College of Music Dean Forger on 90.5 Classical

Oct 18, 2012

MSU College of Music Dean James Forger will join WKAR Radio station manager Peter Whorf as a guest host on 90.5 Classical on Wednesday, October 24, from 1-3 p.m.

How to Participate

Forger will share some of his favorite recordings, news from the MSU College of Music and take your questions and comments on WKAR's 90.5 Facebook page and through e-mail to

An Accomplished Saxophonist

Forger, an accomplished saxophonist and professor of saxophone, recorded programs for WKAR-TV in the 1980s. His undergraduate and graduate degrees were from University of Michigan. He joined the MSU faculty in 1979 and became director of the School (now College) of Music in 1990.

In 2007 he led the transition of the School of Music, previously one of nine academic units within the College of Arts and Letters, to the independent College of Music; it became MSU's 16th college.

Forger has maintained an active role as a saxophone performer appearing with orchestras nationally and internationally. A leader in the commissioning and performance of new works for the saxophone, he has commissioned works by Milton Babbitt, John Anthony Lennon, David Liptak, Donald Martino, Charles Ruggiero, and Morton Subotnick.