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
Nov 20, 2018 3:56 PM Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet Headlines 2019 MTNA Conference
The Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet formed in 1993 at BGSU, under the supervision of John Sampen, distinguished artist professor of saxophone. Since then, the ensemble has traveled across the world on major tours and engagements.
Jul 26, 2018 2:33 PM Alumnus Eric Salazar Releases Album with Centaur Records
Alumni Eric Salazar has released a solo album entitled Soul Search of original compositions for clarinet + electronics with Centaur Records.
Apr 11, 2018 10:40 AM BG Philharmonia and Choirs present the Brahms Requiem
The BG Philharmonia, University Choral Society, A Cappella Choir, and Collegiate Chorale present "A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms on Sunday, April 22.
Mar 16, 2018 9:51 AM Trumpet Students Win ITG Scholarships
Four trumpet students have been awarded a scholarship to attend the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference.
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.