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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.

IU Jacobs School of Music appoints Chicago Symphony Principal Horn Dale Clevenger to faculty

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Dale Clevenger, principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the past 47 years, will join its Brass Department faculty full time as professor of practice in the fall of 2013, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.

Guest Roland Szentpáli highlights Jacobs School of Music ‘Octubafest 2012’

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Brass Department will present "Octubafest 2012" beginning Thursday, Oct. 18, and running through Tuesday, Oct. 23. The annual series of performances on the tuba and the euphonium by students, faculty and guests is free and open to the public.

New book tells life story of ‘Mr. Tuba,’ IU’s Harvey Phillips

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The late tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips tells the story of his amazing life and career with warmth and humor in "Mr. Tuba," published this week by Indiana University Press. Phillips was Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the IU Jacobs School of Music at the time of his death in 2010.

Sonneborn recipient, Provost Professors

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Richard B. Miller, a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at IU Bloomington, will receive the 2012 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award. Miller also has been named a Provost Professor along with Jerome Busemeyer in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Daniel Perantoni in the Jacobs School of Music.

Sonneborn Award recipient, Provost Professors named at IU Bloomington

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Richard B. Miller, a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at IU Bloomington, will receive the 2012 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award. Miller also has been named a Provost Professor along with Jerome Busemeyer in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Daniel Perantoni in the Jacobs School of Music.

IU Jacobs School of Music trombone quartet wins national competition

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The Indiana University Trombone Quartet, from the Jacobs School of Music, was recently selected as the winner of the 2012 Eastern Trombone Workshop National Trombone Quartet Competition, sponsored by The United States Army Band.

Jacobs School of Music student, Andy Smith, wins principal position in Lyric Opera Orchestra

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--Following an extensive multi-week audition and interview process involving hundreds of musicians, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student, Andy Smith, has won the principal tuba position in the Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestra. Smith will begin his performances with the Lyric Opera during their 2012/13 season.

IU Jacobs School of Music alumnus named New York Philharmonic executive director

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Matthew VanBesien, an alumnus of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and managing director of Australia's Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed executive director of the New York Philharmonic.

Guest Timothy Northcut highlight of Octubafest 2011

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Following the recent "Celebration of Friends" concert in memory of tuba evangelist and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Brass Department will present Octubafest 2011, a series of performances on the tuba and the euphonium performed by students, faculty and guests.

IU Jacobs School of Music to present concert to celebrate the life of tuba titan Harvey Phillips

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a "Festival of Friends" musical celebration honoring the life and career of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips in the Musical Arts Center (MAC) at IU Bloomington on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. The free event, which will take place almost a year after Phillips' passing, will include performances from faculty, distinguished alumni and students from the Jacobs School.

Jacobs professor Jeff Nelsen to speak at TEDx conference at the Buskirk-Chumley May 14

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If you think that pig farming and opera singing have nothing in common, think again. Jeff Nelsen, associate professor of horn at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is living proof that they do. Nelsen will be sharing some of the insights this unusual background provided him as one of the featured speakers at the TEDxBloomington conference, "The Wisdom of Play," this Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington.

Doctoral student Peder MacLellan wins principal tuba position with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

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Peder MacLellan, doctoral student and associate instructor of tuba and euphonium at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, recently won the principal tuba position with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra beginning in the 2011-12 season.

IU Jacobs School of Music announces winners of Concerto Competition

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The Jacobs School of Music has announced the recent student winners of concerto competitions in areas of violin, cello, brass and harp. The instrumentalists will perform with the Philharmonic, Symphony and University Orchestras as well as with the Wind Ensemble. A concerto will be included in IU Ballet Theater's spring ballet. All of the concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. The first concert features harpist Emily Levin March 2 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center.

¡Sacabuche! early music ensemble tour to China blog

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Follow the early music ensemble ¡Sacabuche! 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.

2010 Octubafest dedicated to the memory of Harvey Phillips

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Brass Department presents the annual Octubafest, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27 and running through Oct. 31, with an Octobaween concert in Ford-Crawford Hall at 7 p.m. The series of concerts by Jacobs School of Music students offers a wide variety of performances on the tuba and the euphonium and will be dedicated to the memory of tuba pioneer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips, who passed away last week.

Remembering Harvey Phillips

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The Jacobs School of Music is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips, who died in Bloomington on Oct. 20, 2010. Please visit the linked memorial site in his honor.

Three IU Jacobs School of Music students place in international brass competition

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Three students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music placed in the 2010 Susan Slaughter Solo Brass Competition at the International Women's Brass Conference (IWBC) June 16-20 in Toronto, Canada. Ericka Tyner, student of Jacobs Professors Jeff Nelsen and Richard Seraphinoff, won first place in Horn Category III, then advanced to the final round, where she competed with nine other first-place winners from all of the instrumental categories and won third place in Overall Category III (ages 29 and older).

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.

IU celebrates Big Band Extravaganza 2010

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center.




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