We can perform.

The past year challenged us, but we embraced our role as a 21st-century public university for the public good and launched FORWARD., a guiding strategy defined by action. We've identified 21 moments during 2020-21 that moved us forward and will continue to make us better. Each of these moments, or actions, are positioning Bowling Green State University and our students for success.

Moment No. 15 – we can perform. When the pandemic closed the curtains on stages around the world, BGSU found a way forward, leveraging technology and innovation to continue to perform and celebrate the arts safely.


The show goes on for the College of Musical Arts

The College of Musical Arts (CMA) presents more than 600 public events each year and is a major cultural resource for the campus and northwest Ohio. As the University has faced a global pandemic, the CMA, which has nearly 500 students, found a way for them to do what they do best: perform.

Read more about how BGSU used flexible scheduling, technology to facilitate student performances ➔

Watch: The music plays on for BG Philharmonia

The BG Philharmonia is the premiere orchestral ensemble at BGSU, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018. This past year, the string players orchestra faced new challenges due to the global pandemic, but leveraged technology in new ways to perform safely.

Video: How BG Philharmonia staged live performances safely during pandemic ➔


BGSU presents "Tragedy: a Tragedy" amid pandemic

The Department of Theatre and Film continued to perform throughout the pandemic, implementing health and safety measures during rehearsals and leveraging technology to stream productions for audiences.

Watch: How "Tragedy: a Tragedy" production innovated during pandemic ➔


Media Contact | Michael Bratton | mbratto@bgsu.edu | 419-372-6349

Updated: 07/23/2021 08:54AM