Recent Accomplishments of the BGSU String Studios

Violin Students from the Studio of Dr. Kruse:

Kai-wei Chen, MM 2104 attending the University of Illinois, Scholarship to Chautauqua Music Festival, Summer 2013

Vicky Chang, MM 2014 accepted to DMA program at Ball State University

Grijda Spiri accepted and assistantship offers to James Madison University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is attending UNCG

MingYuan Xu, Certificate 2014, accepted to master’s program at Kent State University

Shannon Bolen accepted and is attending the School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland

Former student Lauren Oberle string teacher in Parsons, KS

Former student Jessica Haley string teacher in Jackson, MI

Former student Sara Deliberato hired at Seaman’s Violin Shop in Chicago, IL

Mike Dandron performs in Absolute Country Show at Cedar Point Amusement Park

Viola Studio of Matthew Daline:

Adam Solsburg, BM anticipated 2015. First Prize of the Ohio Viola Competition, College Division, Oberlin, OH 2014, Top prizewinner of the BGSU Concerto Competition, 2013, performance with the BGSU Philharmonia 2014, Finalist of the BGSU Chamber Music Competition, Undergraduate Division, 2013

Caleb Georges, BM anticipated 2016, Scholarship recipient, Montecito Music Festival, CA 2014, Finalist at the 2014 BGSU Chamber Music Competition, Undergraduate Division, "Max Trio" wins the first prize of the 2015 Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition - BGSU, Undergraduate Division, accepted to the Bowdoin Music Festival, 2015

Yoobin Lee, MM 2014. Accepted to Masters of Music in Chamber Music at University of Michigan, 2014- present Toledo Symphony, Substitute Viola, 2014- present, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Regional, Super- Regional, and National Finalist of the MTNA Young Artist Strings Competition 2012, Top prize of the Seoul National Arts Competition, 2012, Winner of the Graduate Division, BGSU Chamber Music Competition, 2013

Benjamin Keller, BM 2014. Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Sub. Viola Section, MI 2014- present, Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School, Studio Teacher, MI 2014- present, Substitute Viola- Adrian Symphony, Perrysburg Symphony, OH 2014- present

Christopher Wendt, Bachelor of Music Education anticipated 2014. Strings Counselor, Coach, Blue Lake Arts Camp, 2013 – present, Blue Lake International Youth Symphony, Principal Viola 2014-present, International tour with Blue Lake Youth Symphony, Concerts: Aix en Provence (France), Wittstock, Landau, Seckenheim, Scharbeutz (Germany), and Luxembourg city (Luxembourg)

Amanda Hall, Master of Music Education 2013. Music Director at Mars Hill Academy, Cincinnati, OH, 2013

Kyla Witt, MM 2014. BGSU Graduate String Quartet Fellow, Colorado Mahler Festival, Section Viola, 2014- present

Kalindi Bellach, DMA anticipated 2015. Principal Viola, Lima Symphony Orchestra, 2014- present, BGSU Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2013- present, Eastern Music Festival Young Artist Fellowship, 2013

Yi Wang, Graduate Certificate anticipated 2015. Alternate Winner, Ohio Regional Young Artist Strings, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), 2014

Maria Rusu, BM anticipated 2015. Regional winner of MTNA, Ohio, Young Artists Strings, 2013, Alternate Winner of MTNA, Chicago IL, Young Artist Strings Division, 2013, Principal Viola of Perrysburg Symphony 2012- present. Assistant Principal, Lima Symphony, OH 2013- present, Violist with Findlay and Lima Symphonies OH 2012- present, CICA International Festival, Dallas, TX, Fellowship, 2013, accepted Graduate Assistant position at the University of Delaware School of Music, fall 2015

Larissa Mapua, BM 2012-2014. Accepted to Depaul University, 2014, Alternate winner 2013 MTNA Competition, Senior Strings Division. Scholarship, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, VT 2013

Mihai Razvan Berindean, MM 2012. BGSU Graduate String Quartet Fellow, 2012, DMA Candidate Florida State University, 2012- current, Former violist with the Toledo (substitute), Ann Arbor (sub.), Findlay, and Lima Symphony Orchestras


Updated: 02/14/2019 12:00PM