Monthly Archives: February 2015

Carol Hayward guest conducts at UMass Honor Band Cinic

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Dr. Carol Hayward, Associate Professor of Music Education, was the guest conductor at the Honor Band Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Feb. 6 and 7, 2015. While on campus, Hayward conducted the UMass Wind Symphony in performance, presented a clinic for the Symphony Band, and presented a lecture for the Delta Delta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma’s “Women in Music” lecture series. She also rehearsed and conducted the select high school Honor Band which was comprised of students from seven states.

a MUSICAL tradition: College of Music ushers in 100th anniversary

The College of Musical Arts will be celebrating its 100th anniversary of music at the University on March 28 at Moore Musical Arts Center. Faculty, students and alumni will gather to experience an afternoon filled with music performances from different genres.Under the guidance of the nearly 60 distinguished full-time faculty, the Musical Arts department has blossomed into prominence.

The college has earned national recognition as one of the country’s outstanding collegiate music programs, particularly in music education and contemporary music. The Musical Arts faculty has developed a rich academic curriculum that pushes students to perfect their craft and train them to be educators, performers or teachers at the highest professional levels. “It’s all about the faculty,” said junior Briahna Gantt, a flautist. “They are so passionate about music. They live and breathe music. They love to talk about it nonstop [and] share their experiences with you whenever they can. I just love the excitement they bring to each class lecture, practice and performance.”

The College of Musical Arts is highly selective when it comes to offering students admission into its program, said Professor Jeffrey Showell, dean of the College of Musical Arts. The program is relatively small, with approximately 550 graduate and undergraduate students, and on average admits between 90 and 100 students each year. “Our incoming freshman class has an ACT score that are 3 points higher on average than the rest of the university,” Showell said. “We really value intellectual achievement as well as musical ability and that creates a special community among the students and really helps build a close, healthy relationship with their professors.”

The actual celebration is expected to have a plethora of festivities available for personal enjoyment. The celebration commences with a meeting of music affinity groups at 3 p.m. in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Alumni and students are encouraged to attend these receptions were they can network and connect with present and former members of their specific music department. At 5:30 p.m., spectators can enjoy a pre-concert lecture from Professor Emeritus Vince Corrigan, followed by a celebratory concert in Kobacker Hall at 6 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the event concludes with dancing at the Clazel Theatre.

The music department will also be receiving a gift from Corrigan. “I’m really looking forward to Professor Corrigan’s lecture,” Showell said. “He just finished writing a book about the history of the college and he will be revealing it and talking about the highlights of his book. All in all, it’s going to be wonderful celebration of our program’s academic excellence and success over the last century. I’m just honored to be apart of that.”

-By Terrance Davis, BG News

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Lillios Selected as Honored Alumna UNT

Dr. Elainie Lillios (Professor of Composition) has been selected as an Honored Alumna of the nation’s largest music school. The University of North Texas College of Music selected Lillios from among its hundreds of outstanding alumni for this honor. In addition to receiving the award, Lillios will present a lecture on her music, give a master class to composers, and lecture in a Technology in Performance class. Lillios received a DMA in Composition with emphasis in Computer Music Media from the University of North Texas in 2000.

2015 Dubois Piano Competition Semi-Finalists selected

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Semi-finalists have been selected in the fifth annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition at the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts. Contest winners will receive $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place.

Competing in the next round, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 in BGSU’s Kobacker Hall, will be: Mark Bixel (Bluffton, OH); Yung-­‐Yi Chen(Interlochen, MI); Noah  Chojnacki (Eagan, MN); Gabrielle Hsu(Cherry Hill, NJ) Karissa  Huang (Cleveland, OH); Adrian Liao (San Diego, CA) Eric Lin (Falls Church, VA); Charlie Liu (Princeton, NJ); Logan Maccariella (Maumee, OH); Jonathan Mattson (Rochester, MN); Abhik Mazumber (Columbus, OH); Chaska McGowan (Sioux Falls, SD); Lucas Myers (Rochester Hills, MI); Poom Pipatjarasgit (Sylvania, OH); Luke Ratcliffe (Sterling, VA); Amber Scherer (Winnetka, IL); Kevin Takeda (Indian Wells, CA); Hanqiu Xu (Rocheser, NY); Vivian Xu (East Brunswick, NJ); Junyu Zhang (Rochester, NY); Minyi Zhang (Interlochen, MI); and Lewis Zou, Solon, OH.

Pianists selected from that round will compete in the final round from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 15. Judges for the competition include Robert Satterlee from BGSU, Virginia Marks, BGSU Emeritus Faculty,  along with Dubois Piano Festival and BGSU Festival Series guest artist Vadym Kholodenko, 2013 Gold Medalist in the Van Cliburn Competition.  Mr. Kholodenko will also be giving a master class for students at at 2:30 p.m. Feb.13  in Bryan Recital Hall. The master class is free and open to the public.

The piano competition is also part of the Dubois Piano Festival and includes a performance by Vadym Kholodenko, at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in Kobacker Hall. To purchase tickets online for this performance, visit or call 419-372-8171.


Bowling Green State University
Alumni, Join us at OMEA!
BGSU College of Musical Arts is excited to showcase some exciting performances and important information at OMEA 2015! Come visit us at Booth #412 and make sure you join us for all the events and presentations listed below:Thursday, February 5, 2015
BGSU Collegiate Chorale Concert
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Convention Center Ballroom

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Jazz Reading Session Band
9:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Marriott Ballroom

Friday, February 6, 2015
Healthy Singing for High School Students
Panel Discussion with BGSU Choral and Voice Faculty
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
CC 13

Friday, February 6, 2015
Adolescent Voice Changes: Enjoy It While It Lasts!
Sandra Frey Stegman and Tracey Nycz and select students
12:00- 1:00 p.m.
CC 05

Friday, February 6, 2015
Mentoring High School Musicians as Young Composers
Elizabeth Menard and Hong Da Chin
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
CC 15

Friday, February 6, 2015
BGSU College of Musical Arts
Reception for Alumni and Friends
6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
CC 25 A&B

Hors d’oeuvres provided.
Happy Hour cash bar available.