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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.

Birthday concert for IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler features tenor Christoph Pregardien

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In celebration of Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler's 89th birthday Dec. 16, the Jacobs School of Music will present a concert featuring the pianist with world-renowned tenor Christoph Prégardien. The free concert, beginning at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall, will include a performance of Franz Schubert's song cycle "Winterreise," or "Winter Journey."

Menahem Pressler receives Yehudi Menuhin Prize from Queen Sophia of Spain

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Indiana University Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler, world-renowned pianist and faculty member at the Jacobs School of Music, received the Yehudi Menuhin Prize for the Integration of Arts and Education from Queen Sofia of Spain during a June 12 ceremony at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid.

Pressler, complete Beethoven string quartets highlight IU Jacobs School's Summer Music series

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As part of Indiana University's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music has assembled a Summer Music series of more than 40 free and ticketed events from June 13 through July 27. In all, the series offers an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, jazz and other special events.

IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler to receive prize from queen of Spain

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Indiana University Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler, world-renowned pianist and faculty member at the Jacobs School of Music, will be awarded the 2012 Yehudi Menuhin Prize for the Integration of the Arts and Education by Queen Sofia of Spain during a June 12 ceremony at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid.

Jacobs School students excel in local NSAL competition

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students received numerous awards in the Bloomington Chapter of the 2012 National Society of Arts and Letters voice, instrumental and ballet competitions recently held at the Jacobs School of Music. The top two winners in each category will perform at the NSAL 46th Annual Showcase of the Arts on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. in the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.

IU Jacobs School of Music professor Watts receives 2011 National Medal of Arts

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor of piano André Watts has received the 2011 National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and art patrons by the United States government.

IU Distinguished Professor of Piano Menahem Pressler wins national achievement award

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Menahem Pressler, distinguished professor of piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, was recently selected to receive the 2012 Music Teachers National Association Achievement Award. He will accept the accolade March 27 at the group's national conference in New York City.

IU Jacobs School of Music students featured on 'Performance Today' Dec. 5-9

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Cellist Cicely Parnas and accompanist Kati Gleiser, students at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will be featured each day next week, Dec. 5-9, on American Public Media's Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America.

Jacobs School faculty and guest to perform complete Beethoven works for cello and piano

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music visiting assistant professor and collaborative pianist Liang-yu Wang will join Belgian guest cellist Thomas Landschoot in two concerts to present Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano, including five sonatas and three variations. The concerts will take place Nov. 5 and 6 at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall.

Indiana Music Teachers conference at the Jacobs School of Music

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For the first time since the 1980s, the Indiana Music Teachers Association (IMTA) will host its annual conference at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Oct. 21-22.

Liszt’s 200th birthday celebrations planned at IU Jacobs School of Music

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer and piano virtuoso Franz Liszt in four concerts that feature guests, faculty and student performers in solo, collaborative and choral works.

Joshua Bell, Menahem Pressler among artists to perform at Jacobs School's 'Summer Music' series

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As part of the inaugural Indiana University Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music has assembled a "Summer Music" series of more than 40 free and ticketed events from June 20 through Aug. 10. In all, the series offers an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, chorus and other special events. Highlights this year include violin virtuoso and Jacobs faculty member Joshua Bell, legendary pianist Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler and eclectic string trio Time for Three.

IU Distinguished Professor of Piano Menahem Pressler wins lifetime achievement award

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Menahem Pressler, distinguished professor of piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been named the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2011 International Classical Music Awards. The world-renowned pianist and founder of the Beaux Arts Trio will receive the award April 6 during the award ceremony in Tampere, Finland.

IU Jacobs School of Music students to perform at Kennedy Center

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Five students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform Sunday, February 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is part of the center's Conservatory Project, a weeklong concert series showcasing artists from America's leading music schools. The 6 p.m. performance on the Millennium Stage in the Terrace Theater is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Web at 6 p.m. EST. The streamed concert will be available at http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium.

Solo flutist of Vienna Philharmonic, Dieter Flury, visits for performance and master class at IU

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Dieter Flury, solo flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic since 1981, and the orchestra's general manager since 2005, will visit Bloomington with pianist Maria Prinz for a concert, Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in Auer Hall, and other educational activities in the Jacobs School of Music.

Student winners announced for Concerto Competitions in the IU Jacobs School of Music

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The Jacobs School of Music today (Feb. 4, 2011) announced the winners of recent piano, violin and double bass competitions for performances with the Chamber, Concert, Philharmonic and University orchestras. All of the following concert events, performed by competition winners, are free and open to the public.

IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler awarded Chinese professorship

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Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler, world-renowned pianist and faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been awarded an honorary professorship from China's Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He joins the ranks of violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, among other Western classical musicians who have received the honor.

IU Jacobs School of Music presents Auer Hall Sunday chamber music series

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Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music will revive a favorite Bloomington concert series with "Sunday Chamber Music in Auer," returning to Auer Hall Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.

IU Jacobs School of Music student wins Canadian competition

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Tina Chong, piano student of Jacobs School Professor Arnaldo Cohen, won first place in the Canadian Music Competition's (CMC) 2010 Stepping Stone competition, which is open to all instruments. In addition to $8,000, Chong receives a demo produced and recorded by Radio-Canada, with highlights heard on Espace musique, a three-week residency at the Banff Centre and a solo appearance with the CMC Orchestra.




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