BGSU has earned a reputation for its outstanding keyboard program, drawing students from all over the United States and the world.  The four full-time piano faculty members, Solungga Liu, Laura MeltonRobert Satterlee, and Yevgeny Yontov have diverse backgrounds and maintain active performing careers.  With approximately 50 piano majors, including undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs in performance and music education, the BGSU piano program offers a wide range of opportunities to build your pianistic artistry in a caring and nurturing environment.

The College sponsors a number of competitions for student pianists at BGSU.   The Competitions in Music Performance offers students the chance to play concerti with the BGSU Philharmonia or Wind Symphony.  The Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition honors students in various chamber music groups, and the Conrad Art Song Competition pairs pianists with singers to perform art songs, with prize money equally shared between the pianist and singer.


Piano Area Events
Fall 2020-Spring 2021

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Fall 2020

41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival Concerts
Thursday, 10/15, 8pm
Yuefeng Liu, Steven Naylor, Ariel Magno da Costa (students of Laura Melton), works by Augusta Read Thomas
Solungga Liu, works by Stephen Hartke

Saturday, 10/17, 8pm
Cole Burger, work by Augusta Read Thomas

Sunday, 10/18, 8pm
Humay Gasimzade (student of Robert Satterlee), works by Julius Eastman

Robert Satterlee, Faculty Artist Recital
Wednesday, 10/28, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Christopher Harding (University of Michigan), Guest Artist Master Class
Friday, 10/30, 2:30-4:30 pm, Bryan Hall

Spring 2021

David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition
In light of COVID-19, a decision about the 2021 Dubois Piano Festival & Competition will be made by November 1, 2020
Friday, 2/5- Sunday, 2/7, 2021
Guest Artist: Robert McDonald

Kwan Yi (East Carolina University), Guest Artist Recital and Master Class
Monday, 2/15, 2:30-4:00 pm, Master Class, Bryan Hall
Monday, 2/15, 8 pm, Recital, Bryan Hall

Solungga Liu and the BGSU Wind Symphony: Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Friday, 2/19, 8 pm, Kobacker Hall

Anthony Bonamici, Guest Artist Recital and Master Class
Sunday, 3/7, 8 pm, Recital, Bryan Hall
Monday, 3/8, 2:30-4:00 pm, Master Class, Bryan Hall

Yevgeny Yontov, Faculty Artist Recital
Wednesday, 3/10, 8 pm, Bryan Hall


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