Music releases debut solo album titled Journeymen's Songs.
Dec 5, 2016 9:58 AM BGSU Alumni in Collaboration with members of the New York Philharmonic
Pianist and BGSU alumni, Anna Vasilyeva, was featured as a collaborative pianist with woodwinds players from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dec 5, 2016 9:01 AM Perrysburg Symphony to host Christmas concert Dec. 10
The Grace United Methodist Church at 601 East Boundary St., will host a Christmas concert featuring the Perrysburg Symphony on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Life Center.
Nov 30, 2016 11:43 AM Professor Gene Trantham Organizes Sessions at College Music Society National Conference
Professor Gene Trantham organized and moderated two sessions during the 2016 National Conference of the College Music Society held recently in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Nov 10, 2016 4:50 PM Composition Student Adam O'Dell Guest Composer at Oklahoma State University
Composer and second year BGSU MM candidate Adam O'Dell will be traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma from November 9-11 to serve as the guest composer for the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra's "American Landscapes" concert.
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!