Monthly Archives: April 2011

Oxford University Publishes “Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia,” Edited by David Harnish

Divine InspirationsDavid Harnish, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor of Ethnomusicology’s 400-page edited volume, Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia, was published this month by Oxford University Press. The book features eleven case studies by a noted international authorship, along with a comprehensive introduction and an epilogue written by senior scholar, Judith Becker. Harnish wrote one chapter, co-wrote the Introduction, and edited the volume numerous times with second editor, Anne Rasmussen.

(Submitted by David Harnish)

CMA Alumus Named Music Department Chair at the Patel Conservatory of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and Chorus Master for Opera Tampa

Gregory Ruffer was recently named Music Department Chair at the Patel Conservatory of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. He was also named Chorus Master for Opera Tampa. Ruffer recieved a Bachelors’ of Music from the CMA in 1987, and a Masters’ Degree from the CMA in 1995.

(Submitted by Susan Knapp)

MIDSEM 2011: Music in Everyday Life

A conference to discuss various topics regarding Music in Everyday Life will be held Friday- Sunday, April 8-10, 2011 in various locations in the Bowen Thompson Student Union and in the community.  For a complete listing of events click here

(Submitted by David Harnish)

Lillios receives OAC Individual Artist Grant

Elainie Lillios (Associate Professor of Composition) received a 2011 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for her creative work. The Individual Excellence Awards program provides grants to Ohio artists for the exceptional merit of a completed body of work. These awards recognize creativity and imagination that exemplify the highest level of achievement and advancement of the art form for a particular discipline. Lillios was awarded in the interdisciplinary/performance art category, with submissions including her recent pieces “Nostalgic Visions” for piano and live, interactive electroacoustics (commissioned by BGSU faculty member Thomas Rosenkranz) and “2BTextures”, an experimental animation with electroacoustic music that she created collaboratively with BGSU faculty member/digital artist Bonnie Mitchell.

(Submitted by Elainie Lillios)