Pro Musica hosts sixth annual Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition

BOWLING GREEN, O.–Pro Musica will host the sixth annual Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition on Saturday (March 17) and Sunday (March 18) at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts.

The preliminary round will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and the final round at 3 p.m. on Sunday. All events are in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center on the Bowling Green campus.

Judges for the preliminary round are pianist David Gilliland (cq) from the University of Michigan, violist David Holland of U of M and director of chamber music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and pianist Frances Renzi (cq) from the University of Toledo. Final round judges will be U of M clarinetist Chad Burrow and William Lucas, also from U of M and a member of the trumpet section in the Detroit Symphony, and violinist Merwin Siu (cq) from the Toledo Symphony.

Douglas Wayland, a BGSU adjunct associate professor of voice and an alumnus, serves once again as coordinator for the competition. Wayland said he “looks forward to the competition each year. It encourages our students to explore the chamber music repertoire and perform with other musicians in an intimate ensemble, which is very different from the large ensemble or solo performing experience. It also gives our students at the college the opportunity to perform and receive comments from some of the finest chamber music players in the Midwest.”

For nearly 30 years Pro Musica, funded by more than 200 dedicated alumni, friends, parents and members of the Bowling Green community, has sponsored a wide variety of musical events and provided financial support to music students for educational travel projects. In addition, the organization provides funding for scholarships and various awards at the college.

The event is free and open to the public.

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(Posted March 14, 2012 )