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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.

IU Opera Theater opens 2017-18 season with all-new production of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’

Jacobs School of Music

Indiana University Opera Theater will open its 2017-18 season with a brand-new production of Mozart's “Don Giovanni” at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, with additional performances Sept. 16, 22 and 23. The Sept. 15 and 16 performances will be video-streamed live via IUMusicLive!

Jason Nam appointed assistant professor of bands with IU Jacobs School of Music

Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Nam as assistant professor of music in bands, effective Aug. 1. Nam will also serve as associate director of bands. He was previously visiting assistant professor of music in bands and assistant director of bands with Jacobs.

Jazz bassist Todd Coolman appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty

Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Todd Coolman will join its faculty as adjunct professor of music in jazz bass Aug. 1. A two-time Grammy Award winner, Coolman is among the most in-demand bassists on the New York music scene today. Coolman studied classical bass at the Jacobs School with Murray Grodner, earning a Bachelor of Music in Bass Performance in 1975.

Harpist Florence Sitruk 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 harpist Florence Sitruk as professor of music in harp, effective Aug. 1. Sitruk earned her Artist Diploma from the Jacobs School, studying primarily with recently retired Distinguished Professor Susann McDonald.

IU Jacobs School of Music welcomes Chris Albanese and Carolann Buff to choral conducting faculty

Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to welcome Chris Albanese and Carolann Buff to its Department of Choral Conducting faculty beginning Aug. 1. Each will join as assistant professor of music in choral conducting, and Albanese will be director of the Singing Hoosiers.

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