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
Jul 6, 2017 10:45 AM BGSU Alum, 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.
Mar 22, 2017 9:11 AM Piano Faculty member to give recital at NYU
Dr. Rosenkranz will be a featured recital soloist as part of the Waverly Project Concert Series at NYU.
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.
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!