Creative Arts Program


The historic Creative Arts Program at Bowling Green State University is proud to announce its upcoming 2019-2020 season. Private music instruction is beginning in August, and we will soon release a listing of additional music outreach programs.

Founded in the early 1960s, the Creative Arts Program has served Northwest Ohio for decades in providing music opportunities and resources for the community. Serious or amateur musicians of all ages are invited to study the wonderful world of music with our internationally-known music faculty and students in private or group lessons.

Through this outreach program, the College of Musical Arts achieves its mission in part by serving “the University community and Northwest Ohio as a cultural and artistic resource.” The Creative Arts Program also provides opportunities for college music students to gain teaching experience of younger students within the music facilities.

Students registered for lessons with the Creative Arts Program will also receive benefits like discounted tickets for BGSU College of Musical Arts performances.

Private Music Instruction

Payment, specific lesson times and days are scheduled with the individual instructor. It is the student's responsibility to provide their own instrument and lesson books.

Register for lessons here

Creative Arts Program Events

Parking at the Moore Musical Arts Center

The Moore Musical Arts Center is located on Willard Drive, between Ridge Street and E Merry Avenue in Bowling Green.

Weekdays after 6 p.m. and on the weekends, parking is free in all surrounding lots.
Lot N (in front of the Wolfe Center for the Arts on Ridge Street) allows free parking after 5 p.m. on weekdays. On the south side of Lot N (close to Jerome library), there is also a paid parking station, where you can pay to park before 5 p.m.

Please be aware of campus parking rules and regulations. The Creative Arts Program is not responsible for parking tickets. Please visit the parking services website for complete information.

Teacher Profiles

Professional Artists
Professional artists have a master’s degree or equivalent in music and have extensive teaching and performing experience.
Student Artists
Student artists are BGSU College of Musical Arts students pursuing their bachelor’s or master’s degree, and have prior teaching and performing experience before becoming a member of our teaching staff. Student artist instructors vary by term.

Teacher Requirements

  • Both Professional Artists and Student Artists must be approved to teach by the Creative Arts Program Coordinator. 
  • A $65 participation fee is required of all instructors in the program each academic year. 
  • As the majority of students taking lessons in CAP are minors, and FBI/BCI background check is also required of all instructors. 
  • All Student Artists must apply to the Creative Arts Program Coordinator and be recommended by a faculty member before being allow to participate. 


Professor Caroline Chin, Coordinator
Phone: (419) 372-2093