Dean's Message


In 1914 the Department of Music was formed at Bowling Green Normal School with one faculty member. Just over one hundred years later we enjoy the fruits of all who have come before and have laid the foundation for what is now the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, with nearly eighty full- and part-time faculty, serving five hundred music students. A lot has changed in the CMA over the past century and we look forward to further changes into the future. One constant amongst all the change we see and experience in the CMA is the tradition of musical excellence and the importance of music in the lives of our students, audiences, and our society. Offering a comprehensive music program and vibrant community outreach, the CMA enjoys a regional and national reputation for undergraduate and graduate programs in music education, performance, composition, musicology and contemporary music. Our faculty, student, and alumni successes are many and our impact across campus and throughout our region is significant. I am honored to serve as the Dean of the College of Musical Arts.

Whether you are a prospective student, community member or alum, I invite you to come and explore the many offerings and opportunities that await you in the CMA. 

What will be your contribution to the College of Musical Arts?


Dr. William Mathis | Dean
College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University

Updated: 11/14/2022 02:03PM