Area arts events: 10-29


BGSU composer to live at Aaron Copland’s home
Dr. Mikel Kuehn, who teaches composition at the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts,
has been selected for to reside and work in the Copland House in New York City.
The house and the program are an official project of the White House "Save America’s Treasures"
program. Copland House, formerly the residence of American composer Aaron Copland, is devoted to
nurturing American composers and their work through musical, educational, scholarly and public programs
and activities.
Kuehn will be in residence in May 2010.
During their residency, the composers’ needs –
meals, housekeeping and local transportation – are taken care of so they can concentrate on their works
in progress.
The primary criterion was selected as one of 10 residents from among 110 applicants from 26 states.
Recipients also become eligible for post-residency opportunities, including the Sylvia Goldstein Award
and the Hoff/Barthelson/Copland House commissions.
Last month he also received the Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award for his flute duet "TAG." The
Ettelson award, given to honor the best in current American music, is presented to composers of new
chamber works and provides them a prominent forum for their work and a $1,000 cash prize. Kuehn’s work
was performed earlier this month in San Francisco.
Exit 179 on stage at Cla-Zel
Exit 179 will perform Friday at 7 p.m .at the Cla-Zel.
Tickets are $ 3.
Exit 179 is a local band that started playing together as a praise band at the Church of the Nazarene and
in the last couple of years has branched out into playing at local clubs and functions,
most recently at the Alicia’s Voice Concert.
The band mixes originals and with covers.

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