Presented by PNC

April 7, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The Wolfe Center for the Arts

Experience a magical evening of student and faculty performances and exhibitions. See the award-winning Wolfe Center for the Arts! Enjoy a variety of delightful food selections. See the very best of the arts at BGSU.

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Why Bravo! BGSU?

From the President:

Programs in the arts have been central to Bowling Green State University for more than 100 years.

At  Bravo! BGSU you will experience the very best of our talent. From our nationally ranked College of Musical Arts, to our prestigious Theater and Film program, creative writing, and the award-winning School of Art, this event showcases our students, faculty and alumni.

Bravo! BGSU is designed to benefit our students. Your attendance provides scholarship support to those in need. With the University’s commitment to a tradition of academic excellence in the arts, your involvement provides the necessary financial assistance to our talented students. A very special thank-you to all our sponsors, especially our Presenting Sponsor PNC who sponsored  Bravo! BGSU in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Their partnership and support of our students is greatly appreciated.

Whether you are an alumnus, friend of the University, or this will mark your first visit to our campus, you will discover why our arts programs have become a hallmark to our region, throughout the nation and across the globe. I encourage you to join us and immerse yourself in the talent and expertise of The Arts at BGSU.

Please join us April 7, 2018 for an amazing evening.  Bravo! BGSU!     


Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D


Our talented fine and performing arts students regale Bravo! BGSU guests with professional-level entertainment. From Broadway vignettes to musical ensembles and solos, from live painting and backstage activity to creative writing recitations, it is a night to remember.

Check back soon for details about the entertainment planned for 2018 Bravo! BGSU.


Thank you for your interest in attending Bravo! BGSU 2018 and supporting student scholarships in the arts at Bowling Green State University. 

To purchase tickets and/or inquire about sponsorships, please contact Lisa Mattiace in the President's Office at 419-372-6780 or email at Tickets



the arts logo orangeComprised of the School of Art, the Department of Theatre & Film, the Creative Writing program, the College of Musical Arts and the Dance program, The Arts at BGSU function as an interdisciplinary unit, fostering a culture of creativity on our campus and in our community.

The School of Art provides a nurturing environment, encouraging students to express their creative voice in a school where art is innovative, vibrant, and full of possibilities. 

Theatre and Film majors are actively involved in all aspects of production and performance – a key to future success. BGSU alumni can be found in front of the camera and behind it, as well as onstage, backstage and in all aspects of theater and film.

Creative Writing emphasizes the fine arts element of its degree. Works by alumni can be found in bookstores, magazines and online.

Widely known as one of the country's outstanding collegiate music programs in music education and contemporary music, the College of Musical Arts prepares students to be educators, performers, and scholars on an international level, inspiring alumni to Pulitzer and Grammy level achievements. 

The Dance program is designed to expand dance competencies and stresses the interdisciplinary nature of dance as a creative art form, as a humanities area and as an integral part of human movement.

The Arts at BGSU form creative intersections to experience the depth of tradition and the spark of the new – a synergy of interactions extending the boundaries of knowledge and imagination.  



Presenting Sponsor:


GOLD Patrons:

BGSU Foundation, Inc.

Silver Patron:

Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.

Bronze Patron:

BGSU Dining


BGSU Alumni Association
Karol H. Spencer
Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer
Karen J. Merrels
Dr. Donald M. Shafer ’67, ’88 and Ms. Katherine Stokes-Shafer
Mr. Thomas '72 and Mrs. Kathleen Donnell
Bill and Carol Mathis
Ohio Logistics
Jill Hershberger Nolan '86
and Kenneth Nolan
Joseph and Judith Conda Family Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation
Lois Brecklen ‘69
Rodney Rogers '81 and Sandra Earle
Larry ’56 and Tricia Miles
Martha Wright Moon
Gerald ’54 and Nancy ’55 Rader
Chris and Ellen Dalton
Mike & Sara Kuhlin
Ray & Dr. Theresa Popp Braun
Dr. DuWayne and Dorothy ’62, ’69 Hansen
Shirley Mercer Paley '67 and Lloyd Paley
Shea and Trudy McGrew
David '71 and Shirley Levey

Presenting Sponsor


Gold Patron

BGSU Foundation, Inc.


Ray '80 and Theresa Popp '80, '85 Braun
Lois Brecklen '69
Buckeye Telesystem
Joe and Judith Conda
Gordon '87 and Laurie '89 Hamm
Dr. DuWayne and Dorothy '62, '69 Hansen
David '71 and Shirley Levey
Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.
Martha Wright Moon and Fred Moon
Jill Hershberger Nolan '86 and Ken Nolan
Shirley Mercer Paley '67 and Lloyd Paley

Presenting Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

BGSU Foundation, Inc.
BGSU Finance and Administration
BGSU Dining Services

Grand Patrons

Susan Conda
Chris and Ellen Dalton
Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.
Karol Spencer '79
Raymond and Joanna Craig
David '71 and Shirley Levey
Rodney Rogers '81 and Sandra Earle
Matt Skitzki '07



The following four sponsorship levels present numerous opportunities to fund this exciting and worthwhile event and to provide scholarship support for BGSU students in the Arts.

Patron - $1,000

Two tickets and name in program and on website. Membership in BGSU Leadership Circle recognition society.


Four tickets, name in program and on website. Membership in BGSU Leadership Circle recognition society.

Silver Patron - $5,000

Four tickets, name in program and on appropriate signage and on website. Membership in BGSU Leadership Circle recognition society.

Gold Patron - $10,000

Eight tickets, name in program/sign, website, logo at event, piece of art by students and four tickets for a BGSU Arts event throughout the calendar year. Membership in BGSU Leadership Circle recognition society.

Presenting sponsor - $25,000

15 tickets, name in program/sign, website, logo at event, piece of art by students and eight tickets for a BGSU arts events throughout the calendar year, named scholarships. Membership in BGSU Leadership Circle and The Presidents Club recognition societies.

**The fair market value of each ticket is $35 per person. The remainder is a tax-deductible contribution and will be designated for scholarships for students in the arts.


To purchase tickets and/or inquire about sponsorships, please contact Lisa Mattiace in the President's Office at 419-372-6780 or

Bravo! BGSU Scholars

2015-2016 Bravo! Scholarship recipients have been announced!.

In its inaugural year,  Bravo! BGSU raised more than $60,000 to fund scholarships for students in the fine and performing arts at Bowling Green State University.

This scholarship money is crucial for our arts students. With these funds, departments attract and retain top-notch, talented students for our high caliber programs. The arts programs are rigorous and demand the majority of students’ time. Many students are in class, training, and rehearsals all day and have to use their other precious time for their studies. The Bravo! BGSU scholarship dollars are so important for helping students fund their education.

 The following is a list of the scholars and their major:

Shaylyssa Alexander                        Music Performance/Voice
Joshua Amaro                                    Music Performance/Euphonium
Caitlin Ballinger                                 Music Performance/Euphonium
Tyler Bee                                            Theatre
Micala Behrens                                  Theatre
Andrew Binder                                   Music Composition/Jazz Studies
Allison Burch                                      Art/Three-Dimensional Studies
Chelse Cousino                                  Music Performance/Piano
Lydia Dempsy                                    Music Composition/Oboe
Emily Dick                                          Film
Tyler Dohar                                        Music Performance/Voice
Lauren Donnelly                                Art Education
Jacob Extine                                       Film
Blade Frish                                         Music Education
Savanna Fulmer                                DigitaL Arts
Adonai Henderson                            Music Performance/Jazz trumpet
John Holz                                            Music Performance/Horn
Phoenix Jacob                                    Theatre

Kaitlyn Krueger                                 Art/Two-Dimensional Studies
Julia Kuhlman                                    Music Performance/Saxophone
Parker Maas                                       Music Performance/Bassoon
Celissa Martinez                                Film
Stephan Mohrmann                          Music Performance/Horn
Joshua Naimy                                     Digital Arts
Megan Paul                                        Art/Two-Dimensional Studies
Xin Peng                                             Music Composition
Elise Rowe                                          Art/Two-Dimensional Studies
Sophia Schmitz                                  Music Performance/Violin
Gabrielle Shuster                              Pre-Graphic Design
Taylor Sijan                                        Art/Three-Dimensional Studies
Christopher von Fahnestock            Digital Arts
Si Wen                                                Music Performance/Piano

Christa Widman                                Music Performance/Trumpet
Patricia Williams                               Digital Arts
Abigail Zbasnik                                 Graphic Design

Bravo! BGSU 2016

Previous Years

Bravo! BGSU 2015