Category Archives: faculty news

Lillios receives OAC Individual Artist Grant

Elainie Lillios (Associate Professor of Composition) received a 2011 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for her creative work. The Individual Excellence Awards program provides grants to Ohio artists for the exceptional merit of a completed body of work. These awards recognize creativity and imagination that exemplify the highest level of achievement and advancement of the art form for a particular discipline. Lillios was awarded in the interdisciplinary/performance art category, with submissions including her recent pieces “Nostalgic Visions” for piano and live, interactive electroacoustics (commissioned by BGSU faculty member Thomas Rosenkranz) and “2BTextures”, an experimental animation with electroacoustic music that she created collaboratively with BGSU faculty member/digital artist Bonnie Mitchell.

(Submitted by Elainie Lillios)

Richard Kennell Retirement Reception

Richard Kennell

Bowling Green State University

Richard Kennell

Retirement Reception

Friday, April 15, 2011 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Stage of Kobacker Hall

Moore Musical Arts Center

Provost Kenneth Borland is hosting a special reception to celebrate and honor Dr. Richard Kennell for his years of service as a faculty member and his leadership as the Dean of the College of Musical Arts.

A brief program will begin at 4 p.m.


Bowling Green State University

(Submitted by Susan Knapp)

Dr. Jacqueline Leclair’s ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Performes at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in New York City

Alarm Will Sound ( performed at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in New York City March 10, 2011, an original show entitled, “1969.”

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal published full-length feature articles about Alarm Will Sound and the show before the show.

The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times published highly positive reviews of the event:

(Submitted by Jacqueline Leclair)

Faculty Member Lisa M. Gruenhagen to Present Two Sessions at MENC

Faculty Member Lisa M. Gruenhagen, Ph.D., Coordinator of Student Teaching and Assistant Professor of Music Education will be presenting two sessions at MENC. The sessions will take place Monday, June 27, and Tuesday, June 28, as part of MENC’s Music Education Week in Washington, DC. The titles of the upcoming sessions will be “Listening to Learn: Engaging Children in Active Music Listening Experiences,” and “Explore, Discover, Think, Create: Constructing Meaning through Creating Music.”

For more information, click here.

(Submitted by Lisa M. Gruenhagen)

Dr. Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu’s solo CD reviewed by the Audio Video Club of Atlanta

Dr. Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu’s solo CD, THE PLEASURE DOME OF KUBLA KHAN, Piano Works of Charles Tomlinson Griffes (Centaur), was recently reviewed by the Audio Video Club of Atlanta, saying, “Under Liu’s thoughtful interpretive style and her delicate touch at the keyboard, these pieces emerge as a labor of love. She does a wonderful job bringing out Griffes’ salient features as a composer.”

To read the entire review, click here.

(Submitted by Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu)

Faculty member, Thomas Rosenkranz to perform with Signal Ensemble in New York City

Assistant Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz will join ensemble Signal in performances and a recording of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians at the The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York and at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on March 12th and 13th.

In the Fall of 2008, Signal gave two sold-out performances of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians and You Are (Variations) at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. The New York Times hailed the group for its “vibrant, euphoric performances that seemed to electrify the remarkably youthful audience.” Rosenkranz and Signal will be recording the work for New Amsterdam Records in celebration of Steve Reich’s 75th birthday.

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Le Poisson Rouge

(Submitted by Thomas Rosenkranz)