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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.

CMA announces The Hansen Music Fellowship Program

Hansen's 2014

By Terri Carroll

To attract the brightest students, universities traditionally offer the best scholarships. But when it comes to convincing top music students to choose BGSU over, say, Julliard or Indiana University, even the most generous academic and music scholarships are no longer enough.

Dr. DuWayne and Dorothy ’62, ’69 Hansen hope their initiative for the most talented music students will be too good to refuse.

“We wanted to figure out what more we could do to make BGSU the most attractive choice for talented students to consider.”With the newly launched Hansen Music Fellowship Program, the best students will receive funding for beyond-the-classroom musical experiences and education. Students can tailor their fellowship experience to include activities that are best suited to their needs and career aspirations, from attending summer camps, conferences and festivals to recording, seeking new performing opportunities or touring.

“A scholarship only goes so far,” DuWayne said. “We wanted to figure out what more we could do to make BGSU the most attractive choice for talented students to consider.”

The Akron couple, who both have strong ties to BGSU’s College of Musical Arts, decided that giving the University a truly competitive edge would require funding a set of professional musical experiences for students above and beyond the typical scholarship.

The Hansen Fellowship can help students stand out from their peers by enabling them to participate in activities that will become an asset for them in today’s highly competitive job market.

The Hansens believe a music fellowship that allows students to pursue professional development in addition to their BGSU studies will be advantageous not only for the fellows themselves, but also for their peers and the music faculty.

“They can benefit enormously from a summer spent at the Chicago Symphony or the Cleveland Orchestra — it can open their eyes in a marvelous way,” DuWayne said. “They come back with so many new ideas.”

Back in the classroom and residence halls, fellows can share what they’ve learned from those experiences and serve as examples for other students of how broad the scope of a musical education can be, the Hansens said.

“We hope having these model students interacting with other students will help raise the bar for everyone around them,” Dorothy said.

The Hansens, who met at BGSU more than 50 years ago, are longtime supporters of the University’s music programs. Dorothy is a two-time alumna of the College of Musical Arts and DuWayne is a former chair of the Department of Music Education.

The Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series has brought dozens of renowned performers to the University since 1996. Dorothy has also served on the BGSU Foundation Board of Directors.

“We feel a very strong connection to BGSU. We lived here, we raised our daughter here, we worked with so many fantastic faculty and students here,” DuWayne said. “Our goal is to help improve the music programs and the University in whatever way we can.”

Two incoming freshmen will be chosen as Hansen Fellows each year.

Fellowship applicants must demonstrate a record of exceptional musical performance and strong academic achievement, including a minimum ACT score of 26.

A committee appointed by the dean will oversee the selection process, and the Department of Music Performance Studies chair will manage the program.

Once selected, each Hansen Fellow will receive funding on a yearly basis, and will work with faculty to identify goals and determine how best to use the funds. Each fellow will be expected to maintain a grade point average of 3.5 each semester and to perform in a recital or featured concert each year they receive funding.

Live Streaming at the CMA



The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University now has the ability to live stream events in its largest performance venue, Kobacker Hall.  Large ensembles such as The Bowling Green Philharmonia, University Bands and University Choir performances can be heard online, as they are being performed live.

Mark Bunce, Director of Recording Services, has been instrumental in the implementation. “The new Kobacker video streaming system consists of three spectacular broadcast-quality cameras, all controlled by a live, remote-controlled switcher. This switcher allows one person to control all aspects of the cameras, cross-fade between them and facilitate the feed to the internet. “ 

The College of Musical Arts has been live streaming its Faculty Artist Series performances in Bryan Recital Hall for many years. “I am gratified that the world will also be able to hear our terrific large ensembles “ says College of Musical Arts Dean Jeffery Showell.

To visit the live streaming page and to check out a full schedule of concerts that will be streamed live to your computer or phone, please visit here.

Klezmer Madness! to open BGSU Festival Series

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Clarinetist David Krakauer, praised internationally for his ability to play in myriad music genres with “prodigious chops” (The New Yorker), will perform with his group Klezmer Madness! for the opening of Bowling Green State University’s 2012-13 Festival Series. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in Kobacker Hall.

The band includes Sheryl Bailey on guitar, Leo Traversa on bass, Michael Sarin on drums, Will Holshouser on accordion, and Jeremy Flower (aka Keepalive) on sampler.

Krakauer and Klezmer Madness! have performed around the world since 1996, forging alliances between their branch of world music and a multitude of musical genres including jazz, funk and most recently, electro. While firmly rooted in traditional klezmer folk tunes, the band “hurls the tradition of klezmer music into the rock era” (The New York Times).

Touring internationally to major venues and festivals including Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Stanford Lively Arts, the Venice Biennale, Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, BBC Proms, Saalfelden Jazz Festival, the New Morning in Paris and many others has enabled Klezmer Madness! to leave a lasting impression on diverse music scenes around the world.

Krakauer occupies the unique position of being both one of the world’s leading exponents of Eastern European Jewish klezmer music and a major voice in classical music and avant-garde improvisation. His klezmer sound has been described by RootsWorld as “an electrifying amalgam of cozy Eastern European traditions, free-form jazz, and dissonant howls of rage and pain … a bittersweet statement of personal and collective race memory.”

Single ticket prices for the performance range from $12 to $38. Season tickets are also still available for all five concerts, ranging from $55 to $157. To purchase tickets, call the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171. Or visit after Sept. 10 to purchase single tickets online.