May 10, 2019 5:37 PM First year Master’s composer Chace Williams has premiere in Xi’an, China
Congratulations to First year Master’s composer Chace Williams on his upcoming premiere in Xi’an, China. He will be at Xi’an Liangjiatan International School from May 20th to May 24th as a composer in residence. The XLIS Intermediate Band will be premiering his piece for young band entitled ‘The Battle Approaches’. The pieces is dedicated to the Xi’an Liangjiatan International School (XLIS), the XLIS Bands, and their director, Michael Skillern.
May 10, 2019 3:13 PM BGSU to honor achievement at commencement May 17, 18
Degree candidates at Bowling Green State University’s commencement ceremonies May 17 and May 18 will hear from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in business, journalism and athletics.
May 3, 2019 3:30 PM Tenure, promotion granted by trustees
The University celebrated the scholarly and creative achievements of 53 faculty members on May 3 when the board of trustees awarded promotion and tenure.
Apr 26, 2019 3:30 PM BG Philharmonia ends centennial year on a crescendo
The BG Philharmonia will cap its yearlong 100th anniversary celebration May 5 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performed as the composer originally intended, with chorus. About 140 University chorus members will participate, along with invited soloists.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Lillios professorship to support artistic achievement
BGSU named Dr. Elainie Lillios a professor of creative arts excellence, a title conferred upon members of the faculty who hold the rank of professor and who have established outstanding national and international recognition through creative or artistic achievement in their disciplines. The title is conferred for three years.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Merritt-Grant’s mentoring of students honored
Professor Myra Merritt-Grant’s dual focus on vocal technique and conveying the character and message of text has successfully helped her mentor hundreds of vocal students since 1995. Her approach has earned her the title of Professor of Teaching Excellence, bestowed at the 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
Mar 26, 2019 2:20 PM Oboe student, Ava Wirth wins the New Albany Symphony Concerto Competition
Ava Wirth, junior oboe student, wins First Place at the New Albany Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Senior Division.
Mar 4, 2019 12:36 PM Choral Alumni take charge in 2019
Two alumni, Megan Wicks-Rudolph and Daniel Parsley, take the ACDA by storm this year with their talents.
Mar 4, 2019 12:13 PM Sijia Lin receives award in the Graves Piano Competition
Second year piano master's student Sijia Lin recently won second place in the Young Artists Division of the OhioMTA/Graves Solo Piano Competition, held Sunday, March 3 in Columbus, Ohio. Sijia is from Chengdu, China and studies with Professor Robert Satterlee. In addition to receiving a cash prize, Sijia will play on a winner's concert in Columbus in March.
Mar 1, 2019 2:02 PM Alumnus earns Outstanding Young Music Educator Award
Each year, the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) honors one young educator who is committed to excellence in music education and is deserving of statewide acknowledgement. This year, OMEA granted the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award to Bowling Green State University alumnus Brett Benzin ’11.
Feb 28, 2019 2:57 PM Composition student selected for EarShot Detroit Symphony position
MM composition student Shawna Wolf has been selected for a Student Composer Assistantship position in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra EarShot Education Workshops.
Feb 27, 2019 3:30 PM Collect/Project to perform at BGSU March 4
Innovative quartet Collect/Project will perform a concert of new music at 8 p.m. March 4 in Bryan Recital Hall at Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The event is part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU and is free and open to the public.
Feb 14, 2019 2:50 PM Trombone professor Brittany Lasch named a 2019 Washington Award winner
Trombone professor Brittany Lasch has been named a S&R Foundation 2019 Washington Award winner.
Feb 14, 2019 1:57 PM M.M. composition student Yimin Wu selected for premiere in Hong Kong
M.M. student Yimin Wu has been selected to participate in The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme 2018/19 in Hong Kong.
Feb 14, 2019 11:29 AM Two pairs of Falcon Flames share love of craft beer
It’s Valentine’s Day, and that means it’s time to share flowers, chocolate or beer with your loved ones. Wait a second, beer? In many cases, yes, but especially one that involves two pairs of Falcon Flames running Municipal Brew Works in Hamilton, Ohio, near Cincinnati.
Feb 12, 2019 2:37 PM Solungga Liu, Featured Artist and Faculty at the Sicily International Piano Festival and Competition
Associate Professor Solungga Liu, Coordinator of the Piano Area, was one of featured guest artists at the 2019 Sicily International Piano Festival and Competition from January 18-27 in Catania, Sicily, Italy. Together with faculty from France, Great Britain, USA, Thailand and Italy, Liu taught and performed at the weeklong festival and participated in judging the Junior-Division Piano Competition.
Feb 6, 2019 4:05 PM Elainie Lillios' composition Liquid | Crystal | Vapor due to premiere on March 1, 2019 at Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – Part 2 in San Francisco
Elaine Lillios' composition for viola and electronics will be premiered by Kurt Rohde alongside four other composition in a bonanza of world premiers at the Center of New Music in SanFrancisco.
Jan 30, 2019 3:00 PM Apollo’s Fire to ignite musical passions in free concert at BGSU
The highly regarded baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire will warm up a cold winter’s evening Feb. 6 with a stirring program titled “A Night in Bach’s Coffeehouse” as the 2019 Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series artists in residence at the College of Musical Arts.
Jan 28, 2019 8:28 AM Philharmonia, Men’s Chorus to perform at Ohio music educators’ conference
BGSU’s College of Musical Arts will have a large presence at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Cleveland. The Men’s Chorus and the BG Philharmonia will perform, a prestigious honor for both groups and an excellent opportunity for BGSU alumni to support and celebrate the CMA.
Jan 25, 2019 3:41 PM Guest artist Marina Lomazov highlights David D. Dubois Piano Competition
Internationally known pianist Marina Lomazov is this year’s guest artist for the eighth annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition. She will give a public recital on Feb. 2. Hosted by the College of Musical Arts, this year’s event features 23 accomplished high school pianists competing for prizes.
Dec 17, 2018 7:45 AM Interdisciplinary specialization equips voice students with expanded skills
BGSU’s new interdisciplinary Master of Music in Performance: Specialization in Voice Science and Pedagogy combines coursework in music singing teaching and communication sciences and disorders. It is designed to prepare students to be not only better vocal performers and voice teachers but also to expand their career options.
Dec 10, 2018 1:15 PM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Enrico Solito credits BGSU for his development as a musician
Enrico Solito is leaving BGSU on a high note after accepting a position playing the trumpet in a U.S. Army band. Solito, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in music education, starts in June with the 1st Calvary Division Band at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
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.
Oct 24, 2018 4:25 PM 'Most Happy Fella' spreads joy on Bowling Green Opera Theater stage
Bowling Green Opera Theater presents “The Most Happy Fella,” the “Broadway opera” by composer Frank Loesser, also of “Guys and Dolls” fame. Performances of the romantic musical will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center.
Oct 24, 2018 3:38 PM Fromm Foundation commission has Lillios 'Living Between Seconds'
A BSGU professor of composition, the award-winning Lillios is well known internationally for her electroacoustic music. The new work will explore the flexibility and malleability of time.
Oct 12, 2018 3:15 PM New Music Festival offers immersive experiences in music, art
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, contemporary classical ensemble Hub New Music and puppetry/dance artist Sha Sha Higby headline the 39th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University Wednesday through Saturday (Oct. 17-20).
Oct 11, 2018 5:36 PM BGSU Tuba/Euphonium Professor to premiere Tuba Concerto
On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater, Toledo Symphony Music Director Alain Trudel will lead a breathtaking program that brings together three famous Russian composers: Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, and Stravinsky. The concert on Saturday evening also features the world premiere of Samuel Adler’s Tuba Concerto performed by the Toledo Symphony’s very own David Saltzman who is also the Tuba and Euphonium instructor at Bowling Green State University.
Oct 10, 2018 3:09 PM Meizel helps young people raise their voice against gun violence
Dr. Katherine Meizel, associate professor of musicology in the BGSU College of Musical Arts, was the mastermind and organizer of the new album called “Raise Your Voice: The Sound of Student Protest.” The 11 tracks came from students across the United States expressing their insistence that gun violence has to stop.
Oct 1, 2018 12:00 AM Love of voice lands Lauren Riggleman at BGSU
Lauren Riggleman of Newark, Ohio, has always loved music and helping others. At BGSU, she will be able to pursue both passions by majoring in CDIS and minoring in voice. Riggleman is a member of BGSU’s Class of 2022, the most academically prepared class in the University’s history.
Sep 25, 2018 2:09 PM The 39th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival – October 17-20, 2018
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio —The 39th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers October 17-20. The four-day international festival includes concerts, lectures and an art exhibition. This year's featured guests include Pulitzer Prize and Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, the ensemble Hub New Music, and artist Sha Sha Higby.
Sep 21, 2018 3:21 PM Mike Stern headlines Orchard Guitar Festival
Acclaimed jazz guitarist Mike Stern, who first made his mark in the early 1980s playing with Miles Davis, will headline the 2018 Orchard Guitar Festival at BGSU. The festival will take place Sept. 28-29 at the Moore Musical Arts Center, and also features guitarists Adam Schlenker and Jack Petersen.
Sep 19, 2018 4:00 PM BG Philharmonia begins yearlong centennial
One hundred is a notable anniversary, and the BG Philharmonia is celebrating this important milestone with a year of special events during 2018-19. Large concerts in December and May in Kobacker Hall are the premier events, and every concert throughout the season will feature something special.
Sep 18, 2018 1:41 PM Ethnomusicologist Christopher Witulski's new book explores spirit possession ceremonies in Morocco
Christopher Witulski's new book, The Gnawa Lions: Authenticity and Opportunity in Moroccan Ritual Music, is now available from Indiana University Press as a part of the Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa series.
Sep 6, 2018 6:01 PM Composer Marilyn Shrude to be featured at the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music
Composer Marilyn Shrude will be featured at the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music on September 9 and 20, 2018.
Sep 5, 2018 3:22 PM Conspirare choir brings oratorio on legacy of Matthew Shepard to BGSU
Grammy Award-winning choir Conspirare performs the moving oratorio “Considering Matthew Shepard” Sept. 17, joined by guest choirs from the University of Toledo and area high schools. The choir’s Helen McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies residency includes a series of thought-provoking community and campus events.
Aug 27, 2018 3:30 PM Conspirare choir brings Matthew Shepard to BGSU
Grammy Award-winning choir Conspirare will perform the oratorio “Considering Matthew Shepard” on September 17 at BGSU, joined by guest choirs from the University of Toledo and area high schools. The choir’s Helen McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies residency includes a series of thought-provoking community and campus events.
Aug 22, 2018 2:10 PM Undergraduates honored for scholarly research
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship honored the seven winners of the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium at an Aug. 14 ceremony. The students were recognized for oral and poster presentations in the sciences and humanities. Also honored was Dr. Virginia Dubasik, Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year.
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.
Jun 27, 2018 10:05 AM Summer music campers learn from BGSU faculty
Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts' annual Summer Music Institute welcome more than 100 students to campus for three weeks of musical instruction in June. Middle and high school students from across the country spent a week on campus studying with BGSU faculty, guest artists and music majors, culminating in a concert for family and friends.
Jun 19, 2018 10:30 AM BGSU to host memorial concert in honor of late band director
They called him “The Chief,” and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 101 of his former students will play at Bowling Green State University’s Kobacker Hall in his memory. Mark Kelly, who directed the BGSU bands from 1966 to 1994, died in November 2017 at the age of 91.
May 9, 2018 3:59 PM Tenure, promotion granted by trustees
The University celebrated the scholarly and creative achievements of 43 faculty members on May 4 when the board of trustees awarded promotion and tenure. The trustees also approved the hiring as associate professor with tenure of Dr. Neil Baird for the English department.
May 9, 2018 2:05 PM Congratulations to Dr. Mikel Kuehn on recent accomplishments
Congratulations to Dr. Mikel Kuehn on the following recent accomplishments!
Apr 13, 2018 2:40 PM Lillios Composes Olscamp Research Award-Winning Career
Dr. Elainie Lillios, professor of composition in the College of Musical Arts, has garnered a remarkable number of significant accolades as a leading composer in the field of electroacoustic music. Now Bowling Green State University has added to those the Olscamp Research Award, presented at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards.
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.
Apr 6, 2018 3:15 PM ICS Fellows to Examine Personal, Social, Historical Issues
The Institute for the Study of Culture and Society has announced its Faculty Fellows for 2018-19. ICS supports faculty in conducting innovative academic work, in part by freeing selected Fellows from teaching and service responsibilities for one semester in order to devote unimpeded time to research and/or creative projects.
Apr 5, 2018 1:53 PM Alum Sears wins National Competition
Brian Sears (MM 2016) won first prize in the highly competitive 2018 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission competition, co-sponsored by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, and the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the United States.
Mar 26, 2018 10:27 AM Fourth annual Bravo! includes special appearance by Eva Marie Saint
Academy Award-winning actress and BGSU alumna Eva Marie Saint ’46, ’82 [Hon.] will make a special appearance at the fourth annual Bravo! BGSU, which raises funds for arts scholarships. Bravo! BGSU celebrates the very best of the University’s arts; last year’s event raised more than $75,000 for scholarships.
Mar 19, 2018 7:00 AM BGSU graduate students lend their musical talents to area youth
Graduate students from BGSU's College of Musical Arts conduct, rehearse and instruct area middle school and high school students each week in the music building. The academy band meets every Sunday, and now has more than 150 students participating, with some driving from as far as an hour away.
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.
Mar 15, 2018 4:00 PM Composer Maria Schneider will teach at BGSU
Composer and band leader Maria Schneider, the 2018 Hansen Musical Arts Series guest artist, will conduct and teach at Bowling Green State University March 28-30. Her music blurs the lines between genres, making her long list of commissioners quite varied, stretching from Jazz at Lincoln Center, to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, to collaborations with the late David Bowie.
Mar 15, 2018 1:00 PM BGSU Opera Theater to present ‘Così fan tutte’
“Così fan tutte,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comic opera about the foibles and frailties of people young and old, comes to the BGSU Opera Theater stage March 23 and 25. Voice students in the College of Musical Arts perform in a joint production with the Department of Theatre and Film.
Mar 15, 2018 11:36 AM Pro Musica Fundraiser at Two Foxes Gastropub in Bowling Green
Two Foxes Gastropub, in downtown Bowling Green, will host a fundraiser for Pro Musica from March 23-25.
Mar 15, 2018 10:04 AM Rancier Co-Edits Volume on Turkic Soundscapes
Dr. Megan Rancier's co-edited volume on Turkic Soundscapes is now published.
Feb 28, 2018 3:50 PM Chinese Troupe to Share Culture and Goodwill
As part of a cultural exchange, a Yanshan University group from China will perform at Bowling Green State University and other northwest Ohio universities beginning March 12. The Yanshan University Performance Troupe will present “Whispering Dreams of a Spring Breeze,” demonstrating Chinese dance, music and martial arts.
Feb 26, 2018 2:30 PM Composition Faculty Dr. Elainie Lillios to visit Marshall University as a featured guest composer
Composition faculty Dr. Elainie Lillios will visit Marshall University as the featured guest composer of their annual New Music Festival, March 1-2, 2-18.
Feb 26, 2018 9:30 AM Renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw to perform at BGSU
Soprano Dawn Upshaw, a five-time Grammy Award winner, will visit BGSU March 18-20 as the 2018 Helen McMaster Endowed Professor in Vocal and Choral Studies. Upshaw and her pianist, Gilbert Kalish, will present a public recital on March 18 and give master classes in voice and piano to BGSU students.
Feb 22, 2018 11:42 AM Mark Munson Presides at ACDA Conference in Chicago
Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music Education Mark Munson co-chaired and presided at "Unite in Song," a conference of the American Choral Directors Association shared by the Central and North Central Regions of ACDA, held in Chicago from February 14 through 17.
Feb 14, 2018 2:50 PM Mantra Percussion to Perform in Kobacker Hall
Percussion sextet Mantra Percussion returns to BGSU for a concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. The group’s performance is part of the Music at the Forefront series sponsored by the University’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, and is free.
Feb 6, 2018 1:59 PM Mantra Percussion to perform in Kobacker Hall February 19
Percussion sextet Mantra Percussion returns to BGSU for a concert on Monday, February 19 at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. The concert is free and open to the public.
Feb 5, 2018 9:00 AM BGSU alumnus named Young Music Educator of the Year
The Ohio Music Education Association’s Young Music Educator of the Year award was created four years ago to recognize and honor members for excellence in music education. Each year since its creation, a Bowling Green State University graduate has won. This year’s award goes to Ryan Hurd ’14.
Feb 2, 2018 12:01 PM Jennifer Higdon ’86 scores again at 2018 Grammy Awards
BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon won the Best Contemporary Classical Composition Grammy Award for a second time, for "Viola Concerto." The piece was co-commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute of Music. It was performed by soloist Roberto Díaz with the Nashville Symphony and conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero.
Jan 23, 2018 1:22 PM Kruse named to American String Teachers Journal Editorial Committee
Penny Kruse has been appointed as a member of the American String Teacher (AST) Journal Editorial Committee.
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 2:57 PM I Care If You Listen Video Premiere - Symmetry: In Memories by Nick Zoulek
Nick Zoulek premieres his project Rushing Past Willow, an intermedia project that encompasses film, dance, animation, and recorded mediums.
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 2:24 PM 2006 Music Education graduate returns for teaching artistry degree
After graduating from BGSU’s Music Education program in 2006, Tonya O’Malley moved to Florida to begin her teaching career.
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 11, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU contemporary music program sets the stage for Hong-Da Chin
Hong-Da Chin started playing the Chinese flute when he was a 10-year-old boy living in Kajang, Malaysia. Now, as he is set to graduate with a Doctor of Musical Arts in contemporary music from BGSU, he has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the United States.
Dec 8, 2017 2:26 PM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
BGSU will celebrate its 290th graduation in two ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (Dec. 15) and Saturday (Dec. 16). The December graduating class includes 954 candidates. Among the undergraduates, 56 will be presented associate degrees and 682 bachelor’s degrees. Of those, 142 have received honors for their high grade point averages.
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 29, 2017 2:58 PM ArtsX wrapped up in a world of make believe
“Make. Believe.” is the theme of the 13th annual ArtsX, a free, family-fun event that showcases the art, music and acting talents of BGSU students, faculty, alumni and staff. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Wolfe Center for the Arts and the Fine Arts Center.
Nov 9, 2017 1:01 PM Transient Canvas to perform in Music at the Forefront series
Bass clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas will give a free performance on Nov. 20 as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by Bowling Green State University’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. The duo is committed both to performing and commissioning new works.
Nov 6, 2017 4:42 PM Falcon Marching Band to perform Nov. 10 at the Music for All Bands
The Falcon Marching Band (FMB) will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Exhibition at the Music for All Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The FMB will put on a show titled "To Mars," which is a through-composed custom arrangement in four acts, said Dr. Michael King, director.
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 26, 2017 12:07 PM Alum Graham Raulerson publishes article on Harry Partch’s Bitter Music
Graham Raulerson, 2001 graduate from the College of Musical Arts, has an article appearing in the November 2017 issue of the Journal of the Society for American Music. His article, “A Fountainhead of Pure Musical Americana: Hobo Philosophy in Harry Partch’s Bitter Music,” discusses the hobo lifestyle and its influence on Partch’s approach to speech, song and instrumental music. The full article can be read here. Congratulations!
Oct 23, 2017 2:00 PM Summer Experience: Music industry internship eye-opening for Samantha Sharp
Samantha Sharp, a multiplatform journalism major and music industry minor at Bowling Green State University, had a career-expanding internship at the The Syndicate, a marketing agency in New Jersey. The internship gave Sharp real-life experience in an industry that she hadn’t previously considered as a career possibility.
Oct 17, 2017 1:30 PM Jake Heggie guest resident for Creative Minds
BGSU will host opera composer-pianist Jake Heggie as its guest resident for the Edwin H. Simmons Creative Minds Series Oct. 22-24 at The Wolfe Center for the Arts. Heggie will be engaged with arts students during his residency as he lends his perspective to aspiring performers and composers.
Oct 13, 2017 4:06 PM New Music and Art Festival brings leading artists to BGSU
The 38th annual Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers Oct. 18-21. This year's featured guests include composers Steven Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider, guest ensemble Latitude 49, and a special performance by vocalist Shara Nova.
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.
Sep 29, 2017 10:02 AM Solungga Liu to perform at the Library of Congress
Little did pianist Solungga Liu dream seven years ago when she released a CD of music by the late composer Charles Griffes that it would result in her being invited to perform at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. But that’s what the BGSU professor will do Nov. 4.
Sep 22, 2017 3:45 PM Jazz guitar great John Scofield headlines Orchard Guitar Festival
Legendary guitarist John Scofield has recorded more than 30 albums, and his jazz lineage can be traced back to the 1970s to the likes of Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. Scofield will headline the Orchard Guitar Festival, which takes place Friday and Saturday (Sept. 29-30) at Bowling Green State University.
Sep 18, 2017 11:54 AM Bent Frequency duo to perform at BGSU September 25
Saxophone and percussion duo Bent Frequency will perform on Monday, September 25 at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. The concert is free and open to the public.
Sep 13, 2017 3:34 PM American Brass Quintet to perform, teach as Hansen artists
The American Brass Quintet will visit Bowling Green State University Sept. 20-22 to present a free public concert and share their musical and professional wisdom as this year’s artists in residence for the Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series.
Sep 11, 2017 10:05 AM Dr. Papanikolaou will present on ancient Greek music at the Toledo Museum of Art
In conjunction with TMA’s latest exhibit, “The Berlin Painter and His World,” Dr. Eftychia Papanikolaou, Associate Professor of Musicology, will present a multi-media lecture on ancient Greek music.
Sep 11, 2017 7:00 AM BGSU’s new band uniforms are hip, timeless
The Falcon Marching Band always has been one of the most well-known representatives of Bowling Green State University, but during the festivities for the football home-opener against South Dakota at Doyt Perry Stadium during Falcon Family Weekend, there was just a little more pep in its step.
Sep 8, 2017 9:00 AM Pelletier in Colorado Residency
Andrew Pelletier, Professor of Horn, was in residency at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, September 3-5, 2017.
Aug 28, 2017 3:34 PM Leader of the Band
College of Musical Arts alumnus Roger Hall has been honored as an exemplary leader in music education by the National Association for Music Education. Hall was named this year’s Lowell Mason Fellow, one of music education’s most important honors, recognizing the accomplishments of music educators.
Aug 22, 2017 11:40 AM Hansen fellows expand boundaries this summer
Summer 2017 was filled with new adventures for our Hansen Fellows in the College of Musical Arts.
Aug 21, 2017 1:48 PM BGSU’s Academy Band Program Back for Another Year
The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts is pleased to announce that its Academy Band will be back for a second year!
Aug 3, 2017 10:30 AM Professor Ryan Ebright awarded a 2017-2018 Short-Term Research Fellowship from the New York Public Library
Dr. Ryan Ebright has been awarded a 2017-2018 Short-Term Research Fellowship from the New York Public Library for his project "Scoring the Body: Meredith Monk's Atlas and the American Operatic Work."
Jul 31, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Keeping music in the classroom
Joel Hamilton is the choral director at Perrysburg Junior High School. He is graduating with a Master of Music with a Teaching Artistry Specialization from BGSU’s College of Musical Arts with the intention of taking what he has learned in the program and incorporating it into the classroom.
Jul 24, 2017 11:48 AM Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble reviewed by Opera News
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble's recent album, Hushers, has been reviewed by Joshua Rosenblum of Opera News.
Jul 24, 2017 11:40 AM Dr. Amanda Deboer Bartlett wins inaugural Holland Community Opera Fellowship at Opera Omaha
BGSU Alumna, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (DMA 2012), was selected as one of the first two resident fellows for the new Holland Community Opera Fellowship.
Jul 6, 2017 10:45 AM BGSU Alum, IUPUI Assistant Professor Doug Bielmeier, releases debut Ravello Records album
Composer Douglas Bielmeier’s (MM '06) debut Ravello Records release presents an electronic composition, crafted meticulously that soothingly twists time into a languid river of sound.
Jul 6, 2017 10:26 AM BGSU Choral Faculty Members Assume Leadership Roles
BGSU choral faculty members Mark Munson and Richard Schnipke both became organization presidents on July 1, 2017.
Jun 28, 2017 8:25 AM Alumnus Eric Salazar Featured on 'The Portfolio Composer'
Clarinetist and composer, Eric Salazar, tells his story and shares strategies for introverts to effectively network and navigate conferences.
Jun 14, 2017 2:08 PM Cincinnati May Festival appoints Daniel Parsley as conducting fellow
The Cincinnati May Festival recently appointed Daniel Parsley as its May Festival Choral Conducting Fellow. Mr. Parsley has an MM in Choral Conducting from BGSU.
Jun 14, 2017 1:57 PM Arne Spohr to present at international conference in Germany
Dr. Arne Spohr, musicology, will be presenting his paper at the University of Bremen, Germany, June 15-17, 2017.
May 30, 2017 10:16 AM Professor Thomas Rosenkranz to perform in Hong Kong
Associate Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz will travel to Hong Kong to be part of a multi-media project entitled "Many Visions of Many Cosmos: Olivier Messiaen's Visions de l'amen".
May 29, 2017 7:00 AM 2017 Success Stories: Composing a bright future
Daniel Bayot grew up in an abundantly musical family on the island of Oahu. Bayot’s father is a full-time professional musician and Bruno Mars is his cousin. Bayot took voice lessons throughout his four years at BGSU and graduated with a 3.713 GPA and a Bachelor of Arts in music composition.
May 29, 2017 7:00 AM BGSU, Toledo Opera partner to bring beauty of opera to youth
A team of Bowling Green State University students from digital arts, graphic design, computer science and music composition collaborated with the Toledo Opera to create a video game to educate and entertain youth about the opera "The Magic Flute."
May 9, 2017 2:12 PM The Voice of the Composer, released on Albany Records
The Voice of the Composer, New Music from Bowling Green, Volume 7 released on Albany Records,
May 9, 2017 1:42 PM Moldovean to compete in final round of Tuesday Musical Association Competition
Graduate student Octavian Moldovean will compete in the final round of the Tuesday Musical Association Competition on May 21.
May 8, 2017 8:58 AM A legacy of musical leadership
For the past 15 years, conductor Stefan Sanderling has brought engaging, educational and innovative symphonic programming to audiences in northwest Ohio. He has also raised the profile of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra nationally and internationally. On April 28, Bowling Green State University honored the maestro with an honorary doctorate of musical arts.
May 5, 2017 3:06 PM Karol Spencer models the power of one
In gratitude for her many years of generous support for the College of Musical Arts and its students, Karol Spencer was presented with the Dean's Service Award at the college's Honors and Awards event on April 28.
May 5, 2017 1:37 PM Freshman student Sean Baker accepted to international euphonium tuba competition
Freshman music performance major Sean Baker has been accepted to the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition.
May 5, 2017 11:08 AM Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue of Birds (Catalogue d'Oiseaux)"
BGSU faculty, students and alumni will present Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue of Birds" on May 14 from 2-5 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art GlasSalon.
May 3, 2017 1:51 PM Achievement honored at 288th BGSU commencement
Degree candidates at the University’s commencement ceremonies Friday (May 5) and Saturday (May 6) heard from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in academia, the Coast Guard and the financial services industry. The Bowling Green campus held three ceremonies, all in the Stroh Center.
May 3, 2017 10:54 AM Solungga Liu Celebrates Major CD Release with the U of Minnesota Wind Ensemble
The highly respected independent label Bridge Records has just announced the release of an album featuring Solungga Liu, Associate Professor of Piano, in a CD of virtuosic works for wind ensemble by Gregory Mertl, performed by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble.
May 2, 2017 1:40 PM CMA Students take top spots in Young Artist Competition
The Friends of the Symphony and the Lima Symphony Orchestra hosted the 57th annual “Young Artists Competition” for college musicians. Five of the eight finalists were BGSU students.
May 2, 2017 8:32 AM Professor Andrew Pelletier in Brazil
Andrew Pelletier, Professor of Horn, will be traveling to Natal, Brazil, to perform as a soloist and in chamber music at the 49th International Horn Society Annual Symposium, June 26-30, 2017.
May 1, 2017 2:00 PM BGSU to host 3rd annual New Music Gathering
BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM) and College of Musical Arts will host the third annual New Music Gathering May 11-13. The event brings contemporary musicians, artists, administrators and musicologists together to meet, talk and foster relationships in the new music community.
May 1, 2017 9:12 AM Bayot, senior, wins Richter American Music Composition Award
Senior composition major, Daniel Bayot, has been awarded the NFMC Marion Richter American Music Composition Award.
May 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Open to all of music’s possibilities
As a double major in guitar performance with a jazz emphasis and jazz studies in alto sax, Erika Nalow is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a 3.98 GPA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Musical Arts and Honors College.
Apr 28, 2017 11:08 AM Professor Martin receives McEwen Memorial Fund
Dr. Lisa Martin, music education, has received the McEwen Memorial Fund for a five-day workshop on "Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning" at Indiana University Bloomington.
Apr 27, 2017 8:43 AM Alumnus, Daniel Parsley, Accepted into Doctoral Program
Alumnus Daniel Parsley was recently accepted into the doctoral program in choral conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Apr 25, 2017 8:50 AM BGSU junior awarded in 2017 Cooper-Bing International Vocal Competition
BGSU junior, Autum Cochran-Jordan, was selected as the Encouragement Award Winner of the 2017 Cooper-Bing International Vocal Competition.
Apr 17, 2017 7:00 AM Embrace your opportunities
Bowling Green State University data science student Sarah Hercules has made the most of her time in college by embracing the opportunities that have come her way – something she encourages other students to do as well.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Mary Natvig, musicology, received the 2017 Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award for her longtime commitment and dedication to student mentoring and advising, undergraduate education, and support for the arts. The honor included a $1,000 cash prize and a reserved parking spot for a year.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Professor of Creative Arts Excellence
Dr. Mikel Kuehn, a professor of composition in the College of Musical Arts, was named the 2017 Professor of Creative Arts Excellence at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 13.
Apr 5, 2017 2:50 PM Beerman enhances ‘An Iliad’ with original music, performance
Dr. Burton Beerman, Distinguished Artist Professor Emeritus, brings his singular talents as a composer and performer to a new interpretation of Homer’s tragedy “The Iliad.” The Valentine Theatre in Toledo will present the one-man show “An Iliad” this weekend, performed by Toledo actor Paul Causman, accompanied by Beerman onstage and through multimedia elements.
Apr 3, 2017 10:22 AM Bravo! BGSU
Nearly $80,000 was raised for student arts scholarships at the third annual Bravo! BGSU on April 1. Bravo! BGSU celebrated the very best of the University’s arts – from the College of Musical Arts, School of Art, Department of Theatre and Film, the Creative Writing Program and the Dance Program.
Apr 1, 2017 3:00 PM College of Musical Arts celebrates the rare serpent horn in residency, concert
The College of Musical Arts will host a three-day residency on the serpent, featuring Douglas Yeo, the leading scholar on the instrument. Events include a free public concert, a seminar and a lesson on playing the serpent, plus master classes on the serpent and the trombone.
Mar 28, 2017 10:20 AM BGSU Alumnus has book published by University of Chicago Press
BGSU alumnus J. Griffith Rollefson, PhD (MM 2003) will have his book, 'Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality', published by University of Chicago Press, released on October 11.
Mar 22, 2017 3:18 PM BGSU Opera Theater brings Kurt Weill’s ‘Street Scene’ to Donnell stage
Northwest Ohio audiences will get to see a rare area production of Kurt Weill’s operatic masterpiece “Street Scene” March 24 and 26. BGSU’s Opera Theater will produce the piece with the help of a $10,000 grant from the Kurt Weill Foundation.
Mar 22, 2017 10:28 AM BGSU Jazz Lab Band I to go on a local tour
BGSU Jazz Lab Band I, under the direction of David Bixler, will visit local schools to perform.
Mar 22, 2017 9:11 AM Piano Faculty member to give recital at NYU
Dr. Rosenkranz will be a featured recital soloist as part of the Waverly Project Concert Series at NYU.
Mar 21, 2017 10:24 AM Junior BGSU violin student, Thomas Moody, is a finalist for the Hatch.
On April 6, BGSU student entrepreneurs will present their business ideas to alumni investors at the Hatch.
Mar 20, 2017 7:00 AM 10 alumni honored at College Alumni Awards event
For more than 100 years, Bowling Green State University has celebrated accomplished individuals for service to their professions, their communities and to the University. On March 18, 10 alumni were honored for their contributions at the College Alumni Awards. Alumni were chosen to represent each of the University’s colleges, highlighting the diverse disciplines of a comprehensive university.
Mar 13, 2017 11:06 AM BGSU Alumna wins new prestigious voice award
2006 BGSU alumna, Kisma Jordan to be the first recipient of the Sherrill Milnes American Opera Award.
Mar 10, 2017 12:56 PM Bach expert to prepare BGSU music students for ‘St. John Passion’ performance
Bach expert and lyric tenor Dr. Christopher M. Cock will share his knowledge with students in the College of Musical Arts and local audiences March 13-15 as the 2017 Helen McMaster Endowed Professor in Vocal and Choral Studies. He will prepare music students to perform Bach’s “St. John Passion.”
Feb 28, 2017 9:18 AM Trumpet Professor, Charles Saenz, receives American Record Guide review
Trumpet professor, Charles Saenz, receives American Record Guide review of his CD 'Eloquentia'.
Feb 28, 2017 9:03 AM M.M. Student Selected as Finalist for Competition
M.M. student, Bryan Powell, selected as finalist for the 2017 International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition.
Feb 20, 2017 10:03 AM Two BGSU alumnae announced as winners in vocal competition
BGSU Alumnae, Tammy Bradley and Errin Brooks, were announced winners in the 2017 George London Vocal competition.
Feb 14, 2017 9:09 AM Piano Professor, Thomas Rosenkranz establishes festival in Italy
Thomas Rosenkranz has established the Maccagno Piano Days Festival and Competition in Northern Italy.
Feb 13, 2017 10:45 AM Roomful of Teeth to share musical virtuosity with students, community
The exciting, Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocal project Roomful of Teeth is this year’s Hansen Series artists in residence. The community is invited to attend their free concert, sit in on master classes and hear their perspectives at a panel discussion.
Feb 8, 2017 9:10 AM Composition Professor, Mikel Kuehn, receives reviews on recent album
Composition Professor, Mikel Kuehn, received reviews by Textura and Best of Bandcamp Contemporary Classical on his recently released album, 'Object/Shadow'.
Feb 7, 2017 10:35 AM BGSU Graduate Composition Student, Nathan Haering, Selected for Conferences
BGSU graduate student composer, Nathan Haering, will have performances of his composition Cimmerian Isolation, for flute and live electronics, at numerous conferences this semester.
Feb 3, 2017 9:22 AM Dr. Bruce Moss named Music Educator of the Year
Dr. Bruce Moss, a professor and the director of band activities for 23 years in BGSU's College of Musical Arts, was named Ohio Education Association's 2017 Most Outstanding Educator of the Year. The award recognizes an OMEA member each year for outstanding service, dedication and overall contribution to music education.
Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM Black History Month offers social, scholarly, arts events
A full month of events is planned for February at BGSU in commemoration of Black History Month. In addition to nearly daily student-oriented activities, the University invites the community to participate in numerous events related to culture, history and social issues.
Jan 26, 2017 9:27 AM BGSU Alumna publishes interview with renowned artist
Kim Lewis interviews flutist, Claire Chase.
Jan 25, 2017 9:30 AM Accordionist from Greece continues rich musical exchange
Panagiotis Andreoglou, an accordionist from Greece, is a Fulbright Scholar at BGSU this semester who is working with the faculty and staff in in the College of Musical Arts’ program in contemporary music. He will give three public performances and presentations.
Jan 23, 2017 10:32 AM College of Musical Arts Student, Yi Chieh Anita Chiu, is awarded the 2016 BGSU Studio Arts Award
Yi Chieh Anita Chiu has been awarded the 2016 BGSU Studio Arts Award, given out by the Graduate College.
Jan 17, 2017 11:19 AM BGSU alumnus making his New York debut
Errin Brooks will be making his NY debut in March with New Amsterdam Opera.
Jan 11, 2017 9:48 AM BGSU alumna receives great acclaim in production with LoftOpera, New York
Elizabeth Baldwin (graduate of 2004) performed as Lady Macbeth in Verdi's MACBETH to great acclaim in New York City with reviews from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Opera Today, New York Observer, Opera Wire, among others.
Jan 10, 2017 9:22 AM BGSU alumnus releases debut solo album
Dan Zehringer, professor of trumpet at the Wright State University School of Music releases debut solo album titled Journeymen's Songs.
Jan 10, 2017 9:08 AM BGSU alumna receives honorable mention as most creative person in administration
Clare Burovac (graduate of 1990) receives Honorable Mention as one of the Most Creative People in Arts Administration with Portland Opera.
Jan 10, 2017 8:40 AM BGSU Alumna Tammie Michelle Bradley to sing at Carnegie Hall
BGSU alumna, Tammie Michelle Bradley, will sing on the 'Marilyn Horne Song Celebration' concert on January 21, 2017 and have her Metropolitan Opera Debut in March.
Dec 21, 2016 2:51 PM CMA students selected for Ohio Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble
Three CMA students were chosen to perform with the Ohio Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble at the OMEA convention in 2017.
Dec 19, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Success Stories: A conversation of music
Caleb Georges, who is from Babonneau, St. Lucia, started playing the viola when he was 13 years old. His first teacher of the instrument that he said “is not as scratchy as the violin,” Diane Cline Hastings, was a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University at the time.
Dec 8, 2016 12:07 PM Sidra Lawrence to present at NYU Department of Music Colloquium Series
Sidra Lawrence will be presenting her work at the NYU Department of Music Colloquium Series on Dec. 8th.
Dec 8, 2016 11:57 AM Thomas Rosenkranz to be visiting artist at the Oberlin Conservatory and Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival
Associate Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz, will be a visiting artist at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as well as the Walla Walla Winter Chamber Music Festival in Washington State from January 12-15th.
Dec 5, 2016 9:58 AM BGSU Alumni in Collaboration with members of the New York Philharmonic
Pianist and BGSU alumni, Anna Vasilyeva, was featured as a collaborative pianist with woodwinds players from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dec 5, 2016 9:01 AM Perrysburg Symphony to host Christmas concert Dec. 10
The Grace United Methodist Church at 601 East Boundary St., will host a Christmas concert featuring the Perrysburg Symphony on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Life Center.
Dec 2, 2016 10:09 AM BGSU Student nominated for scholarship at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Nathan Wright has been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Dec 2, 2016 8:57 AM BGSU Alumni to make Metropolitan Opera debut in Spring 2017
Soprano Tammie Michelle Bradley will be making her Metropolitan Debut in March/April 2017.
Nov 30, 2016 11:43 AM Professor Gene Trantham Organizes Sessions at College Music Society National Conference
Professor Gene Trantham organized and moderated two sessions during the 2016 National Conference of the College Music Society held recently in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Nov 21, 2016 1:56 PM Ellen & Christopher Scholl to perform at Heidelberg University
Ellen & Christopher Scholl will sing selections from Handel's "Messiah" on December 11.
Nov 14, 2016 10:22 AM Dr. Laura Melton touring major mid-west schools
Dr. Laura Melton will be teaching master classes and playing solo piano recitals at several mid-west schools during the next three weeks.
Nov 10, 2016 4:50 PM Composition Student Adam O'Dell Guest Composer at Oklahoma State University
Composer and second year BGSU MM candidate Adam O'Dell will be traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma from November 9-11 to serve as the guest composer for the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra's "American Landscapes" concert.
Nov 10, 2016 4:45 PM DMA Candidate Nick Zoulek reviewed in Wall Street Journal
Doctoral student Nick Zoulek's recently released album, "Rushing Past Willow", was reviewed in The Wall Street Journal.
Nov 2, 2016 3:13 PM Acclaimed violinist to perform with BGSU Philharmonia
The BGSU Philharmonia will welcome violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, for a return guest appearance at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in Kobacker Hall. The program will feature two well-known pieces by Tchaikovsky, his Symphony No. 5 and Violin Concerto.
Oct 27, 2016 11:45 AM Professor Papanikolaou to Lecture at Indiana University
Dr. Papanikolaou has been invited to participate in the Musicology Department Lecture Series at Indiana University.
Oct 24, 2016 8:28 AM Remote locations
BGSU alumna Cassie Utt '13 was chosen to participate in the Remote Year program, which brings 75 people from around the world together allowing them to spend a year traveling to 12 different destinations. Those destinations include Dubrovnik, Croatia; the island Ko Tao in Thailand; and Buenos Aires, Argentina - spending a month in each location.
Oct 21, 2016 2:18 PM Dr. Peter Terry '82 has composition selected as Top 100 new band pieces of year
BGSU alumnus Dr. Peter Terry's new 2016 grade 3.5 band piece "Wild Horses" has been selected by "Band World Magazine" as one of the "Top 100" new pieces of the year.
Oct 18, 2016 6:26 PM BGSU College of Musical Arts Represented at MTNA State-Level Competition
On October 15, 2016 the MTNA State-Level Competition was held at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. This year, BGSU College of Musical Arts was well represented with numerous placements.
Oct 18, 2016 4:54 PM Composition Professor Mikel Kuehn to Release First Full Length CD
2014 Guggenheim fellow Mikel Kuehn will release his first full length CD, "Object/Shadow", on Naxos, iTunes and Amazon, through New Focus Recordings on November 11.
Oct 17, 2016 11:41 AM BGSU Alums to Appear on Recording
Three BGSU Electroacoustics/Composition alums have been selected for inclusion on the SEAMUS Interactions Series 2016 recording
Oct 12, 2016 3:21 PM BGSU New Music and Art Festival dives deep into contemporary works
Award-winning composer Dai Fujikura and the highly regarded Spektral Quartet will be among the contemporary-music luminaries at the 37th annual New Music and Art Festival Oct. 19-22. The BGSU festival provides northwest Ohio audiences an opportunity to engage with international artists at the leading edge of new music and art.
Oct 12, 2016 3:21 PM Orchard Guitar Festival brings jazz legend, newcomers to campus
Jazz guitar legend Pat Martino headlines the second annual Orchard Guitar Festival at BGSU on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 14 and 15). Martino will bring his Organ Trio to the University for the two-day event, which kicks off with Marbin, a progressive jazz-rock fusion band based in Chicago.
Oct 7, 2016 9:34 AM Music brings alumna to BGSU - again
Music education alumna Christine (Adamick) Germain will return to BGSU Oct. 24 when the Air Force Singing Sergeants perform in Kobacker Hall. Germain is a soprano vocalist and the superintendent of the group. She joined the Air Force immediately after graduation in 1995.
Oct 6, 2016 1:02 PM Elainie Lillios & Bonnie Mitchell collaborate for Punta y Raya Festival and Competition
CMA composer Elainie Lillios and Digital Arts faculty Bonnie Mitchell will be featured at the 2016 Punta y Raya Festival and Competition at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany on October 20-23, 2016
Oct 5, 2016 3:01 PM Dr. Papanikolaou to Present Toledo Pre-Opera Talk
Professor Papanikolaou will present two pre-performance talks for Toledo Opera’s production of Rossini’s "Il barbiere di Siviglia"
Sep 30, 2016 11:55 AM Trustees approve honorary namings, facilities upgrades
The BGSU Board of Trustees approved the naming of several University facilities to honor supporters at its annual pre-Homecoming meeting, on Sept. 30. In addition, the board also authorized upgrades to the Moore Musical Arts Center, Ice Arena and two campus electrical load centers.
Sep 28, 2016 3:32 PM David Bixler to present ‘The Hughes Project’
David Bixler, director of jazz activities in the College of Musical Arts, will present “The Hughes Project” as the first event in the Institute for the Study of Culture & Society’s Faculty Fellows series this fall. The project consists of music written by Bixler for nine musicians as a reflection on select poems of the American poet Langston Hughes.
Sep 27, 2016 4:46 PM Doctoral Student Hong-Da Chin Performs in Boston
Doctoral Student Hong-Da Chin Performs in Boston
Sep 22, 2016 3:09 PM 37th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival - October 19-22, 2016
The 37th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers October 19-22.
Sep 15, 2016 3:19 PM Memorial Concert planned for Dr. Roger B. Schupp
Join the College of Musical Arts for a special memorial concert on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM as we celebrate the life of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Roger Schupp.
Sep 12, 2016 7:00 AM Best of both musical worlds
To Spencer Prewitt ’09, ’13, being a performer and a teacher are forever intertwined. Prewitt, 31, who has two graduate degrees from BGSU, started playing the clarinet when he was 11. He worked as a substitute performer for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this past summer, filling in five times.
Sep 9, 2016 3:56 PM Burger inspired by Malaysian music students
Teaching piano to college students in Malaysia this summer gave Dr. Cole Burger a deep appreciation for their dedication to music in the face of difficult circumstances.
Sep 8, 2016 3:16 PM Bryan Recital Hall Rededication Concert, September 18
On Sunday, September 18, 2016 the College of Musical Arts will be hosting a special rededication concert of the Bryan Recital Hall at 3:00 p.m.
Sep 1, 2016 6:00 AM Lillios receives prestigious Barlow Commission for Music Composition
Dr. Elainie Lillios, BGSU music composition faculty member and interim associate dean of the College of Musical Arts, has been selected as a winner of a 2016 Barlow Endowment Commission for Music Composition to write a work specifically for Bent Frequency Duo, a saxophone and percussion team.
Aug 26, 2016 8:46 AM Assistant Professor of Music Theory Greg Decker's Research Appears in Two New Volumes
Over the summer 2016, Assistant Professor of Music Theory Greg Decker had two separate papers published.
Aug 12, 2016 1:00 PM BGSU Voice Alumni Accepts Faculty Position at Middle Tennessee State University
Dr. Joshua Zink has accepted a Full-Time faculty position at Middle Tennessee State University beginning in the fall 2016.
Aug 1, 2016 11:11 AM Mark Munson featured in NAfME's Teaching Music Journal
Faculty member Mark Munson has an article published in the August, 2016 NAfME journal.
Jul 28, 2016 11:30 AM Alumnae receive award from Chamber Music America
On July 25, 2015, Chamber Music America (CMA) announced awards to 21 groups, including Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and LJ White, a Chicago-based composer. White will compose a new song cycle that includes male, female, straight, cis, gay, and trans perspectives, to be premiered during the 2017-2018 concert season.
Jul 15, 2016 2:35 PM Star-spangled student
BGSU student Abby Paskvan will take the national stage next Wednesday evening (July 20) when she performs “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Republican National Convention. Paskvan, a junior majoring in marketing, was invited to perform the national anthem by convention officials.
Jul 4, 2016 7:00 AM Marching orders
BGSU has been well represented for the past 29 years, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Chuck Bindis ’10 is getting ready for basic training in the U.S. Navy while Amy Horn ’89 is preparing for her swan song in the Marine Corps Band.
Jun 27, 2016 3:10 PM Early Music Ensemble receives warm reception, praise at Berkeley festival
BGSU’s Early Music Ensemble recently traveled to Berkeley, CA for a performance at the Early Music America Young Performer’s Festival. Their program: “Fringe Music: Music from the Peripheries of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century Europe” was performed in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on June 9 to an enthusiastic audience.
Jun 27, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2020: Madison Stump
Madison Stump is an incoming freshman in BGSU’s Class of 2020 who will major in music. She is recipient of an Award of High Distinction, a renewable, full-tuition scholarship from the Honors College, thanks in part to her 4.34 grade point average at Walled Lake Central High School in Commerce Township, Mich.
May 23, 2016 2:00 PM Undergraduate researchers reap awards, kudos
Six undergraduate students received glass awards on May 18 for their oral and poster presentations at the April 23 Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship. Also honored was Dr. Andrew Gregory of the School of Earth, Environment and Society, who received the Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.
May 23, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Putting down roots at BGSU
Mike Bryce, a double major in music and psychology from Pittsburgh, founded the Roots Music Club in August of 2014. Bryce and other musicians met in 1002 Moore Musical Arts Center on a Tuesday night, and have continued meeting there on Tuesday nights ever since.
May 18, 2016 2:45 PM Fifteen faculty receive emeritus status
The Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to 15 retired or retiring faculty members on May 6. Emeritus status is conferred in recognition of distinguished service to the University. Individuals must have been at the University for at least 10 years and been recommended by their department for the designation.
May 7, 2016 4:02 PM BGSU celebrates 285th graduation
Bowling Green State University held its 285th commencement this past weekend, with more than 2,200 candidates in the graduating class. Commencement included the presentation of an honorary degree and addresses from alumni.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM Act with integrity
When Dr. Dean Bresciani graduated from Bowling Green State University 31 years ago, he never imagined that one day he would be giving a commencement speech to a new class of Falcon alumni. But Friday night the 14th president of North Dakota State University had the opportunity to do just that.
May 6, 2016 4:02 PM Faculty climb academic ladder with tenure, promotion
The BGSU Board of Trustees acknowledged and celebrated the accomplishments of faculty from a number of colleges May 6 with the granting of promotions and for some, tenure. Thirteen were promoted to full professor, 15 received promotion to associate professor with tenure.
May 4, 2016 4:00 PM Burger to teach, perform as Fulbright Specialist in Malaysia
Dr. Cole Burger, an instructor of piano in the College of Musical Arts, will teach piano and present recitals and master classes at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur as a Fulbright Specialist. The specialist program promotes short-term collaborative projects linking American scholars with counterparts at host institutions.
May 2, 2016 9:59 AM BG Music Ed Alumna Creates First Orchestra on the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
Hannah Lawson is currently teaching music at Dhahran British Grammar School in Saudi Arabia. After graduating from BG in 2010, Hannah taught in multiple states in the U.S. In 2014, a job opportunity came about to move to Saudi Arabia with her husband and with no knowledge of the culture or language, she left in hopes of self discovery and has found it.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: A love of music, teaching
Sophia Schmitz, a performance major and an entrepreneurship minor who started taking violin lessons at BGSU when she was 3, kept herself busy during her time as an undergraduate at the University.
Apr 29, 2016 12:00 AM BGSU Piano Alumni Receives Glenn Korff Distinguished Graduate Artist/Scholar Award
Alumna Dimitra Kokkinopoulou wins prestigious award at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM Emily Freeman Brown named Professor of Creative Arts Excellence
Dr. Emily Freeman Brown, director of orchestral activities and professor of orchestral conducting in the College of Musical Arts, has been named the 2016 Professor of Creative Arts Excellence. Over her 33-year career at BGSU, she has maintained a national and international profile as an orchestral conductor and music educator.
Apr 14, 2016 2:51 PM Faculty collaborate, innovate for upcoming educational workshops in Puerto Rico
College of Musical Arts faculty members John Sampen, Susan Nelson, Nermis Mieses, Kevin Schempf, Conor Nelson and Marilyn Shrude, along with School of Art faculty member Lynn Whitney have been awarded a Glanz Family Research Award for Interdisciplinary Faculty Innovation and Collaboration.
Apr 8, 2016 4:00 PM Students ‘Hatch’ entrepreneurial ideas
For the last 10 weeks, Hatchlings, BGSU students selected to participate in The Hatch, have been working on business presentations with alumni mentors. This effort culminated in the pitch of their ideas to alumni investors in hopes of obtaining funding to “hatch” their venture.
Apr 8, 2016 3:00 PM Taking the Leed
The BCI building is just the latest to earn a LEED Silver certification on BGSU’s campus. There are far more, with even more on the horizon. LEED is a rating system used to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation toward sustainable design.
Apr 8, 2016 10:32 AM Professor Papanikolaou will present two pre-performance talks for Toledo Opera's production of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
Eftychia Papanikolaou, Associate Professor of Musicology, will present two pre-performance talks for the Toledo Opera's production of Charles Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Friday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 1 p.m. For more information please visit ToledoOpera.org.
Apr 6, 2016 3:20 PM 2015-2016 Faculty Achievements
Faculty in the College of Musical Arts had many notable accomplishments in the 2015-2016 academic year. Congratulations!
Apr 6, 2016 2:44 PM 2015-2016 Student Achievements
Students in the College of Musical Arts had many notable accomplishments in the 2015-2016 academic year. Congratulations!
Apr 3, 2016 12:00 PM Encore for Bravo! BGSU
The arts at Bowling Green State University celebrated the second annual Bravo! BGSU. Students, faculty and alumni from across the arts performed and demonstrated their talents throughout the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Mar 31, 2016 11:02 AM World premiere, guest tubist highlight Wind Symphony Concert
BGSU Wind Symphony performs under the direction of Bruce Moss, featuring new music by Samuel Adler and guest artist, Daniel Perantoni.
Mar 16, 2016 12:00 PM Renowned opera expert comes to College of Musical Arts
Longtime opera stage director, administrator and teacher Jay Lesenger visits the College of Musical Arts March 21 and 22 to give master classes, work with students on building their resumes and auditioning, and teach about the music business, as part of the Helen McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies.
Mar 14, 2016 3:45 PM BGSU Philharmonia, Planetarium explore ‘The Planets’
The Bowling Green Philharmonia at BGSU will take audiences on a musical and visual voyage through Earth’s solar system March 24 with two performances of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” highlighted by projections provided by the BGSU Planetarium.
Mar 10, 2016 9:16 AM Pro Musica to host 10th annual Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition
Pro Musica will host the 10th annual Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition on March 19 and March 20 at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts. All events are in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
Mar 10, 2016 9:08 AM Spektral Quartet to perform at BGSU
Spektral Quartet, an acclaimed string quartet based in Chicago, will perform at 8 p.m. March 14 in Bryan Recital Hall at Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
Mar 3, 2016 9:29 AM BGSU Alum receives the 2016 OMEA Outstanding Young Music Educator Award
BGSU College of Musical Arts alum Megan Link received the Ohio Music Educators Association Outstanding Young Music Educator award at the 2016 Professional Development Conference on January 29, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mar 1, 2016 9:00 AM BGSU Early Music Ensemble invited to nationally acclaimed festival
BGSU’s Early Music Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Arne Spohr, has been selected by Early Music America to perform at Early Music America’s Young Performers Festival in Berkeley, CA.
Feb 22, 2016 7:00 AM Flying far from home
Incoming freshman with family ties to BGSU chooses BGSU over Auburn.
Feb 17, 2016 4:00 PM Hansen Musical Arts Series features Detroit Symphony Orchestra official
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Paul W. Hogle will bring his wit and wisdom to Bowling Green State University and the Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 with a talk titled “Music: Turning a Commodity into Community.”
Feb 16, 2016 10:29 AM BG Opera Theater presents 'Cavalleria Rusticana'
BG Opera Theater presents "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni Feb. 26 and 28 in the Donnell Theatre of the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Considered one of the classic "verismo" operas, “Cavalleria Rusticana” tells the story of Turiddu, a soldier who returns home to find that his fiancée, Lola, has married another man, Alfio.
Jan 11, 2016 7:00 AM Determination leads to “sax”cess
Falcon alumnus Corey Whitt overcame family struggles and taught himself to play saxophone by listening to recordings of BGSU saxophonist Dr. John Sampen. Whitt attended BGSU, studied with Sampen and is now teaching music in Perrysburg.
Dec 21, 2015 8:49 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Musical Arts
Maria Ziegman picked up the flute in fifth grade and knew it was the instrument for her. Now 22, the Bowling Green State University senior graduated with a 3.8 GPA and degrees in music education and music performance.
Oct 30, 2015 3:00 PM Toledo Symphony Orchestra featured in BGSU’s composer reading session
Orchestral compositions written by Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts students will be read, rehearsed and recorded by Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) musicians on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 3:30-6 p.m. in BGSU’s Kobacker Hall. Michael Lewanski, a prominent figure on the international contemporary music scene, will lead the orchestra while acclaimed composer, conductor author and educator Samuel Adler will be present to observe the session and give comments in an evening masterclass.
Oct 21, 2015 3:15 PM Musical celebrates hopes foibles of young spellers
Everyone remembers the emotions of being in a spelling bee at some point in their schooling. Those memories of laughter, tension and competitiveness abound as the Department of Theatre and Film kicks off the 2015-16 theater season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 8 p.m. tonight (Oct. 22).
Sep 28, 2015 2:42 PM Inaugural Orchard Guitar Festival brings legends to BGSU
Three internationally acclaimed jazz guitarists will headline the inaugural year of the Orchard Guitar Festival at Bowling Green State University. Guitarists Peter Bernstein, Howard Alden and Romero Lubamdo will be performing in concert and presenting workshops on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Aug 17, 2015 7:00 AM Beautiful Music
The strings of Charles Gorsuch ’52 went silent about a year ago when the 84-year-old former music teacher and violinist with the Anchorage Symphony passed away in Alaska, where he had lived, performed and taught for nearly 50 years. But those beautiful, whimsical and hypnotic notes Gorsuch coaxed from the thread-like strands will entertain audiences once again
Apr 6, 2015 7:00 AM Music Plus
About two dozen high school students climb off a school bus one cold March evening lugging instrument cases of varying sizes. They head into Moore Musical Arts Center to receive free specialized music instruction from BGSU faculty and students.
Apr 1, 2015 10:12 AM Bravo! BGSU
More than 200 people filled the internationally recognized Wolfe Center for the Arts on March 28 to raise scholarship funds for students in Bowling Green State University’s arts programs. “Bravo! BGSU” celebrated the quality and vibrancy of all the University’s arts areas. The event raised about $60,000.
Mar 30, 2015 7:00 AM Teaching with passion
Dedication. Enthusiasm. Passion. When asked to describe what Kathleen McGrady ’81 is like as a mentor and teacher, these are the three words most used by her students and colleagues. Her passion for teaching music is one of the many reasons McGrady was named Ohio Music Education Association’s (OMEA) Music Educator of the Year.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM Bravo events celebrate arts, College of Musical Arts centennial
BGSU will host a benefit celebration of all the arts and a special commemoration of 100 years of music at the College of Musical Arts (CMA) on March 28 during “Bravo! BGSU” and “Bravo CMA!”
Oct 20, 2014 7:00 AM The Hansen Music Fellowship Program
To attract the brightest students, universities traditionally offer the best scholarships. But when it comes to convincing top music students to choose BGSU over, say, Julliard or Indiana University, even the most generous academic and music scholarships are no longer enough. Dr. DuWayne and Dorothy ’62, ’69 Hansen hope their initiative for the most talented music students will be too good to refuse.
Oct 14, 2014 4:20 PM Game Day Article from Key Magazine
The BGSU Falcon Marching Band was featured in the Fall issue of Key magazine.
Sep 10, 2014 2:31 PM McGill Brothers to give classical performance at BGSU
Hearing classical musicians Anthony and Demarre McGill in performance, it is hard to conceive that they were born and raised on Chicago’s tough South Side. The brothers have both achieved stellar levels of success in the world of classical music, Anthony on clarinet and Demarre on flute.
Sep 1, 2014 7:00 AM My Summer Experience: Elizabeth & Evangeline Canfield
As the wing of the plane dipped toward the earth, I got a glimpse of the ever-enlarging scenery 16,000 feet below. Despite wispy clouds and the haze of the beating sun, I could perceive a mountainous island surrounded by a glistening sheet of Mediterranean blue.
Jun 25, 2014 10:52 AM ‘Broadway’s Next H!t Musical’ comes to Donnell stage
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. It’s “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical,” and it’s coming to the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University July 12.
May 15, 2014 1:17 PM Summer concert series
The Bowling Green State University Summer Concert Series offers audiences several chances to get into the act. The series includes “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music,” The Moxie Strings, “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical” and New York Voices. Presented by the College of Musical Arts, all four events take place in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM Music faculty, composer awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
It’s been an active year for Dr. Mikel Kuehn. The professor of composition at Bowling Green State University is currently on faculty improvement leave and completed a number of new works during his time away from campus. He’ll be able to continue to devote significant time to composing thanks to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Kuehn was recently named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.
Apr 25, 2014 11:34 AM BGSU 2014-15 Festival Series will wow the crowd
The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts has announced the performers for the 2014-15 Festival Series. Performers range from elite ensembles to rousing soloists.
Apr 17, 2014 10:07 AM BGSU to host Summer Music Institute 2014
Bowling Green State University’s critically acclaimed Summer Music Institute is open for registration. Presented by the College of Musical Arts, the institute features seven weeklong sessions, ranging from woodwinds to voice, brass and musical theater. Students will work with BGSU music faculty and guest artists who will challenge and inspire in a college setting. Register before April 30 for $50 off the registration fee.
Apr 17, 2014 10:06 AM 15th annual Conrad Art Song winners announced
Six singer-piano duos at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts won prizes at the 15th annual Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition held earlier this month in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.
Apr 8, 2014 10:08 AM Canine cuties cast in ‘Legally Blonde’
The two newest, furriest members of the cast of “Legally Blonde” have been chosen by the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film.
Mar 10, 2014 2:27 PM To Thine Own Self Be Amused
The award-winning Improvised Shakespeare Company has toured the world over and now sets its sights on Bowling Green State University. The company will enthrall audiences at 8 p.m. April 5 in Kobacker Hall as part of the College of Musical Arts Festival Series.
Feb 25, 2014 2:14 PM Doggy auditions for ‘Legally Blonde’
Bowling Green State University is calling all dogs! The Department of Theatre and Film is looking for superstar canines to perform in the upcoming spring production of “Legally Blonde.” The auditions will be from 5-8 p.m. March 5 in the Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Feb 14, 2014 2:12 PM ‘Die Fledermaus’ operetta staged at BGSU
The famously funny “Die Fledermaus” flits onto the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre stage Feb. 21 and 23. Presented by the Bowling Green State University Opera Theater in conjunction with the Department of Theatre and Film, the operetta light-heartedly unmasks the follies and foibles of its upper-class characters.
Feb 6, 2014 2:11 PM Baritone Thomas Buckner performs at BGSU Feb. 17
Baritone Thomas Buckner will perform a concert of works by his longtime collaborator, composer Robert Ashley, on Feb. 17 at Bowling Green State University.
Feb 3, 2014 2:10 PM Pianist Jeremy Denk to perform at BGSU, judge competition
Bowling Green State University will host special guest Jeremy Denk, one of the rising stars of piano, for the annual David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition from Feb. 14-16. Widely praised by music critics and audiences, the master of piano will sit on a panel of judges for the competition, and will also perform for the community as a part of the Festival Series at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center.
Jan 28, 2014 2:08 PM Semi-finalists announced for 2014 Dubois piano competition
Semi-finalists have been selected in the fourth annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition at the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts. Contest winners will receive $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place.
Wallach invited to speak on continued relevance of recording studios
Dr. Jeremy Wallach, a BGSU professor of popular culture and expert on popular music and globalization, was invited to Venice, Italy, for the annual “Music and Musicology in the 21st Century” conference. Wallach presented on the soulful experience of the recording studio, and why technology cannot replace that personal interaction.