Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, an alumna of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. In addition to winning the main prize, which includes an award of approximately $23,000, she received the competition's Song Prize, an award of approximately $7,600.
Led by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty member Kimberly Carballo and Mpingo Studios Director Diana Smith Nixon, five Bloomington musicians will join their counterparts in Nairobi, Kenya, this month for a three-week teaching and performance workshop at schools in the area.
Two-time Grammy Award-winner and Indiana University faculty member Sylvia McNair will be among the speakers at Baccalaureate, an interfaith celebration of academic achievement held on Friday, May 3, the day before undergraduate commencement at IU's Bloomington campus.
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.
A world premiere, an additional new production, an updated production and a tribute to one of the Jacobs School of Music's most distinguished faculty members await explorers of all kinds at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during the 2013-14 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season -- "9 Stops: 1 Incredible Journey."
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will celebrate Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday with a free public concert of the Italian composer's "Requiem" at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, the school's first formal appearance at the center's Palladium. The performance, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, will feature the Jacobs School's Concert Orchestra, Oratorio Chorus and four student soloists.
Indiana University Opera Theater will bring its 2012-13 season to a close by celebrating the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi with a production of his "Falstaff" April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student and Jacobs Fellow Michael Brandenburg was named one of six winners at the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals on March 10.
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.
Marking their first-ever collaboration, Indiana University Opera Theater -- housed in the Jacobs School of Music -- will present its production of Philip Glass' "Akhnaten" as part of the Indianapolis Opera season March 8 and 9 at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis. The presentation will follow a series of IU Opera Theater performances in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 and March 1 and 2.
Indiana University Opera Theater will present Jules Massenet's "Cendrillon (Cinderella)" with a French flair when it opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Musical Arts Center for one weekend only, ending with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Five students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music took home prizes from the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions that took place Oct. 27 at IU's Musical Arts Center. Michael Brandenburg and Kelly Glyptis were named winners.
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.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at noon in the Musical Arts Center. The annual event is free and open to the public.
Indiana University Opera Theater's new production of the musical comedy operetta "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehár opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Musical Arts Center for one weekend only, ending with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the President's Medal for Excellence to Angela B. McBride, Distinguished Professor Emerita from the Indiana University School of Nursing, and Virginia Zeani, Distinguished Professor Emerita from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The President's Medal is the highest honor an IU president can bestow.
The 2012-13 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season opens with a vengeance with a reprise of W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni Sept. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced its 2012-13 live streaming schedule, including performances from IU Opera and Ballet Theater. The streaming project provides an opportunity for anyone with a broadband Internet connection anywhere in the world to watch high-definition video of performances taking place on the Musical Arts Center and Auer Hall stages.
Three Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumni are featured in the August 2012 cover story of Opera News, "Opera's Next Wave: the Voices and Faces of the Future."
In a groundbreaking strategic partnership, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, home of IU Opera Theater, will join Indianapolis Opera to present two performances of Philip Glass' seminal opera "Akhnaten" on March 8 and 9, 2013, at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus.
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