Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University - Comments and Student Experiences|
If the faculty dogmatically enforced an avant-garde aesthetic, I would not have been able to present an incredibly cheesy film score to peers and faculty in my studio class and receive the positive response that I did.
If the faculty dogmatically enforced a conservative aesthetic, I wouldn't be able to write the aggressive, gesture-driven music I'm writing now either.
They encourage expansion. They don't force change.
Beyond that, this is an amazing school for those interested in electroacoustic music. It's also an amazing school with great resources for composition in general.
All this past calendar year:
-I had a fantastic dinner with Jennifer Higdon, the featured guest composer for the New Music Festival
-I had string quartet read by members of the Toledo Symphony
-I attended a masterclass with Sam Adler, who sat down with students who just had their pieces read by the whole of the Toledo Symphony and recorded
-I had an orchestra piece read by the BG Philharmonia and recordedIt's a great program and a very supportive institution with plentiful annual opportunities. I highly recommend it.
The student parking lot is placed in the very back of campus and it takes at least 20 minutes to walk to the lot from any given dorm building.
The dorms are not ideal living conditions. Most of them are old, you're crammed in there, and not well-kept.
Perhaps the worst thing about BGSU is that there is a group called "Parking Services". If your parking meter expires by one minute, you'll get a $20 ticket. If you park close to your dorm in order to pack-up your car, you'll get a hefty fine too. They take mercy and it's another way for BGSU to get your money.
A lot of the money that you pay towards tuition goes towards useless things. For example they are rebuilding the frat houses, which were perfectly fine before they tore them down. Bowling Green State University is not a University, it is a business.
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