This fall, Way Library will be hosting a musicologist-in-residence. BGSU musicologist Ryan Ebright has written for the New York Times and NewMusicBox, and his work appears in various scholarly publications. A dedicated public scholar, Dr. Ebright in the 2018-2019 season appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, WGTE Public Media, and Way Public Library. He is working on a book titled Making American Opera after “Einstein,” which centers on the efforts of artists and institutions from the 1980s to the present to redefine what American opera is and how we experience it.

Dr. Ebright will hold office hours at Way from September through November. This is a great way to receive some one-on-one mentoring from an expert. During office hours, you are welcome to drop in with a piece of music to discuss or a writing project that you’re working on. You can also ask Dr. Ebright about higher education, performance, public speaking and writing, research/writing history, and anything music related. Office hours are currently scheduled for:

Thursday, October 3rd from 4-7 pm
Saturday, October 26th from 2-4 pm
Thursday, November 7th from 4-7 pm

Saturday, November 23rd will feature a special pre-opera talk at 11:30 am at the library and then attendees are welcome to meet at Fallen Timbers to see the MetHD simulcast of Philip Glass’s opera Akhnaten at 12:55pm. You must purchase your own tickets for the screening and provide your own transportation to the theatre.

Dr. Ebright will also have several programs at Way from September through November. 

October 1st, 7 pm – The Music of Video Games
November 2nd, 7 pm – Musical Performance
December 7th, 10 am – Musical Modernist Tour and Instrument Petting Zoo (family program)