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IU Jacobs School students and faculty travel for musicological research in Italy

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Four students and an alumna from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music travel to Italy this month for the second annual four-week summer research project on manuscripts from the 18th and 19th centuries at the Greggiati Library in the city of Ostiglia.

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.

Jacobs School and College of Arts and Sciences faculty organize symposium on ‘Technologies of Experience’

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Indiana University Bloomington faculty members Philip Ford and Dawna Schuld will lead the multi-disciplinary seminar "Technologies of Experience" April 5 and 6 at the Lilly Library. The keynote speaker for the event will be Graham Larkin, a Canadian art historian and curator.

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.

Jacobs School’s Italian musicology 'Ostiglia' research program enters second year

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Musicology Department is pleased to announce that the second year of its international research program in the Italian city of Ostiglia, near Mantua, will take place in May 2013.

IU Jacobs School rock 'n' roll professor to teach course on the Beach Boys

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Andy Hollinden has a new gig this fall. The scruffy-faced senior lecturer in Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music -- known for his classes on rock 'n' roll legends Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix as much as for his end-of-semester concerts at Bloomington's Bluebird nightclub -- has developed a new course on The Beach Boys.

Musicologist Michael Long appointed to Jacobs School of Music faculty

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An award-winning musicologist with research interests that span the worlds of medieval and contemporary culture, Michael Long, has been appointed as a faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He will join the Jacobs School in the fall of 2012.

IU Jacobs School of Music professor examines cultural concerns in recent book

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Kristina Muxfeldt, associate professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, examines once-passionate cultural concerns that shaped music of Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann and works of their contemporaries in drama or poetry in her recently published book, Vanishing Sensibilities: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann (Oxford University Press, 2011).

IU Jacobs School of Music professor Giovanni Zanovello receives Swiss Musicological Society award

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Giovanni Zanovello, assistant professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the recipient of the Jacques-Handschin Award from the Swiss Musicological Society, to be presented in Zurich Nov. 22.

Memorial concert for IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Hans Tischler Jan. 22

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A memorial concert for Hans Tischler, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor emeritus, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. in Auer Hall. The free, open-to-public event is followed by a post-concert reception in the Musical Arts Center. The musicology icon, who taught at the Jacobs School of Music for 20 years, passed away Nov. 18, 2010, in Bloomington.

Remembering Hans Tischler

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IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Hans Tischler passed away Nov. 18, 2010, in Bloomington, Ind. He was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1915. Tischler was appointed professor of musicology at the Jacobs School in 1965 and remained here until his retirement in 1985.

IU Distinguished Professor Burkholder honored by American Musicological Society

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Distinguished Professor J. Peter Burkholder, chair of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Musicology, has been named an honorary member of the American Musicological Society. At 56, he is the youngest person to receive the highest honor the society bestows on one of its members. This equivalent to a lifetime achievement award was announced at the group's annual meeting Nov. 6 in Indianapolis.

IU Jacobs School's Musicology Department ranked among best in nation

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The Musicology Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music was recognized as among the best in the United States in the Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs released Sept. 28 by the National Research Council (NRC). The Jacobs Musicology Department ranks between first and eighth overall in the rankings of 63 academic programs in music (performance was not ranked), based on 21 measures of quality.

National Research Council study validates quality of IU doctoral programs

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Indiana University programs in the natural and mathematical sciences, humanities, social sciences and public affairs were recognized as among the best in the United States in the Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs released Tuesday (Sept. 28) by the National Research Council.

2010 IU Summer Music Festival includes soprano Angela Brown, USA International Harp Competition, tributes to Schumann and Chopin

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Featuring more than 50 free and ticketed events running from June 19 through Aug. 10, the 2010 Indiana University Summer Music Festival on the IU Bloomington campus welcomes alumna soprano Angela Brown and the 8th USA International Harp Competition, and celebrates the 200th anniversary of composers Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin's birth. In addition, an array of world-class orchestral concerts, chamber music, piano recitals, band concerts, percussion and other special events will be offered. Tickets are on sale starting Friday, May 28.

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.

IU Jacobs School of Music students win prestigious fellowships

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Two doctoral students from the Musicology Department in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music have won prestigious fellowships to pursue dissertation research in Europe. Lisa Cooper Vest was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to Poland. The topic of her dissertation is "Musical and Political Negotiations in Polish Music Life, 1956-1970." Jonathan Yaeger was awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Research Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service. His dissertation is titled "The Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig in East Germany, 1949-1990."

Hans Tischler Day proclaimed honoring musicologist's life work

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Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has designated January 18, 2008, as Hans Tischler Day, in honor of the internationally renowned musicologist and Jacobs School of Music professor emeritus. In celebration, today Dean Gwyn Richards read the following proclamation at Mr. Tischler's Musicology Colloquium Series lecture presentation.

Musicology goes "Hip" at IU

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Musicology Department's newest recruit, Assistant Professor Phil Ford comfortably merging cultural studies with traditional musicology. "We are very excited that Phil Ford is joining the department," says Musicology Department Chair Massimo Ossi. "He will bring to the Jacobs School a wide range of interests in American music of the second half of the twentieth century, including jazz, musical theater, and radical and countercultural intellectual movements."

Burkholder named IU Distinguished Professor

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Congratulations to Jacobs School of Music musicologist J. Peter Burkholder, who was recently appointed to the rank of Indiana University Distinguished Professor.




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