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Pelletier to be horn soloist in Adrian, Michigan

Andrew Pelletier, Associate Professor of Horn, will be the featured soloist with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the historic Crowell Opera House, in Adrian, Michigan. He will be performing the “Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings” by Benjamin Britten, along with tenor Drake Dantzier. For more information:

Profs. Schoonmaker and Bylsma to perform in Texas

Dr. Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and Kevin Bylsma will be the keynote speakers/presenters at the inaugural session of the Singers’ Consortia Art Song Festival, which will be held March 4-6, 2012, at West Texas A&M University. The Singers’ Consortia is “a new organization of people personally invested in the creation of new art song,” the brainchild of BGSU alum Dr. Christopher Meerdink. For more information follow this link:

Jennifer Hidgon awarded Koussevitzky Commission

BGSU music alum Jennifer Higdon has received a rare Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress to compose a work for string quartet and soprano, for the Cypress String Quartet and soprano Christine Brandes, on texts by W.S. Merwin (former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer winner). For further information, see:


Charles Saenz to perform at the New Mexico Music Educators Association All-State Conference

Charles Saenz, Professor of Trumpet, will perform on January 5th at the NMMEA all-state conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Saenz will be a soloist with the Deming High School Concert Band, which was selected as the 2011-2012 Honor Band for the state of New Mexico. The concert will take place in Popejoy Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico. For more information visit