AU Music Student Captures State Composition Award

AU Music Student Captures State Composition Award

3/23/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University's Department of Music has announced that Nicholas J. Bartulovic, a sophomore history major and music minor, was awarded third place in the 2015 Ohio Federation of Music Clubs College Composers' Contest for his entry "Three Sketches for Piano."

The statewide contest is offered annually by the OFMC's Foundation for the Advancement of Music to encourage the composition and performance of music, aid performing and creative artists regardless of citizenship, promote musical education, aid veterans in commencing and resuming musical careers, and grant scholarships to carry out the above.

Bartulovic, who is from Twinsburg, Ohio, studies music composition with Dr. Alex Sanchez-Behar, assistant professor of music at Ashland University, and plays violin in the Ashland Symphony Orchestra.

For more information about Ashland University's music program, visit the Web site at or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###