BGSU Musicians Perform and Teach in Greece

Sixteen faculty, staff and students from the College of Musical Arts are participating in the third Summer Music Academy and performing on the first "Corfu Festival - Ionian Concerts 05" in Corfu, Greece.

Sponsored by the Municipality of Corfu, the music studies department at Ionian University and the Melos Brass Quintet, the Corfu Festival features more than 35 concerts at a number of venues in and around the city, including the St. George Basilica in the Old Fortress and the Achilleion in Garitsa. Promoters are referring to the event as the "month of music."

The international academy is holding 11 different sessions, ranging from studies in brass and ancient Greek music to jazz and recording techniques. Sessions featuring BGSU faculty and staff include
early music, piano and strings from July 18-24 and classical saxophone and sound engineering from July 25-31.

Vasile Beluska, violin; Mark Bunce, electronic/recording engineer and director of recording services; harpsichordist Dr. Vincent Corrigan, musicology; Csaba Erdelyi, viola; Maxim Mogilevsky, piano; saxophonist Dr. John Sampen, Distinguished Research/Artist Professor; pianist Diana Barker Smith; Dr. Alan Smith, cello, and pianist Svetlana Smolina of Russia, a May graduate of BGSU, will teach and present concerts, workshops, lectures and master classes.

Dr. Richard Kennell, dean of the College of Musical Arts, is accompanying the group to Greece.

The event is also part of a student/faculty exchange between BGSU and Ionian University that began in May 2004.

July 18, 2005