At the College of Musical Arts, string playing participation helps our students grow, learn, and thrive while they use and develop their personal, physical, and intellectual skills. Our internationally acclaimed string faculty value the lessons that have long been taught by musical participation: the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior, adherence to the spirit of rules, leadership and strength of character, and musicianship. Additionally, we promote respect for one’s colleagues, acceptance of success with humility, and the acknowledgement of less successful endeavors with grace. In teaching these lessons to our students, the string area instills habits which will lead our students to professional goals in performance, education and related disciplines.
Honors Festival for Strings
The BGSU Honors String Festival invites intermediate to advanced high school string players who are eager to develop their technique and prepare for collegiate auditions. Participants will experience sectionals, master classes and audition workshops with the BGSU string faculty, plus a campus tour and a Dalcroze Eurhythmics class.
The culmination of the Festival will be the Bowling Green Philharmonia concert at 8:00 p.m. All participants will perform side-by-side with the orchestra.
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Strings Area News
Jan 19, 2018 4:00 PM Trombonist Curtis Biggs is Finalist in American Trombone Workshop Solo Competition
DMA bass trombonist Curtis Biggs has been selected as a finalist in the American Trombone Workshop Division III Solo Competition.
Jan 17, 2018 12:37 PM Brittany Lasch Earns Second in American Prize
Trombone professor Brittany Lasch has won second in the American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, in professional, college/university and high school divisions.
Dec 12, 2017 2:13 PM For music education professor Lisa Gruenhagen, lifelong music learning is a must
Dr. Lisa Gruenhagen, Associate Professor of Music Education at BGSU, can be found any given week working with all ages throughout the university and the Bowling Green community.
Dec 5, 2017 12:14 PM Bowling Green represented at upcoming United States Navy Band Saxophone Symposium
The Navy Band established the symposium's College Quartet Series as a way to feature college and university performers. Throughout the symposium, student quartets are featured in their own recitals.
Nov 3, 2017 2:25 PM Melton to play Mozart Concerto with Toledo Symphony Orchestra
Laura Melton will appear as guest soloist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:30 PM at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University.
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 10, 2017 9:26 AM Lasch performs in Astral Winners Concert at Perelman Theater, Philadelphia
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Perelman Theater of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Dr. Brittany Lasch will be performing as a soloist in a recital featuring the 2017 Astral Artists National Audition Winners.
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.