Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green

Series produced by WGTE Public Media

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"Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green" is a radio series devoted to living American composers and their works.
Update: all of Season Ten is now available for auditioning/download!

Designed with the curious classical listener in mind, this award-winning 13-part, 1-hour radio series offers an invaluable look at what's new in American music.

"New Music from Bowling Green" features exclusive concert material from one of the premiere modern music festivals in the country, alongside in-depth profiles of some of our most important composers—including Grammy® and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, who is a curator and occasional co-host of the program.

We also offer in-depth profiles of cutting edge groups including New Music Detroit, HUB New Music, Kinds of Kings collective, Latitude 49, Conspirare, Roomful of Teeth, Alarm Will Sound, and the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University.

Other composers and performers featured include multi Grammy® Award-winner Michael Daugherty, Grawemeyer Awardee Andrew Norman, Bang on a Can All Stars founder Evan Ziporyn, “The Exploding Pianist” Kathleen Supové, Pulitzer winners David Lang and Kevin Puts; violinist and new music visionary Johnny Gandelsman, Bearthoven front man Karl Larson, and the highly-acclaimed Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.

Available FREE OF CHARGE to stations via PRX. Also available via FTP upon request (newmusic@wgte.org).

Each season contains 13 episodes. Stations are encouraged to run episodes of their choosing to fit a 13-week schedule, 26-week schedule, or more.

Questions? Contact us at newmusic@wgte.org or through the PRX messaging system.

Host and Producer: Brad Cresswell
Co-host and Curator: Jennifer Higdon
A Production of WGTE Public Media, Toledo, OH.
Underwriters: MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University (OH); National Endowment for the Arts.

• Length: 59 minutes
• Breaks: one floating 60-second break with music bed towards bottom of the hour
• Audio: MP2 (44.1 kHz stereo 256 kbps), available in three segments or as one single file
• Media assets, custom promos and tags on request: newmusic@wgte.org
• Average CUME per episode: 150,000 (more than two million total listeners since launch) source: The WFMT Radio Network

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Designed with the curious classical listener in mind, this award-winning 13-part, 1-hour radio series offers an invaluable look at what's new in American music."New Music from Bowling Green" features exclusive concert material from one of the premiere modern music festivals in the country, alongside in-depth profiles of some of our most important composers—including Grammy® and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, who is a curator and occasional co-host of the program.We also offer in-depth profiles of cutting edge groups including New Music Detroit, HUB New Music, Kinds of Kings collective, Latitude 49, Conspirare, Roomful of Teeth, Alarm Will Sound, and the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University.Other composers and performers featured include multi Grammy®... Show full description


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Caption: Cellist Anthony Marchese and pianist Francisca de Freitas in Concert, Credit: BGSU/WGTE
Up-and-coming composers and performers from the BGSU Doctor of Musical Arts program share their music, live in concert.

Bought by WRTI, KMUN, and Classic107.3


  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Kronos Quartet, Credit: Lenny Gonzales
We hear works by Jennifer Higdon, Adolphus Hailstork, and Samuel Adler, plus the Kronos Quartet plays Terry Riley.

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Composer Kevin Puts, Credit: David White
We visit with composer Kevin Puts and the concerto he wrote for the string trio Time for Three. Also, music from Susan Botti which reflects her dua...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Performers at the 43rd New Music Festival, Credit: BGSU/WGTE
We hear concert performances from the 43rd annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University.

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Sarah Cahill, Credit: Christine Alicino
Pianist Sarah Cahill joins us as we revisit her performance project "The Future is Female." Also, music for the violin by Augusta Read Thomas, feat...

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  • Added: May 25, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Stewart Goodyear, Credit: Anita Zvonar
Composers Jennifer Higdon and Stewart Goodyear introduce works written for their instruments, the flute and the piano.

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  • Added: May 22, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Brooklyn Rider, Credit: Marco Giannavola
Violist Nicholas Cords from the Grammy Award-nominated new music ensemble Brooklyn Rider joins us to take a tour of their recent album "The Wandere...

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  • Added: May 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: New Music Festival 42, Credit: BGSU-CMA YouTube
We hear performances from the 43rd annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University.

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  • Added: May 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Stacy Garrop, Credit: Darrell Hoemann
This is the part 3 of 3 in a series of conversations with composer Stacy Garrop, composer-in-residence for the 43rd annual New Music Festival at Bo...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Stacy Garrop, Credit: Darrell Hoemann
This is the part 2 of 3 in a series of conversations with composer Stacy Garrop, composer-in-residence for the 43rd annual New Music Festival at Bo...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Stacy Garrop, Credit: J. Francavilla
This is the part 1 of 3 in a series of conversations with composer Stacy Garrop, composer-in-residence for the 43rd annual New Music Festival at Bo...

Bought by WRTI, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KMXT, and Classic107.3


  • Added: Apr 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jordan Bak, Credit: Rubina Bak
Award-winning Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak shares tracks from his debut solo album, IMPULSE.

Bought by KMUN, WRTI, KMXT, and Classic107.3


  • Added: Apr 07, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Time for Three, Credit: tf3.com
As we begin the 10th season of NMBG, Grammy® and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon returns to introduce new recordings of her work, includi...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: "This is America" album cover, Credit: In a Circle Records
Grammy® award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman returns to share more tracks from his new 3-cd anthology "This is America."

Bought by KMXT, WCQS, KWAX, WCRI, WRTI and more


  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Johnny Gandelsman, Credit: In a Circle Records
Grammy® award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman joins us to sample tracks from his new 3-cd anthology "This is America."

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Icarus Quartet, Credit: Nick Zoulek Photography
We hear more performances from the 42nd annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University. Also, the latest from the Icarus Quartet, and ...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Jennifer Higdon, Credit: Andrew Bogard
Pulitzer and Grammy-winning composer (and series curator) Jennifer Higdon joins us again to introduce two recent albums, one from her former studen...

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  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Composer inti figgis-vizueta, Credit: Ella Joklik 2020
We hear performances from the 42nd annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University, including works by Viet Cuong, Adam Har-Zvi, Hannah...

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  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Marilyn Shrude and husband John Sampen, Credit: Marilyn Shrude
We hear the rest of a live concert with two of New York's most dynamic new music ensembles, in celebration of the 75th birthday of distinguished Am...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Jacob Cooper, Credit: Timothy Andres
Jacob Cooper and Steven Bradshaw introduce their electronica work "Sunrise," which uses a pandemic song from 1918 as its launching point. Also, voc...

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  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8