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BGSU Students, Alum, and Faculty Featured at Electroacoustic Barn Dance 2012

BGSU Electroacoustics will be well represented at this year’s Electroacoustic Barn Dance hosted by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, November 8-10, 2012. The BGSU contingency includes six pieces and one performance of newly composed electroacoustic works.


Ben Murphy (current master’s) – Objects [fixed media]

Jon Fielder (MM 2012) – C12H16N2 [fixed media]

Timothy Harenda (MM 2011) – Absence [violin and live electronics]

Benjamin Taylor (MM 2011) – Noetic Motion [piano and live electronics]

L. Scott Price (MM 2005) – Thrymmatizo [fixed media]

Elainie Lillios (BGSU faculty) – Nostalgic Visions [piano and live electronics]

Mary MacKinnon (doctoral performer) – performing “Abyss” by Nolan Stolz


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Lillios a Guest at Indiana University and Eastman

Among Elainie Lillios’s (Associate Professor of Composition) fall 2012 travels are guest visits to Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) and The Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY.) Elainie’s October visit to IU included group composition lesson/master classes and a lecture on her recent work. On Monday November 12 at The Eastman School, she will lecture on her recent work and is the featured guest composer on an electroacoustic concert that evening. Performances of her work will include: 2BTextures (abstract animation), Dreams in the Desert (fixed media), Listening Beyond… (Ambisonic fixed media), and Among Fireflies (alto flute and live electronics) played by flutist Erin Lesser.

Toledo Symphony Orchestra featured in BGSU’s composer reading session

BOWLING GREEN, O.— Orchestral compositions written by Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts students will be read, rehearsed and recorded by Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) musicians on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 3:30-6 p.m. in BGSU’s Kobacker Hall.

After a review of the submitted scores, the following works were selected for the session:

Inside Out by Mark Witmer
Gardens of Stone by Corey Keating
Prelude in Tempore Belli by Evan Williams
Work for Orchestra 1.b by Zachary Seely

The TSO will be bringing its largest complement of players to BGSU, 72 musicians in all.  “Few academic institutions can offer this kind of professional experience, making this a unique opportunity for BGSU students,” said Christopher Dietz, a faculty member in musicology, composition and theory and organizer of the session.

The event is open to students, faculty and staff of the BGSU College of Musical Arts and invited guests.  Members of the public who would like to attend should email faculty liaison Christopher Dietz ( to be included on the guest list.

Musician, conductor and broadcast journalist Bill McGlaughlin to visit BGSU

BOWLING GREEN, O.–Music students and fans of conductor, composer, musician and radio personality William (Bill) McGlaughlin will get to spend time with him when he visits Bowling Green State University Nov. 5-12. McGlaughlin’s radio program “Exploring Music” is heard daily at 11 a.m. on Toledo’s WGTE-FM, and across the country.

McGlaughlin is this year’s guest artist for the Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Series in BGSU’s College of Musical Arts. The public is invited to an evening with him on Nov. 7. The free program begins at 7 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center, where he will share his thoughts and approaches to music and the business of music.

He will also conduct the BGSU Wind Symphony in an 8 p.m. concert on Nov. 9, also in in Kobacker Hall. Tickets can be ordered online by visiting or by calling 419-372-8171.

McGlaughlin is most widely known for his work in broadcasting, as host of Peabody Award-winning “St. Paul Sunday” and “Exploring Music,” as well as programs from Wolf Trap and the Library of Congress. He says he is proud to have begun his professional life as an “honest musician,” playing trombone with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony. In addition, he spent 25 years as an orchestral conductor with posts ranging from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to 12 seasons as music director of the Kansas City Symphony. Over that period, McGlaughlin received numerous awards for adventurous contemporary programming from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

During his visit to BGSU, he will work with composition, brass, conducting and string students and conduct the Bowling Green Philharmonia in a rehearsal.

The Hansen Musical Arts Series Fund was established in 1996 to bring significant representatives of the musical arts to share their talents with BGSU students and members of the Bowling Green community. Past Hansen Series guests have included Marin Alsop, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Craig Schulman and Bob McGrath from “Sesame Street,” among others.

For more information, call the BGSU arts box office at 419-372-8171.

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