KEAR Residency Details

BGSUElectroacoustics welcomes applications annually for its Klingler Electroacoustic Residency (KEAR) program. We seek a dynamic, innovative composer, researcher, or practitioner with a project requiring the use of our surround studio facilities.
One composer will be selected each academic semester (fall and spring) to visit for two weeks to work on a composition and/or research project employing multi-channel spatialization (up to 10.2), first order Ambisonics, and/or controller-driven live performance.


All electroacoustic composers, researchers, and practitioners are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposal makes a compelling argument for using the multi-channel and/or Ambisonics (MC/A) studio resources. Preference will also be given to established professionals in the field.


Selected composers will receive:

  • Airfare or mileage reimbursement to/from Bowling Green (up to $1500 and adhering to Bowling Green State University travel regulations)
  • Off-campus accommodations
  • $150 Meal card for on-campus dining
  • $150 stipend
  • Unlimited access to the BGSUElectroacoustics MC/A studio for two weeks (14 days)


While the resident's primary activity will be working on his/her proposed project, we seek a resident willing to engage with our creative community during his/her visit by spending some informal time with our faculty and students, and sharing their expertise in a few formal settings as follows:

  • Present two music technology course lectures - topics to be agreed upon with the course instructors. (75 minutes each)
  • Teach up to four 30-minute lessons to students composing electroacoustic pieces.
  • Present one informal lecture and demonstration on the project at the residency's end. (75-90 minutes)
  • Other activities may include interviews (audio and/or video), photography sessions, and other press-related endeavors with BGSU Marketing and Communications, to be used by BGSU at its discretion for publicity and archival purposes.
  • Commitment to serve as a judge for one future KEAR scheme.

  • Proposed projects should clearly and convincingly illustrate the necessity of working in the BGSUElectroacoustics MC/A facility.
  • Awarded composers must reside in Bowling Green and work on their proposed project for two weeks (14 days total.) Shorter durations will not be permitted. Longer periods may be possible but the resident must pay his/her own expenses after completing the sponsored 14-day residency.
  • In-progress projects may be completed during the residency period.