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Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s School of the Arts Moves to BGSU Firelands

By KELLY KIRK • Dec 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM

HURON — In a new partnership, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s School of the Arts and administrative offices will relocate to a renovated space in George Mylander Hall on the BGSU Firelands campus.

The space will include six state-of-the-art sound rooms which will allow for the expansion of music education, instrument and voice lessons as well as master classes.

The decision to move to BGSU Firelands comes after almost two years of evaluating a variety of locations in the area. In partnership with the college, the orchestra will be in a unique position to expand its community engagement to all Firelands area residents.

“Our new home at BGSU Firelands will provide a terrific space to offer music lessons and will also help increase awareness of the educational opportunities available at BGSU Firelands,” said the orchestra executive director, Laurie Korobkin.

BGSU Firelands is an ideal environment to combine community event performances with music education for people of all ages. 

“The orchestra’s presence provides an exciting opportunity to enrich the college’s academic portfolio while engaging the community with best-in-class ensemble performances to be held on campus throughout the year,” said Andrew Kurtz, dean of BGSU Firelands.

The relocation to BGSU Firelands is a long-term investment. The orchestra board of directors was unanimous in its decision to invest in this endeavor. All costs associated with the move will be the sole responsibility of the orchestra, a non-profit organization.

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra strives to achieve its mission of “enriching lives through music” by cultivating appreciation for musical excellence through education, community engagement and providing audiences with outstanding performances. The school of the arts was founded in 1996 to provide private instrument and voice instruction for students of all ages.

BGSU Firelands is a regional campus and one of eight colleges of Bowling Green State University. Offering 16 associate degrees, eight complete bachelor’s degrees and a variety of one-year certificate programs and training opportunities, BGSU Firelands offers the advantages of a personalized education with the resources of a larger university. Learn more at www.firelands.bgsu.edu.

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