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.

13 New Episodes (Season Nine) available now!

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 2013) 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: "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 Classic107.3, KMUN, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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."

Bought by Classic107.3, KMUN, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jun 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 ...

Bought by Classic107.3, KMUN, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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...

Bought by Classic107.3, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMUN, and KMXT


  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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...

Bought by KMUN, Classic107.3, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KMXT


  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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...

Bought by Classic107.3, KMUN, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KMXT


  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Classic107.3, KMUN, and KMXT


  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Marilyn Shrude
We hear part of a live concert with two of New York's most dynamic new music ensembles, in celebration of the 75th birthday of distinguished Americ...

Bought by KMXT, KMUN, GCR (Global Community Radio), and Classic107.3


  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Augusta Read Thomas, Credit: Anthony Barlich
Pulitzer finalist and Grammy winning composer Augusta Read Thomas (a.k.a. "Gusty") returns to share more personal stories and to introduce her music.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KMXT, KMUN, and Classic107.3


  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: "Vent" album cover, Credit: AMP Recordings
Saxophone virtuoso (and BGSU grad) Jeffrey Heisler takes us on a personal tour of his album "Vent," which features guest musicians—including his wi...

Bought by KMUN, Classic107.3, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Composer's Voice album cover, Credit: Albany Records/BGSU
Conductor Emily Freeman Brown joins us to introduce the latest album in the BGSU Philharmonia's recording series, "The Composer's Voice." We're als...

Bought by KMXT and Classic107.3


  • Added: Apr 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Augusta Read Thomas, Credit: Anthony Barlich
Two-time Composer in Residence for the BGSU New Music Festival, Augusta Read Thomas (a.k.a. "Gusty") joins us to introduce her work.

Bought by WRTI, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMXT, KMUN, and Classic107.3


  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Jennifer Higdon, Credit: Andrew Bogard
Pulitzer and Grammy-winning composer Jennifer Higdon joins us for a sampling of recent recordings of her music.

Bought by WRTI, KMXT, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMUN, and Classic107.3


  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Interstate Logo
We examine the chamber music drama "Interstate" with music by Kamala Sankaram and a libretto by Jennifer Cresswell and Kathleen Kelly (inspired in ...

Bought by WRTI, KWAX, KDX Worldround Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, KUCO and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Samuel Adler and his wife Emily Freeman Brown, Credit: WGTE
Legendary composer Samuel Adler, now in his ninth decade, shares some of the music he's written for various performers during the global pandemic.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WRTI, KWAX, KDX Worldround Radio, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Showpony (Laura Nygren)
Producer Mickey Emch shares performances from some of her favorite musicians, including double-bassist/singer/electronic musician Laura Nygren and ...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Anna Meredith, Credit: Gem Harris
We hear works that fuse genres, including Evan Zyporyn's pop/primal "War Chant" and his Gamelan-influenced "Kekambangan." Also, Inti Figgis-Vizuet...

Bought by WRTI, KDX Worldround Radio, KWAX, Interlochen Public Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Composer Andrew Norman, Credit: Jessa Anderson
We hear a sampling of performances from recent New Music Festivals at Bowling Green State University, including Andrew Norman's high-octane octet G...

Bought by WRTI, KDX Worldround Radio, KWAX, Interlochen Public Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Kinds of Kings, Credit: KoK
We spend the hour with Kinds of Kings, a collective of US-based composers focused on amplifying and advocating for under-heard voices. Also, series...

Bought by WRTI, KDX Worldround Radio, KWAX, Interlochen Public Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Evan Williams, Credit: SnoStudios
Composer and conductor Evan Williams joins us to introduce his own music, plus music from other living composers of color.

Bought by KMUN, WRTI, KDX Worldround Radio, KWAX, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12