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Renowned Jacobs alumni among musicians performing Biber 'Mystery Sonatas' for Middle Way House benefit

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A number of leading Baroque violinists who studied at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will return to Bloomington for a rare performance of Heinrich Biber's "Mystery Sonatas" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The benefit concert for Middle Way House, a domestic violence victim services program and crisis center, will take place at Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 West Sixth St.

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 Early Music Institute and Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra partner for concerto competition and concert

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students Maria Romero, Stephanie Raby and Toma Iliev were chosen as the winners of the second annual Indiana University Early Music Institute/Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra concerto competition Jan. 14. The students will perform in concert with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra -- conducted by Barthold Kuijken, artistic director and internationally renowned Baroque flutist -- Saturday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall.

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.

‘Glory Without Love?’ Lully opera selections performed in Baroque style

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The delights of Jean-Baptiste Lully's magical dances, airs, recitatives and triumphant marches will be on display April 21 and 22 at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall as the Early Music Institute, Jacobs School Ballet Department and Pro Arte Singers combine forces to present "Lully: Glory Without Love?"

Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and IU Early Music Institute partner for concerto competition, concert and master classes

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The Indiana University Early Music Institute (EMI) and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra (IBO) have teamed up to present the inaugural EMI/IBO concerto competition, designed to provide early music students in the IU Jacobs School of Music an opportunity to perform with a professional period-instruments orchestra. The resulting concert will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall.

IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni among Grammy contenders

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music remains prominent on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live Feb. 12 on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

With links to the Early Music Institute and Themester, Bloomington Early Music Festival opens Sept. 7

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The 18th annual Bloomington Early Music Festival (BLEMF), held Sept. 7-11, continues a tradition of collaboration with the IU Jacobs School of Music Early Music Institute, presenting renowned local and national musicians, many of whom are alumni, students and faculty.

IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Wendy Gillespie wins Thomas Binkley Award

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Wendy Gillespie, professor of viola da gamba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been named the winner of the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music. The award will be presented at the group's annual meeting and awards ceremony at the Boston Early Music Festival on June 18.

IU Jacobs School of Music presents Handel's 'Judas Maccabaeus' in Indianapolis and Bloomington

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A formidable force of 60 musicians and singers from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is set to present George Frideric Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63. The ensemble will perform the work three times: on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Indianapolis and on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m., and Sunday March 6, at 4 p.m., in Bloomington's Auer Hall.

Jacobs concert at IU Art Museum Sunday celebrates artist Kandinsky, composer Schoenberg

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Two of the greatest innovators in modern art and music will be celebrated with a concert this Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Indiana University Art Museum. Faculty and students from IU's Jacobs School of Music will present the concert in honor of the 100th anniversary of the meeting of Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951).

As China tour commences, IU Jacobs School ensemble ˇSacabuche! welcomes critical acclaim, blog followers

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Amidst critical fanfare and with a new blog set to chronicle its movements on and off stage, ˇSacabuche!, an ensemble of 13 performers and scholars based at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, commenced its highly anticipated 11-day tour of China (Dec. 9-19).

ˇSacabuche! early music ensemble tour to China blog

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Follow the early music ensemble ˇSacabuche! blog as they tour China, December 9-19. The 13 performers and scholars, based at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, travels to China to present the international premiere of its program The Map and Music of Matteo Ricci at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts (The "Egg") in Beijing. With narration and projections of Ricci's 1602 map, the interdisciplinary project takes advantage of collaboration with Ann Waltner, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, who will participate in the performance. They will also perform at the prestigious Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing's 798 Art District and offer residency activities at Beijing's top universities, music conservatories and other cultural institutions, including the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music ensemble ˇSacabuche! invited to perform in China

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ˇSacabuche!, an ensemble based at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, has been invited to present the international premiere of its program The Map and Music of Matteo Ricci at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on Dec. 12. Read the ˇSacabuche! blog at http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/sacabuche/.

IU Pro Arte Singers group collaborates with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra

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Combining efforts with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Pro Arte Singers will present "The Saxon & the Priest," a program of virtuosic Italian works on Monday, Oct. 11, in Indianapolis and on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Bloomington.

Jacobs School of Music partners with Bloomington Early Music Festival to present a conference on Isaac

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In May the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will welcome international and national scholars for a conference and a series of concert performances that focus on the Renaissance Flemish composer Heinrich Isaac and his times.

Ensemble Lipzodes to perform CD-release concert at Lilly Library

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Ensemble Lipzodes, an early music ensemble comprised of students and alumni of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and its Early Music Institute, will present a CD release concert and lecture April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lilly Library on the IU Bloomington campus.

IU Jacobs School ensemble ˇSacabuche! invited to the Berkeley Early Music Festival

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ˇSacabuche!, an ensemble formed at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been invited to appear as a mainstage attraction at the 2010 Berkeley Early Music Festival, performing on June 10th. The ensemble was formed by faculty and students of the Early Music Institute and is emerging as America's premier sackbut group.

IU Jacobs School of Music student receives award for Early Music project

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William Hudson, doctoral voice student at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, received the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society in a recent ceremony in Philadelphia.




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