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BGSU College of Musical Arts Events at OMEA Conference

BGSU College of Musical Arts Events at OMEA Conference – 

Be sure to visit us at Booth 420!

Practical Techniques for Better Bassoons
William Jobert, Christin Schillinger, Karen Pierson, Nathaniel Zeisler
Thursday, January 27 – 12:15 – PMCC 205

Unconventional Field Experiences: Creative Teaching Opportunities for Pre-Service Music Teachers   
Dr. Lisa Gruenhagen and Dr. Elizabeth Menard               
Thursday, January 27, 1:30:00 PM CC 250                                                                                                     

Becoming a Music Education major: Who decides?
Dr. Elaine Colprit and Dr. Vince Kantorski
Friday, January 28 – 8:30 am – CC 250

Learning Tunes: A Step by Step Method for Jazz Musicians
Chris Buzzelli
Friday, January 28 – 8:30 am – M Colonnade AB

Warming up the voices & the ears with your vocal jazz ensemble
Chris Buzzelli & Kim Nazarin
Friday, January 28 – 1:30 pm – M Bronze AB

Teaching Composition to your High School Band Students: Yes, there is time for it!
Dr. Elizabeth Menard
Friday, January 28 – 2:45 pm – CC 232

Let’s Get Real: Professional Practice and Authentic Assessment
Dr. Sandra Stegman & Dr. Vince Kantorski
Friday, January 28 – 2:45 pm – CC 250

RECEPTION!!!  Friday, January 28 from 6-7:30 pm – CC West Pre-function space, Level 2

Becoming Music Educators: Pre-Service Teacher’s Perceptions of the Dual Role of Student
and Teacher
Dr. Lisa Gruenhagen with Sarah Ludwig & Emily Webb
Saturday, January 29 – 12:15 pm – CC 250

BGSU Men’s Chorus
Timothy Cloeter, director
Saturday, January 29 – 12:15 pm – H Regency Ballroom ABC

Other related events:  

So you want to your choral ensemble to sing with blend, balance, in tune and with musical line? Make choral connections instant and dramatic RD Mathey BGSU Alumni Faculty; Thursday, January 27 at 2:45 pm – H Buckeye AB

Toledo Youth Symphony with Dr. Kenneth Thompson conducting, Thursday, January 27 at 4:00 pm in M Grand Ballroom;

Be sure to visit us at Booth 420

more information on OMEA Conference visit

(Submitted by Susan Knapp)

BGSU A Cappella, Collegiate choirs to give joint concert

The BGSU A Cappella Choir and Collegiate Chorale will perform together at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

The A Cappella Choir will perform sacred and secular works from the 1700s to the present. Highlights of the concert will include W.A. Mozart’s lively “Regina coeli” K. 276 for chorus and soloists, Edvard Grieg’s heartfelt “Ave Maris Stella,” Maurice Durufle’s contemplative “Ubi caritas,” Eric Whitacre’s sensuous “Water Night,” and Sean Caldwell’s driving arrangement of the gospel number “John the Revelator.” A Cappella Choir is an auditioned, 60-voice, mixed choir conducted by Timothy Cloeter, the newest addition to the choral faculty at BGSU.

The Collegiate Chorale, under the direction of Sandra Frey Stegman, will perform repertoire from a variety of style periods and genres. The opening sacred selections from the Renaissance period are contrasted with contemporary composer M. Shafer’s soundscape “Epitaph for Moonlight,” selected movements from “Zigeunerlieder” by J. Brahms, and music both beautiful and playful by American composers Samuel Barber and Eric Whitacre. Several members of the chorale will be featured in the uplifting closing gospel piece “He Is Marvelous,” by Rosephanye Powell. The Collegiate Chorale is a select mixed chamber ensemble consisting of predominantly upper class music majors.

Tickets are $10 for adults in advance or $13 if purchased at the door. Students can attend free with their student ID. Tickets may be purchased at the center box office weekdays from noon to 6 p.m. or by calling 419-372-8171, toll-free at 1-800-589-2224, or by e-mail at

(Submitted by Susan Knapp)