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Renowned conductor and Jacobs School alumnus Patrick Summers to receive honorary doctorate from Indiana University

Jacobs School of Music

Renowned conductor and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumnus Patrick Summers will receive an honorary doctoral degree conferred by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. The degree will be presented during IU’s Winter Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Dec. 16 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

Jeffrey Hass computer music video part of IU Jacobs School of Music ‘Decade of Commissions’

Jacobs School of Music

A new work by Jacobs professor Jeffrey Hass will premiere Sunday as part of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music’s “Decade of Commissions.” The series honors the 100th anniversary of the 1910 founding of the IU Department of Music and the centennial celebration of the School of Music’s founding, in 1921.

Indiana University Opera Theater celebrates 70th anniversary with 2018-19 season

Jacobs School of Music

Indiana University Opera Theater, at the IU Jacobs School of Music, will celebrate 70 years of presenting outstanding opera productions during its 2018-19 season. As part of its commitment to excellence, renowned artistic team members from throughout the profession will continue to work alongside its top-notch students.

IU Opera Theater to present collegiate premiere of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Jacobs School of Music

Indiana University Opera Theater, at the IU Jacobs School of Music, is pleased to present the collegiate premiere of Jake Heggie’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with a libretto by Gene Scheer, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 16 and 17 at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington.

Drummer and alumnus Kenny Aronoff to visit IU Jacobs School of Music

Jacobs School of Music

World-renowned drummer and percussionist Kenny Aronoff will present workshops for Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students and participate in a public “meet and greet” session during his visit to his alma mater next week.

Melissa Dickson appointed IU Jacobs School of Music executive director of external affairs

Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Dickson as executive director of external affairs. Formerly the Jacobs School’s director of development, she will continue to lead the school's development office and manage its participation in IU’s For All: Bicentennial Campaign.

Euphonium player Demondrae Thurman appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty

Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Demondrae Thurman as professor of music in euphonium, effective Aug. 1, 2018. Thurman is widely considered one of the stars of a formidable generation of brass soloists.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Bernstein Collection to be featured in ‘Leonard Bernstein at 100’ Grammy Museum tour

Jacobs School of Music

Numerous items from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music’s Leonard Bernstein Collection will be featured in a traveling exhibit as part of a worldwide celebration of the icon’s 100th birthday celebration. Items from the Jacobs collection comprise the largest part of the display.

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