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Summer Music Chamber Series showcases wide range of contemporary works, including premieres

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The chamber music leg of the Jacobs School's 2013 Summer Music series begins at 8 p.m. this Thursday, June 27, in Auer Hall with the Rubens Quartet performing Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet, Dutilleux's "Ainsi la nuit" and Bartók's String Quartet No. 4.

Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi to perform in Argentina and Brazil

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Members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy, directed by Jacobs professor Mimi Zweig, will leave this Sunday, June 2, for a performance tour of Argentina and Brazil, returning June 19.

IU community mourns passing of Distinguished Professor, cellist Janos Starker

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The Indiana University and Jacobs School of Music community mourns the passing today of Distinguished Professor of Music and Grammy Award-winning cellist Janos Starker.

IU Jacobs School faculty violinist Alexander Kerr receives Distinguished Hoosier Award

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Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie bestowed the Distinguished Hoosier Award on violinist Alexander Kerr during an April 24 ceremony at Bryan House on the Bloomington campus. Kerr is professor of music and Linda and Jack Gill Chair in Music at the IU Jacobs School of Music.

IU Jacobs School of Music appoints violinist, composer and conductor Joseph Swensen to faculty

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of violinist and conductor Joseph Swensen as visiting professor of music (violin). He will join the faculty in the fall of 2013.

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 presents quartet concert at Kennedy Center

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Four students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, all members of the recently formed Wasmuth Quartet, will perform at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 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 concert series showcasing artists from America's leading music schools.

Students of Pacifica Quartet -- IU Jacobs School quartet-in-residence -- to present community chamber music series

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Student chamber ensembles studying with the Pacifica Quartet -- the quartet-in-residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music -- will present a series of eight free community concerts in Bloomington from Monday, March 25, through Saturday, April 20.

IU Jacobs School of Music appoints violinist Grigory Kalinovsky to faculty

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that violinist Grigory Kalinovsky will join its String Department faculty full time as professor of music in the fall of 2013, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.

Jacobs School students win in National Society of Arts and Letters competitions

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students received numerous awards in the Bloomington Chapter of the 2013 National Society of Arts and Letters voice, instrumental and ballet competitions recently held at the school.

Nicholas Mariscal wins 2013 Latin American Music Center Recording Competition

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Latin American Music Center is pleased to announce cellist Nicholas Mariscal as winner of the final round of the third Latin American Music Recording Competition, held Jan. 27, in Auer Hall. He is a junior studying with Professor Eric Kim.

IU Jacobs School of Music appoints double bassist Kurt Muroki to faculty

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that double bassist Kurt Muroki will join its faculty as professor of music (double bass) in the fall of 2013, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.

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.

Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi will play Carnegie Hall

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Twenty-one members of the String Academy Virtuosi -- a gifted group of violinists, violists and cellists between the ages of 12 and 18 who study in the pre-college program at the Jacobs School of Music -- will perform in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 11, 2013.

Pacifica Quartet performs first concert as Jacobs School ensemble-in-residence

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Celebrating its appointment as the first quartet-in-residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 50 years, the Pacifica Quartet will offer a free public performance in Auer Hall at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Violist Edward Gazouleas appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that violist Edward Gazouleas will join its faculty as professor of music this fall, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

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.

2012-13 Jacobs School of Music Kuttner Quartet announced

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that the student Donatello String Quartet has been named the school's Kuttner Quartet for the 2012-13 academic year.

European Union Youth Orchestra communicates through music at IU Auditorium

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The European Union Youth Orchestra, an ensemble of Europe's finest young musicians, will give its Bloomington debut concert at IU Auditorium at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Founded in 1976, the 116-member orchestra is the only cultural project to include musicians from all 27 European Union member countries, a symbol of European harmony and future hope.

World-renowned Pacifica Quartet appointed quartet-in-residence at IU Jacobs School of Music

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The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet, one of the leading chamber music ensembles worldwide, has been appointed quartet-in-residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.




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