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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.