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Indiana University mourns loss of distinguished professor, ballet legend Violette Verdy

Indiana University mourns loss of distinguished professor, ballet legend Violette Verdy

Verdy, who had been on the ballet faculty of the Jacobs School of Music since 1996, was a leading ballerina of the 20th century, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet.

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Multi-Grammy nominees and Jacobs School faculty Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace break barriers with new CD

Jacobs School of Music

Percussionist Michael Spiro and trombonist Wayne Wallace are on a mission. “Our work is about trying to break down barriers—or at least soften them,” they said.

Indiana University announces five new distinguished professors

Jacobs School of Music

The five new distinguished professors are Katy Börner, Roger P. Hangarter, Stanley Ritchie and Eliot R. Smith of IU Bloomington and Dr. Bruce Molitoris of the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

IU Jacobs School of Music alumni featured in Richard Tucker Gala on PBS Feb. 5

Jacobs School of Music

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumni Jamie Barton and Lawrence Brownlee will join a stellar cast of some of opera's greatest voices in "From Bocelli to Barton: Richard Tucker Opera Gala" on "Live From Lincoln Center" at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, on PBS.

Collaborative pianist Anne Epperson to join IU Jacobs School of Music faculty

Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that collaborative pianist Anne Epperson will join its faculty as professor of music in collaborative piano, effective August 2017, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

Georgina Joshi Foundation pledges $1 million to create new recording studio at IU Jacobs School

Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has received a $1 million gift from the Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc. to help complete a state-of-the-art audio recording studio in the extension of the Musical Arts Center, which is currently under construction on the Bloomington campus.

IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni contend for Grammys

Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is no stranger to Grammy nominations, and this year is no exception.

IU Opera Theater presents 'Dead Man Walking'; Sister Helen Prejean to speak

Jacobs School of Music

One of the country's most controversial issues will take center stage when IU Opera Theater debuts its production of "Dead Man Walking." Educational programming also will be presented, including a lecture by Sister Helen Prejean, author of the 1993 nonfiction book of the same name.

IU launches historic $2.5B bicentennial campaign, announces $20M gift from David H. Jacobs

Jacobs School of Music

"For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign" has set a record goal of $2.5 billion to be raised by 2020 in this first-ever university-wide philanthropic campaign.

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