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Jacobs School appoints Espen Jensen director of admissions and financial aid

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Norwegian-born Espen Jensen is its new director of admissions and financial aid. He began his activities as director March 18, 2013.

IU Jacobs School of Music partners with IU Cinema on 'Double Exposure' featuring student composers and filmmakers

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Following a successful premiere last year, "Double Exposure" -- an annual project that pairs composition students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with IU film students -- returns to IU Cinema at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The new program of works will feature scores performed live by an ensemble of student musicians.

Schubert scholar Brian Newbould in week-long residency at the Jacobs School of Music

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Committee is delighted to welcome Schubert scholar Professor Brian Newbould, Professor Emeritus of Music at University of Hull (UK,) for a series of events, Feb. 20-24, including two public lectures and the premiere of his transcription of a Schubert composition.

Award-winning composer Claude Baker releases new CD

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the IUMusic label release of "Flights of Passage," a collection of chamber music written by internationally celebrated composer and faculty member Claude Baker over a period of 25 years.

IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni contend for Grammys

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues to be a contender on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live on Feb. 10, 2013, on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

IU Jacobs School of Music receives $1 million to establish 'Five Friends Master Class Series'

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced the establishment of the "Five Friends Master Class Series," honoring the lives of five talented Jacobs School students -- Chris Carducci, Garth Eppley, Georgina Joshi, Zachary Novak and Robert Samels -- made possible by a recent gift of $1 million from the Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc.

Workshop performance of new 'Alamo' musical part of IU's Summer Festival of the Arts

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A workshop performance a new musical about the fated Battle of the Alamo, co-written by a professor in the Jacobs School of Music, will take the stage June 2 on Indiana University's Bloomington campus. The event is a highlight of the university's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts, a 113-day celebration that features visual arts, music, cinema, dance and theater.

Composition Awards announced in the Jacobs School of Music

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The faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Composition Department is pleased to announce results for the 2012 Dean's Prize Composition Competition, the 2012 Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award and the 2012 Mrs. Hong Pham Memorial Recognition Awards for New Music Performance.

IU Cinema premieres 'Double Exposure' collaboration featuring student filmmakers and composers

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In what could be the first collaborative undertaking of its kind at an American university, original works created by Indiana University film and musical composition students as part of the "Double Exposure" project will premiere at IU Cinema on Sunday, Feb. 19.

IU Cinema to host world premiere of silent film score written, conducted by Jacobs School of Music students

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The world premiere of "The David Copperfield Project," a collaboration between IU Cinema and the Jacobs School of Music, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The cinema commissioned IU sophomore Ari Fisher to score the 75-minute silent film, which will be performed by a 17-member student orchestra conducted by master's student Nicholas Hersh.

IU students, alumna named 2012 Marshall Scholars

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Indiana University students Madalyn Parnas and Miles Taylor and alumna Elizabeth Ogonek have been named 2012 Marshall Scholars, tying the university's 1995 record for highest number of recipients for the prestigious scholarship in a single year. Founded by the British Parliament in 1953 to commemorate the Marshall Plan, in which the United States helped the countries of Western Europe rebuild after the destruction of World War II, the scholarships pay for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.

IU Jacobs School of Music student receives Fromm Music Foundation Commission

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Jeremy Podgursky, an Indiana University Jacobs School of Music doctoral fellow and associate instructor in music composition, has been awarded a 2011 Fromm Music Foundation Commission in the amount of $10,000.

IU Jacobs School of Music professor Claude Baker commissioned to write symphonic work

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Claude Baker, class of 1956 provost's professor of composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been commissioned to write a multi-movement symphonic work commemorating next year's 75th-anniversary season of Ohio's Canton Symphony Orchestra.

IU Jacobs School's Summer Music series presents workshop performances of new opera by P.Q. Phan

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Summer Music series, a highlight of the IU Summer Festival of the Arts, will present two workshop performances of a new opera, The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh by Jacobs faculty composer P.Q. Phan, July 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. Both performances are free and open to the public.

National composer awards go to five IU Jacobs School of Music students and alumni

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Two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music composition students, two alumni and one incoming student have been named winners in the 59th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition. The Jacobs-affiliated contingent captured five of the total 11 awards that went to young classical composers ranging in age from 14 to 27.

Jacobs undergrad wins competition to score IU Cinema premiere of 1922 'David Copperfield' film

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The Jacobs School of Music and IU Cinema have teamed up for a collaboration known as "The David Copperfield Project," the result of which will be seen -- and heard -- in February 2012. Undergraduate Jacobs student Ari Fisher, a composition major with a minor in orchestral conducting, has been selected to score the entire, 70-minute silent film David Copperfield (the rare 1922 Nordisk version), based on the novel by Charles Dickens. The IU Cinema will gradually disburse the prize of $6,000 to Fisher for the project.

Dean's Prizes in composition awarded

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Indiana University's Composition Department has announced the 2011 Dean's Prize Composition Competition awards in categories that include Orchestra or Wind Ensemble, Chamber or Ensemble, Undergraduate Composition and Electronic Music. The Dean's Prize competition, sponsored by IU's Jacobs School of Music Office of the Dean and Composition Department, has been held annually since 1977 and since 1993, has also included the commission of a new work from the winner of Chamber or Ensemble.

Composer Aaron Travers appointed to faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music

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After serving as visiting professor, composer Aaron Travers has been appointed assistant professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. His appointment begins Aug. 1, 2011.

Jacobs School Professor David Dzubay receives 2011 American Academy Arts and Letters Award

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David Dzubay, professor and chair of the IU Jacobs School of Music Department of Composition, has been awarded a 2011 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Music. One of four composers to be recognized for outstanding artistic achievement, the award acknowledges "the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice." The award of $7,500 is matched by an additional $7,500 toward the recording of one work from each composer.

IU Jacobs School of Music celebrates 80th birthday of composer Frederick Fox

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will celebrate the 80th birthday of composer and former faculty member Frederick Fox with a concert on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall. The audience at this free public event is invited to attend a post-concert reception in the Musical Arts Center lobby.

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