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52 Pieces

"Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green" is a radio series devoted to living American composers and their works. Now featuring "Living Women Composers"—curated and hosted by Pulitzer and Grammy Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon!

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193 Pieces

"Celebrating the connections we make through the people we meet."

Latest Pieces

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Clifford Murphy, one of Toledo's Jazz Icons known for playing in his jazz group, The Murphy's and his Jazz Cafe, Murphy's Place, passed away over t...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 06:10
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In this Thanksgiving Special, The Rough Draft Diaries skipped the tradition of learning a new dinner recipe and instead learned to make some holida...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 06:15
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We are, surprise surprise, up in Ann Arbor Michigan again talking to another musician. But we're talking about more than just his instrument, we're...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
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Today we're meeting another set of musicians from Ann Arbor, Michigan. But their story is a lil different than our previous guests. Meet Andrew and...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 06:22
Caption: Jennifer Higdon receiving an Honorary Doctorate at BGSU, Credit: Bowling Green State University
Pulitzer and Grammy-winning composer Jennifer Higdon returns to her alma mater for the annual New Music Festival.

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Brad Phillips has served as a sideman for some of Michigan’s biggest singer/songwriter acts, but today on The Rough Draft Diaries we're talking all...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
  • Length: 06:04
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It's our Halloween Special! Join us as we encounter the spookier side of Fort Meigs with the Garrison Ghost Walk. It's a night-time stroll through ...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
Caption: Pianist/composer Andrew Shapiro, Credit: An Rong Xu
Composers and performers introduce their own recordings. Guests include violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, composers Mason Bates and Ingram Marshall.

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we're meeting with independent artist, Maria Kelly, a ceramics artist and actor. We talk about how she started in both of those art-form...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 06:14
Caption: Evan Chambers, Credit: Myra Klarman
We visit with our northern neighbors, composers on faculty at the University of Michigan with connections to Bowling Green. Guests include composer...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2