Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/group/page/normal/175.html en-us Copyright 2006, Indiana University iuinfo@indiana.edu iuinfo@indiana.edu Thu, 15 Jul 2010 03:30:00 EST Thu, 4 Oct 2012 11:12:00 EST Three to receive Indiana University's highest alumni award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24532.html Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:38:00 EST On Nov. 15, three Indiana University graduates will receive IU's Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the university's highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus. The recipients are Chief Justice Shirley Schlanger Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court; legendary soul musician Booker T. Jones; and former U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick R. Paige. IU Limestone Crest

On Nov. 15, three Indiana University graduates will receive IU's Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the university's highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus. The recipients are Chief Justice Shirley Schlanger Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court; legendary soul musician Booker T. Jones; and former U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick R. Paige.

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Darmon Meader appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music vocal jazz faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24463.html Tue, 6 Aug 2013 01:49:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Darmon Meader will join its faculty as adjunct lecturer in jazz studies and choral conducting this fall.

Darmon Meader

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Darmon Meader will join its faculty as adjunct lecturer in jazz studies and choral conducting this fall.

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Guitarist Dave Stryker appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music jazz faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24454.html Mon, 29 Jul 2013 01:38:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Dave Stryker will join its faculty as adjunct lecturer in jazz guitar this fall.

Dave Stryker

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Dave Stryker will join its faculty as adjunct lecturer in jazz guitar this fall.

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USA International Harp Competition gold medalist announced at IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24448.html Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:14:00 EST After traveling thousands of miles and memorizing over two hours of required repertoire, Remy van Kesteren of the Netherlands was named gold medalist at the ninth USA International Harp Competition -- hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music -- July 20 at the school's Musical Arts Center.

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After traveling thousands of miles and memorizing over two hours of required repertoire, Remy van Kesteren of the Netherlands was named gold medalist at the ninth USA International Harp Competition -- hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music -- July 20 at the school's Musical Arts Center.

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Jacobs School of Music partners with WFIU for July 23 simulcast of Festival Orchestra and Chorus concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24434.html Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:56:00 EST In the third such collaboration in recent years, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is partnering with WFIU Public Radio to present a simulcast of the Festival Orchestra and Chorus concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, in Auer Hall.

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In the third such collaboration in recent years, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is partnering with WFIU Public Radio to present a simulcast of the Festival Orchestra and Chorus concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, in Auer Hall.

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Jacobs School of Music alumna Emily Levin among finalists in USA International Harp Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24432.html Thu, 18 Jul 2013 04:08:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumna Emily Levin is one of three finalists in the ninth USA International Harp Competition. She joins Marta Marinelli, from Italy, and Remy van Kesteren, from The Netherlands, in the final round, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, in IU's Musical Arts Center.

Emily Levin

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumna Emily Levin is one of three finalists in the ninth USA International Harp Competition. She joins Marta Marinelli, from Italy, and Remy van Kesteren, from The Netherlands, in the final round, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, in IU's Musical Arts Center.

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IU Bloomington ranks sixth in nation for number of fine arts degree programs http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24428.html Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:58:00 EST Indiana University Bloomington is sixth in the nation for the number of degree programs available in the fine arts, according to a new 50-school ranking by The College Database. IU Limestone Crest

Indiana University Bloomington is sixth in the nation for the number of degree programs available in the fine arts, according to a new 50-school ranking by The College Database.

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Alumnus Jamey Aebersold named National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24398.html Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:28:00 EST The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Jacobs School alumnus Jamey Aebersold has been named a 2014 NEA Jazz Master, the Nation's Highest Honor in Jazz. As one of just four honorees this year, Aebersold is also the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, given to an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz.

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Jacobs School alumnus Jamey Aebersold has been named a 2014 NEA Jazz Master, the Nation's Highest Honor in Jazz. As one of just four honorees this year, Aebersold is also the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, given to an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz.

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Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp begins new life at IU http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24388.html Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:56:00 EST Another chapter in Steve Zegree's activities at IU begins this summer with the first annual Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp. Offered to high school and college students, teachers and professionals, the 2013 camp has welcomed more than 40 participants this June from 16 states around the U.S., as well as Switzerland and Sweden.

Another chapter in Steve Zegree's activities at IU begins this summer with the first annual Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp. Offered to high school and college students, teachers and professionals, the 2013 camp has welcomed more than 40 participants this June from 16 states around the U.S., as well as Switzerland and Sweden.

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Summer Music Chamber Series showcases wide range of contemporary works, including premieres http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24386.html Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:10:00 EST 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.

Rubens Quartet

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.

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IU Jacobs School alumna Jamie Barton is BBC Cardiff's Singer of the World http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24377.html Mon, 24 Jun 2013 01:44:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints Walter Huff to full-time choral faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24346.html Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:02:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that renowned opera chorus master Walter Huff will join its faculty as associate professor of music this fall, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. The appointment follows a year in which Huff taught at the Jacobs School as an adjunct faculty member and directed IU Opera Theater choruses. Walter Huff

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that renowned opera chorus master Walter Huff will join its faculty as associate professor of music this fall, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. The appointment follows a year in which Huff taught at the Jacobs School as an adjunct faculty member and directed IU Opera Theater choruses.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Percussion Ensemble Wins Prestigious International Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24344.html Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:05:00 EST The IU Jacobs School of Music's Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jacobs School faculty John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo, has won the Percussive Arts Society's International Percussion Competition. The ensemble will perform at the society's international convention in Indianapolis, November 15, 2013.

The IU Jacobs School of Music's Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jacobs School faculty John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo, has won the Percussive Arts Society's International Percussion Competition. The ensemble will perform at the society's international convention in Indianapolis, November 15, 2013.

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Trombonist Wayne Wallace appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music jazz faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24326.html Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:44:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that jazz trombonist Wayne Wallace will join its faculty as professor of practice in jazz this fall. A five-time Grammy nominee, Wallace is one of the most respected exponents of African American-Latin music in the world today.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that jazz trombonist Wayne Wallace will join its faculty as professor of practice in jazz this fall. A five-time Grammy nominee, Wallace is one of the most respected exponents of African American-Latin music in the world today.

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Ehrlich honored with University Medal during Alumni Hall rededication http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24323.html Mon, 10 Jun 2013 03:25:00 EST Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the University Medal to IU President Emeritus Thomas Ehrlich at the June 7 rededication of the renovated Alumni Hall. The ceremony also served as the formal naming of the organ recently installed in the historic hall in the Indiana Memorial Union, now known as the Webb-Ehrlich Great Organ of Alumni Hall. Ehrlich shares the naming honor with Charles H. Webb, dean emeritus of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Thomas Ehrlich receives the University Medal

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the University Medal to IU President Emeritus Thomas Ehrlich at the June 7 rededication of the renovated Alumni Hall. The ceremony also served as the formal naming of the organ recently installed in the historic hall in the Indiana Memorial Union, now known as the Webb-Ehrlich Great Organ of Alumni Hall. Ehrlich shares the naming honor with Charles H. Webb, dean emeritus of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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IU Women’s Philanthropy Council awards more than $120,000 in grants http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24312.html Thu, 6 Jun 2013 11:31:00 EST The Indiana University Women's Philanthropy Council will award grants totaling $124,730 to 12 schools or organizations affiliated with four IU campuses. The awards range from $4,000 to $20,000 and will support projects that foster community outreach, career development, public health, student philanthropy, education and diversity at IU Bloomington, IUPUC, IUPUI and IU Southeast.

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The Indiana University Women's Philanthropy Council will award grants totaling $124,730 to 12 schools or organizations affiliated with four IU campuses. The awards range from $4,000 to $20,000 and will support projects that foster community outreach, career development, public health, student philanthropy, education and diversity at IU Bloomington, IUPUC, IUPUI and IU Southeast.

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Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi to perform in Argentina and Brazil http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24298.html Fri, 31 May 2013 03:49:00 EST 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.

String Virtuosi Summer 2013

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.

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IU Jacobs School's Summer Music series features array of world-class concerts http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24270.html Wed, 22 May 2013 10:43:00 EST As part of Indiana University's third annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music will present Summer Music, a series of more than 50 free and ticketed events from June 14 through July 23. The series will include an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, harp, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, jazz and other special events.

As part of Indiana University's third annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music will present Summer Music, a series of more than 50 free and ticketed events from June 14 through July 23. The series will include an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, harp, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, jazz and other special events.

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IU Jacobs School faculty help lead workshop in Kenya http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24237.html Tue, 7 May 2013 02:53:00 EST 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.

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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.

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Art, theater, film highlight IU's annual Summer Festival of the Arts http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24232.html Mon, 6 May 2013 03:07:00 EST The third annual Summer Festival of the Arts, which is quickly becoming one of Indiana University's most anticipated summer traditions, begins today. The festival began in 2011 as a way to support the creation of new arts events. It also showcases the many cultural offerings that help make the community such a vibrant arts destination for townies and tourists, as well as those attending the various camps, conferences and workshops held over the summer on the Bloomington campus. Summer Festival of the Arts

The third annual Summer Festival of the Arts, which is quickly becoming one of Indiana University's most anticipated summer traditions, begins today. The festival began in 2011 as a way to support the creation of new arts events. It also showcases the many cultural offerings that help make the community such a vibrant arts destination for townies and tourists, as well as those attending the various camps, conferences and workshops held over the summer on the Bloomington campus.

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IU Jacobs School students and faculty travel for musicological research in Italy http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24206.html Fri, 3 May 2013 02:05:00 EST 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.

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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.

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USA International Harp Competition begins July 10 at IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24218.html Fri, 3 May 2013 01:31:00 EST One of the leading international harp competitions in the world begins July 10 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The ninth USA International Harp Competition is expected to draw more than 50 harpists to Bloomington, the largest number of contestants since its inception. All events are free and open to the public. Harp Competition 2013 Poster

One of the leading international harp competitions in the world begins July 10 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The ninth USA International Harp Competition is expected to draw more than 50 harpists to Bloomington, the largest number of contestants since its inception. All events are free and open to the public.

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Soprano Sylvia McNair among speakers at 2013 IU Baccalaureate ceremony http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24204.html Wed, 1 May 2013 10:32:00 EST 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. Sylvia McNair

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.

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IU community mourns passing of Distinguished Professor, cellist Janos Starker http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24173.html Sun, 28 Apr 2013 09:29:00 EST 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. Janos Starker

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.

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IU Jacobs School faculty violinist Alexander Kerr receives Distinguished Hoosier Award http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24172.html Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:36:00 EST 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.

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.

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Music theorists Andrew Mead and Daphne Tan appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24169.html Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:49:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mead as professor of music theory and Daphne Tan as assistant professor of music theory. Their teaching duties will begin in the fall of 2013, pending approval from the Trustees of Indiana University.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mead as professor of music theory and Daphne Tan as assistant professor of music theory. Their teaching duties will begin in the fall of 2013, pending approval from the Trustees of Indiana University.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints Lauren Kapalka Richerme to music education faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24168.html Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:20:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Kapalka Richerme as assistant professor of music education, pending approval from the Trustees of Indiana University.

Lauren Kapalka Richerme

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Kapalka Richerme as assistant professor of music education, pending approval from the Trustees of Indiana University.

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IU Jacobs School of Music publishes 'The Art of Descant and Free Harmonization' by Dean Emeritus Charles H. Webb http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24147.html Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:42:00 EST In celebration of the 80th birthday of Dean Emeritus Charles H. Webb Jr., the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the publication of "The Art of Descant and Free Harmonization," a book of more than 200 choral and organ descants that accompany a wide variety of hymns.

In celebration of the 80th birthday of Dean Emeritus Charles H. Webb Jr., the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the publication of "The Art of Descant and Free Harmonization," a book of more than 200 choral and organ descants that accompany a wide variety of hymns.

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Renowned Jacobs alumni among musicians performing Biber 'Mystery Sonatas' for Middle Way House benefit http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24157.html Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:53:00 EST A number of leading Baroque violinists who studied at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will return to Bloomington for a rare performance of Heinrich Biber's "Mystery Sonatas" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The benefit concert for Middle Way House, a domestic violence victim services program and crisis center, will take place at Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 West Sixth St.

A number of leading Baroque violinists who studied at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will return to Bloomington for a rare performance of Heinrich Biber's "Mystery Sonatas" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The benefit concert for Middle Way House, a domestic violence victim services program and crisis center, will take place at Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 West Sixth St.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints violinist, composer and conductor Joseph Swensen to faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24037.html Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:52:00 EST 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.

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.

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Alumnus donates 'Saturday Night Live' drum set to IU Jacobs School percussion department http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24101.html Wed, 17 Apr 2013 01:40:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumnus and "Saturday Night Live" band drummer Shawn Pelton recently worked with percussion students in Bloomington and donated a drum kit he used on the set of NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumnus and "Saturday Night Live" band drummer Shawn Pelton recently worked with percussion students in Bloomington and donated a drum kit he used on the set of NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase.

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Jacobs SpringFest celebration features guest conductor Donald Hunsberger http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24115.html Mon, 15 Apr 2013 03:48:00 EST The annual "SpringFest," a free concert celebration of winds, brass and percussion takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. With performances by the Jacobs School of Music Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, the concert will feature guest conductor Donald Hunsberger, conductor emeritus of the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

The annual "SpringFest," a free concert celebration of winds, brass and percussion takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. With performances by the Jacobs School of Music Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, the concert will feature guest conductor Donald Hunsberger, conductor emeritus of the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

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Jacobs School appoints Espen Jensen director of admissions and financial aid http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24030.html Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:19:00 EST 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.

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.

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‘Ballet at the BCT’ presents new choreography from IU Ballet Department, April 17 & 18 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24091.html Thu, 11 Apr 2013 02:53:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Ballet presents its annual 'Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project' at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 and 18 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Thirty short ballets will be performed, displaying diversity in style and technique, with an equally diverse set of musical selections. The highly anticipated performances are free and open to the public.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Ballet presents its annual 'Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project' at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 and 18 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Thirty short ballets will be performed, displaying diversity in style and technique, with an equally diverse set of musical selections. The highly anticipated performances are free and open to the public.

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IU Opera and Ballet Theater 2013-14 season travels around the globe http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24074.html Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:11:00 EST 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."

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."

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Free Indianapolis Symphony concert at IU to celebrate 100th anniversary of 'Rite of Spring' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24049.html Thu, 4 Apr 2013 10:46:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a free performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the Musical Arts Center on the Bloomington campus. Conducted by newly appointed music director Krzysztof Urbanski, the concert will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring."

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a free performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the Musical Arts Center on the Bloomington campus. Conducted by newly appointed music director Krzysztof Urbanski, the concert will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring."

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Celebrate Verdi's 200th birthday with free 'Requiem' performances by IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/24019.html Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:05:00 EST 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. David Effron

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.

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IU Opera Theater season closes with Verdi’s comedic 'Falstaff' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24021.html Wed, 27 Mar 2013 03:55:00 EST 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 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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents quartet concert at Kennedy Center http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/24011.html Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:00:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Latin American Music Center receives Alfonso Montecino legacy collection http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23980.html Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:55:00 EST Chilean pianist, composer and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Alfonso Montecino has donated his legacy collection to the school's Latin American Music Center.

Chilean pianist, composer and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Alfonso Montecino has donated his legacy collection to the school's Latin American Music Center.

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Students of Pacifica Quartet -- IU Jacobs School quartet-in-residence -- to present community chamber music series http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23984.html Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:27:00 EST 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.

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.

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Ritmos Unidos ensemble, directed by Michael Spiro, releases first CD http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/jazz/2013/03/17/ritmos-unidos-cd-directed-by-michael-spiro-paves-way-for-new-ensemble-in-bloomington/ Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:21:00 EST IU Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Spiro, a seven-time Grammy nominee, is having a huge impact on Bloomington's local and regional music scene since being hired to teach at the school in 2011. His impact took another leap forward recently with the forming of Ritmos Unidos, a high-energy ensemble, which released its first CD in January -- "iFunklorico!."

IU Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Spiro, a seven-time Grammy nominee, is having a huge impact on Bloomington's local and regional music scene since being hired to teach at the school in 2011. His impact took another leap forward recently with the forming of Ritmos Unidos, a high-energy ensemble, which released its first CD in January -- "iFunklorico!."

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Michael Brandenburg wins Grand Prize at Met Opera National Council Auditions http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23953.html Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:41:00 EST 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 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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents 'Jazz Celebration -- A Tribute to Cole Porter', April 20 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23935.html Fri, 8 Mar 2013 11:20:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present its annual Jazz Celebration at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center with a significant tribute to Indiana legend Cole Porter. The event is the first in a series of annual concerts that will focus on the impressive legacy of the art form in the state and coincides with the nationally celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month of April.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present its annual Jazz Celebration at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center with a significant tribute to Indiana legend Cole Porter. The event is the first in a series of annual concerts that will focus on the impressive legacy of the art form in the state and coincides with the nationally celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month of April.

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IU Ballet Theater completes season with works from legendary choreographers Bournonville and Balanchine http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23927.html Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:39:00 EST Weaving two eras of dance together, Indiana University Ballet Theater will bring its 2012-13 season to a close with a program featuring three ballets from two legendary choreographers -- August Bournonville and George Balanchine. The spring ballet "Old World New World" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. "To The Pointe" pre-concert talks will be offered at 7 p.m. each evening.

Weaving two eras of dance together, Indiana University Ballet Theater will bring its 2012-13 season to a close with a program featuring three ballets from two legendary choreographers -- August Bournonville and George Balanchine. The spring ballet "Old World New World" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. "To The Pointe" pre-concert talks will be offered at 7 p.m. each evening.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints violinist Grigory Kalinovsky to faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23874.html Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:17:00 EST 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.

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.

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Singing Hoosiers to present first Spring Concert with new director at IU Auditorium http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23903.html Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:34:00 EST The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will perform their first spring concert with new director Steve Zegree at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the IU Auditorium. The 63rd annual family friendly spring event will open with a unique number written, arranged, produced and choreographed by members of the group, followed by compositions of Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Billy Joel, Mozart and others, showcasing up-tempo choreography and a high-energy style.

The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will perform their first spring concert with new director Steve Zegree at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the IU Auditorium. The 63rd annual family friendly spring event will open with a unique number written, arranged, produced and choreographed by members of the group, followed by compositions of Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Billy Joel, Mozart and others, showcasing up-tempo choreography and a high-energy style.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents international guests Patrick Gallois and Maria Prinz in concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23901.html Thu, 28 Feb 2013 03:04:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Woodwinds is pleased to present flautist Patrick Gallois and pianist Maria Prinz in guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Maria Prinz and Patrick Gallois

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Woodwinds is pleased to present flautist Patrick Gallois and pianist Maria Prinz in guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble come to IU for residency, performance at IU Auditorium http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23890.html Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:31:00 EST The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma will share its multicultural orchestral experience with IU Bloomington students through residency and other educational activities, and will also give a public performance at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at IU Auditorium. Silk Road Ensemble

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma will share its multicultural orchestral experience with IU Bloomington students through residency and other educational activities, and will also give a public performance at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at IU Auditorium.

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IU Jacobs School of Music partners with IU Cinema on 'Double Exposure' featuring student composers and filmmakers http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23892.html Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:33:00 EST Following a successful premiere last year, "Double Exposure" -- an annual project that pairs composition students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with IU film students -- returns to IU Cinema at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The new program of works will feature scores performed live by an ensemble of student musicians.

Following a successful premiere last year, "Double Exposure" -- an annual project that pairs composition students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with IU film students -- returns to IU Cinema at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The new program of works will feature scores performed live by an ensemble of student musicians.

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Jacobs School students win in National Society of Arts and Letters competitions http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23884.html Tue, 26 Feb 2013 02:05:00 EST 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.

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.

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Jacobs School and College of Arts and Sciences faculty organize symposium on ‘Technologies of Experience’ http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23881.html Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:42:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU experts: Plan to save nation's recorded sound heritage only first step http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23853.html Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:09:00 EST An Indiana University sound archivist who co-authored a national recording preservation plan released last week by the Library of Congress said the work to save America's recorded sound heritage has just begun. She and three other representatives from IU who served on task forces that helped create the plan said it is only a first step, and that the more difficult task lies in actually implementing its recommendations. Audio Digitization

An Indiana University sound archivist who co-authored a national recording preservation plan released last week by the Library of Congress said the work to save America's recorded sound heritage has just begun. She and three other representatives from IU who served on task forces that helped create the plan said it is only a first step, and that the more difficult task lies in actually implementing its recommendations.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints Chicago Symphony Principal Horn Dale Clevenger to faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23763.html Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:58:00 EST 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.

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.

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Schubert scholar Brian Newbould in week-long residency at the Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23832.html Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:33:00 EST 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.

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.

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Second Annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop to be held at IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23820.html Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:42:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Recording Arts Department and the Central Indiana Audio Engineering Society are hosting the Second Annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Programs will be held in the Musical Arts Center, Simon Music Center, Radio-TV Building and Echo Park Studios.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Recording Arts Department and the Central Indiana Audio Engineering Society are hosting the Second Annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Programs will be held in the Musical Arts Center, Simon Music Center, Radio-TV Building and Echo Park Studios.

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IU Opera Theater taking 'Akhnaten' production to Indianapolis Opera in their first collaboration http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23778.html Wed, 6 Feb 2013 12:43:00 EST 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.

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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.

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Nicholas Mariscal wins 2013 Latin American Music Center Recording Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23746.html Mon, 28 Jan 2013 03:19:00 EST 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.

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.

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Visiting professionals help IU Opera Theater stage its first production of 'Xerxes' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23729.html Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:58:00 EST Indiana University Opera Theater will unveil its first production of Handel's comedic "Xerxes" at 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 2, 8 and 9 in the Musical Arts Center, bringing the production company housed in the IU Jacobs School of Music's Musical Arts Center one step closer to its mission of producing a Handel opera every four years and exemplifying its new goal of welcoming well-known artists in the opera world as a way to give students practical experience. Xerxes Opera Production at IUB

Indiana University Opera Theater will unveil its first production of Handel's comedic "Xerxes" at 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 2, 8 and 9 in the Musical Arts Center, bringing the production company housed in the IU Jacobs School of Music's Musical Arts Center one step closer to its mission of producing a Handel opera every four years and exemplifying its new goal of welcoming well-known artists in the opera world as a way to give students practical experience.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints double bassist Kurt Muroki to faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23733.html Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:10:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Early Music Institute and Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra partner for concerto competition and concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23697.html Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:04:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students Maria Romero, Stephanie Raby and Toma Iliev were chosen as the winners of the second annual Indiana University Early Music Institute/Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra concerto competition Jan. 14. The students will perform in concert with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra -- conducted by Barthold Kuijken, artistic director and internationally renowned Baroque flutist -- Saturday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students Maria Romero, Stephanie Raby and Toma Iliev were chosen as the winners of the second annual Indiana University Early Music Institute/Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra concerto competition Jan. 14. The students will perform in concert with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra -- conducted by Barthold Kuijken, artistic director and internationally renowned Baroque flutist -- Saturday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall.

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Cleveland Orchestra returns to IU for residency, performance with Joshua Bell http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23651.html Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:48:00 EST The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Indiana University for its second Jacobs School of Music residency on Jan. 22 to 24. Orchestra members will rehearse with and teach IU students, as well as visit young string musicians at Fairview Elementary School. The centerpiece of the residency is a performance at IU Auditorium at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, featuring IU alumnus and Jacobs School faculty member Joshua Bell as guest soloist. Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Indiana University for its second Jacobs School of Music residency on Jan. 22 to 24. Orchestra members will rehearse with and teach IU students, as well as visit young string musicians at Fairview Elementary School. The centerpiece of the residency is a performance at IU Auditorium at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, featuring IU alumnus and Jacobs School faculty member Joshua Bell as guest soloist.

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Award-winning composer Claude Baker releases new CD http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23603.html Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:20:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the IUMusic label release of "Flights of Passage," a collection of chamber music written by internationally celebrated composer and faculty member Claude Baker over a period of 25 years.

Flights of Passage

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the IUMusic label release of "Flights of Passage," a collection of chamber music written by internationally celebrated composer and faculty member Claude Baker over a period of 25 years.

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Choral conductor Simon Carrington in residence at IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23601.html Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:27:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Choral Conducting Department will host a series of two master classes and a concert with conductor Simon Carrington, professor emeritus from the Yale School of Music, Jan. 12 through Jan. 20. All three events are free and open to the public.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Choral Conducting Department will host a series of two master classes and a concert with conductor Simon Carrington, professor emeritus from the Yale School of Music, Jan. 12 through Jan. 20. All three events are free and open to the public.

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IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni contend for Grammys http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23599.html Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:35:00 EST 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.

Eric Guinivan

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.

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Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi will play Carnegie Hall http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23586.html Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:58:00 EST 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. String Virtuosi

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music welcomes 2012-13 Jacobs Scholars and Fellows http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23595.html Tue, 11 Dec 2012 01:03:00 EST Eight new Jacobs Scholars and six new Jacobs Fellows began their studies this fall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Selected from a large pool of incoming students, they are the recipients of the most prestigious and substantial scholarship awards in the school.

Eight new Jacobs Scholars and six new Jacobs Fellows began their studies this fall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Selected from a large pool of incoming students, they are the recipients of the most prestigious and substantial scholarship awards in the school.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints jazz vocalist Ly Wilder to faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23566.html Wed, 5 Dec 2012 11:10:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of jazz vocalist and vocal jazz ensemble director Ly Wilder as adjunct lecturer in jazz voice, completing a faculty lineup that will introduce vocal jazz as a major study area in the school.

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of jazz vocalist and vocal jazz ensemble director Ly Wilder as adjunct lecturer in jazz voice, completing a faculty lineup that will introduce vocal jazz as a major study area in the school.

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Birthday concert for IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler features tenor Christoph Pregardien http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23480.html Thu, 15 Nov 2012 03:16:00 EST 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

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."

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IU Ballet Theater presents 'The Nutcracker' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23474.html Thu, 15 Nov 2012 01:08:00 EST Indiana University Ballet Theater will present its 54th annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2.

Indiana University Ballet Theater will present its 54th annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints Betsy Burleigh to choral faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23469.html Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:39:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that choral conductor Betsy Burleigh will join its faculty as associate professor of music (choral conducting) in January 2013, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that choral conductor Betsy Burleigh will join its faculty as associate professor of music (choral conducting) in January 2013, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

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Jacobs School of Music appoints Melissa Dickson director of development http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23468.html Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:22:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced the appointment of Jacobs alumna Melissa Korzec Dickson as director of development, following two years as senior development officer.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced the appointment of Jacobs alumna Melissa Korzec Dickson as director of development, following two years as senior development officer.

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Associate Professor of Music Theory Roman Ivanovitch wins Mozart Society of America national award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23444.html Thu, 8 Nov 2012 06:10:00 EST The Jacobs School congratulates Roman Ivanovitch, Associate Professor of Music Theory, who has won the Marjorie Weston Emerson Award from the Mozart Society of America for the best English-language article on Mozart published in 2010-2011.

The Jacobs School congratulates Roman Ivanovitch, Associate Professor of Music Theory, who has won the Marjorie Weston Emerson Award from the Mozart Society of America for the best English-language article on Mozart published in 2010-2011.

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Jacobs School’s Italian musicology 'Ostiglia' research program enters second year http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23402.html Thu, 8 Nov 2012 02:31:00 EST 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.

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.

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Visiting professionals bring 'real world' experience to IU opera, ballet productions http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23417.html Mon, 5 Nov 2012 02:57:00 EST A new process for bringing big names from the opera and ballet worlds to Bloomington is a win for all involved, creating practical experiences for IU students while giving those professionals a chance to exercise their creativity in a university environment.

Candace Evans

A new process for bringing big names from the opera and ballet worlds to Bloomington is a win for all involved, creating practical experiences for IU students while giving those professionals a chance to exercise their creativity in a university environment.

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IU Opera Theater presents ‘Cendrillon’ with French flair http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23390.html Wed, 31 Oct 2012 03:38:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music students sweep Indiana District Met National Council Auditions http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23373.html Mon, 29 Oct 2012 02:59:00 EST 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.

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.

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Lecture by Rolling Stone contributing editor and IU alum DeCurtis coincides with Beatles anniversary http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23355.html Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:34:00 EST Contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine and Indiana University alumnus Anthony DeCurtis will be on the Bloomington campus Nov. 13 to offer a public lecture titled "50 Years On: Meeting the Beatles, What They Mean and Why They Matter." His lecture both celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first Beatles course offered at IU by Provost Professor Glenn Gass and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first recording. DeCurtis, Anthony

Contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine and Indiana University alumnus Anthony DeCurtis will be on the Bloomington campus Nov. 13 to offer a public lecture titled "50 Years On: Meeting the Beatles, What They Mean and Why They Matter." His lecture both celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first Beatles course offered at IU by Provost Professor Glenn Gass and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first recording.

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Winners of 2012 Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23361.html Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:21:00 EST Romanian guitarist Silviu Ciulei is the winner of the Open Division of the third annual Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition, hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Romanian guitarist Silviu Ciulei is the winner of the Open Division of the third annual Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition, hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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Pennsylvania Ballet dancers visit IU Jacobs School of Music for residency http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23354.html Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:50:00 EST Marking the first time a leading professional ballet company has visited the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music for the sole purpose of working with IU Ballet Theater dancers, Pennsylvania Ballet will be in residence at the Musical Arts Center from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.

Marking the first time a leading professional ballet company has visited the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music for the sole purpose of working with IU Ballet Theater dancers, Pennsylvania Ballet will be in residence at the Musical Arts Center from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.

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Beaux Arts Trio -- with IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler -- inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23343.html Tue, 23 Oct 2012 03:59:00 EST The Beaux Arts Trio, including founding member Menahem Pressler, distinguished professor of piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 10.

The Beaux Arts Trio, including founding member Menahem Pressler, distinguished professor of piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 10.

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IU Jacobs School of Music receives $1 million to establish 'Five Friends Master Class Series' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23312.html Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:41:00 EST 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. Five students

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.

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Pacifica Quartet performs first concert as Jacobs School ensemble-in-residence http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23293.html Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:33:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents Haydn masterwork ‘The Creation’ in Bloomington and Indianapolis http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23300.html Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:53:00 EST The Indiana University Pro Arte Singers and the IU Chamber Orchestra, both from the Jacobs School of Music, will present Joseph Haydn's masterwork "Die Schöpfung" ("The Creation") in three free performances, in Bloomington and Indianapolis. William Jon Gray and choir

The Indiana University Pro Arte Singers and the IU Chamber Orchestra, both from the Jacobs School of Music, will present Joseph Haydn's masterwork "Die Schöpfung" ("The Creation") in three free performances, in Bloomington and Indianapolis.

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Guest Roland Szentpáli highlights Jacobs School of Music ‘Octubafest 2012’ http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23287.html Thu, 11 Oct 2012 02:34:00 EST 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. Roland Szentpáli

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts Met district auditions http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23152.html Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:16:00 EST 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. Met Audtion Competitor

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.

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IU Opera Theater presents ‘Roaring 20s’ production of ‘The Merry Widow’ http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23253.html Mon, 8 Oct 2012 01:00:00 EST 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 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.

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IU's Marching Hundred receives half-million-dollar gift for new practice facility http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23237.html Fri, 5 Oct 2012 03:11:00 EST Indiana University's famed Marching Hundred has taken another significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent gift of $500,000 from Bloomington's Cook Group Inc.

Indiana University's famed Marching Hundred has taken another significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent gift of $500,000 from Bloomington's Cook Group Inc.

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New book tells life story of ‘Mr. Tuba,’ IU’s Harvey Phillips http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23201.html Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:20:00 EST 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.

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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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts third annual Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23151.html Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:09:00 EST Featuring guest artists, instrument demonstrations and approximately 20 competitors, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the third annual Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition Oct. 20 and 21.

Featuring guest artists, instrument demonstrations and approximately 20 competitors, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the third annual Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition Oct. 20 and 21.

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IU Ballet Theater performs iconic Martha Graham ballet for first time http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23150.html Thu, 20 Sep 2012 03:06:00 EST Indiana University Ballet Theater opens its 2012-13 season Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, with its fall ballet, "Light and Shade," a program featuring trend-setting styles of dance from three iconic American choreographers. The company will perform Martha Graham's "Appalachian Spring" for the first time.

Indiana University Ballet Theater opens its 2012-13 season Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, with its fall ballet, "Light and Shade," a program featuring trend-setting styles of dance from three iconic American choreographers. The company will perform Martha Graham's "Appalachian Spring" for the first time.

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Organ conference features ‘New Fingers for Old Music’ at the Jacobs School http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23112.html Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:18:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Organ Department is proud to partner with its alumni group, Indiana Organists United, in a three-day celebration of workshops, lectures, panel discussions and concert performances Sept. 17-19.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Organ Department is proud to partner with its alumni group, Indiana Organists United, in a three-day celebration of workshops, lectures, panel discussions and concert performances Sept. 17-19.

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IU Jacobs Jazz Studies features new jams this semester http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23107.html Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:27:00 EST New concert offerings, a vocal jazz ensemble and world-class guest artists are just part of the "happenings" this fall in the Jazz Studies Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The semester kicks off with the Brent Wallarab Jazz Ensemble in the Musical Arts Center Sept. 17.

New concert offerings, a vocal jazz ensemble and world-class guest artists are just part of the "happenings" this fall in the Jazz Studies Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The semester kicks off with the Brent Wallarab Jazz Ensemble in the Musical Arts Center Sept. 17.

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Free lunchtime organ recitals continue at IU Auditorium during the 2012-13 Season http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23103.html Thu, 13 Sep 2012 04:22:00 EST Indiana University Auditorium, the Bloomington chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the IU Jacobs School of Music are pleased to announce the continuation of lunchtime organ recitals through the 2012-13 season, performed by Jacobs organ students. The first of these free recitals is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14, at the IU Auditorium.

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Indiana University Auditorium, the Bloomington chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the IU Jacobs School of Music are pleased to announce the continuation of lunchtime organ recitals through the 2012-13 season, performed by Jacobs organ students. The first of these free recitals is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14, at the IU Auditorium.

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Distinguished Professors Emeritae McBride, Zeani receive IU President's Medal http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/23089.html Tue, 11 Sep 2012 01:51:00 EST 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. Medal Presentation

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.

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IU Singing Hoosiers Fall Preview first concert under new director Steve Zegree http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23063.html Thu, 6 Sep 2012 04:38:00 EST In its first concert under new music director Steve Zegree, Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music at the Jacobs School of Music, the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will present a Fall Preview concert Oct. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The concert will include a special guest performance by IU Distinguished Professor of Music Timothy Noble, baritone. Singing Hoosiers Rehearsal

In its first concert under new music director Steve Zegree, Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music at the Jacobs School of Music, the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will present a Fall Preview concert Oct. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The concert will include a special guest performance by IU Distinguished Professor of Music Timothy Noble, baritone.

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‘Don Giovanni’ opens IU Opera and Ballet Theater's 2012-13 season ‘with a vengeance’ http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23049.html Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:30:00 EST 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 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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music announces 2012-13 season live streaming http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23026.html Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:00:00 EST 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. Don Giovanni Streaming 2012

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music fall semester offers vast assortment of music and dance http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23031.html Wed, 29 Aug 2012 01:10:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music kicks off its general 2012-13 major events season next week, offering a host of performances by orchestral, choral and wind ensembles, jazz combos and bands, chamber music groups, percussion ensembles, soloists and many others throughout the year. Pacifica Quartet

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music kicks off its general 2012-13 major events season next week, offering a host of performances by orchestral, choral and wind ensembles, jazz combos and bands, chamber music groups, percussion ensembles, soloists and many others throughout the year.

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Lindsay Medina appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty to coordinate Project Jumpstart http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/23004.html Thu, 23 Aug 2012 04:59:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (Aug. 23) that Lindsay Medina has joined its faculty as a visiting academic specialist and coordinator of student career development program Project Jumpstart. Lindsay Medina

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (Aug. 23) that Lindsay Medina has joined its faculty as a visiting academic specialist and coordinator of student career development program Project Jumpstart.

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IU Jacobs School’s Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature co-presents digital editions workshop http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22996.html Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:34:00 EST The Indiana University Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, at the Jacobs School of Music, and the IU Medieval Studies Institute will present the interdisciplinary workshop "Scholarly Editions and the Digital Age: Text and Music" on Friday, Aug. 31, followed by a study day on Saturday, Sept. 1. Scholarly Editions Workshop

The Indiana University Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, at the Jacobs School of Music, and the IU Medieval Studies Institute will present the interdisciplinary workshop "Scholarly Editions and the Digital Age: Text and Music" on Friday, Aug. 31, followed by a study day on Saturday, Sept. 1.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints Walter Huff to choral faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22923.html Tue, 7 Aug 2012 01:49:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that renowned opera chorus master Walter Huff will join its faculty as adjunct associate professor of music (choral conducting) this fall, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that renowned opera chorus master Walter Huff will join its faculty as adjunct associate professor of music (choral conducting) this fall, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

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IU Jacobs School rock 'n' roll professor to teach course on the Beach Boys http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22892.html Tue, 31 Jul 2012 01:08:00 EST 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.

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.

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Jacobs School of Music alumni featured in ‘Opera News’ magazine http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22875.html Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:29:00 EST 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."

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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."

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Conductor Dominick DiOrio appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music choral faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22814.html Wed, 25 Jul 2012 06:04:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that conductor and composer Dominick DiOrio will join its faculty as assistant professor of music (choral conducting) this fall, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that conductor and composer Dominick DiOrio will join its faculty as assistant professor of music (choral conducting) this fall, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

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Menahem Pressler receives Yehudi Menuhin Prize from Queen Sophia of Spain http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22853.html Thu, 19 Jul 2012 05:12:00 EST 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.

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.

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Mural dedication honors David Baker and Indianapolis jazz musicians http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22793.html Thu, 5 Jul 2012 04:27:00 EST Indiana University Distinguished Professor David N. Baker, chair of the Jacobs School of Music Jazz Studies department, will be among the Indianapolis jazz musicians honored when the "Jazz Masters of Indiana Avenue" mural is dedicated on Saturday, July 14, at 3 p.m. on the south side of Musicians' Repair and Sales at 332 N. Capitol Ave. in Indianapolis. The event is free and open to the public.

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Indiana University Distinguished Professor David N. Baker, chair of the Jacobs School of Music Jazz Studies department, will be among the Indianapolis jazz musicians honored when the "Jazz Masters of Indiana Avenue" mural is dedicated on Saturday, July 14, at 3 p.m. on the south side of Musicians' Repair and Sales at 332 N. Capitol Ave. in Indianapolis. The event is free and open to the public.

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Jacobs School performances featured on ‘America’s Music Festivals’ radio program http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22736.html Thu, 28 Jun 2012 03:42:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's 2011 Summer Music series, a part of IU's Summer Festival of the Arts, will be featured on "America's Music Festivals" through the week of July 2. Bloomington's WFIU Public Radio will air the program on Monday, July 2, at 8 p.m.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's 2011 Summer Music series, a part of IU's Summer Festival of the Arts, will be featured on "America's Music Festivals" through the week of July 2. Bloomington's WFIU Public Radio will air the program on Monday, July 2, at 8 p.m.

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IU Opera Theater, Indianapolis Opera partner in presentation of Philip Glass' 'Akhnaten' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22713.html Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:05:00 EST 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. Akhnaten

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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Violist Edward Gazouleas appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22701.html Wed, 27 Jun 2012 01:56:00 EST 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.

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.

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Workshop performance of new 'Alamo' musical part of IU's Summer Festival of the Arts http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22448.html Fri, 25 May 2012 01:19:00 EST A workshop performance a new musical about the fated Battle of the Alamo, co-written by a professor in the Jacobs School of Music, will take the stage June 2 on Indiana University's Bloomington campus. The event is a highlight of the university's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts, a 113-day celebration that features visual arts, music, cinema, dance and theater. Summer Festival of the Arts

A workshop performance a new musical about the fated Battle of the Alamo, co-written by a professor in the Jacobs School of Music, will take the stage June 2 on Indiana University's Bloomington campus. The event is a highlight of the university's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts, a 113-day celebration that features visual arts, music, cinema, dance and theater.

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Lissa May appointed director of undergraduate studies at IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22268.html Thu, 24 May 2012 09:23:00 EST Following 13 years on the Music Education Department faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Professor Lissa May has been appointed director of undergraduate studies. As such, she will be responsible for implementing all undergraduate degree programs of the Jacobs School of Music. She will work with current director Gary Potter starting this summer and begin full-time duties in January 2013.

Following 13 years on the Music Education Department faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Professor Lissa May has been appointed director of undergraduate studies. As such, she will be responsible for implementing all undergraduate degree programs of the Jacobs School of Music. She will work with current director Gary Potter starting this summer and begin full-time duties in January 2013.

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David Baker receives honorary doctorate from DePauw http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22436.html Tue, 22 May 2012 09:04:00 EST Congratulations to Distinguished Professor David N. Baker Jr., chair of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Jazz Studies, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., during its commencement ceremony on May 20.

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor David N. Baker Jr., chair of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Jazz Studies, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., during its commencement ceremony on May 20.

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Jacobs School student ensemble wins 2012 Fischoff Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22411.html Fri, 18 May 2012 03:05:00 EST The Barkada Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble of students in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has won the 2012 Fischoff Competition, a chamber music contest that included 48 ensembles from across the United States. The quartet also received the gold medal in the Senior Wind Division. Prizes received from the competition amount to $10,500.

The Barkada Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble of students in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has won the 2012 Fischoff Competition, a chamber music contest that included 48 ensembles from across the United States. The quartet also received the gold medal in the Senior Wind Division. Prizes received from the competition amount to $10,500.

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IU Jacobs School presents workshop performance of new musical by Timothy Noble http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22419.html Fri, 18 May 2012 01:25:00 EST "Alamo," a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Distinguished Professor Timothy Noble, will receive its first public reading on Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The free event will include narration throughout.

"Alamo," a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Distinguished Professor Timothy Noble, will receive its first public reading on Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The free event will include narration throughout.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints Steve Zegree to faculty and as director of Singing Hoosiers http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22388.html Thu, 17 May 2012 03:20:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced that internationally recognized vocal jazz conductor and educator Steve Zegree will join its faculty in the fall as the Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music and director of the legendary Singing Hoosiers, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced that internationally recognized vocal jazz conductor and educator Steve Zegree will join its faculty in the fall as the Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music and director of the legendary Singing Hoosiers, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

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Project Jumpstart announces winners of the first annual Project Jumpstart Video Competition and Essay Contest http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22316.html Thu, 10 May 2012 09:23:00 EST Project Jumpstart, the music entrepreneurship and career development initiative at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, announced two music entrepreneurship competitions during spring semester 2012. The first annual Project Jumpstart Essay Contest and Video Competition were designed by the Project Jumpstart student team and were open to students at the Jacobs School enrolled during the 2012 spring semester.

Project Jumpstart, the music entrepreneurship and career development initiative at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, announced two music entrepreneurship competitions during spring semester 2012. The first annual Project Jumpstart Essay Contest and Video Competition were designed by the Project Jumpstart student team and were open to students at the Jacobs School enrolled during the 2012 spring semester.

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Regional Emmy nominations http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22312.html Wed, 9 May 2012 04:11:00 EST Tyron Cooper, former director of the IU Soul Revue and a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, and Marietta Simpson, a voice professor at the IU Jacobs School of Music, have been nominated for regional Emmy Awards.

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Tyron Cooper, former director of the IU Soul Revue and a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, and Marietta Simpson, a voice professor at the IU Jacobs School of Music, have been nominated for regional Emmy Awards.

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Pressler, complete Beethoven string quartets highlight IU Jacobs School's Summer Music series http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22270.html Wed, 9 May 2012 10:18:00 EST 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.

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.

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An Auspicious Occasion: Words by Booker T Jones http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22317.html Wed, 9 May 2012 09:07:00 EST Legendary soul musician Booker T Jones, a Jacobs School of Music alumnus, was a speaker at the 183rd Indiana University commencement ceremony, May 5, and received an honorary doctorate from the Jacobs School. The following are his remarks to the students who graduated this year. The entire event can be viewed here.

Legendary soul musician Booker T Jones, a Jacobs School of Music alumnus, was a speaker at the 183rd Indiana University commencement ceremony, May 5, and received an honorary doctorate from the Jacobs School. The following are his remarks to the students who graduated this year. The entire event can be viewed here.

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IU Auditorium 2012-13 season features Bill Maher, Straight No Chaser, Broadway hits, dance and world music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22134.html Fri, 27 Apr 2012 05:02:00 EST Indiana University Auditorium has announced its 2012-13 season, which begins in September and continues through April 2013. From the comedic standup performance of provocative TV host Bill Maher to classical music from the world-renowned ensemble The Cleveland Orchestra to diverse musicals including "Peter Pan," Green Day's "American Idiot" and "Chicago," the new season will appeal to a wide range of tastes and interests.

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Indiana University Auditorium has announced its 2012-13 season, which begins in September and continues through April 2013. From the comedic standup performance of provocative TV host Bill Maher to classical music from the world-renowned ensemble The Cleveland Orchestra to diverse musicals including "Peter Pan," Green Day's "American Idiot" and "Chicago," the new season will appeal to a wide range of tastes and interests.

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Jacobs School Pre-College Ballet celebrates 25th anniversary with 'Swan Lake' performance http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22162.html Fri, 27 Apr 2012 03:26:00 EST On Saturday, April 28, the IU Jacobs School of Music Pre-College Ballet Program will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a set of collaborative performances with students in the IU String Academy, IU Pre-College Young Harpists, IU Young Pianists Program and the Fairview Elementary Violin Project. The free public event, starting at 3 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center, will culminate in a workshop performance of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake."

On Saturday, April 28, the IU Jacobs School of Music Pre-College Ballet Program will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a set of collaborative performances with students in the IU String Academy, IU Pre-College Young Harpists, IU Young Pianists Program and the Fairview Elementary Violin Project. The free public event, starting at 3 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center, will culminate in a workshop performance of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake."

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Sonneborn recipient, Provost Professors http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22173.html Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:00:00 EST 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.

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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.

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Free events, family-friendly fun among highlights of IU's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22120.html Thu, 26 Apr 2012 03:13:00 EST Free, family-friendly events abound in Bloomington this summer during Indiana University's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts. The festival offers 113 days of arts programming, beginning May 6 and continuing through Aug. 26. A complete list of activities can be found at artsfest.indiana.edu. Summer Festival of the Arts

Free, family-friendly events abound in Bloomington this summer during Indiana University's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts. The festival offers 113 days of arts programming, beginning May 6 and continuing through Aug. 26. A complete list of activities can be found at artsfest.indiana.edu.

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Jacobs School of Music acquires significant pipe organ for Alumni Hall http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21762.html Fri, 20 Apr 2012 01:34:00 EST Just two years following the installation of a major pipe organ in Auer Hall on Indiana University's Bloomington campus, the Jacobs School of Music has announced the acquisition of a second major instrument built by C.B. Fisk, America's leading organ builder.

Just two years following the installation of a major pipe organ in Auer Hall on Indiana University's Bloomington campus, the Jacobs School of Music has announced the acquisition of a second major instrument built by C.B. Fisk, America's leading organ builder.

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‘Glory Without Love?’ Lully opera selections performed in Baroque style http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22056.html Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:29:00 EST The delights of Jean-Baptiste Lully's magical dances, airs, recitatives and triumphant marches will be on display April 21 and 22 at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall as the Early Music Institute, Jacobs School Ballet Department and Pro Arte Singers combine forces to present "Lully: Glory Without Love?"

The delights of Jean-Baptiste Lully's magical dances, airs, recitatives and triumphant marches will be on display April 21 and 22 at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall as the Early Music Institute, Jacobs School Ballet Department and Pro Arte Singers combine forces to present "Lully: Glory Without Love?"

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Composition Awards announced in the Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/22055.html Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:13:00 EST The faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Composition Department is pleased to announce results for the 2012 Dean's Prize Composition Competition, the 2012 Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award and the 2012 Mrs. Hong Pham Memorial Recognition Awards for New Music Performance.

The faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Composition Department is pleased to announce results for the 2012 Dean's Prize Composition Competition, the 2012 Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award and the 2012 Mrs. Hong Pham Memorial Recognition Awards for New Music Performance.

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2012-13 Jacobs School of Music Kuttner Quartet announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22052.html Wed, 18 Apr 2012 03:35:00 EST 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.

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.

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Jacobs School Lecture Committee presents two lectures by scholar Joel Lester http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/22024.html Tue, 17 Apr 2012 01:46:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Committee, in association with the Music Theory Department, is delighted to welcome Joel Lester, distinguished professor at Mannes College of Music and professor emeritus at the City College of New York (CCNY) and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York (CUNY). Lester will present two lectures, which are free and open to the public--April 25 and 26.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Committee, in association with the Music Theory Department, is delighted to welcome Joel Lester, distinguished professor at Mannes College of Music and professor emeritus at the City College of New York (CCNY) and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York (CUNY). Lester will present two lectures, which are free and open to the public--April 25 and 26.

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Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship awarded to soprano Jessica Beebe http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21987.html Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:43:00 EST Following the final round of performances by some of the top singers in the Jacobs School of Music, the 2012 Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship has been awarded to soprano Jessica Beebe, a graduate student of Costanza Cuccaro and Paul Elliott. The award is given to a Jacobs School graduate student to assist with full-time study.

Following the final round of performances by some of the top singers in the Jacobs School of Music, the 2012 Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship has been awarded to soprano Jessica Beebe, a graduate student of Costanza Cuccaro and Paul Elliott. The award is given to a Jacobs School graduate student to assist with full-time study.

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La Caixa scholar http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21825.html Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:42:00 EST Paloma Friedhoff Bello is one of just 40 La Caixa Scholars studying in the U.S. this year. "I've always heard about Bloomington and the prestigious Jacobs School of Music. It's always been around in my family, and I was fortunate enough to come here," she said.

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Paloma Friedhoff Bello is one of just 40 La Caixa Scholars studying in the U.S. this year. "I've always heard about Bloomington and the prestigious Jacobs School of Music. It's always been around in my family, and I was fortunate enough to come here," she said.

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‘Ballet at the BCT’ to present new choreography from IU Ballet Department http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21960.html Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:39:00 EST As its final production of the season, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department presents the annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" April 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Like many Jacobs School of Music events, the performances are free and open to the public.

As its final production of the season, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department presents the annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" April 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Like many Jacobs School of Music events, the performances are free and open to the public.

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Jacobs School of Music receives $1.9 million gift in support of Jazz Studies Department http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21932.html Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:54:00 EST A $1.9 million gift has been made to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Jazz Studies Department by the estate of Anne and Paul Plummer. A tenor saxophonist, Paul Plummer was a close friend of Distinguished Professor David N. Baker.

A $1.9 million gift has been made to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Jazz Studies Department by the estate of Anne and Paul Plummer. A tenor saxophonist, Paul Plummer was a close friend of Distinguished Professor David N. Baker.

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JSoM student guitarist Stevan Jovic places 1st in 2012 IDEA Competition http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/guitar/?p=93 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:11:00 EST On Friday, April 6, the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (IU Kelley School of Business) sponsored the 2012 IDEA Competition. Stevan Jovic, a Performer Diploma guitarist and student of Ernesto Bitetti, took first place in Friday's competition, claiming a $3,000 cash prize for his invention, Practice-Right.

On Friday, April 6, the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (IU Kelley School of Business) sponsored the 2012 IDEA Competition. Stevan Jovic, a Performer Diploma guitarist and student of Ernesto Bitetti, took first place in Friday's competition, claiming a $3,000 cash prize for his invention, Practice-Right.

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Booker T Jones, U.S. Ambassador David L. Carden to serve as IU Bloomington commencement speakers http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21945.html Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:48:00 EST Legendary soul musician Booker T Jones and David L. Carden, the United States' first resident ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), will be commencement speakers at IU Bloomington commencement ceremonies next month. Both Jones and Carden are IU alumni.

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Legendary soul musician Booker T Jones and David L. Carden, the United States' first resident ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), will be commencement speakers at IU Bloomington commencement ceremonies next month. Both Jones and Carden are IU alumni.

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IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2012-13 season http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21926.html Tue, 10 Apr 2012 04:09:00 EST Three new productions and a collection of classics, including a reprise of Mozart's "Don Giovanni," will take the stage at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during the 2012-13 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season.

Three new productions and a collection of classics, including a reprise of Mozart's "Don Giovanni," will take the stage at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during the 2012-13 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season.

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European Union Youth Orchestra communicates through music at IU Auditorium http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21910.html Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:41:00 EST 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. European Union Youth Orchestra

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.

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Jacobs Scholar Katie Minion wins national competition for organists http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21861.html Thu, 5 Apr 2012 04:12:00 EST Congratulations to undergraduate Jacobs Scholar Katie Minion, winner of the Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition in Organ Playing, a prestigious national competition for organists under the age of 30. Minion is a student of Professor Janette Fishell, chair of the Jacobs School Organ Department.

Congratulations to undergraduate Jacobs Scholar Katie Minion, winner of the Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition in Organ Playing, a prestigious national competition for organists under the age of 30. Minion is a student of Professor Janette Fishell, chair of the Jacobs School Organ Department.

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Jacobs professor Schwartzkopf, veteran Singing Hoosiers director, receives IU's Distinguished Service Medal http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21773.html Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:31:00 EST Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Schwartzkopf has received Indiana University's Distinguished Service Medal from President Michael A. McRobbie, presented during a March 31 farewell concert with the Singing Hoosiers. Schwartzkopf, who has led IU's "ambassadors of song" for the past 17 years, will retire from the university in May. Schwartzkopf Honored

Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Schwartzkopf has received Indiana University's Distinguished Service Medal from President Michael A. McRobbie, presented during a March 31 farewell concert with the Singing Hoosiers. Schwartzkopf, who has led IU's "ambassadors of song" for the past 17 years, will retire from the university in May.

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2012 IU Presidential Concert, 'Jazz Celebration,' to feature Randy Brecker and other jazz greats http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21783.html Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:26:00 EST In partnership with the Indiana University Office of the President, Michael A. McRobbie, the IU Jacobs School of Music will present "Jazz Celebration" on April 21 in the Musical Arts Center -- a star-studded concert featuring four internationally recognized alumni and a host of ensembles.

In partnership with the Indiana University Office of the President, Michael A. McRobbie, the IU Jacobs School of Music will present "Jazz Celebration" on April 21 in the Musical Arts Center -- a star-studded concert featuring four internationally recognized alumni and a host of ensembles.

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In season finale, IU Opera presents unique take on Bernstein's 'Candide' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21735.html Wed, 28 Mar 2012 02:20:00 EST How do you engage audiences in an operetta based on a satirical novella written in the 1700s by a French philosopher, where the hero takes fantastic journeys and sometimes visits with dead people? That's the question guest director Candace Evans used to guide her work with "Candide," the final production in Indiana University Opera Theater's 2011-12 season. The show opens at 8 p.m. April 6 in the Musical Arts Center.

How do you engage audiences in an operetta based on a satirical novella written in the 1700s by a French philosopher, where the hero takes fantastic journeys and sometimes visits with dead people? That's the question guest director Candace Evans used to guide her work with "Candide," the final production in Indiana University Opera Theater's 2011-12 season. The show opens at 8 p.m. April 6 in the Musical Arts Center.

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IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler to receive prize from queen of Spain http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21729.html Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:33:00 EST 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.

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.

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Annual Arts Week Everywhere, celebrating arts on IU campus and in community, kicks off April 1 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21609.html Thu, 22 Mar 2012 03:51:00 EST Arts Week Everywhere, the annual celebration highlighting arts on the Indiana University campus and in the greater Bloomington community, kicks off April 1. AWE 2012 places a special focus on Indiana University students, whose creative energy and passion for the arts shape life in Bloomington, both on and off campus. AWE 2012

Arts Week Everywhere, the annual celebration highlighting arts on the Indiana University campus and in the greater Bloomington community, kicks off April 1. AWE 2012 places a special focus on Indiana University students, whose creative energy and passion for the arts shape life in Bloomington, both on and off campus.

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Musicologist Michael Long appointed to Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21614.html Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:44:00 EST 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.

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.

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Project Jumpstart presents composer and entrepreneurship specialist Jeffrey Nytch in mini-residency http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21612.html Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:54:00 EST Project Jumpstart, the music entrepreneurship and career development initiative at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will present composer, performer, and educator Jeffrey Nytch on March 22 and 23 in two workshop events exploring music's evolving role in modern culture. The events are open to the public and free of charge, and will be held at the Jacobs School of Music on the IUB campus.

Project Jumpstart, the music entrepreneurship and career development initiative at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will present composer, performer, and educator Jeffrey Nytch on March 22 and 23 in two workshop events exploring music's evolving role in modern culture. The events are open to the public and free of charge, and will be held at the Jacobs School of Music on the IUB campus.

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Graduate Mike Flynn promoted to VP of Artists and Repertoire at Epic Records http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21601.html Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:33:00 EST Mike Flynn, a 1996 graduate of the Jacobs School of Music's Recording Arts Department, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Artists and Repertoire (A&R) and Staff Producer for Epic Records, where he will sign, develop, and produce new artists, while overseeing artist development and key aspects of the recording process.

Mike Flynn, a 1996 graduate of the Jacobs School of Music's Recording Arts Department, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Artists and Repertoire (A&R) and Staff Producer for Epic Records, where he will sign, develop, and produce new artists, while overseeing artist development and key aspects of the recording process.

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Teresa Kubiak receives major Polish award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21582.html Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:35:00 EST Congratulations to IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Teresa Kubiak, who was awarded the Medal Fides Et Ratio (Medal of Faith and Reason) by the Warsaw University Association, Warsaw, Poland.

Congratulations to IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Teresa Kubiak, who was awarded the Medal Fides Et Ratio (Medal of Faith and Reason) by the Warsaw University Association, Warsaw, Poland.

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Jacobs School students excel in local NSAL competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21578.html Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:34:00 EST 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.

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.

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Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert at IU Auditorium a farewell for director Michael Schwartzkopf http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21545.html Fri, 9 Mar 2012 03:09:00 EST In a farewell concert for its music director, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Schwartzkopf, the Singing Hoosiers -- widely considered one of the finest collegiate show choirs in the United States -- will present its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. March 31 at IU Auditorium.

In a farewell concert for its music director, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Schwartzkopf, the Singing Hoosiers -- widely considered one of the finest collegiate show choirs in the United States -- will present its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. March 31 at IU Auditorium.

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World-renowned Pacifica Quartet appointed quartet-in-residence at IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21531.html Wed, 7 Mar 2012 02:41:00 EST 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. Pacifica Quartet

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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IU Ballet Theater casts multiple dancers in lead roles for 'The Sleeping Beauty' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21513.html Tue, 6 Mar 2012 02:09:00 EST In its first full-length production since 2005, Indiana University Ballet Theater will present "The Sleeping Beauty" March 23 and 24 at the Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave.

In its first full-length production since 2005, Indiana University Ballet Theater will present "The Sleeping Beauty" March 23 and 24 at the Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave.

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'Make Your Own Kind of Music' -- WTIU to debut documentary on Singing Hoosiers http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21493.html Fri, 2 Mar 2012 02:36:00 EST Long before "Glee" came ... the Singing Hoosiers. A new documentary on the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's 100-member show choir will premiere on WTIU at 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 5.

Long before "Glee" came ... the Singing Hoosiers. A new documentary on the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's 100-member show choir will premiere on WTIU at 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 5.

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Visit by two Royal College of Music faculty members for competition and master class http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/voice/?p=726 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:05:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is ready to welcome two faculty members of the Royal College of Music, who will be in Bloomington, Feb. 28-29, to adjudicate the 2012 Georgina Joshi International Fellowship competition. In addition, they will offer a master class for selected vocal students on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Recital Hall.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is ready to welcome two faculty members of the Royal College of Music, who will be in Bloomington, Feb. 28-29, to adjudicate the 2012 Georgina Joshi International Fellowship competition. In addition, they will offer a master class for selected vocal students on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Recital Hall.

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IU Jacobs School students present concert at Kennedy Center for Performing Arts http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21289.html Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:09:00 EST A group of talented young artists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The 6 p.m. performance in the Terrace Theater is free to the public and will be streamed on the web here.

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A group of talented young artists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The 6 p.m. performance in the Terrace Theater is free to the public and will be streamed on the web here.

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IU Opera Theater presents 'Der Rosenkavalier' for first time in more than 40 years http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21240.html Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:30:00 EST When the curtain opens Feb. 24 at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center, audiences will witness the premiere of one of the largest productions to be mounted by Indiana University Opera Theater since 1966, the previous time it presented Richard Strauss's masterpiece "Der Rosenkavalier." Der Rosenkavalier

When the curtain opens Feb. 24 at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center, audiences will witness the premiere of one of the largest productions to be mounted by Indiana University Opera Theater since 1966, the previous time it presented Richard Strauss's masterpiece "Der Rosenkavalier."

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Romance CD featuring vocalist Sylvia McNair released by Jacobs School’s Latin American Music Center http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21230.html Mon, 13 Feb 2012 04:12:00 EST Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Latin American Music Center (LAMC) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the pre-release of "Romance: A Collection of Latin Love Songs," a new CD featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair and jazz faculty members Tom Walsh, Jeremy Allen and Luke Gillespie.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Latin American Music Center (LAMC) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the pre-release of "Romance: A Collection of Latin Love Songs," a new CD featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair and jazz faculty members Tom Walsh, Jeremy Allen and Luke Gillespie.

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IU Jacobs School of Music professor Watts receives 2011 National Medal of Arts http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21226.html Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:07:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents Dutch reed quintet Calefax http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21198.html Thu, 9 Feb 2012 02:46:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present Amsterdam-based reed quintet Calefax in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. in Auer Hall.

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present Amsterdam-based reed quintet Calefax in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. in Auer Hall.

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IU Cinema premieres 'Double Exposure' collaboration featuring student filmmakers and composers http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21168.html Wed, 8 Feb 2012 11:28:00 EST In what could be the first collaborative undertaking of its kind at an American university, original works created by Indiana University film and musical composition students as part of the "Double Exposure" project will premiere at IU Cinema on Sunday, Feb. 19.

In what could be the first collaborative undertaking of its kind at an American university, original works created by Indiana University film and musical composition students as part of the "Double Exposure" project will premiere at IU Cinema on Sunday, Feb. 19.

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IU Marching Hundred R.O.C.K.s the Super Bowl http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21159.html Mon, 6 Feb 2012 03:53:00 EST The Indiana University Marching Hundred delivered a pre-game performance at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5 and, as a T-shirt proudly proclaimed, the group "R.O.C.K.'ed" the nation's most watched sporting event.

The Indiana University Marching Hundred delivered a pre-game performance at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5 and, as a T-shirt proudly proclaimed, the group "R.O.C.K.'ed" the nation's most watched sporting event.

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IU Opera presents British comedy ‘Albert Herring’ at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21136.html Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:15:00 EST One does not usually think of British humor, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and Indiana University Opera Theater in the same sentence. However, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 to 11 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 12, all three will align to create a unique entertainment experience in downtown Bloomington, with Benjamin Britten's popular comic opera "Albert Herring."

One does not usually think of British humor, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and Indiana University Opera Theater in the same sentence. However, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 to 11 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 12, all three will align to create a unique entertainment experience in downtown Bloomington, with Benjamin Britten's popular comic opera "Albert Herring."

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IU Jacobs School of Music professor one of first Americans to receive England’s highest Guild of Church Musicians award http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21133.html Thu, 2 Feb 2012 03:35:00 EST Jeffrey Smith, adjunct professor of organ at the IU Jacobs School of Music, is one of the first two Americans to receive the highest award bestowed by England's Fellowship of the Guild of Church Musicians.

Jeffrey Smith, adjunct professor of organ at the IU Jacobs School of Music, is one of the first two Americans to receive the highest award bestowed by England's Fellowship of the Guild of Church Musicians.

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IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces spring 2012 live streaming http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21127.html Thu, 2 Feb 2012 02:55:00 EST Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater at the Jacobs School of Music has announced its spring 2012 live streaming schedule. 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 stage.

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Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater at the Jacobs School of Music has announced its spring 2012 live streaming schedule. 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 stage.

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IU Jacobs School of Music trombone quartet wins national competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21107.html Wed, 1 Feb 2012 04:31:00 EST 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.

From left to right: Mike Miragliotta, Chao-Chun Cheng, Matt Crozier, and Eric Rogers.

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.

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IU's Marching Hundred preparing for Super Bowl appearance http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21092.html Wed, 1 Feb 2012 02:00:00 EST Indiana University's Marching Hundred will perform a pre-game show for fans in the stands at Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Everyone is invited to attend the Marching Hundred's practice from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at IU's Mellencamp Pavilion.

Indiana University's Marching Hundred will perform a pre-game show for fans in the stands at Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Everyone is invited to attend the Marching Hundred's practice from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at IU's Mellencamp Pavilion.

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Project Jumpstart presents musician and author David Cutler in mini-residency http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21089.html Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:52:00 EST Project Jumpstart, the music entrepreneurship & career development initiative at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will present musician, author, and alum David Cutler on Feb. 5 & 6 in four workshop events aimed at navigating today's changing musical world. The events are open to the public and free of charge and will be held at the Jacobs School of Music on the IUB campus.

Project Jumpstart, the music entrepreneurship & career development initiative at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will present musician, author, and alum David Cutler on Feb. 5 & 6 in four workshop events aimed at navigating today's changing musical world. The events are open to the public and free of charge and will be held at the Jacobs School of Music on the IUB campus.

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Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and IU Early Music Institute partner for concerto competition, concert and master classes http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21064.html Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:42:00 EST The Indiana University Early Music Institute (EMI) and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra (IBO) have teamed up to present the inaugural EMI/IBO concerto competition, designed to provide early music students in the IU Jacobs School of Music an opportunity to perform with a professional period-instruments orchestra. The resulting concert will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall.

The Indiana University Early Music Institute (EMI) and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra (IBO) have teamed up to present the inaugural EMI/IBO concerto competition, designed to provide early music students in the IU Jacobs School of Music an opportunity to perform with a professional period-instruments orchestra. The resulting concert will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall.

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The passing of opera star Camilla Williams https://blogs.music.indiana.edu/camillawilliams/ Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:49:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is saddened by the death of Professor Emeritus Camilla Williams, who died in Bloomington, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. >> Please click here to visit a memorial site in her honor.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is saddened by the death of Professor Emeritus Camilla Williams, who died in Bloomington, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.

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Jacobs School of Music student, Andy Smith, wins principal position in Lyric Opera Orchestra http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21039.html Mon, 30 Jan 2012 02:46:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Latin American Music Center invited to perform at New York festival http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/21030.html Fri, 27 Jan 2012 02:56:00 EST The Indiana University Latin American Music Center has been invited by Composers Now, a citywide festival in New York City, to design and present a program during its upcoming third season in February 2012. The invitation came from renowned composer Tania León, artistic director of Composers Now, who heard several performances at the Jacobs School of Music during the October 2011 conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Latin American Music Center.

The Indiana University Latin American Music Center has been invited by Composers Now, a citywide festival in New York City, to design and present a program during its upcoming third season in February 2012. The invitation came from renowned composer Tania León, artistic director of Composers Now, who heard several performances at the Jacobs School of Music during the October 2011 conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Latin American Music Center.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Wind Ensemble to perform at national convention in Indianapolis http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20987.html Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:47:00 EST The Indiana University Wind Ensemble, from the Jacobs School of Music, has been invited to perform at the 78th Annual Convention of the American Bandmasters Association. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.

The Indiana University Wind Ensemble, from the Jacobs School of Music, has been invited to perform at the 78th Annual Convention of the American Bandmasters Association. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.

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David Baker receives President's Medal at 80th birthday celebration http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20953.html Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:30:00 EST Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the President's Medal for Excellence to David Baker, distinguished professor of jazz studies and chair of the Jazz Studies Department at the Jacobs School of Music. The presentation was made during a musical celebration honoring Baker's 80th's birthday on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Musical Arts Center. David Baker Honored

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the President's Medal for Excellence to David Baker, distinguished professor of jazz studies and chair of the Jazz Studies Department at the Jacobs School of Music. The presentation was made during a musical celebration honoring Baker's 80th's birthday on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Musical Arts Center.

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IU Cinema to host world premiere of silent film score written, conducted by Jacobs School of Music students http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20876.html Fri, 20 Jan 2012 03:15:00 EST The world premiere of "The David Copperfield Project," a collaboration between IU Cinema and the Jacobs School of Music, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The cinema commissioned IU sophomore Ari Fisher to score the 75-minute silent film, which will be performed by a 17-member student orchestra conducted by master's student Nicholas Hersh. Ari Fisher and Nick Hersh

The world premiere of "The David Copperfield Project," a collaboration between IU Cinema and the Jacobs School of Music, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The cinema commissioned IU sophomore Ari Fisher to score the 75-minute silent film, which will be performed by a 17-member student orchestra conducted by master's student Nicholas Hersh.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents Martin Luther King concert Jan. 15 http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/20812.html Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:50:00 EST In remembrance of the revered civil rights leader and the principles he espoused, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, in conjunction with the IU African American Arts Institute and the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, will present "Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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In remembrance of the revered civil rights leader and the principles he espoused, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, in conjunction with the IU African American Arts Institute and the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, will present "Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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IU Jacobs School of Music alumnus named New York Philharmonic executive director http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/20795.html Thu, 5 Jan 2012 04:45:00 EST 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.

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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.

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IU Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies David N. Baker to be honored in 80th birthday celebration http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20689.html Mon, 19 Dec 2011 03:24:00 EST In honor of his 60-year career as a jazz musician and educator, the Jacobs School of Music will present the David Baker 80th Birthday Celebration at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. Admission is free but requires tickets, available from the MAC box office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10. Baker image

In honor of his 60-year career as a jazz musician and educator, the Jacobs School of Music will present the David Baker 80th Birthday Celebration at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. Admission is free but requires tickets, available from the MAC box office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10.

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IU Distinguished Professor of Piano Menahem Pressler wins national achievement award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20678.html Fri, 16 Dec 2011 10:43:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music professor examines cultural concerns in recent book http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/20682.html Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:08:00 EST 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).

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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).

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IU Jacobs School of Music alumna Abigail Mitchell wins international vocal competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/20673.html Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:42:00 EST Abigail Mitchell, an alumna of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, recently won first prize in the 2011 "Vokal Genial" international singing competition in Munich with the Munich Radio Orchestra.

Abigail Mitchell, an alumna of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, recently won first prize in the 2011 "Vokal Genial" international singing competition in Munich with the Munich Radio Orchestra.

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IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni among Grammy contenders http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20596.html Wed, 7 Dec 2011 03:20:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music remains prominent on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live Feb. 12 on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Booker T. Jones

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music remains prominent on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live Feb. 12 on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

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IU's Marching Hundred to perform at Super Bowl XLVI http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20594.html Wed, 7 Dec 2011 12:57:00 EST Indiana University's famed Marching Hundred will perform at one of the nation's most-watched sporting events: Super Bowl XLVI. The band will perform as part of the pre-game entertainment during a network commercial break at the championship event, played this year at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

Indiana University's famed Marching Hundred will perform at one of the nation's most-watched sporting events: Super Bowl XLVI. The band will perform as part of the pre-game entertainment during a network commercial break at the championship event, played this year at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

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IU's Marching Hundred receives $1 million gift for new practice facility http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20543.html Mon, 5 Dec 2011 03:06:00 EST Indiana University's famed Marching Hundred has taken a significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent commitment of $1 million in a planned gift from university alumnus Col. Jack I. Hamlin (BS '43) and wife Dora. The Hamlins met as students at IU, where Hamlin was first chair cornet in the Hundred and captain of his ROTC band unit. Marching Hundred

Indiana University's famed Marching Hundred has taken a significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent commitment of $1 million in a planned gift from university alumnus Col. Jack I. Hamlin (BS '43) and wife Dora. The Hamlins met as students at IU, where Hamlin was first chair cornet in the Hundred and captain of his ROTC band unit.

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New book, 'C. David Higgins: Tribute to a Master,' celebrates IU Jacobs School of Music professor http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20520.html Fri, 2 Dec 2011 04:32:00 EST In celebration of the extraordinary career of C. David Higgins, chair of the Indiana University Opera Studies Department and principal designer for IU Opera Theater, the IU Jacobs School of Music announces its publication of C. David Higgins: Tribute to a Master.

In celebration of the extraordinary career of C. David Higgins, chair of the Indiana University Opera Studies Department and principal designer for IU Opera Theater, the IU Jacobs School of Music announces its publication of C. David Higgins: Tribute to a Master.

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IU Jacobs School of Music students featured on 'Performance Today' Dec. 5-9 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20535.html Fri, 2 Dec 2011 04:30:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU students, alumna named 2012 Marshall Scholars http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20517.html Fri, 2 Dec 2011 01:48:00 EST Indiana University students Madalyn Parnas and Miles Taylor and alumna Elizabeth Ogonek have been named 2012 Marshall Scholars, tying the university's 1995 record for highest number of recipients for the prestigious scholarship in a single year. Founded by the British Parliament in 1953 to commemorate the Marshall Plan, in which the United States helped the countries of Western Europe rebuild after the destruction of World War II, the scholarships pay for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. Miles Taylor

Indiana University students Madalyn Parnas and Miles Taylor and alumna Elizabeth Ogonek have been named 2012 Marshall Scholars, tying the university's 1995 record for highest number of recipients for the prestigious scholarship in a single year. Founded by the British Parliament in 1953 to commemorate the Marshall Plan, in which the United States helped the countries of Western Europe rebuild after the destruction of World War II, the scholarships pay for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.

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IU’s Marching Hundred receives key gift for new practice facility http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20514.html Thu, 1 Dec 2011 09:09:00 EST With a tradition of performances traced to as early at 1896, Indiana University's famed Marching Hundred band has taken a significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent commitment of $1 million in a planned gift from IU alumnus Col. Jack I. Hamlin (BS'43) and Mrs. Dora Hamlin. The gift will be administered and invested by the IU Foundation.

With a tradition of performances traced to as early at 1896, Indiana University's famed Marching Hundred band has taken a significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent commitment of $1 million in a planned gift from IU alumnus Col. Jack I. Hamlin (BS'43) and Mrs. Dora Hamlin. The gift will be administered and invested by the IU Foundation.

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Jacobs School’s new Kuttner Quartet gives debut concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/20501.html Wed, 30 Nov 2011 03:58:00 EST The new Kuttner Quartet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music debuts this Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Auer Hall.

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The new Kuttner Quartet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music debuts this Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Auer Hall.

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IU Jacobs School of Music student receives Fromm Music Foundation Commission http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/20468.html Tue, 29 Nov 2011 03:53:00 EST Jeremy Podgursky, an Indiana University Jacobs School of Music doctoral fellow and associate instructor in music composition, has been awarded a 2011 Fromm Music Foundation Commission in the amount of $10,000.

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Jeremy Podgursky, an Indiana University Jacobs School of Music doctoral fellow and associate instructor in music composition, has been awarded a 2011 Fromm Music Foundation Commission in the amount of $10,000.

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Jacobs School presenting jazzy Holiday Celebration concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20409.html Thu, 17 Nov 2011 02:34:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty and students will jazz up seasonal favorites during Holiday Celebration, a star-studded concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Musical Arts Center. Admission is free but requires tickets, available from the MAC box office beginning Monday, Nov. 21. Holiday Celebration CD

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty and students will jazz up seasonal favorites during Holiday Celebration, a star-studded concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Musical Arts Center. Admission is free but requires tickets, available from the MAC box office beginning Monday, Nov. 21.

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IU Jacobs School of Music professor offers fresh perspective on music education in latest book http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20389.html Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:41:00 EST Estelle R. Jorgensen, professor of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, breaks new ground regarding the meaning and practice of music education in her latest book, Pictures of Music Education, published by Indiana University Press. Pictures of Music Education

Estelle R. Jorgensen, professor of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, breaks new ground regarding the meaning and practice of music education in her latest book, Pictures of Music Education, published by Indiana University Press.

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'Chimes of Christmas' ushering in the holiday season http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20321.html Tue, 15 Nov 2011 02:08:00 EST The winter season kicks off with Chimes of Christmas, the annual holiday concert featuring the IU Jacobs School of Music's Grammy Award-nominated vocal ensemble the Singing Hoosiers, the IU Wind Ensemble and the Trombone Choir. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at IU Auditorium. Chimes of Christmas

The winter season kicks off with Chimes of Christmas, the annual holiday concert featuring the IU Jacobs School of Music's Grammy Award-nominated vocal ensemble the Singing Hoosiers, the IU Wind Ensemble and the Trombone Choir. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at IU Auditorium.

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IU Ballet Theater presents 'The Nutcracker' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20356.html Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:21:00 EST Clara. The Mouse King. The Nutcracker. And, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy. They return to the stage in the Indiana University Ballet Theater's 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker at the Musical Arts Center, at 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Nutcracker

Clara. The Mouse King. The Nutcracker. And, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy. They return to the stage in the Indiana University Ballet Theater's 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker at the Musical Arts Center, at 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 3-4.

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IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and ensembles featured at Percussive Arts Society convention http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20297.html Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:37:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is being featured prominently at the Percussive Arts Society's 50th Annual International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis Nov. 9-12.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is being featured prominently at the Percussive Arts Society's 50th Annual International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis Nov. 9-12.

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IU Opera Theater presents encore performances of cutting-edge 'La Bohème' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20203.html Thu, 3 Nov 2011 08:15:00 EST Regional audiences will enjoy the grandeur of 19th-century Paris when Indiana University Opera Theater raises the curtain on its spectacular production of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.

Regional audiences will enjoy the grandeur of 19th-century Paris when Indiana University Opera Theater raises the curtain on its spectacular production of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.

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Two IU Jacobs School of Music students win Indiana District Met National Council Auditions http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20155.html Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:07:00 EST Two students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions that took place Oct. 30 at IU's Musical Arts Center.

Two students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions that took place Oct. 30 at IU's Musical Arts Center.

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Project Jumpstart presents arts entrepreneur Kevin Woelfel in mini-residency http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20143.html Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:12:00 EST Project Jumpstart, the career development and entrepreneurship initiative at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will present entrepreneurship educator Kevin Woelfel on Nov. 7 & 8 in two workshops aimed at defining entrepreneurship for musicians. The events are open to the public and free of charge, and will be held in Sweeney Hall at the Jacobs School of Music on the IU Bloomington campus.

Project Jumpstart, the career development and entrepreneurship initiative at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will present entrepreneurship educator Kevin Woelfel on Nov. 7 & 8 in two workshops aimed at defining entrepreneurship for musicians. The events are open to the public and free of charge, and will be held in Sweeney Hall at the Jacobs School of Music on the IU Bloomington campus.

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Five honored as 'Partners in Philanthropy' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20128.html Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:36:00 EST Paying tribute to outstanding volunteer leaders in philanthropy, Indiana University and the IU Foundation have honored five individuals as this year's Partners in Philanthropy. IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Foundation President Gene Tempel presented the awards Thursday evening (Oct. 27.) The awards recognize the key role that volunteers play in the university's philanthropic achievements, especially at the highest levels of service. Partners In Philanthropy

Paying tribute to outstanding volunteer leaders in philanthropy, Indiana University and the IU Foundation have honored five individuals as this year's Partners in Philanthropy. IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Foundation President Gene Tempel presented the awards Thursday evening (Oct. 27.) The awards recognize the key role that volunteers play in the university's philanthropic achievements, especially at the highest levels of service.

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Traditional Venezuelan harpist to perform, offer master class at IU http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20116.html Thu, 27 Oct 2011 02:09:00 EST On a tour across the United States, virtuoso Venezuelan harpist Angel Tolosa and his ensemble, Ensamble A Contratiempo, will perform a free concert at the Jacobs School of Music Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. in Recital Hall on the IU Bloomington campus. The concert will follow a master class by the ensemble in the same location from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.

On a tour across the United States, virtuoso Venezuelan harpist Angel Tolosa and his ensemble, Ensamble A Contratiempo, will perform a free concert at the Jacobs School of Music Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. in Recital Hall on the IU Bloomington campus. The concert will follow a master class by the ensemble in the same location from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.

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Second Annual Emerging Jazz Artist Project awarded http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20100.html Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:15:00 EST The David Linard Trio was chosen as the recipient of the second annual Emerging Jazz Artist Project Award on Monday, Oct. 24, during the David N. Baker Jazz Ensemble concert at the Musical Arts Center of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

The David Linard Trio was chosen as the recipient of the second annual Emerging Jazz Artist Project Award on Monday, Oct. 24, during the David N. Baker Jazz Ensemble concert at the Musical Arts Center of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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Five to receive IU's highest alumni award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20076.html Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:48:00 EST Indiana University has announced five recipients of its Distinguished Alumni Service Award, IU's highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus. David H. Jacobs, Jr.

Indiana University has announced five recipients of its Distinguished Alumni Service Award, IU's highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus.

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Making a world-class education more affordable: IU to offer significantly discounted undergraduate tuition for summer-session students http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20065.html Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:13:00 EST Indiana University today (Oct. 24) unveiled a plan to significantly reduce undergraduate tuition for summer-semester students beginning in 2012 in order to provide financial relief to many of its students, promote year-round college attendance and decrease the time it takes many students to earn a degree. Tuition Announcement

Indiana University today (Oct. 24) unveiled a plan to significantly reduce undergraduate tuition for summer-semester students beginning in 2012 in order to provide financial relief to many of its students, promote year-round college attendance and decrease the time it takes many students to earn a degree.

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Jacobs School faculty and guest to perform complete Beethoven works for cello and piano http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20057.html Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:05:00 EST 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 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.

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Indiana Music Teachers conference at the Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20025.html Wed, 19 Oct 2011 02:32:00 EST 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.

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.

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2011 Sinor Memorial Lectures at IU Jacobs School celebrate music education scholar Charles P. Schmidt http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/20011.html Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:52:00 EST In celebration of the career of music education scholar, longtime faculty member and Professor Emeritus Charles P. Schmidt, the Department of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will hold a day-long symposium on Nov. 18 titled "Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research."

In celebration of the career of music education scholar, longtime faculty member and Professor Emeritus Charles P. Schmidt, the Department of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will hold a day-long symposium on Nov. 18 titled "Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research."

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IU Jacobs School of Music professor Giovanni Zanovello receives Swiss Musicological Society award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19831.html Tue, 18 Oct 2011 09:22:00 EST 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.

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.

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New book celebrates David Baker's career as jazz musician, composer and master teacher http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19973.html Tue, 18 Oct 2011 09:19:00 EST Jazz musician and IU Distinguished Professor David Baker has received just about every honor imaginable in his 60-year career as a jazz musician and educator. But never has he been the subject of a book -- until now. David Baker: A Legacy in Music, published by Indiana University Press, celebrates Baker's life and his work as a musician, composer, author, arts advocate and, especially, teacher and educator.

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Jazz musician and IU Distinguished Professor David Baker has received just about every honor imaginable in his 60-year career as a jazz musician and educator. But never has he been the subject of a book -- until now. David Baker: A Legacy in Music, published by Indiana University Press, celebrates Baker's life and his work as a musician, composer, author, arts advocate and, especially, teacher and educator.

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Guest Timothy Northcut highlight of Octubafest 2011 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19984.html Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:00:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts Met auditions this month http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19954.html Thu, 13 Oct 2011 04:49:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, starting at 11 a.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The annual event is free and open to the public.

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, starting at 11 a.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The annual event is free and open to the public.

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IU Opera Theater's ‘A View from the Bridge’ a glimpse into tragic desperation http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19946.html Thu, 13 Oct 2011 03:43:00 EST Eddie Carbone has a problem. He likes his niece just a little too much. Thus the inner struggle begins for the tragic protagonist in Indiana University Opera Theater's second production of the season, A View from the Bridge, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom. Based on Arthur Miller's "gripping tale" of the same name, the production takes the stage at the IU Jacobs School of Music's Musical Arts Center, Oct. 21-22 and 28-29. A View from the Bridge Cast

Eddie Carbone has a problem. He likes his niece just a little too much. Thus the inner struggle begins for the tragic protagonist in Indiana University Opera Theater's second production of the season, A View from the Bridge, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom. Based on Arthur Miller's "gripping tale" of the same name, the production takes the stage at the IU Jacobs School of Music's Musical Arts Center, Oct. 21-22 and 28-29.

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Master organist, IU alumnus Dennis James to accompany 'Phantom' silent film at IU Auditorium http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19944.html Thu, 13 Oct 2011 01:06:00 EST Indiana University alumnus Dennis James returns to Bloomington for his annual Halloween organ performance, this year accompanying the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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Indiana University alumnus Dennis James returns to Bloomington for his annual Halloween organ performance, this year accompanying the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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President of Curtis, violist Roberto Diaz, to perform at Jacobs School http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19940.html Wed, 12 Oct 2011 03:41:00 EST President and CEO of the Curtis Institute, violist Roberto Díaz, and collaborative pianist Kwan Yi will perform a guest recital at the IU Jacobs School of Music Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The program will include three Brahms sonatas for viola and piano (Op. 120, No. 1 and 2; No. 1 in G Major, arranged by Csaba Erdéli).

President and CEO of the Curtis Institute, violist Roberto Díaz, and collaborative pianist Kwan Yi will perform a guest recital at the IU Jacobs School of Music Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The program will include three Brahms sonatas for viola and piano (Op. 120, No. 1 and 2; No. 1 in G Major, arranged by Csaba Erdéli).

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Liszt’s 200th birthday celebrations planned at IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19912.html Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:46:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Latin American Music Center marks 50 years with “Cultural Counterpoints” conference http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19880.html Fri, 7 Oct 2011 03:10:00 EST Celebrating 50 years of research, service and performance, the Indiana University Latin American Music Center (LAMC) will host an international conference devoted to the examination of musical interactions between the United States and Latin America.

Celebrating 50 years of research, service and performance, the Indiana University Latin American Music Center (LAMC) will host an international conference devoted to the examination of musical interactions between the United States and Latin America.

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Upcoming Singing Hoosiers concert to feature music of Cole Porter and friends http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19852.html Thu, 6 Oct 2011 01:16:00 EST The Singing Hoosiers, one of America's most popular show choirs and often considered Indiana University's ambassadors of song, will pay tribute to one of Indiana's most iconic jazz composers, Cole Porter (1891-1964), in a free concert. "Cole Porter and Friends" is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall at the IU Jacobs School of Music. A repeat performance is scheduled for the following night, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in the same location.

The Singing Hoosiers, one of America's most popular show choirs and often considered Indiana University's ambassadors of song, will pay tribute to one of Indiana's most iconic jazz composers, Cole Porter (1891-1964), in a free concert. "Cole Porter and Friends" is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall at the IU Jacobs School of Music. A repeat performance is scheduled for the following night, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in the same location.

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Midori to give master class at the Jacobs School of Music Oct. 10 http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/19843.html Wed, 5 Oct 2011 05:44:00 EST Acclaimed violinist Midori will visit the IU Jacobs School of Music to offer a master class on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7:00 p.m. in Auer Hall. Four Jacobs School violinists--two graduates and two undergraduates--will participate in the class. The event is free and open to the public.

Acclaimed violinist Midori will visit the IU Jacobs School of Music to offer a master class on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7:00 p.m. in Auer Hall. Four Jacobs School violinists--two graduates and two undergraduates--will participate in the class. The event is free and open to the public.

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Laredo and Robinson celebrate 35 years in concert this Sunday http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19827.html Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:54:00 EST Marking their 35th anniversary as both life- and artistic-partners, Jacobs School faculty members Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello, will perform a free concert in Auer Hall Sunday, Oct. 9, with students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Part of the Jacobs School's "Sundays in Auer" chamber series, the program includes Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins and Strings in B Minor, Fauré's Elegie for eight cellos, Schulhoff's Duo for Violin and Cello and the Brahms Sextet in B-Flat Major.

Marking their 35th anniversary as both life- and artistic-partners, Jacobs School faculty members Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello, will perform a free concert in Auer Hall Sunday, Oct. 9, with students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Part of the Jacobs School's "Sundays in Auer" chamber series, the program includes Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins and Strings in B Minor, Fauré's Elegie for eight cellos, Schulhoff's Duo for Violin and Cello and the Brahms Sextet in B-Flat Major.

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IU Jacobs School of Music welcomes 2011-12 Jacobs Scholars and Fellows http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19702.html Wed, 5 Oct 2011 11:51:00 EST Nine new Jacobs Scholars and five new Jacobs Fellows began their studies this fall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Selected from a large pool of incoming students, they are the recipients of the most prestigious and substantial scholarship awards in the school.

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Nine new Jacobs Scholars and five new Jacobs Fellows began their studies this fall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Selected from a large pool of incoming students, they are the recipients of the most prestigious and substantial scholarship awards in the school.

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Bloomington Chapter of American Guild of Organists presents noon Organ Recitals at IU http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19773.html Mon, 3 Oct 2011 09:34:00 EST The Bloomington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at Indiana University will present a free organ recital Friday, Oct. 7, at 12:15 p.m. on the IU Auditorium Schantz Organ. IU Auditorium Organ

The Bloomington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at Indiana University will present a free organ recital Friday, Oct. 7, at 12:15 p.m. on the IU Auditorium Schantz Organ.

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IU Jacobs School of Music to present concert to celebrate the life of tuba titan Harvey Phillips http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19768.html Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:39:00 EST 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.

Harvey Phillips

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.

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IU Ballet Theater's Fall Ballet 'Steps in Time' with three pioneering choreographers http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19765.html Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:41:00 EST Indiana University Ballet Theater opens its 2011-2012 season of ballet productions Oct. 7-8 with Steps in Time, a diverse display of works by three revolutionary American choreographers from the 20th and 21st centuries who have played leading roles in rejuvenating the international art of ballet.

Indiana University Ballet Theater opens its 2011-2012 season of ballet productions Oct. 7-8 with Steps in Time, a diverse display of works by three revolutionary American choreographers from the 20th and 21st centuries who have played leading roles in rejuvenating the international art of ballet.

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Jorja Fleezanis and Cyril Huvé perform complete Beethoven sonatas for violin and fortepiano http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19744.html Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:15:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Jorja Fleezanis will join French fortepianist Cyril Huvé this October in a rare performance of all 10 sonatas for violin and fortepiano by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Jorja Fleezanis will join French fortepianist Cyril Huvé this October in a rare performance of all 10 sonatas for violin and fortepiano by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Renowned percussionist Michael Spiro joins IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19711.html Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:26:00 EST Following three years as a visiting faculty member, internationally recognized world percussionist, recording artist and educator Michael Spiro has been appointed associate professor of percussion at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Following three years as a visiting faculty member, internationally recognized world percussionist, recording artist and educator Michael Spiro has been appointed associate professor of percussion at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces fall 2011 live streaming http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19628.html Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:50:00 EST Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater at the Jacobs School of Music has announced its fall 2011 live streaming schedule. 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 stage. All streams may be accessed through the IU Music Live! website at http://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive.

Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater at the Jacobs School of Music has announced its fall 2011 live streaming schedule. 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 stage. All streams may be accessed through the IU Music Live! website at http://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive.

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IU Opera Theater's 2011-12 season opens with all-new production of comedic 'Così fan tutte' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19614.html Thu, 15 Sep 2011 03:08:00 EST Lessons in life, love and destiny await at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center when Indiana University Opera Theater's 2011-12 season opens next week. A brand-new, more contemporary take on W. A. Mozart's timeless comedy about relationships, Così fan tutte will debut Friday, Sept. 23, with additional performances Sept. 24, 30 and Oct. 1. The Sept. 23-24 performances will be video-streamed live at http://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive, embellished by live blogging from IU Jacobs School of Music musicology students. Cosi fan tutte

Lessons in life, love and destiny await at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center when Indiana University Opera Theater's 2011-12 season opens next week. A brand-new, more contemporary take on W. A. Mozart's timeless comedy about relationships, Così fan tutte will debut Friday, Sept. 23, with additional performances Sept. 24, 30 and Oct. 1. The Sept. 23-24 performances will be video-streamed live at http://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive, embellished by live blogging from IU Jacobs School of Music musicology students.

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With links to the Early Music Institute and Themester, Bloomington Early Music Festival opens Sept. 7 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19485.html Tue, 6 Sep 2011 04:05:00 EST The 18th annual Bloomington Early Music Festival (BLEMF), held Sept. 7-11, continues a tradition of collaboration with the IU Jacobs School of Music Early Music Institute, presenting renowned local and national musicians, many of whom are alumni, students and faculty.

The 18th annual Bloomington Early Music Festival (BLEMF), held Sept. 7-11, continues a tradition of collaboration with the IU Jacobs School of Music Early Music Institute, presenting renowned local and national musicians, many of whom are alumni, students and faculty.

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IU campuses plan services, lectures, concerts to mark 9/11 anniversary http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19440.html Thu, 1 Sep 2011 04:34:00 EST Indiana University will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks this month with a variety of activities, including lectures and panel discussions, concerts, community service and opportunities for reflection and remembrance.

Indiana University will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks this month with a variety of activities, including lectures and panel discussions, concerts, community service and opportunities for reflection and remembrance.

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Eddie Gomez Trio mini residency at the Jacobs School http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/19450.html Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:18:00 EST The Eddie Gomez Trio mini residency at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music this week includes a free public performance in Auer Hall, Friday, September 2 at 8 p.m. Led by the legendary bassist Eddie Gomez, the trio will also offer a series of clinics to Jacobs School students during the day.

The Eddie Gomez Trio mini residency at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music this week includes a free public performance in Auer Hall, Friday, September 2 at 8 p.m. Led by the legendary bassist Eddie Gomez, the trio will also offer a series of clinics to Jacobs School students during the day.

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IU Jacobs School of Music professor Claude Baker commissioned to write symphonic work http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19395.html Fri, 26 Aug 2011 04:40:00 EST Claude Baker, class of 1956 provost's professor of composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been commissioned to write a multi-movement symphonic work commemorating next year's 75th-anniversary season of Ohio's Canton Symphony Orchestra.

Claude Baker, class of 1956 provost's professor of composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been commissioned to write a multi-movement symphonic work commemorating next year's 75th-anniversary season of Ohio's Canton Symphony Orchestra.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy to receive New York City Ballet award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19399.html Fri, 26 Aug 2011 04:33:00 EST Violette Verdy, distinguished professor of ballet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will receive the 2011 Jerome Robbins Award on stage at an all-Robbins New York City Ballet evening at the David Koch Theater Sept. 30. She will join 25 other former and current company ballerinas, all of whom worked with choreographer Robbins.

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Violette Verdy, distinguished professor of ballet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will receive the 2011 Jerome Robbins Award on stage at an all-Robbins New York City Ballet evening at the David Koch Theater Sept. 30. She will join 25 other former and current company ballerinas, all of whom worked with choreographer Robbins.

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Three IU faculty members, volunteer honored with 2011 Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19389.html Thu, 25 Aug 2011 05:34:00 EST Four of the six recipients of the 2011 Indiana Governor's Arts Awards are affiliated with Indiana University. The recipients of the awards were revealed today (Aug. 25) by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Arts Commission. This year's recipients include Distinguished Professor of Harp Susann McDonald and Sylvia McNair, both faculty members of the Jacobs School of Music at IU Bloomington; Alexander Toradze, a Distinguished Professor and Martin Professor of Piano at IU South Bend; and June Edwards, vice president of the Arts Foundation Board at IU South Bend.

Four of the six recipients of the 2011 Indiana Governor's Arts Awards are affiliated with Indiana University. The recipients of the awards were revealed today (Aug. 25) by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Arts Commission. This year's recipients include Distinguished Professor of Harp Susann McDonald and Sylvia McNair, both faculty members of the Jacobs School of Music at IU Bloomington; Alexander Toradze, a Distinguished Professor and Martin Professor of Piano at IU South Bend; and June Edwards, vice president of the Arts Foundation Board at IU South Bend.

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IU Organ professor's three-year Bach performance cycle, 'Seasons of Sebastian,' enters second year http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19382.html Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:53:00 EST A three-year cycle of 21 free, open-to-the-public Bach organ performances that take place at various locations on the Indiana University campus and churches in the Bloomington community will commence its second year Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Auer Hall at 8 p.m. "The Seasons of Sebastian: The solo works of Johann Sebastian Bach" is the brainchild of Janette Fishell, chair of the Organ Department at the IU Jacobs School of Music, who performs all of the concerts.

A three-year cycle of 21 free, open-to-the-public Bach organ performances that take place at various locations on the Indiana University campus and churches in the Bloomington community will commence its second year Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Auer Hall at 8 p.m. "The Seasons of Sebastian: The solo works of Johann Sebastian Bach" is the brainchild of Janette Fishell, chair of the Organ Department at the IU Jacobs School of Music, who performs all of the concerts.

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Peter Thoresen appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty to coordinate Project Jumpstart http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19346.html Mon, 22 Aug 2011 04:23:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced Aug. 22 that Peter Thoresen will join its faculty as a visiting academic specialist and interim coordinator of student career development program Project Jumpstart this fall.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced Aug. 22 that Peter Thoresen will join its faculty as a visiting academic specialist and interim coordinator of student career development program Project Jumpstart this fall.

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Pianist Kevin Murphy and soprano Heidi Grant Murphy appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19232.html Thu, 4 Aug 2011 04:59:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today that pianist and vocal coach Kevin Murphy and soprano Heidi Grant Murphy will join its faculty as professor of practice and adjunct professor of practice, respectively, this fall. Both artists, whose careers have flourished internationally for the past two decades, are alumni of the Jacobs School. Heidi Grant Murphy

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today that pianist and vocal coach Kevin Murphy and soprano Heidi Grant Murphy will join its faculty as professor of practice and adjunct professor of practice, respectively, this fall. Both artists, whose careers have flourished internationally for the past two decades, are alumni of the Jacobs School.

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Baritone Wolfgang Brendel appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19184.html Fri, 29 Jul 2011 02:02:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (July 29) that international baritone Wolfgang Brendel will join its faculty as professor of practice (voice) this fall.

Wolfgang Brendel

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (July 29) that international baritone Wolfgang Brendel will join its faculty as professor of practice (voice) this fall.

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IU Jacobs School's Summer Music series presents workshop performances of new opera by P.Q. Phan http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19158.html Thu, 21 Jul 2011 02:52:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Summer Music series, a highlight of the IU Summer Festival of the Arts, will present two workshop performances of a new opera, The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh by Jacobs faculty composer P.Q. Phan, July 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. Both performances are free and open to the public.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Summer Music series, a highlight of the IU Summer Festival of the Arts, will present two workshop performances of a new opera, The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh by Jacobs faculty composer P.Q. Phan, July 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. Both performances are free and open to the public.

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Audio engineers Mark Hood, Douglas McKinnie appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19130.html Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:32:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (July 20) the addition of two full-time faculty members to its distinguished Department of Recording Arts. Audio engineers Mark Hood and Douglas McKinnie have each been appointed assistant professor of recording arts, effective this fall.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (July 20) the addition of two full-time faculty members to its distinguished Department of Recording Arts. Audio engineers Mark Hood and Douglas McKinnie have each been appointed assistant professor of recording arts, effective this fall.

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Band conductor Eric Smedley appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/19080.html Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:30:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces that conductor, educator, performer and alumnus Eric M. Smedley will join its Department of Bands as assistant professor of music and assistant director of bands in fall 2011.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces that conductor, educator, performer and alumnus Eric M. Smedley will join its Department of Bands as assistant professor of music and assistant director of bands in fall 2011.

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Joshua Bell joins the Summer Festival Orchestra http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18924.html Mon, 20 Jun 2011 12:35:00 EST The Jacobs School of Music's 2011 Symphonic Series, a highlight of the Indiana University Summer Festival of the Arts, begins Friday, July 1, at the IU Auditorium with a performance by violin virtuoso and Jacobs faculty member Joshua Bell and the Summer Festival Orchestra, conducted by Michael Stern. Joshua Bell

The Jacobs School of Music's 2011 Symphonic Series, a highlight of the Indiana University Summer Festival of the Arts, begins Friday, July 1, at the IU Auditorium with a performance by violin virtuoso and Jacobs faculty member Joshua Bell and the Summer Festival Orchestra, conducted by Michael Stern.

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IU Jacobs School professor Robert Porco receives Chorus America award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18882.html Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:18:00 EST Robert Porco, adjunct professor of choral conducting and senior advisor to the Choral Department chair at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the recipient of the Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art from Chorus America.

Robert Porco

Robert Porco, adjunct professor of choral conducting and senior advisor to the Choral Department chair at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the recipient of the Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art from Chorus America.

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IU Jacobs School's 'Summer Music' performances open with world-class chamber music series http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18880.html Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:42:00 EST Indiana University's inaugural Summer Festival of the Arts moves into top gear June 20 with the opening performance of the Jacobs School of Music's Chamber Music Series, a world-class collection of free and ticketed events that feature high-profile visiting artists and members of the prestigious Jacobs School faculty.

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Indiana University's inaugural Summer Festival of the Arts moves into top gear June 20 with the opening performance of the Jacobs School of Music's Chamber Music Series, a world-class collection of free and ticketed events that feature high-profile visiting artists and members of the prestigious Jacobs School faculty.

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Cellist Peter Stumpf appointed to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18862.html Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:35:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (June 15) the appointment of cellist Peter Stumpf to its full-time faculty, following two years as an adjunct faculty member.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (June 15) the appointment of cellist Peter Stumpf to its full-time faculty, following two years as an adjunct faculty member.

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Music educator Peter Miksza appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18828.html Tue, 14 Jun 2011 02:58:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces that Peter Miksza will be joining its Music Education Department as associate professor of music in the fall of 2011.

Peter Miksza

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces that Peter Miksza will be joining its Music Education Department as associate professor of music in the fall of 2011.

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IU Jacobs Professor Jorja Fleezanis receives honorary doctorate from New England Conservatory http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18775.html Thu, 2 Jun 2011 03:55:00 EST Jorja Fleezanis, professor of violin and Henry A. Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, received an honorary doctorate from New England Conservatory May 22 during its commencement ceremonies. Additionally, she delivered the commencement address.

Jorja Fleezanis

Jorja Fleezanis, professor of violin and Henry A. Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, received an honorary doctorate from New England Conservatory May 22 during its commencement ceremonies. Additionally, she delivered the commencement address.

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National composer awards go to five IU Jacobs School of Music students and alumni http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18656.html Wed, 25 May 2011 04:43:00 EST Two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music composition students, two alumni and one incoming student have been named winners in the 59th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition. The Jacobs-affiliated contingent captured five of the total 11 awards that went to young classical composers ranging in age from 14 to 27.

BMI 2011 Winners

Two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music composition students, two alumni and one incoming student have been named winners in the 59th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition. The Jacobs-affiliated contingent captured five of the total 11 awards that went to young classical composers ranging in age from 14 to 27.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Wendy Gillespie wins Thomas Binkley Award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18657.html Fri, 20 May 2011 01:45:00 EST Wendy Gillespie, professor of viola da gamba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been named the winner of the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music. The award will be presented at the group's annual meeting and awards ceremony at the Boston Early Music Festival on June 18. Wendy Gillespie

Wendy Gillespie, professor of viola da gamba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been named the winner of the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music. The award will be presented at the group's annual meeting and awards ceremony at the Boston Early Music Festival on June 18.

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Indiana University pre-college Violin Virtuosi to tour Scandinavia http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18648.html Fri, 20 May 2011 08:52:00 EST Following a successful tour to Argentina last year, the IU Jacobs School of Music's pre-college Violin Virtuosi ensemble begins another tour at the end of May, this time to Scandinavia. Invited as a featured ensemble at the European String Teachers Association Conference in Falun, the tour will also take the group to Copenhagen, Malmo and Stockholm. A pre-tour concert will be offered free to the public on Sunday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. in Ford-Crawford Hall on the Bloomington campus.

Following a successful tour to Argentina last year, the IU Jacobs School of Music's pre-college Violin Virtuosi ensemble begins another tour at the end of May, this time to Scandinavia. Invited as a featured ensemble at the European String Teachers Association Conference in Falun, the tour will also take the group to Copenhagen, Malmo and Stockholm. A pre-tour concert will be offered free to the public on Sunday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. in Ford-Crawford Hall on the Bloomington campus.

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Joshua Bell, Menahem Pressler among artists to perform at Jacobs School's 'Summer Music' series http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18642.html Wed, 18 May 2011 02:38:00 EST 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. Joshua Bell

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.

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Jacobs undergrad wins competition to score IU Cinema premiere of 1922 'David Copperfield' film http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18611.html Tue, 17 May 2011 10:01:00 EST The Jacobs School of Music and IU Cinema have teamed up for a collaboration known as "The David Copperfield Project," the result of which will be seen -- and heard -- in February 2012. Undergraduate Jacobs student Ari Fisher, a composition major with a minor in orchestral conducting, has been selected to score the entire, 70-minute silent film David Copperfield (the rare 1922 Nordisk version), based on the novel by Charles Dickens. The IU Cinema will gradually disburse the prize of $6,000 to Fisher for the project.

Ari Fisher

The Jacobs School of Music and IU Cinema have teamed up for a collaboration known as "The David Copperfield Project," the result of which will be seen -- and heard -- in February 2012. Undergraduate Jacobs student Ari Fisher, a composition major with a minor in orchestral conducting, has been selected to score the entire, 70-minute silent film David Copperfield (the rare 1922 Nordisk version), based on the novel by Charles Dickens. The IU Cinema will gradually disburse the prize of $6,000 to Fisher for the project.

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IU to host '113 days of art' with inaugural Summer Festival of the Arts http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18569.html Thu, 12 May 2011 03:21:00 EST Bloomington in the summer means less traffic, more parking -- and lots of live music, theater and dance, conferences and lectures, art openings and films. This summer, Indiana University Bloomington brings all of those elements together in the Summer Festival of the Arts, which began this week and will continue through Aug. 28. IU alumnus and renowned violinist Joshua Bell will perform as a festival highlight July 1. Summer Festival of the Arts

Bloomington in the summer means less traffic, more parking -- and lots of live music, theater and dance, conferences and lectures, art openings and films. This summer, Indiana University Bloomington brings all of those elements together in the Summer Festival of the Arts, which began this week and will continue through Aug. 28. IU alumnus and renowned violinist Joshua Bell will perform as a festival highlight July 1.

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Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18552.html Wed, 11 May 2011 01:36:00 EST Indiana University Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Tom Gieryn have announced that five Indiana University Bloomington professors will receive prestigious university awards. Limestone IU

Indiana University Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Tom Gieryn have announced that five Indiana University Bloomington professors will receive prestigious university awards.

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Jacobs professor Jeff Nelsen to speak at TEDx conference at the Buskirk-Chumley May 14 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18554.html Tue, 10 May 2011 04:02:00 EST 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.

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.

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Organ student Samuel Gaskin wins first Schoenstein Competition in Organ Accompaniment http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18509.html Thu, 5 May 2011 01:02:00 EST On Wednesday, May 4, the IU Jacobs School of Music hosted the first Schoenstein Competition in Organ Accompaniment, an event designed to promote the knowledge, appreciation and performance of the organ's role in vocal accompaniment. The competition was open to any current organ major at the Jacobs School. The first-place winner, awarded $1,000, is freshman Samuel Gaskin, who studies with Professor Christopher Young. The second-place award of $500 went to graduate student Matthew Middleton, who studies with Professor Janette Fishell.

Competition Winners

On Wednesday, May 4, the IU Jacobs School of Music hosted the first Schoenstein Competition in Organ Accompaniment, an event designed to promote the knowledge, appreciation and performance of the organ's role in vocal accompaniment. The competition was open to any current organ major at the Jacobs School. The first-place winner, awarded $1,000, is freshman Samuel Gaskin, who studies with Professor Christopher Young. The second-place award of $500 went to graduate student Matthew Middleton, who studies with Professor Janette Fishell.

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'PASSION with Tropes' to premiere at IU as immersive, interactive production http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18493.html Wed, 4 May 2011 02:27:00 EST PASSION with Tropes, a meditation on the passion of Jesus Christ by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music composer Don Freund, will begin its life as an immersive, interactive multidisciplinary work May 20 and 21 on the stage of the Ruth N. Halls Theater of the IU Bloomington campus.

PASSION with Tropes, a meditation on the passion of Jesus Christ by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music composer Don Freund, will begin its life as an immersive, interactive multidisciplinary work May 20 and 21 on the stage of the Ruth N. Halls Theater of the IU Bloomington campus.

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Organist Bruce Neswick appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18482.html Wed, 4 May 2011 09:32:00 EST Following a national search, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces that organist Bruce Neswick will join its faculty as associate professor of music (organ) in the fall of 2011, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University. "The Jacobs School of Music Organ Department is delighted to welcome Bruce Neswick to our faculty," said department chair Janette Fishell. "He is an undisputed master practitioner of sacred music, and his expertise in the areas of improvisation, choral training, accompanying and composition is rounded off by a full command of the concert literature."

Bruce Neswick

Following a national search, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces that organist Bruce Neswick will join its faculty as associate professor of music (organ) in the fall of 2011, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University. "The Jacobs School of Music Organ Department is delighted to welcome Bruce Neswick to our faculty," said department chair Janette Fishell. "He is an undisputed master practitioner of sacred music, and his expertise in the areas of improvisation, choral training, accompanying and composition is rounded off by a full command of the concert literature."

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Interfaith concert at the Buskirk May 10 promotes peace through praise songs http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18379.html Fri, 29 Apr 2011 09:29:00 EST A free interfaith concert titled "Abraham's Children: A Prayer for Peace" is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 10 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. To highlight the similarities between the three Abrahamic religions, three accomplished opera singers from the Islamic, Jewish and Christian faiths will perform religious pieces in languages from their own religious traditions.

A free interfaith concert titled "Abraham's Children: A Prayer for Peace" is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 10 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. To highlight the similarities between the three Abrahamic religions, three accomplished opera singers from the Islamic, Jewish and Christian faiths will perform religious pieces in languages from their own religious traditions.

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IU Jacobs School of Music professor publishes book about Igor Stravinsky http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18355.html Thu, 28 Apr 2011 09:35:00 EST Gretchen Horlacher, chair of the Music Theory Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, took time on a recent sabbatical to write an innovative analytical model for Igor Stravinsky's compositions. The result of her work is the recently released monograph Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in the Music of Stravinsky (Oxford University Press).

Gretchen Horlacher, chair of the Music Theory Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, took time on a recent sabbatical to write an innovative analytical model for Igor Stravinsky's compositions. The result of her work is the recently released monograph Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in the Music of Stravinsky (Oxford University Press).

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Dean's Prizes in composition awarded http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18344.html Tue, 26 Apr 2011 03:52:00 EST Indiana University's Composition Department has announced the 2011 Dean's Prize Composition Competition awards in categories that include Orchestra or Wind Ensemble, Chamber or Ensemble, Undergraduate Composition and Electronic Music. The Dean's Prize competition, sponsored by IU's Jacobs School of Music Office of the Dean and Composition Department, has been held annually since 1977 and since 1993, has also included the commission of a new work from the winner of Chamber or Ensemble. Brian Ciach

Indiana University's Composition Department has announced the 2011 Dean's Prize Composition Competition awards in categories that include Orchestra or Wind Ensemble, Chamber or Ensemble, Undergraduate Composition and Electronic Music. The Dean's Prize competition, sponsored by IU's Jacobs School of Music Office of the Dean and Composition Department, has been held annually since 1977 and since 1993, has also included the commission of a new work from the winner of Chamber or Ensemble.

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Composer Aaron Travers appointed to faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18273.html Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:51:00 EST After serving as visiting professor, composer Aaron Travers has been appointed assistant professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. His appointment begins Aug. 1, 2011.

After serving as visiting professor, composer Aaron Travers has been appointed assistant professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. His appointment begins Aug. 1, 2011.

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Doctoral student Peder MacLellan wins principal tuba position with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18280.html Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:06:00 EST 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.

Peder MacLellan

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.

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The Jacobs School of Music remembers Bill Cook http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18275.html Tue, 19 Apr 2011 04:04:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Cook, said Jacobs School Dean Gwyn Richards. A friend and philanthropist, he touched the lives of many Hoosiers and left an indelible legacy on the Bloomington community. Committed to supporting education, Cook and his wife, Gayle, have been generous supporters of IU and the Jacobs School.

Bill Cook

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Cook, said Jacobs School Dean Gwyn Richards. A friend and philanthropist, he touched the lives of many Hoosiers and left an indelible legacy on the Bloomington community. Committed to supporting education, Cook and his wife, Gayle, have been generous supporters of IU and the Jacobs School.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Singing Hoosiers to tour China http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18210.html Thu, 14 Apr 2011 02:14:00 EST Known as "the ambassadors of song for Indiana University," the Singing Hoosiers will embark on a 13-day performance tour of China beginning May 9. A group of 40 members of the 90-voice ensemble from the IU Jacobs School of Music plan to participate in this experience along with music director Professor Michael Schwartzkopf.

Known as "the ambassadors of song for Indiana University," the Singing Hoosiers will embark on a 13-day performance tour of China beginning May 9. A group of 40 members of the 90-voice ensemble from the IU Jacobs School of Music plan to participate in this experience along with music director Professor Michael Schwartzkopf.

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IU swings with Big Band Extravaganza 2011 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18172.html Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:02:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center -- this year, with the addition of professional jazz dance and projections. The program will feature two student big bands led by IU jazz faculty members David N. Baker and Brent Wallarab.

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center -- this year, with the addition of professional jazz dance and projections. The program will feature two student big bands led by IU jazz faculty members David N. Baker and Brent Wallarab.

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Ballet at the BCT to present new choreography from IU Ballet Department http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18154.html Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:00:00 EST Just weeks after its spring ballet production in the Musical Arts Center, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Ballet presents its annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" April 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. The performances are free and open to the public.

Just weeks after its spring ballet production in the Musical Arts Center, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Ballet presents its annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" April 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. The performances are free and open to the public.

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IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2011-2012 season http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18141.html Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:03:00 EST Four new productions and a collection of classics, including a reprise of Puccini's La Bohème, will take the stage at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater during the 2011-2012 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season. The Sleeping Beauty

Four new productions and a collection of classics, including a reprise of Puccini's La Bohème, will take the stage at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater during the 2011-2012 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season.

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosting benefit concert for Japan April 18 at the MAC http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18072.html Fri, 8 Apr 2011 09:39:00 EST Faculty, friends and students of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music are coming together to present "Benefit Concert for Japan," a fundraiser for those affected by the tragic 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the northeastern part of Japan March 11. The concert will take place at IU's Musical Art Center (MAC) on April 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for IU students and $20 for the general public, and are available at the MAC box office.

Faculty, friends and students of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music are coming together to present "Benefit Concert for Japan," a fundraiser for those affected by the tragic 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the northeastern part of Japan March 11. The concert will take place at IU's Musical Art Center (MAC) on April 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for IU students and $20 for the general public, and are available at the MAC box office.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents 'Music in the Media' panel discussion April 9 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/18089.html Thu, 7 Apr 2011 10:53:00 EST Concurrent with the premiere of IU Opera Theater's Vincent, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present a panel discussion this Saturday, April 9, at 9 a.m. in Room 301 of its Musical Arts Center. The event about the media and the arts, with representatives from local, regional and national organizations, is free and open to the public.

Concurrent with the premiere of IU Opera Theater's Vincent, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present a panel discussion this Saturday, April 9, at 9 a.m. in Room 301 of its Musical Arts Center. The event about the media and the arts, with representatives from local, regional and national organizations, is free and open to the public.

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Jacobs School of Music to celebrate groundbreaking for new building April 8 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17875.html Fri, 1 Apr 2011 01:58:00 EST Indiana University will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, April 8, to signify the start of construction on the 85,000-square-foot Jacobs School of Music Faculty Studio Building. Presiding over the event will be the Trustees of Indiana University, IU President Michael A. McRobbie, IU Provost Karen Hanson and Jacobs School Dean Gwyn Richards.

Indiana University will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, April 8, to signify the start of construction on the 85,000-square-foot Jacobs School of Music Faculty Studio Building. Presiding over the event will be the Trustees of Indiana University, IU President Michael A. McRobbie, IU Provost Karen Hanson and Jacobs School Dean Gwyn Richards.

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Multicultural Understanding Awards given at IU Bloomington http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17893.html Thu, 31 Mar 2011 01:57:00 EST The Indiana University Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU) will honor five individuals and one program April 7 (Thursday) at the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center in Bloomington. This event is open to the public, with a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. followed by the award presentations at 5 p.m. Sample Gates

The Indiana University Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU) will honor five individuals and one program April 7 (Thursday) at the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center in Bloomington. This event is open to the public, with a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. followed by the award presentations at 5 p.m.

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Opera about van Gogh, 'Vincent,' to make world premiere at IU Opera Theater April 8 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17938.html Wed, 30 Mar 2011 02:48:00 EST The opera Vincent, about the painter Vincent van Gogh, will receive its world premiere on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center as the final production of the 2010-11 Indiana University Opera Theater season. Additional performances are April 9, 15 and 16. A pre-performance presentation about the opera with composer Bernard Rands and members of the artistic team will be held each night at 7 p.m.

The opera Vincent, about the painter Vincent van Gogh, will receive its world premiere on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center as the final production of the 2010-11 Indiana University Opera Theater season. Additional performances are April 9, 15 and 16. A pre-performance presentation about the opera with composer Bernard Rands and members of the artistic team will be held each night at 7 p.m.

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Hammer and Nail: IU presents original contemporary dance, music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17921.html Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:02:00 EST The sixth annual "Hammer and Nail" concert on April 13-14 (Wednesday-Thursday) in Bloomington continues the tradition of pairing Indiana University student choreographers and composers for an evening of inventive and dynamic original contemporary dance. Hammer and Nail 2011

The sixth annual "Hammer and Nail" concert on April 13-14 (Wednesday-Thursday) in Bloomington continues the tradition of pairing Indiana University student choreographers and composers for an evening of inventive and dynamic original contemporary dance.

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Winners of 2011 Indiana International Guitar Competition announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17926.html Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:18:00 EST Chinese guitarist You Wang is the winner of the Open Division of the 2011 Indiana International Guitar Competition, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (Wednesday, March 30, 2011).

Chinese guitarist You Wang is the winner of the Open Division of the 2011 Indiana International Guitar Competition, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (Wednesday, March 30, 2011).

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Community-campus response to crisis in Japan set for Wednesday at IU Bloomington http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17869.html Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:03:00 EST As part of a campus- and community-wide relief effort, there will be a teach-in and benefit event Wednesday, March 30, beginning at 7 p.m. at Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union. Japan Quake

As part of a campus- and community-wide relief effort, there will be a teach-in and benefit event Wednesday, March 30, beginning at 7 p.m. at Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union.

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2011 New Frontiers grants awarded to IU faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17794.html Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:59:00 EST Indiana University Vice President for Research Jorge José announced today (March 22) that 17 faculty members from four IU campuses have been awarded project grants through the 2011 New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program. Almost $600,000 will support the newly funded projects in fields ranging from music and studio art to Spanish, folklore and history. New Frontiers

Indiana University Vice President for Research Jorge José announced today (March 22) that 17 faculty members from four IU campuses have been awarded project grants through the 2011 New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program. Almost $600,000 will support the newly funded projects in fields ranging from music and studio art to Spanish, folklore and history.

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IU Jacobs School students participate in 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17790.html Fri, 18 Mar 2011 02:07:00 EST For the second time in succession, two IU Jacobs School students have been chosen to participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra project under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. The host for this year's international musical celebration is the Sydney Opera House in Australia, one of the most innovative performing arts complexes in the world.

For the second time in succession, two IU Jacobs School students have been chosen to participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra project under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. The host for this year's international musical celebration is the Sydney Opera House in Australia, one of the most innovative performing arts complexes in the world.

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IU Auditorium presents world-class dance company the Joffrey Ballet http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17687.html Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:00:00 EST Classically trained dancers from the Joffrey Ballet will perform their interpretations of classic and contemporary pieces at IU Auditorium on April 5 at 8 p.m.

Joffrey Ballet

Classically trained dancers from the Joffrey Ballet will perform their interpretations of classic and contemporary pieces at IU Auditorium on April 5 at 8 p.m.

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Singing Hoosiers to present Spring Concert at IU Auditorium http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17678.html Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:43:00 EST The Singing Hoosiers, otherwise known as Indiana University's "ambassadors of song," will perform a concert of American popular songs at IU Auditorium Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. Led by Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Schwartzkopf, the ensemble will perform an entertaining program of Broadway favorites, jazz selections and other American popular songs, all with dazzling choreography, energy and style. "It's always thrilling to be back in the IU Auditorium for our spring concert," Schwartzkopf said. "After traveling far and wide during the year, it's our opportunity to celebrate this great music with Bloomington audiences and the many choir alumni who visit for the event."

The Singing Hoosiers, otherwise known as Indiana University's "ambassadors of song," will perform a concert of American popular songs at IU Auditorium Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. Led by Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Schwartzkopf, the ensemble will perform an entertaining program of Broadway favorites, jazz selections and other American popular songs, all with dazzling choreography, energy and style. "It's always thrilling to be back in the IU Auditorium for our spring concert," Schwartzkopf said. "After traveling far and wide during the year, it's our opportunity to celebrate this great music with Bloomington audiences and the many choir alumni who visit for the event."

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IU Ballet Theater presents 'New York, New York!' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17640.html Fri, 4 Mar 2011 02:18:00 EST Taking traditional ballet to the edge of expression and back again, Indiana Univeristy Ballet Theater offers three major choreographies by three leading 20th-century New York choreographers in its upcoming spring ballet program New York, New York!. Two 8 p.m. performances will take place in the Musical Arts Center March 25-26. A 2 p.m. matinee performance is scheduled for March 26.

Taking traditional ballet to the edge of expression and back again, Indiana Univeristy Ballet Theater offers three major choreographies by three leading 20th-century New York choreographers in its upcoming spring ballet program New York, New York!. Two 8 p.m. performances will take place in the Musical Arts Center March 25-26. A 2 p.m. matinee performance is scheduled for March 26.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents Nelli Shkolnikova Memorial Concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17617.html Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:20:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will honor one of its former faculty members during the Nelli Shkolnikova Memorial Concert on Monday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Auer Concert Hall. Professor Shkolnikova was a member of the string faculty at the Jacobs School from 1987 until her retirement in May 2005. She passed away in Australia on Feb. 2, 2010.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will honor one of its former faculty members during the Nelli Shkolnikova Memorial Concert on Monday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Auer Concert Hall. Professor Shkolnikova was a member of the string faculty at the Jacobs School from 1987 until her retirement in May 2005. She passed away in Australia on Feb. 2, 2010.

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IU Jacobs School of Music announces winners of Concerto Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17611.html Wed, 2 Mar 2011 04:37:00 EST 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.

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.

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Jacobs School Professor David Dzubay receives 2011 American Academy Arts and Letters Award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17594.html Wed, 2 Mar 2011 10:58:00 EST David Dzubay, professor and chair of the IU Jacobs School of Music Department of Composition, has been awarded a 2011 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Music. One of four composers to be recognized for outstanding artistic achievement, the award acknowledges "the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice." The award of $7,500 is matched by an additional $7,500 toward the recording of one work from each composer.

David Dzubay, professor and chair of the IU Jacobs School of Music Department of Composition, has been awarded a 2011 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Music. One of four composers to be recognized for outstanding artistic achievement, the award acknowledges "the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice." The award of $7,500 is matched by an additional $7,500 toward the recording of one work from each composer.

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IU Distinguished Professor of Piano Menahem Pressler wins lifetime achievement award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17566.html Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:19:00 EST 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.

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.

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Hungarian music concert to memorialize longtime IU Professor Denis Sinor (1916-2011) http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17551.html Mon, 28 Feb 2011 01:10:00 EST A free concert of Hungarian works will take place Thursday, March 3, to memorialize Indiana University Professor Emeritus of Central Eurasian Studies Denis Sinor. The event will feature performances by distinguished current and former Jacobs School of Music faculty, including pianist Emile Naoumoff, associate professor, and Charles Webb, former dean of the Jacobs School. The event is sponsored by IU's Department of Central Eurasian Studies and the Hungarian Cultural Association. Denis Sinor

A free concert of Hungarian works will take place Thursday, March 3, to memorialize Indiana University Professor Emeritus of Central Eurasian Studies Denis Sinor. The event will feature performances by distinguished current and former Jacobs School of Music faculty, including pianist Emile Naoumoff, associate professor, and Charles Webb, former dean of the Jacobs School. The event is sponsored by IU's Department of Central Eurasian Studies and the Hungarian Cultural Association.

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IU Jacobs School of Music develops cutting-edge career and entrepreneur project http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17433.html Fri, 18 Feb 2011 02:31:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is working with music career specialist and author Angela Myles Beeching and the Kelley School's Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on a yearlong pilot project that offers students an innovative approach to career development and entrepreneurial training.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is working with music career specialist and author Angela Myles Beeching and the Kelley School's Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on a yearlong pilot project that offers students an innovative approach to career development and entrepreneurial training.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents Handel's 'Judas Maccabaeus' in Indianapolis and Bloomington http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17457.html Fri, 18 Feb 2011 02:09:00 EST A formidable force of 60 musicians and singers from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is set to present George Frideric Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63. The ensemble will perform the work three times: on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Indianapolis and on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m., and Sunday March 6, at 4 p.m., in Bloomington's Auer Hall.

A formidable force of 60 musicians and singers from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is set to present George Frideric Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63. The ensemble will perform the work three times: on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Indianapolis and on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m., and Sunday March 6, at 4 p.m., in Bloomington's Auer Hall.

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Jacobs School of Music announces two additional live-streamed performances http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/17432.html Wed, 16 Feb 2011 03:46:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces the addition of two live-streamed events that focus on major ensemble performances from the Musical Arts Center stage, through http://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces the addition of two live-streamed events that focus on major ensemble performances from the Musical Arts Center stage, through http://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive.

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IU Cinema to present silent film 'Metropolis' accompanied by Jacobs student salon orchestra http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17416.html Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:12:00 EST The IU Cinema will present the world premiere theatrical re-release of the classic silent film Metropolis (1927) this weekend. The screening will re-create the director's original vision, reinserting the 25 minutes of "lost footage" that was cut by Paramount for the U.S. release in 1927. The film will be accompanied by the film's first newly arranged orchestral score for a salon orchestra. "The potential of doing world premieres here is a real honor," said Jacobs School Dean Gwyn Richards. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our students." Metropolis Orchestra Practice

The IU Cinema will present the world premiere theatrical re-release of the classic silent film Metropolis (1927) this weekend. The screening will re-create the director's original vision, reinserting the 25 minutes of "lost footage" that was cut by Paramount for the U.S. release in 1927. The film will be accompanied by the film's first newly arranged orchestral score for a salon orchestra. "The potential of doing world premieres here is a real honor," said Jacobs School Dean Gwyn Richards. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our students."

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IU Opera Theater presents all-new production of 'Faust' -- the man who trades his soul for youth http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17394.html Tue, 15 Feb 2011 03:34:00 EST The immortal tale of Faust -- an aging scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for his lost youth -- comes to dynamic new life at the Musical Arts Center Feb. 25 under the stage direction of Tomer Zvulun. Faust is conducted by Jacobs Professor David Effron with new set and costume designs by Jacobs Professor C. David Higgins. Additional performances are Feb. 26 and March 4-5, all at 8 p.m.

Faust Rehearsal 2011

The immortal tale of Faust -- an aging scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for his lost youth -- comes to dynamic new life at the Musical Arts Center Feb. 25 under the stage direction of Tomer Zvulun. Faust is conducted by Jacobs Professor David Effron with new set and costume designs by Jacobs Professor C. David Higgins. Additional performances are Feb. 26 and March 4-5, all at 8 p.m.

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IU Jacobs School of Music students to perform at Kennedy Center http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17410.html Tue, 15 Feb 2011 03:01:00 EST 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.

Cicely and Madalyn Parnas

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.

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Drum Corps from Gary school highlights School of Education partnership, ArtsWeek http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17385.html Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:46:00 EST A group of fourth- through sixth-grade students from the Gary Community School Corporation's Watson K-6 Boys Academy Drum Corps will perform at noon on Monday (Feb. 21) at the IU School of Education, along with students from the IU Jacobs School of Music Department of Percussion. The performance in the Wright Education Building atrium is part of ArtsWeek.

Watson Drumline

A group of fourth- through sixth-grade students from the Gary Community School Corporation's Watson K-6 Boys Academy Drum Corps will perform at noon on Monday (Feb. 21) at the IU School of Education, along with students from the IU Jacobs School of Music Department of Percussion. The performance in the Wright Education Building atrium is part of ArtsWeek.

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IU Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2011 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17316.html Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:52:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present more than 60 events during IU's 27th Annual ArtsWeek (Feb. 17-27), adding to the annual winter festival that showcases the wide range of artistic expression on the IU Bloomington campus and in the Bloomington community. Among the offerings, several Jacobs performances, lectures and master classes are aligned with this year's ArtsWeek theme of "Arts Teach."

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present more than 60 events during IU's 27th Annual ArtsWeek (Feb. 17-27), adding to the annual winter festival that showcases the wide range of artistic expression on the IU Bloomington campus and in the Bloomington community. Among the offerings, several Jacobs performances, lectures and master classes are aligned with this year's ArtsWeek theme of "Arts Teach."

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Bursar Billing option now available at IU Musical Arts Center for students http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17123.html Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:48:00 EST The Musical Arts Center has announced that IU students are invited to purchase tickets by billing their bursar account. The service expands payment options available to students when they visit the Box Office in person.

The Musical Arts Center has announced that IU students are invited to purchase tickets by billing their bursar account. The service expands payment options available to students when they visit the Box Office in person.

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Jacobs concert at IU Art Museum Sunday celebrates artist Kandinsky, composer Schoenberg http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17292.html Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:02:00 EST Two of the greatest innovators in modern art and music will be celebrated with a concert this Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Indiana University Art Museum. Faculty and students from IU's Jacobs School of Music will present the concert in honor of the 100th anniversary of the meeting of Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951).

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Two of the greatest innovators in modern art and music will be celebrated with a concert this Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Indiana University Art Museum. Faculty and students from IU's Jacobs School of Music will present the concert in honor of the 100th anniversary of the meeting of Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951).

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Solo flutist of Vienna Philharmonic, Dieter Flury, visits for performance and master class at IU http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17231.html Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:52:00 EST 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.

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.

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Student winners announced for Concerto Competitions in the IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17197.html Fri, 4 Feb 2011 02:01:00 EST 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.

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.

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Jacobs Professor Alexander Kerr appointed concertmaster of Dallas Symphony Orchestra http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17171.html Thu, 3 Feb 2011 02:52:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has appointed Alexander Kerr as concertmaster, effective Sep. 1, 2011. While taking on these duties, Kerr will maintain his post as a full-time professor of music in the Jacobs School.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has appointed Alexander Kerr as concertmaster, effective Sep. 1, 2011. While taking on these duties, Kerr will maintain his post as a full-time professor of music in the Jacobs School.

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IU's Polish Studies Center presents free concert honoring Polish music tradition http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17187.html Wed, 2 Feb 2011 01:36:00 EST Last year, people all over the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of legendary Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin. This Sunday, the Bloomington community will have the opportunity to celebrate the music of Chopin and several other important Polish composers in a free, open-to-the-public concert at 8 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6) in Auer Hall. The concert is presented by Indiana University's Polish Studies Center and features Artists in Residence Michael Pecak, piano; Alyssa Cox, soprano; and Jinhee Han, cello. Michael Pecak

Last year, people all over the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of legendary Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin. This Sunday, the Bloomington community will have the opportunity to celebrate the music of Chopin and several other important Polish composers in a free, open-to-the-public concert at 8 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6) in Auer Hall. The concert is presented by Indiana University's Polish Studies Center and features Artists in Residence Michael Pecak, piano; Alyssa Cox, soprano; and Jinhee Han, cello.

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Extensions of the Tradition concert Feb. 20 will feature organist Leo Davis Jr. http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17167.html Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:32:00 EST IU's African American Arts Institute, in collaboration with the IU Jacobs School of Music and the Archives of African American Music and Culture, will present the "Extensions of the Tradition" concert on Feb. 20. Leo Davis Jr.

IU's African American Arts Institute, in collaboration with the IU Jacobs School of Music and the Archives of African American Music and Culture, will present the "Extensions of the Tradition" concert on Feb. 20.

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IU Latin American Music Center announces results of first recording competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17138.html Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:44:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Latin American Music Center (LAMC) announces that violinist Colin Sorgi and collaborative pianist Jooeun Pak have won the first Latin American Music Recording Competition, held Jan. 29 and 30, with the final round in Auer Hall. Sorgi is a master's student, studying violin with Professor Jaime Laredo and Pak is a doctoral student, studying piano with Professor Edmund Battersby.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Latin American Music Center (LAMC) announces that violinist Colin Sorgi and collaborative pianist Jooeun Pak have won the first Latin American Music Recording Competition, held Jan. 29 and 30, with the final round in Auer Hall. Sorgi is a master's student, studying violin with Professor Jaime Laredo and Pak is a doctoral student, studying piano with Professor Edmund Battersby.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents fifth annual Jean Sinor Memorial Lecture http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17114.html Fri, 28 Jan 2011 04:10:00 EST The Jacobs School of Music's Music Education Department presents the fifth annual Jean Sinor Memorial Lecture Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. in Sweeney Hall (rescheduled from an earlier date of Feb. 1). Scott C. Shuler, president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, will speak on the topic "Can Assessment Help Music Education Survive and Thrive in a Data-Driven World?" The event is free and open to the public.

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The Jacobs School of Music's Music Education Department presents the fifth annual Jean Sinor Memorial Lecture Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. in Sweeney Hall (rescheduled from an earlier date of Feb. 1). Scott C. Shuler, president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, will speak on the topic "Can Assessment Help Music Education Survive and Thrive in a Data-Driven World?" The event is free and open to the public.

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IU's Latin American Music Center celebrates 50 years http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17063.html Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:01:00 EST The IU Jacobs School of Music Latin American Music Center (LAMC) plans to celebrate 2011, its golden jubilee year, with a range of public events that will be offered free of charge. The celebration concert series opens Feb. 13 with a Latin Valentine: "Bésame Mucho, the Greatest Latin Love Songs of All Time." Sylvia McNair

The IU Jacobs School of Music Latin American Music Center (LAMC) plans to celebrate 2011, its golden jubilee year, with a range of public events that will be offered free of charge. The celebration concert series opens Feb. 13 with a Latin Valentine: "Bésame Mucho, the Greatest Latin Love Songs of All Time."

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IU Singing Hoosiers and Purdue Varsity Glee Club join in Indianapolis performance http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17054.html Tue, 25 Jan 2011 02:11:00 EST For the first time since 1997, two rivals -- the Purdue Varsity Glee Club and the IU Singing Hoosiers -- will become one voice. "This will be an event that no one will want to miss," said Michael Schwartzkopf, professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and music director of the Singing Hoosiers. "We may be rivals on the fields and on the courts, but music will bring us together in exciting harmony."

For the first time since 1997, two rivals -- the Purdue Varsity Glee Club and the IU Singing Hoosiers -- will become one voice. "This will be an event that no one will want to miss," said Michael Schwartzkopf, professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and music director of the Singing Hoosiers. "We may be rivals on the fields and on the courts, but music will bring us together in exciting harmony."

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Puccini one-act operas open Feb. 4 at Musical Arts Center; recent Jacobs School alumnus to conduct http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17021.html Mon, 24 Jan 2011 04:56:00 EST The mood will transition from tragic beauty to lighthearted farce at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's presentation of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi open Feb. 4 at the Musical Arts Center with additional performances Feb. 5 and Feb. 11-12, all at 8 p.m. The two operas are the second and third in a trio of one-act operas known as The Triptych, which depict contrasting paths to heaven and hell. The trilogy debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918.

The mood will transition from tragic beauty to lighthearted farce at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's presentation of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi open Feb. 4 at the Musical Arts Center with additional performances Feb. 5 and Feb. 11-12, all at 8 p.m. The two operas are the second and third in a trio of one-act operas known as The Triptych, which depict contrasting paths to heaven and hell. The trilogy debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918.

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IU Jacobs School of Music celebrates 80th birthday of composer Frederick Fox http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/17039.html Mon, 24 Jan 2011 04:56:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will celebrate the 80th birthday of composer and former faculty member Frederick Fox with a concert on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall. The audience at this free public event is invited to attend a post-concert reception in the Musical Arts Center lobby. Frederick Fox

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will celebrate the 80th birthday of composer and former faculty member Frederick Fox with a concert on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall. The audience at this free public event is invited to attend a post-concert reception in the Musical Arts Center lobby.

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The Cleveland Orchestra Residency http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/clevelandorchestra/ Mon, 24 Jan 2011 03:50:00 EST Indiana University and The Cleveland Orchestra celebrate the Orchestra's first IU residency, to take place Jan. 24-26, 2011. The Orchestra will perform works by R. Strauss, Wagner and Bartók at IU Auditorium, Jan. 25, and selected IU students will have an opportunity to perform in a side-by-side rehearsal with the musicians on Jan. 24. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, orchestra musicians and administrators will offer additional educational activities for IU and Bloomington students during the three-day residency. Click here for access to the full schedule. The Cleveland Orchestra

Indiana University and The Cleveland Orchestra celebrate the Orchestra's first IU residency, to take place Jan. 24-26, 2011. The Orchestra will perform works by R. Strauss, Wagner and Bartók at IU Auditorium, Jan. 25, and selected IU students will have an opportunity to perform in a side-by-side rehearsal with the musicians on Jan. 24. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, orchestra musicians and administrators will offer additional educational activities for IU and Bloomington students during the three-day residency. Click here for access to the full schedule.

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts two visiting quartets this semester http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16999.html Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:24:00 EST In addition to hundreds of concerts by its world-renowned faculty, students and guests, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host performances by two distinguished quartets this semester. The Pacifica Quartet will perform several quartets by Shostakovich this Sunday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall. The Orion Quartet, an ensemble eagerly anticipated whenever they visit the Jacobs School, will take the Auer Hall stage on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. Pacifica Quartet

In addition to hundreds of concerts by its world-renowned faculty, students and guests, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host performances by two distinguished quartets this semester. The Pacifica Quartet will perform several quartets by Shostakovich this Sunday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall. The Orion Quartet, an ensemble eagerly anticipated whenever they visit the Jacobs School, will take the Auer Hall stage on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Jazz Ensemble to perform at Carmel Palladium opening http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16995.html Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:30:00 EST One of the finest Jazz Ensembles from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. as part of the 10-day grand opening of The Palladium in the Carmel Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. Brent Wallarab, Jacobs assistant professor of music, will conduct the ensemble of graduate and undergraduate students in a program featuring the music of Count Basie.

One of the finest Jazz Ensembles from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. as part of the 10-day grand opening of The Palladium in the Carmel Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. Brent Wallarab, Jacobs assistant professor of music, will conduct the ensemble of graduate and undergraduate students in a program featuring the music of Count Basie.

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Memorial concert for IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Hans Tischler Jan. 22 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16964.html Tue, 18 Jan 2011 09:21:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Carlos Montané celebrates 'Half a Century of Being a Tenor' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16950.html Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:45:00 EST Carlos Montané, professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will make a rare Bloomington stage appearance as he sings in "Half a Century of Being a Tenor" on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The concert celebrating his 50-year career is free and open to the public.

Carlos Montané, professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will make a rare Bloomington stage appearance as he sings in "Half a Century of Being a Tenor" on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The concert celebrating his 50-year career is free and open to the public.

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IU students well represented among international fellowship and scholarship recipients http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16926.html Thu, 13 Jan 2011 01:38:00 EST Students from Indiana University Bloomington received more than 35 nationally competitive awards that sent them to study in countries around the world last summer and during the 2010-2011 academic year. The awards are sponsored by a number of agencies including the Departments of State and Education, the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Marshall and Rhodes programs of the United Kingdom, the American Scandinavian Foundation and the German-American Exchange Service. Brendan Faegre

Students from Indiana University Bloomington received more than 35 nationally competitive awards that sent them to study in countries around the world last summer and during the 2010-2011 academic year. The awards are sponsored by a number of agencies including the Departments of State and Education, the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Marshall and Rhodes programs of the United Kingdom, the American Scandinavian Foundation and the German-American Exchange Service.

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Carnegie classification recognizes IU Bloomington for community engagement http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16933.html Thu, 13 Jan 2011 09:30:00 EST Indiana University Bloomington has been selected for 2010 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The classification recognizes the campus's commitment to engagement through economic development assistance for the state of Indiana, arts and cultural programming, service-learning and community volunteerism, international studies and partnerships, research in areas such as health and education, and other activities. Fairview Violins

Indiana University Bloomington has been selected for 2010 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The classification recognizes the campus's commitment to engagement through economic development assistance for the state of Indiana, arts and cultural programming, service-learning and community volunteerism, international studies and partnerships, research in areas such as health and education, and other activities.

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IU considered 'Best Value' by Kipplinger's for second year http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16825.html Sun, 9 Jan 2011 01:05:00 EST For the second straight year, Indiana University is among the top 30 in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's rankings of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges."

For the second straight year, Indiana University is among the top 30 in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's rankings of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges."

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The works of 'Contemporary Masters,' IU choreographers, featured at annual concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16763.html Tue, 4 Jan 2011 09:30:00 EST Contemporary dance masterpieces from the 1980s will be performed by Indiana University dance majors in the upcoming Contemporary Masters, the annual faculty/guest artist concert presented by the Indiana University departments of Kinesiology and Theatre and Drama. Famed modern dance choreographer Bella Lewitzky's seminal piece, Suite Satie, has been restaged for the first time, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance masterpieces from the 1980s will be performed by Indiana University dance majors in the upcoming Contemporary Masters, the annual faculty/guest artist concert presented by the Indiana University departments of Kinesiology and Theatre and Drama. Famed modern dance choreographer Bella Lewitzky's seminal piece, Suite Satie, has been restaged for the first time, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Cleveland Orchestra announces IU residency activities for January 2011 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16771.html Thu, 16 Dec 2010 02:30:00 EST Indiana University and The Cleveland Orchestra announced details today (Dec. 16) of the Orchestra's first IU residency, to take place Jan. 24-26, 2011. The Cleveland Orchestra

Indiana University and The Cleveland Orchestra announced details today (Dec. 16) of the Orchestra's first IU residency, to take place Jan. 24-26, 2011.

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IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni contend for Grammys http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16692.html Thu, 9 Dec 2010 12:37:00 EST 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. 13, 2011, on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Among Jacobs-related nominees are faculty member Michael Spiro and alumnae Jamie Barton and Vivica Genaux.

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. 13, 2011, on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Among Jacobs-related nominees are faculty member Michael Spiro and alumnae Jamie Barton and Vivica Genaux.

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As China tour commences, IU Jacobs School ensemble ¡Sacabuche! welcomes critical acclaim, blog followers http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16690.html Thu, 9 Dec 2010 08:30:00 EST Amidst critical fanfare and with a new blog set to chronicle its movements on and off stage, ¡Sacabuche!, an ensemble of 13 performers and scholars based at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, commenced its highly anticipated 11-day tour of China (Dec. 9-19).

Amidst critical fanfare and with a new blog set to chronicle its movements on and off stage, ¡Sacabuche!, an ensemble of 13 performers and scholars based at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, commenced its highly anticipated 11-day tour of China (Dec. 9-19).

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¡Sacabuche! early music ensemble tour to China blog http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/sacabuche/ Wed, 8 Dec 2010 10:44:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Jacobs School, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to present free concert in Bloomington http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16667.html Tue, 7 Dec 2010 01:30:00 EST Bloomington and regional audiences will be treated to a free performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) on Sunday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Musical Arts Center. The concert will be led by international conductor Gilbert Varga and will feature the world premiere of From Noon to Starry Night by Chancellor's Professor of Composition Claude Baker. Baker's composition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the IU Department of Music.

Bloomington and regional audiences will be treated to a free performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) on Sunday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Musical Arts Center. The concert will be led by international conductor Gilbert Varga and will feature the world premiere of From Noon to Starry Night by Chancellor's Professor of Composition Claude Baker. Baker's composition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the IU Department of Music.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble to perform in Chicago http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16636.html Fri, 3 Dec 2010 12:25:00 EST The Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Carmen Helena Télez, will present a program of works by Jewish composers on Jewish topics this Sunday, Dec. 5, in Chicago. The free concert will take place at the historic synagogue KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park at 3 p.m.

The Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Carmen Helena Télez, will present a program of works by Jewish composers on Jewish topics this Sunday, Dec. 5, in Chicago. The free concert will take place at the historic synagogue KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park at 3 p.m.

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Ring in the holidays with the Bloomington tradition 'Chimes of Christmas' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16555.html Mon, 22 Nov 2010 03:14:00 EST Indiana University Auditorium will present the annual holiday tradition Chimes of Christmas on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Seasonal tunes such as "A Christmas Gala," "Christmas on Broadway" and "Jingle Bells" will be performed by the IU Jacobs School of Music Wind Ensemble, conducted by Stephen W. Pratt; the Trombone Choir, conducted by Carl Lenthe; and the Grammy Award-nominated Singing Hoosiers, the country's premier collegiate show choir, conducted by Michael Schwartzkopf.

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Indiana University Auditorium will present the annual holiday tradition Chimes of Christmas on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Seasonal tunes such as "A Christmas Gala," "Christmas on Broadway" and "Jingle Bells" will be performed by the IU Jacobs School of Music Wind Ensemble, conducted by Stephen W. Pratt; the Trombone Choir, conducted by Carl Lenthe; and the Grammy Award-nominated Singing Hoosiers, the country's premier collegiate show choir, conducted by Michael Schwartzkopf.

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Remembering Hans Tischler http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/hanstischler/ Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:33:00 EST 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 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.

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IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler awarded Chinese professorship http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16479.html Tue, 16 Nov 2010 04:10:00 EST 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.

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.

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Jacobs student Natalie Williams pronounced “Iron Composer” http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16473.html Tue, 16 Nov 2010 01:49:00 EST Natalie Williams, doctoral fellow and associate instructor in composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, took first place in the Analog Arts "Iron Composer" competition at Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio, Oct. 22. She was selected as a finalist from a nationwide call for scores and competed alongside four other accomplished composers from across the country.

Natalie Williams, doctoral fellow and associate instructor in composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, took first place in the Analog Arts "Iron Composer" competition at Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio, Oct. 22. She was selected as a finalist from a nationwide call for scores and competed alongside four other accomplished composers from across the country.

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IU Distinguished Professor Burkholder honored by American Musicological Society http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16424.html Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:58:00 EST 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. Peter Burkholder

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.

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IU Ballet Theater presents annual performance of 'The Nutcracker' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16418.html Fri, 12 Nov 2010 10:59:00 EST IU Ballet Theater will present its 52nd annual production of The Nutcracker at the Musical Arts Center, Dec. 3-4 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 4-5 at 2 p.m. The popular production will feature choreography created specifically for the Jacobs School of Music's dancers by Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School Ballet Department. "The level of dancing continues to improve," Vernon said. "There is always something new to see in the ballet because the dancers change every year. The freshmen, who constitute the corps de ballet in the waltz, are, in my opinion, one of the best freshmen classes ever. The audience will really enjoy that dance."

IU Ballet Theater will present its 52nd annual production of The Nutcracker at the Musical Arts Center, Dec. 3-4 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 4-5 at 2 p.m. The popular production will feature choreography created specifically for the Jacobs School of Music's dancers by Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School Ballet Department. "The level of dancing continues to improve," Vernon said. "There is always something new to see in the ballet because the dancers change every year. The freshmen, who constitute the corps de ballet in the waltz, are, in my opinion, one of the best freshmen classes ever. The audience will really enjoy that dance."

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IU Auditorium presents Broadway award-winner 'A Chorus Line,' featuring several IU alums http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16345.html Fri, 5 Nov 2010 03:33:00 EST The classic Broadway musical A Chorus Line comes to IU Auditorium for two nights, Nov. 16-17, at 8 p.m. Seventeen Broadway hopefuls seek parts in the chorus of an upcoming Broadway production. All have made the first cut, but the second part of the audition is something none of the performers expects: the director asks each hopeful to come forward and talk about who they are inside. Throughout the show, the audience learns the story of each dancer's struggles, triumphs and everything in between. In the end, only eight make it to the chorus, but the story of how they got there will be remembered.

A Chorus Line

The classic Broadway musical A Chorus Line comes to IU Auditorium for two nights, Nov. 16-17, at 8 p.m. Seventeen Broadway hopefuls seek parts in the chorus of an upcoming Broadway production. All have made the first cut, but the second part of the audition is something none of the performers expects: the director asks each hopeful to come forward and talk about who they are inside. Throughout the show, the audience learns the story of each dancer's struggles, triumphs and everything in between. In the end, only eight make it to the chorus, but the story of how they got there will be remembered.

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music ensemble ¡Sacabuche! invited to perform in China http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16291.html Tue, 2 Nov 2010 04:04:00 EST ¡Sacabuche!, an ensemble based at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, has been invited to present the international premiere of its program The Map and Music of Matteo Ricci at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on Dec. 12. Read the ¡Sacabuche! blog at http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/sacabuche/.

¡Sacabuche!, an ensemble based at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, has been invited to present the international premiere of its program The Map and Music of Matteo Ricci at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on Dec. 12. Read the ¡Sacabuche! blog at http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/sacabuche/.

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Two students win Indiana District MET National Council Auditions http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16271.html Mon, 1 Nov 2010 04:50:00 EST An Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student and a Ball State School of Music student were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, which this year took place Oct. 30 at IU's Musical Arts Center.

An Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student and a Ball State School of Music student were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, which this year took place Oct. 30 at IU's Musical Arts Center.

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Revenge served with champagne in IU Opera Theater’s 'Die Fledermaus' ('The Bat') by Johann Strauss http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16265.html Mon, 1 Nov 2010 01:10:00 EST Die Fledermaus (The Bat), by Indiana University Opera Theater, opens at the Musical Arts Center Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Stage director Joachim Schamberger said audience members have loved the "wild ride" of Die Fledermaus for decades, ever since it premiered in 1874 in Vienna. "It's the most famous operetta of all time," Schamberger said. "It's hilarious, but not just a silly story. There are so many important themes interwoven, and the music is brilliantly written." This version of the popular operetta puts a modern twist on the humorous revenge story, with dialogue that references current American pop culture.

Die Fledermaus (The Bat), by Indiana University Opera Theater, opens at the Musical Arts Center Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Stage director Joachim Schamberger said audience members have loved the "wild ride" of Die Fledermaus for decades, ever since it premiered in 1874 in Vienna. "It's the most famous operetta of all time," Schamberger said. "It's hilarious, but not just a silly story. There are so many important themes interwoven, and the music is brilliantly written." This version of the popular operetta puts a modern twist on the humorous revenge story, with dialogue that references current American pop culture.

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Inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Project awarded http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16221.html Thu, 28 Oct 2010 03:45:00 EST The Jeff McLaughlin Quartet was chosen as the recipient of the inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Project (EJAP) Award Monday, Oct. 25, during the David N. Baker Jazz Ensemble concert at the Musical Arts Center of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The EJAP, planned to become an annual competition, is sponsored by Owl Studios of Indianapolis. It is open to jazz students in the Jacobs School and culminates with a nationally released album.

The Jeff McLaughlin Quartet was chosen as the recipient of the inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Project (EJAP) Award Monday, Oct. 25, during the David N. Baker Jazz Ensemble concert at the Musical Arts Center of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The EJAP, planned to become an annual competition, is sponsored by Owl Studios of Indianapolis. It is open to jazz students in the Jacobs School and culminates with a nationally released album.

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IU Professors Téllez, Pryor and de Souza to be honored http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16153.html Tue, 26 Oct 2010 08:44:00 EST Carmen Helena Téllez, professor in the Jacobs School of Music and the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Tracy M. Sonneborn Award at Indiana University, will be recognized on Nov. 4 in the IU Simon Music Center's Auer Hall. Also recognized will be Sara C. Pryor, professor in the Department of Geography, and Romualdo de Souza, professor in the Department of Chemistry, both of whom have been named Provost Professors. Carmen Tellez

Carmen Helena Téllez, professor in the Jacobs School of Music and the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Tracy M. Sonneborn Award at Indiana University, will be recognized on Nov. 4 in the IU Simon Music Center's Auer Hall. Also recognized will be Sara C. Pryor, professor in the Department of Geography, and Romualdo de Souza, professor in the Department of Chemistry, both of whom have been named Provost Professors.

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2010 Octubafest dedicated to the memory of Harvey Phillips http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16178.html Mon, 25 Oct 2010 03:33:00 EST 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. Harvey Phillips

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.

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Melissa Korzec to lead development efforts of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16146.html Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:07:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced the appointment of Jacobs alumna Melissa Korzec as senior development officer. In close collaboration with the IU Foundation, Korzec will lead the school's development office, cultivating and coordinating philanthropic gifts and directing the Jacobs School's participation in capital campaigns for the Bloomington campus.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced the appointment of Jacobs alumna Melissa Korzec as senior development officer. In close collaboration with the IU Foundation, Korzec will lead the school's development office, cultivating and coordinating philanthropic gifts and directing the Jacobs School's participation in capital campaigns for the Bloomington campus.

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts Met auditions this month http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16124.html Thu, 21 Oct 2010 03:59:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. in the Musical Arts Center. This annual event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. This year, 32 singers are scheduled to compete in the Indiana auditions. MET Auditions

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. in the Musical Arts Center. This annual event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. This year, 32 singers are scheduled to compete in the Indiana auditions.

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Remembering Harvey Phillips http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/harveyphillips/ Thu, 21 Oct 2010 01:47:00 EST 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.

Harvey Phillips

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.

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'The Bat' shines signal over IU Auditorium when 'Dennis James Hosts Halloween' Oct. 27 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/16109.html Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:19:00 EST Indiana University alumnus Dennis James returns to Bloomington to perform his annual Halloween organ performance, this year accompanying Roland West's 1926 film The Bat Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Audience members who arrive by 7:05 p.m. will be eligible to compete in the B97-sponsored costume contest, with awards for Scariest, Most Creative and Best Overall costumes. Dennis James Halloween

Indiana University alumnus Dennis James returns to Bloomington to perform his annual Halloween organ performance, this year accompanying Roland West's 1926 film The Bat Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Audience members who arrive by 7:05 p.m. will be eligible to compete in the B97-sponsored costume contest, with awards for Scariest, Most Creative and Best Overall costumes.

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New ISO conductor Krzysztof Urbanski appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16085.html Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:06:00 EST Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music announced today that 28-year-old Krzysztof Urbanski will be appointed an adjunct professor of music in the area of orchestral conducting. It was also announced this week (Oct. 19) that the Polish conductor will become music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music announced today that 28-year-old Krzysztof Urbanski will be appointed an adjunct professor of music in the area of orchestral conducting. It was also announced this week (Oct. 19) that the Polish conductor will become music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

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IU Opera Theater to present American classic 'Little Women' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16027.html Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:06:00 EST Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy March will take to the stage of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center Oct. 22 for the opening of an operatic production inspired by Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel Little Women. The second opera of the Jacobs School of Music's 2010-2011 Opera Theater season, Little Women is the first opera ever written by Mark Adamo, whose version of the beloved novel debuted at the Houston Grand Opera in 1998.

Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy March will take to the stage of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center Oct. 22 for the opening of an operatic production inspired by Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel Little Women. The second opera of the Jacobs School of Music's 2010-2011 Opera Theater season, Little Women is the first opera ever written by Mark Adamo, whose version of the beloved novel debuted at the Houston Grand Opera in 1998.

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Soprano Angela Brown donates personal papers to IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15927.html Thu, 14 Oct 2010 09:31:00 EST Indiana University announced today (Oct. 14) that renowned opera singer Angela Brown, who honed her craft at the Jacobs School of Music, has selected IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture as the repository for her collected papers and an array of items related to her career. "Being from Indiana and having graduated from IU, Angela is well-known, revered, and has a legacy in this state," said IU Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology Portia Maultsby, director of the Archives of African American Music and Culture.

Angela Brown

Indiana University announced today (Oct. 14) that renowned opera singer Angela Brown, who honed her craft at the Jacobs School of Music, has selected IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture as the repository for her collected papers and an array of items related to her career. "Being from Indiana and having graduated from IU, Angela is well-known, revered, and has a legacy in this state," said IU Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology Portia Maultsby, director of the Archives of African American Music and Culture.

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts four visiting quartets this year http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15989.html Tue, 12 Oct 2010 04:28:00 EST In addition to the hundreds of concerts by its world-renowned faculty, students and guests, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host performances by four distinguished quartets this season. The São Paulo City String Quartet kicks off the series Thursday (Oct. 14), at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall.

In addition to the hundreds of concerts by its world-renowned faculty, students and guests, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host performances by four distinguished quartets this season. The São Paulo City String Quartet kicks off the series Thursday (Oct. 14), at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall.

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IU Jacobs School of Music announces endowed chair in ballet http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15933.html Fri, 8 Oct 2010 04:03:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has received the gift of an endowment to support the first faculty chair position in its ballet department, Dean Gwyn Richards announced today. The inaugural recipient of the Kathy Ziliak Anderson Chair in Ballet is Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has received the gift of an endowment to support the first faculty chair position in its ballet department, Dean Gwyn Richards announced today. The inaugural recipient of the Kathy Ziliak Anderson Chair in Ballet is Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy.

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IU Pro Arte Singers group collaborates with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15930.html Fri, 8 Oct 2010 03:49:00 EST Combining efforts with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Pro Arte Singers will present "The Saxon & the Priest," a program of virtuosic Italian works on Monday, Oct. 11, in Indianapolis and on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Bloomington.

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Combining efforts with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Pro Arte Singers will present "The Saxon & the Priest," a program of virtuosic Italian works on Monday, Oct. 11, in Indianapolis and on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Bloomington.

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IU Jacobs School's Musicology Department ranked among best in nation http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15780.html Fri, 1 Oct 2010 03:55:00 EST 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.

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.

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Jacobs School of Music debuts world premiere of new choreography in Fall Ballet http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15776.html Thu, 30 Sep 2010 03:30:00 EST This season, falling leaves bring graceful leaps to the Indiana University Musical Arts Center stage with a world premiere of new choreography from New York choreographer Joshua Bergasse. The 2010 IU Ballet Theater Season commences with "A Choreographer's Evening" on Oct. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., featuring four separate dances that blend modern, classical and original styles that highlight a broad range of choreography in dance.

Fall Ballet

This season, falling leaves bring graceful leaps to the Indiana University Musical Arts Center stage with a world premiere of new choreography from New York choreographer Joshua Bergasse. The 2010 IU Ballet Theater Season commences with "A Choreographer's Evening" on Oct. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., featuring four separate dances that blend modern, classical and original styles that highlight a broad range of choreography in dance.

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IU's research vice president announces major new internal funding opportunity http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15766.html Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:40:00 EST Vice President for Research Jorge José announced today (Sept. 29) a major new internal funding opportunity for all Indiana University faculty members. The Indiana University Collaborative Research Grants (IUCRG) program will award teams of researchers up to $75,000 to support collaborative, innovative projects with a high likelihood of securing external funding.

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Vice President for Research Jorge José announced today (Sept. 29) a major new internal funding opportunity for all Indiana University faculty members. The Indiana University Collaborative Research Grants (IUCRG) program will award teams of researchers up to $75,000 to support collaborative, innovative projects with a high likelihood of securing external funding.

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Building 'Barber:' Backstage with MAC technical director Alissia Lauer http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15722.html Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:40:00 EST Past the grand lobby of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center, beyond the velvety seats and heavy curtains that surround the famous MAC stage is the spacious, sawdust-filled backstage work room where the sets for IU Opera and Ballet Theater come into magical life. At the helm of set production is MAC Technical Director Alissia Lauer. Live at IU visited Lauer throughout the construction process of sets for Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, the first opera of the Jacobs School of Music's 2010-2011 season.

MAC Set Construction

Past the grand lobby of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center, beyond the velvety seats and heavy curtains that surround the famous MAC stage is the spacious, sawdust-filled backstage work room where the sets for IU Opera and Ballet Theater come into magical life. At the helm of set production is MAC Technical Director Alissia Lauer. Live at IU visited Lauer throughout the construction process of sets for Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, the first opera of the Jacobs School of Music's 2010-2011 season.

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IU graduate wins fourth Emmy Award for 'The Piano Guy' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15661.html Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:40:00 EST Indiana University alumnus Scott Houston, host and co-executive producer of the public television series "The Piano Guy," won his fourth Emmy Award at the 46th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony on July 31. "The Piano Guy" also received Emmys in two more categories this year, bringing the show's total award count to six. Houston, who graduated from IU in 1984, learned the non-classicaly piano techniques he now teaches while attending the Jacobs School of Music as a drummer, absorbing the techniques he observed watching jazz pianists. Scott Houston

Indiana University alumnus Scott Houston, host and co-executive producer of the public television series "The Piano Guy," won his fourth Emmy Award at the 46th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony on July 31. "The Piano Guy" also received Emmys in two more categories this year, bringing the show's total award count to six. Houston, who graduated from IU in 1984, learned the non-classicaly piano techniques he now teaches while attending the Jacobs School of Music as a drummer, absorbing the techniques he observed watching jazz pianists.

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National Research Council study validates quality of IU doctoral programs http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15754.html Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:38:00 EST 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.

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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.

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Opera star Angela Brown to perform in Bloomington October 16 http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15756.html Tue, 28 Sep 2010 03:59:00 EST Internationally renowned opera star Angela Brown, who honed her craft at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, will perform her much-anticipated one-woman show, Opera from a Sistah's Point of View, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at IU's Musical Arts Center.

Angela Brown

Internationally renowned opera star Angela Brown, who honed her craft at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, will perform her much-anticipated one-woman show, Opera from a Sistah's Point of View, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at IU's Musical Arts Center.

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Jacobs Department of Bands begins season with concert in memory of Heather Cramer Reu http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15750.html Tue, 28 Sep 2010 03:00:00 EST The Jacobs School of Music Department of Bands begins its season at 8 p.m. tonight in the Musical Arts Center with a program performed by the Wind Ensemble, conducted by Professor Stephen W. Pratt. The concert includes the premiere of Symphony No. 2, "Epitaphs Unwritten" by Kevin Walczyk, dedicated to the memory of Heather Cramer Reu, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in the summer of 2009. Heather was the daughter of Jacobs Professor Emeritus Ray E. Cramer, who was chair of the Department of Bands.

The Jacobs School of Music Department of Bands begins its season at 8 p.m. tonight in the Musical Arts Center with a program performed by the Wind Ensemble, conducted by Professor Stephen W. Pratt. The concert includes the premiere of Symphony No. 2, "Epitaphs Unwritten" by Kevin Walczyk, dedicated to the memory of Heather Cramer Reu, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in the summer of 2009. Heather was the daughter of Jacobs Professor Emeritus Ray E. Cramer, who was chair of the Department of Bands.

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IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2010-11 live streaming http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15721.html Fri, 24 Sep 2010 07:00:00 EST Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater at the Jacobs School of Music announced its 2010-11 streaming schedule today. All streams may be accessed through the IU Music Live! website.

Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater at the Jacobs School of Music announced its 2010-11 streaming schedule today. All streams may be accessed through the IU Music Live! website.

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Jacobs School's new Kuttner Quartet in debut performance this weekend http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15719.html Fri, 24 Sep 2010 05:08:00 EST This year's Kuttner Quartet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music debuts this Sunday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. in the "Sunday Chamber Music in Auer" concert series kickoff. The quartet, whose student members change annually, features four of the top string players in the school. This year's group comprises Colin Sorgi and Rena Kimura, violin; Rose Wollman, viola; and Kevin Künkel, cello.

This year's Kuttner Quartet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music debuts this Sunday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. in the "Sunday Chamber Music in Auer" concert series kickoff. The quartet, whose student members change annually, features four of the top string players in the school. This year's group comprises Colin Sorgi and Rena Kimura, violin; Rose Wollman, viola; and Kevin Künkel, cello.

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IU Singing Hoosiers pays tribute to Hoagy Carmichael http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15677.html Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:52:00 EST One of America's most popular show choirs will pay tribute to one of the nation's most popular composers in a free concert, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. and repeated at 8:30 p.m. in Auer Hall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The IU Singing Hoosiers, directed for 15 years by Jacobs Professor Michael Schwartzkopf, will take the audience on a musical journey through the life of one of Bloomington's favorite sons in Hoagy Carmichael and Friends. The concerts take place on a weekend during which the program will be recorded as part of a preservation project.

One of America's most popular show choirs will pay tribute to one of the nation's most popular composers in a free concert, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. and repeated at 8:30 p.m. in Auer Hall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The IU Singing Hoosiers, directed for 15 years by Jacobs Professor Michael Schwartzkopf, will take the audience on a musical journey through the life of one of Bloomington's favorite sons in Hoagy Carmichael and Friends. The concerts take place on a weekend during which the program will be recorded as part of a preservation project.

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IU Singing Hoosiers to take part in Lee Hamilton Event in Washington http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15665.html Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:49:00 EST On Oct. 5, a small ensemble within Indiana University's Singing Hoosiers will travel to Washington, D.C., to celebrate and recognize former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton's dedication and work with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a post from which he is now retiring.

On Oct. 5, a small ensemble within Indiana University's Singing Hoosiers will travel to Washington, D.C., to celebrate and recognize former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton's dedication and work with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a post from which he is now retiring.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents Auer Hall Sunday chamber music series http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15642.html Tue, 21 Sep 2010 03:44:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Organ professor to commence 'Seasons of Sebastian,' a three-year Bach performance cycle http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15610.html Mon, 20 Sep 2010 03:36:00 EST Commencing with a free concert at Auer Hall Oct. 5 at 8 p.m., IU Organ Professor Janette Fishell will present "The Seasons of Sebastian: The solo works of Johann Sebastian Bach," a three-year cycle of 21 free, open-to-the-public Bach organ performances that take place at various locations on campus and churches in the Bloomington community. The works are organized into "secular" -- the seasons of Bach's life, performed on the IU campus -- and the "spiritual" seasons of his faith, performed at area churches, with some "cross-pollination" to keep each concert as artistically significant as possible.

Commencing with a free concert at Auer Hall Oct. 5 at 8 p.m., IU Organ Professor Janette Fishell will present "The Seasons of Sebastian: The solo works of Johann Sebastian Bach," a three-year cycle of 21 free, open-to-the-public Bach organ performances that take place at various locations on campus and churches in the Bloomington community. The works are organized into "secular" -- the seasons of Bach's life, performed on the IU campus -- and the "spiritual" seasons of his faith, performed at area churches, with some "cross-pollination" to keep each concert as artistically significant as possible.

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Planning grant paves way for open source Variations on Video project at IU Libraries http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15580.html Mon, 20 Sep 2010 09:46:00 EST A $49,504 grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services will enable the Indiana University Libraries to plan the next phase of development for its Variations digital music library system. Variations is an open-source system providing online access to selected sound recordings and musical scores. It was developed at IU and is now used by multiple college and university libraries. Variations

A $49,504 grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services will enable the Indiana University Libraries to plan the next phase of development for its Variations digital music library system. Variations is an open-source system providing online access to selected sound recordings and musical scores. It was developed at IU and is now used by multiple college and university libraries.

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IU Jacobs School of Music welcomes 2010-11 Jacobs Scholars and Jacobs Fellows http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15547.html Wed, 15 Sep 2010 03:04:00 EST Eight new Jacobs Scholars and four new Jacobs Fellows began their studies this fall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Selected from a large pool of incoming students, they are the recipients of the most prestigious and substantial scholarship awards in the school.

Eight new Jacobs Scholars and four new Jacobs Fellows began their studies this fall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Selected from a large pool of incoming students, they are the recipients of the most prestigious and substantial scholarship awards in the school.

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Teen violinist Brian Allen credits family, teachers for his success http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15440.html Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:21:00 EST Brian Allen, 16, won the Lions Club International Global Youth Music Competition this summer in Sydney. "I have always enjoyed competitions, but this is my first really big win," said Allen, a member of IU's Violin Virtuosi who has studied with the Jacobs School of Music's Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig. "It gives me courage to face new challenges."

Brian Allen, 16, won the Lions Club International Global Youth Music Competition this summer in Sydney. "I have always enjoyed competitions, but this is my first really big win," said Allen, a member of IU's Violin Virtuosi who has studied with the Jacobs School of Music's Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig. "It gives me courage to face new challenges."

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Brio Pop Society puts new spin on IU's annual Live From Bloomington CD http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15539.html Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:14:00 EST Musicians and songwriters from the Indiana University and Bloomington communities may now submit original songs and lyrics to Live From Bloomington, a Union Board committee, for a chance to collaborate with student arrangers from the Jacobs School of Music. The new Brio Pop Society, created by IU student Loren Gurman, will bring together classical and contemporary musicians and songwriters. Union Board

Musicians and songwriters from the Indiana University and Bloomington communities may now submit original songs and lyrics to Live From Bloomington, a Union Board committee, for a chance to collaborate with student arrangers from the Jacobs School of Music. The new Brio Pop Society, created by IU student Loren Gurman, will bring together classical and contemporary musicians and songwriters.

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Hello, it's Todd: Rock legend Todd Rundgren named to prestigious Wells Scholars Professorship at IU http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15520.html Tue, 14 Sep 2010 08:44:00 EST The rumors are true. Todd Rundgren, the rocker-producer known for his songs "Hello, It's Me," "Bang the Drum" and "I Saw the Light," has been selected as the Class of 1963 Wells Scholars Professor at Indiana University Bloomington for this fall. Rundgren, the ninth Wells Professor in the Wells Scholars Program, will teach the middle two weeks of a four-week, one-credit hour honors seminar designed for a maximum of 22 Wells Scholars and Hutton Honors students. Todd Rundgren

The rumors are true. Todd Rundgren, the rocker-producer known for his songs "Hello, It's Me," "Bang the Drum" and "I Saw the Light," has been selected as the Class of 1963 Wells Scholars Professor at Indiana University Bloomington for this fall. Rundgren, the ninth Wells Professor in the Wells Scholars Program, will teach the middle two weeks of a four-week, one-credit hour honors seminar designed for a maximum of 22 Wells Scholars and Hutton Honors students.

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IU Jacobs School of Music 2010-11 season offers vast assortment of music, dance http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15446.html Fri, 10 Sep 2010 01:00:00 EST Leonard Slatkin will conduct the IU Philharmonic Orchestra on Sept. 15 in a season-opening concert at the Musical Arts Center. The program will include Cindy McTee's Double Play and Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14.

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Leonard Slatkin will conduct the IU Philharmonic Orchestra on Sept. 15 in a season-opening concert at the Musical Arts Center. The program will include Cindy McTee's Double Play and Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14.

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IU Opera Theater's 2010-11 season opens with a brand-new take on a classic comedy, 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15457.html Thu, 9 Sep 2010 03:25:00 EST Indiana University Opera Theater's 2010-11 season opens with Gioachino Rossini's 18th-century comedic opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), showcasing an entirely new look, with 21st-century style references and set pieces and costumes that create a classic-meets-contemporary aesthetic. Barber of Seville

Indiana University Opera Theater's 2010-11 season opens with Gioachino Rossini's 18th-century comedic opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), showcasing an entirely new look, with 21st-century style references and set pieces and costumes that create a classic-meets-contemporary aesthetic.

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Jacobs School Organ Department hosts fall Organ Conference http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15452.html Thu, 9 Sep 2010 09:49:00 EST Kicking off the new year in style, the IU Jacobs School of Music Organ Department has teamed up with its alumni counterpart, Indiana Organists United, to host "Bach to School," a reunion conference weekend, Sept. 16-18 (Thursday-Saturday) that includes the world premiere of a new scholarly edition of J. S. Bach's monumental pedagogical work Clavier-Übung, Volume III.

Kicking off the new year in style, the IU Jacobs School of Music Organ Department has teamed up with its alumni counterpart, Indiana Organists United, to host "Bach to School," a reunion conference weekend, Sept. 16-18 (Thursday-Saturday) that includes the world premiere of a new scholarly edition of J. S. Bach's monumental pedagogical work Clavier-Übung, Volume III.

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Jacobs School of Music Professor Julian Hook receives $30,000 fellowship http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15403.html Fri, 3 Sep 2010 02:28:00 EST Julian Hook, associate professor of music theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been awarded a Sabbatical Fellowship for 2010-11 from the American Philosophical Society (APS). The value of the fellowship is $30,000. Hook will use his sabbatical to work on a book, Musical Spaces and Transformations.

Julian Hook, associate professor of music theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been awarded a Sabbatical Fellowship for 2010-11 from the American Philosophical Society (APS). The value of the fellowship is $30,000. Hook will use his sabbatical to work on a book, Musical Spaces and Transformations.

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IU Jacobs School of Music student co-winner of international competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15404.html Fri, 3 Sep 2010 08:40:00 EST Brian Ciach, a doctoral candidate in the Composition Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is a co-winner of the American Liszt Society (ALS) Bicentennial Composition Competition.

Brian Ciach, a doctoral candidate in the Composition Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is a co-winner of the American Liszt Society (ALS) Bicentennial Composition Competition.

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Making music: Jacobs student moves from performance to horn-making career http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/15289.html Wed, 1 Sep 2010 03:16:00 EST As a kid growing up in North Carolina, Jacob Medlin loved taking his toys apart to figure out how they worked. He still likes taking things apart -- the 26-year-old master's student at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music has a box full of parts from the instruments he took apart (and never quite figured out how to put back together). Today, though, his focus has shifted to building. Working out of a bright blue basement studio in his Ellettsville home, Medlin creates about one new Geyer-style double French horn a month. Each horn takes him about 160 hours to complete. Jacob Medlin

As a kid growing up in North Carolina, Jacob Medlin loved taking his toys apart to figure out how they worked. He still likes taking things apart -- the 26-year-old master's student at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music has a box full of parts from the instruments he took apart (and never quite figured out how to put back together). Today, though, his focus has shifted to building. Working out of a bright blue basement studio in his Ellettsville home, Medlin creates about one new Geyer-style double French horn a month. Each horn takes him about 160 hours to complete.

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'Opera for All Seasons' depicts history of Indiana University Opera Theater http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15249.html Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:31:00 EST A lavishly illustrated history of the first 60 years of Indiana University Opera Theater at the Jacobs School of Music has recently been released by IU Press. The nearly 500-page text -- with more than 300 photos -- is the result of a team effort by writer Marianne Williams Tobias and editors George Calder, Nancy J. Guyer, C. David Higgins and Charles H. Webb.

A lavishly illustrated history of the first 60 years of Indiana University Opera Theater at the Jacobs School of Music has recently been released by IU Press. The nearly 500-page text -- with more than 300 photos -- is the result of a team effort by writer Marianne Williams Tobias and editors George Calder, Nancy J. Guyer, C. David Higgins and Charles H. Webb.

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IU Jacobs School of Music alumnus wins national competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15125.html Tue, 3 Aug 2010 02:28:00 EST Jake Harpster, who received a bachelor's degree in percussion performance last May from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition June 19-22 at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. Harpster received $5,000 in retail credit towards a professional model Yamaha instrument and an opportunity for a New York City performance debut at Yamaha Artist Service, Inc.

Jake Harpster, who received a bachelor's degree in percussion performance last May from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition June 19-22 at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. Harpster received $5,000 in retail credit towards a professional model Yamaha instrument and an opportunity for a New York City performance debut at Yamaha Artist Service, Inc.

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IU Jacobs School of Music student new ‘Opera Idol’ http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15119.html Tue, 3 Aug 2010 09:55:00 EST Michael Match, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is America's new "Opera Idol." The countertenor learned July 26 that he had won Cincinnati's second annual Opera Idol Competition with his rendition of "L'angue offeso" from Handel's Julius Caesar. He will receive a $3,500 contract with Cincinnati Opera.

Michael Match, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is America's new "Opera Idol." The countertenor learned July 26 that he had won Cincinnati's second annual Opera Idol Competition with his rendition of "L'angue offeso" from Handel's Julius Caesar. He will receive a $3,500 contract with Cincinnati Opera.

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Violist Stephen Wyrczynski appointed to the faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15078.html Thu, 29 Jul 2010 02:08:00 EST Following a year as visiting professor, violist Stephen Wyrczynski has been appointed professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

Following a year as visiting professor, violist Stephen Wyrczynski has been appointed professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.

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IU Jacobs School of Music partners in new jazz initiative http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15084.html Thu, 29 Jul 2010 02:04:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, in partnership with Owl Studios of Indianapolis, announced the inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Project (EJAP), an annual competition open to jazz students in the Jacobs School of Music that culminates in a nationally released album.

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, in partnership with Owl Studios of Indianapolis, announced the inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Project (EJAP), an annual competition open to jazz students in the Jacobs School of Music that culminates in a nationally released album.

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IU Jacobs School of Music 'Young Pianist' wins international piano competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15064.html Tue, 27 Jul 2010 09:23:00 EST Yihan Chen, a student of Karen Taylor in the Young Pianists Program at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, captured the Grand Prize for Best Concerto Performance (all Young Artists levels) at the 54th World Piano Competition (WPC) July 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He advanced to the finals after winning the Gold Medal in the Level 10 Concerto division.

Yihan Chen, a student of Karen Taylor in the Young Pianists Program at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, captured the Grand Prize for Best Concerto Performance (all Young Artists levels) at the 54th World Piano Competition (WPC) July 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He advanced to the finals after winning the Gold Medal in the Level 10 Concerto division.

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IU Jacobs School of Music student wins national singing competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15063.html Mon, 26 Jul 2010 03:48:00 EST Thomas Florio, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition July 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a $10,000 cash prize, a $1,000 gift certificate from Hal Leonard Publishing and a sponsored recital at Carnegie Hall next summer. In addition, he will be the featured artist at the 2012 NATS convention in Orlando, Fla. He was also named the winner of the Kirsten/Browning Award for the most vocal promise, earning him an additional $1,500.

Thomas Florio, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition July 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a $10,000 cash prize, a $1,000 gift certificate from Hal Leonard Publishing and a sponsored recital at Carnegie Hall next summer. In addition, he will be the featured artist at the 2012 NATS convention in Orlando, Fla. He was also named the winner of the Kirsten/Browning Award for the most vocal promise, earning him an additional $1,500.

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IU Violin Virtuosi member wins international competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15054.html Fri, 23 Jul 2010 02:23:00 EST Brian Allen, a 16-year-old member of the Violin Virtuosi and the String Academy Chamber Orchestra at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won the Lions Clubs International Global Youth Music Competition at the 93rd annual Lions Clubs International Convention June 30 in Sydney, Australia. It was his first international competition.

Brian Allen, a 16-year-old member of the Violin Virtuosi and the String Academy Chamber Orchestra at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won the Lions Clubs International Global Youth Music Competition at the 93rd annual Lions Clubs International Convention June 30 in Sydney, Australia. It was his first international competition.

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Angela Brown concert at IU Jacobs School of Music rescheduled for October http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15037.html Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:17:00 EST Angela Brown's "Opera From a Sistah's Point of View" one-woman show, originally scheduled for July 30 as part of the 2010 Indiana University Summer Music Festival, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at 8 p.m. The concert will take place at the Musical Arts Center.

Angela Brown's "Opera From a Sistah's Point of View" one-woman show, originally scheduled for July 30 as part of the 2010 Indiana University Summer Music Festival, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at 8 p.m. The concert will take place at the Musical Arts Center.

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IU Jacobs School of Music alumnus wins international opera competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15039.html Wed, 21 Jul 2010 03:13:00 EST Ljubomir Puskaric, an alumnus of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, received the gold medal in the Ondina Otta Opera Competition June 12 in the National Theater of Slovenia. The award includes a prize of 4,000 Euros and a performance with the Slovenian National Opera.

Ljubomir Puskaric, an alumnus of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, received the gold medal in the Ondina Otta Opera Competition June 12 in the National Theater of Slovenia. The award includes a prize of 4,000 Euros and a performance with the Slovenian National Opera.

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IU Jacobs School of Music student wins national organ competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15018.html Wed, 21 Jul 2010 09:12:00 EST Dongho Lee, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the biennial National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP) July 6 in Washington, D.C. The competition is sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.

Dongho Lee, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the biennial National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP) July 6 in Washington, D.C. The competition is sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.

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2010 USA International Harp Competition winner announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/15009.html Mon, 19 Jul 2010 01:49:00 EST Agnès Clément of Lyon, France, won the gold medal in the 2010 USA International Harp Competition which culminated July 17 at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington.

Agnès Clément of Lyon, France, won the gold medal in the 2010 USA International Harp Competition which culminated July 17 at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington.

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IU Jacobs School of Music student wins Canadian competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14859.html Tue, 6 Jul 2010 09:00:00 EST 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.

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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IU Jacobs School of Music student Gabrielle Reed crowned Miss Indiana http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/14846.html Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:00:00 EST For Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student Gabrielle Reed, the third time was the charm. After two unsuccessful attempts at the Miss Indiana crown, including a second runner-up honor in 2009, the 22-year-old voice major was crowned Miss Indiana Saturday, June 26, at the 70th annual Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant in Zionsville, Ind. Gabrielle Reed

For Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student Gabrielle Reed, the third time was the charm. After two unsuccessful attempts at the Miss Indiana crown, including a second runner-up honor in 2009, the 22-year-old voice major was crowned Miss Indiana Saturday, June 26, at the 70th annual Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant in Zionsville, Ind.

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Three IU Jacobs School of Music students place in international brass competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14860.html Thu, 1 Jul 2010 06:04:00 EST 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).

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).

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IU Summer Symphonic Series includes world-renowned conductors, distinguished Jacobs faculty, guests http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14826.html Tue, 29 Jun 2010 02:31:00 EST With four of the world's best conductors on the podium and a number of renowned instrumentalists in their midst, the IU Summer Music Festival Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra once again bring world-class music to the Midwest in a series of five upcoming concerts in Bloomington.

With four of the world's best conductors on the podium and a number of renowned instrumentalists in their midst, the IU Summer Music Festival Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra once again bring world-class music to the Midwest in a series of five upcoming concerts in Bloomington.

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Opera star Angela Brown returns to Bloomington to perform 'Opera from a Sistah's Point of View' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/14841.html Tue, 29 Jun 2010 08:30:00 EST Internationally known opera star Angela Brown, who honed her craft at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, is on a mission: the down-to-earth soprano with the voice of an angel seeks to bring opera to the masses. Brown will return to Bloomington for a July 30, 8 p.m. performance of her witty solo show, Opera from a Sistah's Point of View, at the Musical Arts Center. Cliff Jackson will accompany her on piano.

Internationally known opera star Angela Brown, who honed her craft at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, is on a mission: the down-to-earth soprano with the voice of an angel seeks to bring opera to the masses. Brown will return to Bloomington for a July 30, 8 p.m. performance of her witty solo show, Opera from a Sistah's Point of View, at the Musical Arts Center. Cliff Jackson will accompany her on piano.

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Change in IU Summer Music Festival schedule this Saturday http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14796.html Thu, 24 Jun 2010 01:38:00 EST The recital by pianist Evelyne Brancart, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor, on Saturday, June 26, 2010, has been replaced with a recital by pianist Edward Auer, also a Jacobs School faculty member. He will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall.

Edward Auer

The recital by pianist Evelyne Brancart, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor, on Saturday, June 26, 2010, has been replaced with a recital by pianist Edward Auer, also a Jacobs School faculty member. He will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall.

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IU Jacobs School of Music releases 'Song Tapestry' CD http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14752.html Fri, 18 Jun 2010 02:08:00 EST The IU Jacobs School of Music announces the release of the double-CD set Song Tapestry on the IU Music label. The collection of works features Associate Professor of Voice Patricia Stiles, mezzo-soprano, and colleagues from the Jacobs School in songs that represent a wide range of cultures and languages, touching on themes of nature, love, conflict, dreams, death and God. The compositions were written by eight current and past composers from the Jacobs School of Music.

The IU Jacobs School of Music announces the release of the double-CD set Song Tapestry on the IU Music label. The collection of works features Associate Professor of Voice Patricia Stiles, mezzo-soprano, and colleagues from the Jacobs School in songs that represent a wide range of cultures and languages, touching on themes of nature, love, conflict, dreams, death and God. The compositions were written by eight current and past composers from the Jacobs School of Music.

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IU Jacobs School of Music professor named Music of the Baroque chorus director http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14746.html Fri, 18 Jun 2010 02:00:00 EST William Jon Gray, assistant professor and incoming chair of the Choral Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been appointed chorus director of Chicago's Music of the Baroque, effective with the opening if its 2010-2011 season Sept 26.

William Jon Gray, assistant professor and incoming chair of the Choral Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been appointed chorus director of Chicago's Music of the Baroque, effective with the opening if its 2010-2011 season Sept 26.

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IU's International Harp Competition opens July 7 following PBS debut of 'Harp Dreams' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/14733.html Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:00:00 EST The 8th triennial USA International Harp Competition begins July 7 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Ind. The competition will be preceded this year on June 23 by Harp Dreams, a nationally released PBS documentary produced by WTIU about the 2007 competition by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Susanne Schwibs, a lecturer in the IU Department of Communication and Culture. The film is narrated by actress Blythe Danner and features an original score by Jacobs School of Music alumnus Cary Boyce.

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The 8th triennial USA International Harp Competition begins July 7 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Ind. The competition will be preceded this year on June 23 by Harp Dreams, a nationally released PBS documentary produced by WTIU about the 2007 competition by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Susanne Schwibs, a lecturer in the IU Department of Communication and Culture. The film is narrated by actress Blythe Danner and features an original score by Jacobs School of Music alumnus Cary Boyce.

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Art and science: Joshua Bell, opening his home for Kinsey fundraising event, honors his father http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/14741.html Thu, 17 Jun 2010 02:16:00 EST Joshua Bell, Musical America's 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year, opened his New York loft for a concert to benefit Indiana University's The Kinsey Institute. The event honored Bell's father, Alan Bell, who was a research scientist at The Kinsey Institute from 1967-1981. "Like the institute, our family's legacy combines arts and music, science and health," said Shirley Bell. "My husband would have been thrilled by this tribute." Joshua and Shirley Bell

Joshua Bell, Musical America's 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year, opened his New York loft for a concert to benefit Indiana University's The Kinsey Institute. The event honored Bell's father, Alan Bell, who was a research scientist at The Kinsey Institute from 1967-1981. "Like the institute, our family's legacy combines arts and music, science and health," said Shirley Bell. "My husband would have been thrilled by this tribute."

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Summer Music Festival highlights world-class musicians from across the globe http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14713.html Wed, 16 Jun 2010 01:22:00 EST Artists from across the globe are making their way to Bloomington for the Jacobs School of Music's annual Summer Music Festival at Indiana University. Angela Brown, once a voice major at the Jacobs School and now an internationally renowned opera singer, will perform her show Opera from a Sistah's Point of View, which will be recorded live at 8 p.m., Friday, July 30, at the Musical Arts Center. "What is better than the MAC in Bloomington for people to scream and yell?" Brown said. "It is the best place to do a live recording."

Artists from across the globe are making their way to Bloomington for the Jacobs School of Music's annual Summer Music Festival at Indiana University. Angela Brown, once a voice major at the Jacobs School and now an internationally renowned opera singer, will perform her show Opera from a Sistah's Point of View, which will be recorded live at 8 p.m., Friday, July 30, at the Musical Arts Center. "What is better than the MAC in Bloomington for people to scream and yell?" Brown said. "It is the best place to do a live recording."

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Teen members of Violin Virtuosi grow musically, personally on concert tour of Argentina http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14722.html Wed, 16 Jun 2010 01:22:00 EST The eight teenagers who comprise the Violin Virtuosi recently returned to the U.S. from a three-week concert tour in Argentina. The talented young musicians of the Virtuosi share with Live at IU writer Alyssa Goldman what it's like to pursue a classical music career (think lengthy practice sessions and less time with iPods and Facebook).

Violin Virtuosi

The eight teenagers who comprise the Violin Virtuosi recently returned to the U.S. from a three-week concert tour in Argentina. The talented young musicians of the Virtuosi share with Live at IU writer Alyssa Goldman what it's like to pursue a classical music career (think lengthy practice sessions and less time with iPods and Facebook).

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IU Jacobs School of Music student composer wins Bowdoin Festival competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14704.html Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:42:00 EST Elliott Bark, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has won the Bowdoin International Music Festival's third annual student composition competition. His work, autumn leaves canvas for Harp, will make its world premiere during the July 31 Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music concert at Bowdoin College in Maine.

Elliott Bark, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has won the Bowdoin International Music Festival's third annual student composition competition. His work, autumn leaves canvas for Harp, will make its world premiere during the July 31 Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music concert at Bowdoin College in Maine.

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IU to host Magic Lantern Society conference May 20-23 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/14475.html Mon, 17 May 2010 09:07:00 EST America's only "magic lanternist" will be among the performers, scholars, artists and collectors at the 14th-annual convention of the Magic Lantern Society of the USA and Canada. Indiana University Bloomington will host the May 20-23 convention, which is sponsored by the IU Departments of English and Communication and Culture in conjunction with the Magic Lantern Society of the USA and Canada.

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America's only "magic lanternist" will be among the performers, scholars, artists and collectors at the 14th-annual convention of the Magic Lantern Society of the USA and Canada. Indiana University Bloomington will host the May 20-23 convention, which is sponsored by the IU Departments of English and Communication and Culture in conjunction with the Magic Lantern Society of the USA and Canada.

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IU Jacobs School of Music students to perform in Kennedy Center program http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14439.html Wed, 12 May 2010 03:21:00 EST Six students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform on May 14 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as 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.

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Six students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform on May 14 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as 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.

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IU Violin Virtuosi to give concert tour of Argentina http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14450.html Wed, 12 May 2010 02:21:00 EST The Violin Virtuosi, a collection of eight young violinists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Pre-College String Academy, will leave May 25 to perform a series of concerts across Argentina, returning June 15.

The Violin Virtuosi, a collection of eight young violinists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Pre-College String Academy, will leave May 25 to perform a series of concerts across Argentina, returning June 15.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble to perform in Caracas http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14437.html Wed, 12 May 2010 11:49:00 EST Members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (CVE), directed by Professor of Music Carmen Helena Telléz, will perform in the Latin American Music Festival of Caracas, Venezuela, for its closing concert on May 30.

Members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (CVE), directed by Professor of Music Carmen Helena Telléz, will perform in the Latin American Music Festival of Caracas, Venezuela, for its closing concert on May 30.

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2010 IU Summer Music Festival includes soprano Angela Brown, USA International Harp Competition, tributes to Schumann and Chopin http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14417.html Mon, 10 May 2010 09:01:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU Jacobs School of Music offers Q&A with David Baker and Quincy Jones http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14376.html Tue, 4 May 2010 04:57:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will offer a rare opportunity to talk with two music legends Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The session will be live-streamed on the Web at http://music.indiana.edu. David N. Baker, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Jazz Studies, will be joined by his long-time friend Quincy Jones -- legendary composer and arranger, record and television producer, magazine publisher and trumpeter known to many simply as "Q" -- in an informal question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Doors will open for the event at 5:30 p.m. Quincy Jones

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will offer a rare opportunity to talk with two music legends Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The session will be live-streamed on the Web at http://music.indiana.edu. David N. Baker, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Jazz Studies, will be joined by his long-time friend Quincy Jones -- legendary composer and arranger, record and television producer, magazine publisher and trumpeter known to many simply as "Q" -- in an informal question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Doors will open for the event at 5:30 p.m.

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IU Jacobs School of Music announces live Internet and radio events for Seward Organ dedication this weekend http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14311.html Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:58:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and WFIU Public Radio announce that there will be two live media events during the dedication concerts of the Jacobs School's Maidee H. and Jackson A. Seward Organ April 30-May 2. The inaugural concert will be video-streamed on Friday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at http://music.indiana.edu. In addition, WFIU Public Radio will live-broadcast most of the Sunday, May 2, performance, starting at 3:50 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m., through 103.7 FM (in Bloomington) and wfiu.org. There are no more tickets available for any of the three dedication concerts in Auer Hall.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and WFIU Public Radio announce that there will be two live media events during the dedication concerts of the Jacobs School's Maidee H. and Jackson A. Seward Organ April 30-May 2. The inaugural concert will be video-streamed on Friday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at http://music.indiana.edu. In addition, WFIU Public Radio will live-broadcast most of the Sunday, May 2, performance, starting at 3:50 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m., through 103.7 FM (in Bloomington) and wfiu.org. There are no more tickets available for any of the three dedication concerts in Auer Hall.

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Funding for new multidisciplinary projects announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/14232.html Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:33:00 EST The first of four major multidisciplinary projects will begin this summer with the "Chopin Bicentennial Concerts, Recording and Symposium," followed in the fall by "The Grand Energy Challenge," "Master Classes in the Humanities: The Art of Interpretation," and the "Tourism Studies Workshop."

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The first of four major multidisciplinary projects will begin this summer with the "Chopin Bicentennial Concerts, Recording and Symposium," followed in the fall by "The Grand Energy Challenge," "Master Classes in the Humanities: The Art of Interpretation," and the "Tourism Studies Workshop."

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IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni featured on 'Basically Baker' CD http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14234.html Fri, 23 Apr 2010 09:58:00 EST The CD of jazz big band music, titled Basically Baker, features the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra (BWJO), co-founded in 1994 by now-faculty member of the Jacobs School of Music Brent Wallarab and Jacobs School alumnus Mark Buselli, who is currently director of jazz studies at Ball State University. It was recorded and mixed by Mark Hood, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Recording Arts.

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The CD of jazz big band music, titled Basically Baker, features the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra (BWJO), co-founded in 1994 by now-faculty member of the Jacobs School of Music Brent Wallarab and Jacobs School alumnus Mark Buselli, who is currently director of jazz studies at Ball State University. It was recorded and mixed by Mark Hood, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Recording Arts.

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IU's Dunn, Laredo among American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 2010 Class of Fellows http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/14216.html Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:49:00 EST The first dean of the nation's first School of Informatics and a Grammy-winning violinist and conductor will represent Indiana University as members of the 2010 Class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Michael Dunn

The first dean of the nation's first School of Informatics and a Grammy-winning violinist and conductor will represent Indiana University as members of the 2010 Class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Stravinsky and Walton studio operas presented by Jacobs School students http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14163.html Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:33:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Opera Studies announces the presentation of two short operas stage directed, conducted, and produced by students. Marvra, by Igor Stravinsky, will be stage directed by Leslie Delk and conducted by Jamie Reeves. The Bear, by William Walton, will be stage directed by Kyung-Ook Kim and conducted by Stefano Sarzani.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Opera Studies announces the presentation of two short operas stage directed, conducted, and produced by students. Marvra, by Igor Stravinsky, will be stage directed by Leslie Delk and conducted by Jamie Reeves. The Bear, by William Walton, will be stage directed by Kyung-Ook Kim and conducted by Stefano Sarzani.

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IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2010-2011 season http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14152.html Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:05:00 EST Two world premieres, a number of new productions and some classic favorites will be on exhibit at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater's 2010-2011 season, including the world premiere of Vincent, based on the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh.

Two world premieres, a number of new productions and some classic favorites will be on exhibit at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater's 2010-2011 season, including the world premiere of Vincent, based on the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh.

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IU celebrates Big Band Extravaganza 2010 http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14095.html Fri, 9 Apr 2010 02:29:00 EST 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.

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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Indiana University Jacobs School Guitar Festival winners announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14060.html Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:36:00 EST The first Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition ended March 28 with a decision to award two first prizes and two second prizes. The first prize-winners were Eduardo Minozzi Costa from Brazil and Edel Muñoz from Cuba. The second prize-winners were Jordan Dodson and Cameron O'Connor, both from the United States.

The first Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition ended March 28 with a decision to award two first prizes and two second prizes. The first prize-winners were Eduardo Minozzi Costa from Brazil and Edel Muñoz from Cuba. The second prize-winners were Jordan Dodson and Cameron O'Connor, both from the United States.

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Jacobs School of Music partners with Bloomington Early Music Festival to present a conference on Isaac http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14054.html Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:11:00 EST 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.

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.

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Music legend Quincy Jones to speak at IU Bloomington commencement, receive honorary degree http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/14000.html Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:06:00 EST Legendary musical composer and arranger, record and television producer and trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr. -- known to many simply as "Q" -- will receive an honorary Doctorate of Music by IU at its commencement ceremonies, May 8, in Bloomington. Quincy Jones

Legendary musical composer and arranger, record and television producer and trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr. -- known to many simply as "Q" -- will receive an honorary Doctorate of Music by IU at its commencement ceremonies, May 8, in Bloomington.

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Ballet at BCT introduces new choreography to Bloomington community http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/14009.html Tue, 6 Apr 2010 01:22:00 EST Just weeks after its successful presentation of "An American Evening" Spring Ballet, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Ballet presents its annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. "Ballet at the BCT" takes place April 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. As with many Jacobs School of Music events, the performances are free and open to the public.

Just weeks after its successful presentation of "An American Evening" Spring Ballet, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Ballet presents its annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. "Ballet at the BCT" takes place April 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. As with many Jacobs School of Music events, the performances are free and open to the public.

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IU Jacobs School of Music commissions new opera on life of Vincent Van Gogh http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/14015.html Tue, 6 Apr 2010 12:58:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has commissioned a new opera based on the life of Dutch impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Bernard Rands and one of the most sought-after librettists, J. D. McClatchy, Vincent will be given its world premiere next spring in Bloomington in honor of the Jacobs School's 100th anniversary as a department.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has commissioned a new opera based on the life of Dutch impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Bernard Rands and one of the most sought-after librettists, J. D. McClatchy, Vincent will be given its world premiere next spring in Bloomington in honor of the Jacobs School's 100th anniversary as a department.

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IU Jacobs School of Music announces Canadian Brass Collection http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13997.html Mon, 5 Apr 2010 03:36:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's William and Gayle Cook Music Library and the Canadian Brass recently announced an agreement to build and maintain a comprehensive collection of all of the quintet's recordings and published scores, eventually adding a number of its unpublished works. The items in The Canadian Brass Collection will be available for students and faculty to study, check out, listen to and perform, unlike other "special collections" held by the library, which are archival.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's William and Gayle Cook Music Library and the Canadian Brass recently announced an agreement to build and maintain a comprehensive collection of all of the quintet's recordings and published scores, eventually adding a number of its unpublished works. The items in The Canadian Brass Collection will be available for students and faculty to study, check out, listen to and perform, unlike other "special collections" held by the library, which are archival.

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IU to present original work from choreographers, composers as food bank benefit http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13924.html Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:09:00 EST With pieces that range from an interpretation of the game "rock/paper/scissors" to football as a metaphor for human interaction, the original work of emerging choreographers and composers will be performed in the two-part "Hammer and Nail" program on two consecutive evenings at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. This year marks the fifth annual "Hammer and Nail" concert, a collaborative effort between Indiana University's Contemporary Dance Program in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and the Jacobs School of Music's Student Composer Association.

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With pieces that range from an interpretation of the game "rock/paper/scissors" to football as a metaphor for human interaction, the original work of emerging choreographers and composers will be performed in the two-part "Hammer and Nail" program on two consecutive evenings at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. This year marks the fifth annual "Hammer and Nail" concert, a collaborative effort between Indiana University's Contemporary Dance Program in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and the Jacobs School of Music's Student Composer Association.

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Jacobs School announces Spring Recital on the Metz Carillon http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13973.html Thu, 1 Apr 2010 11:12:00 EST The Indiana University School of Music is pleased to announce a carillon recital by John Gouwens, Organist and Carillonneur of the Indiana Culver Academies. The program - open to the public - will be presented on Saturday, April 3, at 1:00 P.M. on the Arthur Metz Carillon off of North Jordan Avenue, on the IU campus in Bloomington.

The Indiana University School of Music is pleased to announce a carillon recital by John Gouwens, Organist and Carillonneur of the Indiana Culver Academies. The program - open to the public - will be presented on Saturday, April 3, at 1:00 P.M. on the Arthur Metz Carillon off of North Jordan Avenue, on the IU campus in Bloomington.

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Pianist Dame Fanny Waterman to visit the Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13972.html Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:46:00 EST The Jacobs School of Music welcomes one of the world's most celebrated piano teachers, Fanny Waterman, Dame Commander of the British Empire, for a two-day residency that includes master classes that are open to the public.

The Jacobs School of Music welcomes one of the world's most celebrated piano teachers, Fanny Waterman, Dame Commander of the British Empire, for a two-day residency that includes master classes that are open to the public.

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Nelsens make double debut at NYC Opera http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13950.html Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:15:00 EST A recent weekend was unusually exciting for Indiana University Jacobs School of Music horn professor Jeff Nelsen and his wife, mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen. Nina made her New York City Opera debut on Friday, and Jeff made his on Sunday.

A recent weekend was unusually exciting for Indiana University Jacobs School of Music horn professor Jeff Nelsen and his wife, mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen. Nina made her New York City Opera debut on Friday, and Jeff made his on Sunday.

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IU Jacobs School of Music prepares to dedicate Seward organ http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13959.html Thu, 1 Apr 2010 11:57:00 EST For the first time in its history, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has an organ of international distinction to equal the outstanding caliber of its organ faculty and students. The school is preparing a celebration at the end of spring semester. These concerts are free but ticketed; no more tickets are available.

For the first time in its history, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has an organ of international distinction to equal the outstanding caliber of its organ faculty and students. The school is preparing a celebration at the end of spring semester. These concerts are free but ticketed; no more tickets are available.

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IU Opera Theater closes season with 'West Side Story' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13947.html Thu, 1 Apr 2010 09:03:00 EST Indiana University Opera Theater will close its 2009-10 season with Leonard Bernstein's timeless West Side Story April 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. The production celebrates the 2009 announcement of an unprecedented gift from the family of Bernstein that contains the contents of his Fairfield, Conn., composing studio.

Indiana University Opera Theater will close its 2009-10 season with Leonard Bernstein's timeless West Side Story April 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. The production celebrates the 2009 announcement of an unprecedented gift from the family of Bernstein that contains the contents of his Fairfield, Conn., composing studio.

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Woon Joo Park wins Jacobs School viola competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13941.html Wed, 31 Mar 2010 04:03:00 EST Indiana University Bloomington student Woon Joo Park, a student of Professor Atar Arad, is the winner of the Jacobs School of Music's annual Viola Concerto Competition. She will perform Ernest Bloch's Suite for Viola and Orchestra with the Concert Orchestra on April 11.

Indiana University Bloomington student Woon Joo Park, a student of Professor Atar Arad, is the winner of the Jacobs School of Music's annual Viola Concerto Competition. She will perform Ernest Bloch's Suite for Viola and Orchestra with the Concert Orchestra on April 11.

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IU Auditorium announces rescheduled date for The Cleveland Orchestra performance http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13891.html Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:21:00 EST The rescheduled date for The Cleveland Orchestra's performance at IU Auditorium has been announced. The Cleveland Orchestra will perform Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 8 p.m. as the culmination of its residency at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. The Cleveland Orchestra

The rescheduled date for The Cleveland Orchestra's performance at IU Auditorium has been announced. The Cleveland Orchestra will perform Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 8 p.m. as the culmination of its residency at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

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IU Jacobs School of Music New Music Ensemble to perform in Kosovo http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13858.html Fri, 26 Mar 2010 03:55:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music New Music Ensemble (NME) will perform as a guest ensemble at the 2010 International Festival of Young Musicians (DAM Festival) in Prishtina, Kosovo, April 1. The group will present a preview concert March 29 at noon in Ford-Crawford Hall.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music New Music Ensemble (NME) will perform as a guest ensemble at the 2010 International Festival of Young Musicians (DAM Festival) in Prishtina, Kosovo, April 1. The group will present a preview concert March 29 at noon in Ford-Crawford Hall.

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Ensemble Lipzodes to perform CD-release concert at Lilly Library http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13887.html Fri, 26 Mar 2010 03:04:00 EST Ensemble Lipzodes, an early music ensemble comprised of students and alumni of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and its Early Music Institute, will present a CD release concert and lecture April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lilly Library on the IU Bloomington campus.

Ensemble Lipzodes, an early music ensemble comprised of students and alumni of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and its Early Music Institute, will present a CD release concert and lecture April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lilly Library on the IU Bloomington campus.

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IU math, music freshman in top 20 of 4,036 undergrads taking Putnam exam http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13885.html Fri, 26 Mar 2010 02:54:00 EST Indiana University freshman Miles Edwards, a cello performance and math student from Marietta, Ga., is in some heady company. He recently scored in the top 20 students nationally in the prestigious William Lowell Putnam Mathematical competition. Miles Edwards

Indiana University freshman Miles Edwards, a cello performance and math student from Marietta, Ga., is in some heady company. He recently scored in the top 20 students nationally in the prestigious William Lowell Putnam Mathematical competition.

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Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy to tape video series for Balanchine Foundation http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13859.html Fri, 26 Mar 2010 02:00:00 EST Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, former chair of the IU Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department -- both former principal dancers with New York City Ballet -- will teach and coach their roles in Liebeslieder Walzer for The George Balanchine Foundation's Video Archives. Taping over a two-day period will commence March 28 in New York City Ballet studios.

Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, former chair of the IU Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department -- both former principal dancers with New York City Ballet -- will teach and coach their roles in Liebeslieder Walzer for The George Balanchine Foundation's Video Archives. Taping over a two-day period will commence March 28 in New York City Ballet studios.

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Jacobs School to live-stream concert of 'West Side Story' to Indianapolis school http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13881.html Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:42:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Recording Arts and IU Opera Theater will live-stream a children's concert based on West Side Story from the Musical Arts Center stage to the Indianapolis Public School District Eleanor Skillen School #34 on the morning of April 7. The project was designed by Recording Arts Chair Konrad Strauss as a pilot for a more extensive series of streamed events to public schools.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Recording Arts and IU Opera Theater will live-stream a children's concert based on West Side Story from the Musical Arts Center stage to the Indianapolis Public School District Eleanor Skillen School #34 on the morning of April 7. The project was designed by Recording Arts Chair Konrad Strauss as a pilot for a more extensive series of streamed events to public schools.

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First Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship awarded in the IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13876.html Thu, 25 Mar 2010 02:17:00 EST The inaugural Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Indiana University Jacobs School of Music soprano Sharon Harms, a graduate student of Professor Carol Vaness. The fellowship was presented March 2 following an evening concert at Meadowood Retirement Community in which six finalists performed and presented their works. The award is given to a Jacobs School graduate student to assist with full-time study.

The inaugural Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Indiana University Jacobs School of Music soprano Sharon Harms, a graduate student of Professor Carol Vaness. The fellowship was presented March 2 following an evening concert at Meadowood Retirement Community in which six finalists performed and presented their works. The award is given to a Jacobs School graduate student to assist with full-time study.

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Joshua Bell to perform April benefit concert in IU's Musical Arts Center http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13857.html Wed, 24 Mar 2010 03:08:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (March 24) that Grammy Award-winning violinist and faculty member Joshua Bell will join acclaimed British pianist Sam Haywood in a recital on Tuesday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in IU's Musical Arts Center on the Bloomington campus.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (March 24) that Grammy Award-winning violinist and faculty member Joshua Bell will join acclaimed British pianist Sam Haywood in a recital on Tuesday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in IU's Musical Arts Center on the Bloomington campus.

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Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13816.html Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:01:00 EST Indiana University Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Tom Gieryn have announced the 2010 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors. Karen Hanson

Indiana University Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Tom Gieryn have announced the 2010 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors.

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Dame Evelyn Glennie to visit the Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13817.html Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:00:00 EST Internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning percussion soloist Evelyn Glennie will visit the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on Monday, April 12, 2010 for a series of intensive educational sessions. All events, including a percussion master class from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Recital Hall, are open to the public.

Internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning percussion soloist Evelyn Glennie will visit the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on Monday, April 12, 2010 for a series of intensive educational sessions. All events, including a percussion master class from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Recital Hall, are open to the public.

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Nuevo Tango musician Pablo Ziegler to perform at IU http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13769.html Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:38:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes back Grammy Award-winning pianist and nuevo tango specialist Pablo Ziegler from Argentina in a series of town and gown events sponsored by the Latin American Music Center.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes back Grammy Award-winning pianist and nuevo tango specialist Pablo Ziegler from Argentina in a series of town and gown events sponsored by the Latin American Music Center.

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to make rare solo appearance at IU Auditorium March 23 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13743.html Wed, 10 Mar 2010 09:03:00 EST Multiple-Grammy Award winner Yo-Yo Ma will make a rare solo appearance at IU Auditorium March 23 at 8 p.m. A classical music icon, Yo-Yo Ma has produced more than 75 albums and has 16 Grammy Awards to his credit. In January, the world-renowned cellist received a Best Classical Crossover Performance Grammy for Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace.

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Multiple-Grammy Award winner Yo-Yo Ma will make a rare solo appearance at IU Auditorium March 23 at 8 p.m. A classical music icon, Yo-Yo Ma has produced more than 75 albums and has 16 Grammy Awards to his credit. In January, the world-renowned cellist received a Best Classical Crossover Performance Grammy for Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace.

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Jacobs School of Music professor emerita Camilla Williams honored with Sagamore of the Wabash http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13710.html Thu, 4 Mar 2010 04:37:00 EST Renowned opera singer Camilla Williams, a professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music from 1977 to 1997, was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash award at a Feb. 27 Black History Month Gala organized by the City of Bloomington. The award, the highest honor the governor of Indiana can bestow, recognizing individuals who have brought distinction and honor to the state, was presented by Indiana State Rep. Peggy Welch.

Renowned opera singer Camilla Williams, a professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music from 1977 to 1997, was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash award at a Feb. 27 Black History Month Gala organized by the City of Bloomington. The award, the highest honor the governor of Indiana can bestow, recognizing individuals who have brought distinction and honor to the state, was presented by Indiana State Rep. Peggy Welch.

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Grammy Award-nominated Singing Hoosiers welcome distinguished alumni for 60th anniversary show at IU http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13701.html Thu, 4 Mar 2010 03:45:00 EST Indiana University's Singing Hoosiers, a choral ensemble within the Jacobs School of Music, will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a gala performance March 27 at the IU Auditorium.

Indiana University's Singing Hoosiers, a choral ensemble within the Jacobs School of Music, will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a gala performance March 27 at the IU Auditorium.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents family-friendly spring ballet 'An American Evening' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13657.html Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:16:00 EST Indiana University Ballet Theater will conclude its 2009-2010 season in patriotic style in the Musical Arts Center with An American Evening March 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. A newly introduced matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 27. The spring production will feature ballets that have been inspired by America and its dancers through works of the legendary George Balanchine ("Serenade" and "Rubies") and choreographic pioneer Agnes de Mille ("Rodeo").

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Indiana University Ballet Theater will conclude its 2009-2010 season in patriotic style in the Musical Arts Center with An American Evening March 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. A newly introduced matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 27. The spring production will feature ballets that have been inspired by America and its dancers through works of the legendary George Balanchine ("Serenade" and "Rubies") and choreographic pioneer Agnes de Mille ("Rodeo").

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Jacobs School Brass Concerto co-winners announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13607.html Mon, 1 Mar 2010 01:31:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces the co-winners of the Brass Department's Concerto Competition -- trombonist Patrick Pfister, a student of Professor Carl Lenthe, and trumpeter Christopher Van Leeuwen, a student of Professor Edmund Cord.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces the co-winners of the Brass Department's Concerto Competition -- trombonist Patrick Pfister, a student of Professor Carl Lenthe, and trumpeter Christopher Van Leeuwen, a student of Professor Edmund Cord.

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IU Bloomington Diversity Day marked by presentation by jazz educator David Baker, music and discussion http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13618.html Mon, 1 Mar 2010 09:13:00 EST A keynote presentation by David Baker, Indiana University Distinguished Professor of Music in the Jacobs School of Music, will be a main event at IU Bloomington's second campus-wide diversity celebration, centered on the theme "Toward Civil Conversation." David Baker

A keynote presentation by David Baker, Indiana University Distinguished Professor of Music in the Jacobs School of Music, will be a main event at IU Bloomington's second campus-wide diversity celebration, centered on the theme "Toward Civil Conversation."

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Annual Symposium of Research in Music Theory http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13577.html Mon, 22 Feb 2010 02:29:00 EST The Graduate Theory Association at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Symposium of Research in Music Theory on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27.

The Graduate Theory Association at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Symposium of Research in Music Theory on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27.

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IU Jacobs School students and alumna to compete in Met Semi-Final Auditions http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13565.html Fri, 19 Feb 2010 01:11:00 EST Two students and one alumna from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music took home top honors from their respective Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Regional Audition competitions held recently across the country.

Two students and one alumna from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music took home top honors from their respective Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Regional Audition competitions held recently across the country.

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IU trustees approve design of new music studio building, science and engineering lab http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13564.html Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:00:00 EST The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (Feb. 19) approved the design of a new Studio Building for the Jacobs School of Music at the IU Bloomington campus and approved construction of a new Science and Engineering Laboratory Building on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Music Studio rendering

The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (Feb. 19) approved the design of a new Studio Building for the Jacobs School of Music at the IU Bloomington campus and approved construction of a new Science and Engineering Laboratory Building on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

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IU Jacobs School ensemble ¡Sacabuche! invited to the Berkeley Early Music Festival http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13549.html Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:27:00 EST ¡Sacabuche!, an ensemble formed at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been invited to appear as a mainstage attraction at the 2010 Berkeley Early Music Festival, performing on June 10th. The ensemble was formed by faculty and students of the Early Music Institute and is emerging as America's premier sackbut group.

¡Sacabuche!, an ensemble formed at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been invited to appear as a mainstage attraction at the 2010 Berkeley Early Music Festival, performing on June 10th. The ensemble was formed by faculty and students of the Early Music Institute and is emerging as America's premier sackbut group.

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Jacobs senior wins School Woodwind Concerto Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13553.html Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:54:00 EST Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate student Briana Tarby is the winner of the Jacobs School of Music's annual Woodwind Concerto Competition. A student of Jacobs Professor Linda Strommen and Associate Professor Roger Roe, Tarby will perform Richard Strauss's Oboe Concerto with the University Orchestra under the baton of Professor Uriel Segal on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center (101 N. Jordan Ave.). She will also receive the Namita Pal Commemorative Award, which is offered annually to the competition winner.

Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate student Briana Tarby is the winner of the Jacobs School of Music's annual Woodwind Concerto Competition. A student of Jacobs Professor Linda Strommen and Associate Professor Roger Roe, Tarby will perform Richard Strauss's Oboe Concerto with the University Orchestra under the baton of Professor Uriel Segal on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center (101 N. Jordan Ave.). She will also receive the Namita Pal Commemorative Award, which is offered annually to the competition winner.

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Digital institute welcomes third class of fellows http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13531.html Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:48:00 EST Indiana University's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, a part of the Research Commons in the East Tower of the Herman B Wells Library, has announced its third class of faculty fellows.

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Indiana University's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, a part of the Research Commons in the East Tower of the Herman B Wells Library, has announced its third class of faculty fellows.

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IU Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2010 http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13547.html Wed, 17 Feb 2010 08:27:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present more than 70 events during IU's 26th Annual ArtsWeek, adding to the annual winter festival that showcases the wide range of artistic expression on the IU Bloomington campus and in the Bloomington community.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present more than 70 events during IU's 26th Annual ArtsWeek, adding to the annual winter festival that showcases the wide range of artistic expression on the IU Bloomington campus and in the Bloomington community.

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IU Opera Theater presents Puccini's 'La Rondine' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13533.html Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:20:00 EST A young Parisian is lavishly maintained as a mistress of a rich older banker. Modern, yet vulnerable, she harbors fantasies of romantic love and falls for the son of a respectable family from southern France. Will love triumph over financial power? Set in 19th-century France, Giacomo Puccini's opera La Rondine opens the way to a powerful exploration of one of high society's stories. Written with Italian playwright Giuseppe Adami and premiered in 1917, Indiana University Opera Theater's forthcoming new production opens on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m., with additional performances on Feb. 27 and March 5, 6 at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington. La Rondine

A young Parisian is lavishly maintained as a mistress of a rich older banker. Modern, yet vulnerable, she harbors fantasies of romantic love and falls for the son of a respectable family from southern France. Will love triumph over financial power? Set in 19th-century France, Giacomo Puccini's opera La Rondine opens the way to a powerful exploration of one of high society's stories. Written with Italian playwright Giuseppe Adami and premiered in 1917, Indiana University Opera Theater's forthcoming new production opens on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m., with additional performances on Feb. 27 and March 5, 6 at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington.

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Chong Wins Jacobs School Piano Concerto Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13426.html Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:00:00 EST Tina Chong, a first-year Artist Diploma student of Professor Arnaldo Cohen, won the 2010 Jacobs School of Music Piano Concerto Competition and will be featured with the University Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Noe, on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The program will include Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Op. 45.

Tina Chong, a first-year Artist Diploma student of Professor Arnaldo Cohen, won the 2010 Jacobs School of Music Piano Concerto Competition and will be featured with the University Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Noe, on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The program will include Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Op. 45.

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Fran Snygg arts award recipients announced http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13378.html Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:02:00 EST Indiana University's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs has announced the winners of the Fran Snygg Endowment Fund and the Fran Snygg Grant for Artistic Collaboration. This year's recipients are Joseph Galvin from the Jacobs School of Music, and Gwendolyn Hamm, Elizabeth Shea and Selene Carter from the Department of Kinesiology in the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Selene Carter

Indiana University's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs has announced the winners of the Fran Snygg Endowment Fund and the Fran Snygg Grant for Artistic Collaboration. This year's recipients are Joseph Galvin from the Jacobs School of Music, and Gwendolyn Hamm, Elizabeth Shea and Selene Carter from the Department of Kinesiology in the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

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Music performances pick up the beat of ArtsWeek 2010 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13364.html Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:00:00 EST Two musical performances will have audiences thinking about the natural world and our relationship to it during ArtsWeek 2010. Jazz guitarist Brad Shepik will present his 10-part "Human Activity Suite" on Feb. 26. Earlier in the week, compositions written by Bloomington-area schoolchildren will be featured in an afternoon concert on Feb. 21. ArtsWeek runs from Feb. 18-Feb. 28. This year's theme is Arts and the Environment.

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Two musical performances will have audiences thinking about the natural world and our relationship to it during ArtsWeek 2010. Jazz guitarist Brad Shepik will present his 10-part "Human Activity Suite" on Feb. 26. Earlier in the week, compositions written by Bloomington-area schoolchildren will be featured in an afternoon concert on Feb. 21. ArtsWeek runs from Feb. 18-Feb. 28. This year's theme is Arts and the Environment.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble to perform in Chicago http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13366.html Thu, 4 Feb 2010 03:00:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (CVE), conducted by Carmen Helena Téllez, will perform a free concert at the Art Institute of Chicago's Fullerton Hall Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. The ensemble will also perform "Vision and Belief" Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Jacobs School's Auer Hall in Bloomington.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (CVE), conducted by Carmen Helena Téllez, will perform a free concert at the Art Institute of Chicago's Fullerton Hall Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. The ensemble will also perform "Vision and Belief" Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Jacobs School's Auer Hall in Bloomington.

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2010 New Frontiers grants awarded to IU faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13356.html Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:31:00 EST Nearly three dozen faculty from various Indiana University campuses have received New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grants for 2010 to support expansion of their work into new disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas. Wall of Sighs

Nearly three dozen faculty from various Indiana University campuses have received New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grants for 2010 to support expansion of their work into new disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas.

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Results from 13th Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin America http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13330.html Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:47:00 EST The Latin American Music Center is very pleased to announce the results of The Thirteenth Annual Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin America.

The Latin American Music Center is very pleased to announce the results of The Thirteenth Annual Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin America.

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2010 Black History Month features Marc Lamont Hill and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13290.html Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:16:00 EST IU Bloomington will celebrate Black History Month with a diverse calendar of events, including a Feb. 10 lecture by Marc Lamont Hill and a Feb. 25 performance by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Mark Lamont Hill

IU Bloomington will celebrate Black History Month with a diverse calendar of events, including a Feb. 10 lecture by Marc Lamont Hill and a Feb. 25 performance by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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Free spring organ recitals to begin Jan. 28 at IU Auditorium http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13264.html Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:26:00 EST IU Auditorium, the Bloomington chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and IU Jacobs School of Music have announced the spring noontime organ recital series performed by Jacobs organ students. The first of these free recitals is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 28) at IU Auditorium.

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IU Auditorium, the Bloomington chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and IU Jacobs School of Music have announced the spring noontime organ recital series performed by Jacobs organ students. The first of these free recitals is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 28) at IU Auditorium.

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts renowned Brazilian and Chinese ensembles http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13253.html Tue, 26 Jan 2010 03:00:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will welcome two world-renowned international ensembles this semester--the São Paulo State University Percussion Ensemble, Grupo PIAP, from Brazil and the Peiyang Chorus of Tianjin University in China. The Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. Peiyang Chorus will present a concert March 10 at 7 p.m. in Auer Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. Sao Paulo State University Percussion Ensemble

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will welcome two world-renowned international ensembles this semester--the São Paulo State University Percussion Ensemble, Grupo PIAP, from Brazil and the Peiyang Chorus of Tianjin University in China. The Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. Peiyang Chorus will present a concert March 10 at 7 p.m. in Auer Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

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First Georgina Joshi International Fellowship awarded in the IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13247.html Tue, 26 Jan 2010 09:52:00 EST The inaugural Georgina Joshi International Fellowship, given to a graduating Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student for two years of study in the Artist Diploma Program at the RCM International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, was awarded on Jan. 19, 2010. The prestigious fellowship went to soprano Abigail Mitchell, a student of Professors Carol Vaness and Patricia Wise.

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The inaugural Georgina Joshi International Fellowship, given to a graduating Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student for two years of study in the Artist Diploma Program at the RCM International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, was awarded on Jan. 19, 2010. The prestigious fellowship went to soprano Abigail Mitchell, a student of Professors Carol Vaness and Patricia Wise.

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IU Opera Theater presents Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13189.html Thu, 21 Jan 2010 09:41:00 EST As its first production of the spring semester, Indiana University Opera Theater will present Gaetano Donizetti's gripping, tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor Feb. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington.

As its first production of the spring semester, Indiana University Opera Theater will present Gaetano Donizetti's gripping, tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor Feb. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington.

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The Cleveland Orchestra postpones IU residency, concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/13168.html Tue, 19 Jan 2010 08:32:00 EST The Cleveland Orchestra has postponed most of the Indiana University residency scheduled to begin this evening (Jan. 19), which would have culminated in a public concert on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the IU Auditorium. The Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra has postponed most of the Indiana University residency scheduled to begin this evening (Jan. 19), which would have culminated in a public concert on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the IU Auditorium.

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IU Jacobs School of Music and Indianapolis Clowes Hall host Met auditions this month http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/13010.html Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:12:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University will host two competitions for the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) this month. The Indiana District Auditions will be Saturday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m., in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. A week later, Saturday, Jan.16, at noon, the Tri-State Regional Auditions -- including winners from the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana District rounds -- will be held in Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. Both events are free and open to the public; no tickets are required. MET Auditions

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University will host two competitions for the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) this month. The Indiana District Auditions will be Saturday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m., in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. A week later, Saturday, Jan.16, at noon, the Tri-State Regional Auditions -- including winners from the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana District rounds -- will be held in Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. Both events are free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

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The Cleveland Orchestra announces Indiana University residency activities for January 2010 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12950.html Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:43:00 EST Indiana University and The Cleveland Orchestra today (Dec. 18) announce details of The Cleveland Orchestra's newly established Indiana University Residency, to take place Jan. 18-21, 2010. The IU Jacobs School of Music has partnered with IU Auditorium to present The Cleveland Orchestra concert and to broaden the orchestra's visit so that it brings additional learning opportunities to students on campus and in the community.

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Indiana University and The Cleveland Orchestra today (Dec. 18) announce details of The Cleveland Orchestra's newly established Indiana University Residency, to take place Jan. 18-21, 2010. The IU Jacobs School of Music has partnered with IU Auditorium to present The Cleveland Orchestra concert and to broaden the orchestra's visit so that it brings additional learning opportunities to students on campus and in the community.

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IU Jacobs School of Music well represented on Grammy nominee list http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12947.html Thu, 17 Dec 2009 03:06:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is once again a prominent player on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live on Jan. 31 on CBS. Grammy-winning trumpet player and Jacobs alumnus Chris Botti's In Boston release leads the IU pack with three nominations.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is once again a prominent player on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live on Jan. 31 on CBS. Grammy-winning trumpet player and Jacobs alumnus Chris Botti's In Boston release leads the IU pack with three nominations.

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IU String Academy cellists win top prizes at Popper International Cello Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12923.html Wed, 16 Dec 2009 09:13:00 EST Several cellists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy received top honors at the David Popper International Cello Competition Nov. 12-15 in Varpalota, Hungary. Michael Zyzak won first place in the junior (11-14 year-old) division. His win was the only unanimous decision by the judges in the competition. Zyzak has studied with head of the academy's cello department, Susan Moses, for seven years.

Several cellists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy received top honors at the David Popper International Cello Competition Nov. 12-15 in Varpalota, Hungary. Michael Zyzak won first place in the junior (11-14 year-old) division. His win was the only unanimous decision by the judges in the competition. Zyzak has studied with head of the academy's cello department, Susan Moses, for seven years.

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Indiana University ArtsWeek goes 'green' for 2010 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11166.html Tue, 8 Dec 2009 09:29:00 EST Indiana University's 26th Annual ArtsWeek, scheduled for February Feb. 18-28 (2010), will focus on the theme "Arts and the Environment." ArtsWeek is an annual winter festival showcasing the many levels of artistic expression in Bloomington and on the IU campus. Sponsored in part by the IU President's Office and the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research, ArtsWeek offers dozens of exhibitions, performances and family-friendly events featuring many modes of artistic expression.

Indiana University's 26th Annual ArtsWeek, scheduled for February Feb. 18-28 (2010), will focus on the theme "Arts and the Environment." ArtsWeek is an annual winter festival showcasing the many levels of artistic expression in Bloomington and on the IU campus. Sponsored in part by the IU President's Office and the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research, ArtsWeek offers dozens of exhibitions, performances and family-friendly events featuring many modes of artistic expression.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Percussion Department shines at convention http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12786.html Fri, 4 Dec 2009 03:38:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Percussion was a prominent player at the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention (PASIC) Nov. 11-14 in Indianapolis. Jacobs School percussion majors participated and competed in a host of events, garnering awards in several categories.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Percussion was a prominent player at the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention (PASIC) Nov. 11-14 in Indianapolis. Jacobs School percussion majors participated and competed in a host of events, garnering awards in several categories.

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New report confirms IU's standing as an international university http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12777.html Fri, 4 Dec 2009 09:01:00 EST Indiana University's standing as one of America's leading international universities was further confirmed by data recently published by the highly regarded Open Doors Report for 2009. According to the report, IU Bloomington increased its national standing from 19th to 11th in terms of its students studying abroad. And it ranks 15th among doctorate institutions for enrolling international students in its academic programs.

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Indiana University's standing as one of America's leading international universities was further confirmed by data recently published by the highly regarded Open Doors Report for 2009. According to the report, IU Bloomington increased its national standing from 19th to 11th in terms of its students studying abroad. And it ranks 15th among doctorate institutions for enrolling international students in its academic programs.

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A cappella sensation Straight No Chaser to return to IU Auditorium in April http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12772.html Thu, 3 Dec 2009 03:26:00 EST A cappella group Straight No Chaser will perform at Indiana University Auditorium April 12, 2010, at 8 p.m. IU Auditorium will offer a pre-sale starting Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. on its Web site, IUauditorium.com. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, in addition to the IU Auditorium box office and IUauditorium.com, starting Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. The concert will feature songs from the band's newest contemporary album, which is scheduled for release in April 2010 by ATCO/Atlantic. group photo

A cappella group Straight No Chaser will perform at Indiana University Auditorium April 12, 2010, at 8 p.m. IU Auditorium will offer a pre-sale starting Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. on its Web site, IUauditorium.com. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, in addition to the IU Auditorium box office and IUauditorium.com, starting Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. The concert will feature songs from the band's newest contemporary album, which is scheduled for release in April 2010 by ATCO/Atlantic.

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IU Jacobs School of Music introduces Starling Chamber Players http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12770.html Thu, 3 Dec 2009 02:51:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has partnered once again with the Starling Foundation—this time to form a new musical ensemble, the IU Jacobs School of Music Starling Chamber Players. The six-member ensemble is co-directed by Alexander Kerr, professor of violin and Linda and Jack Gill Chair, and Eric Kim, professor of cello.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has partnered once again with the Starling Foundation—this time to form a new musical ensemble, the IU Jacobs School of Music Starling Chamber Players. The six-member ensemble is co-directed by Alexander Kerr, professor of violin and Linda and Jack Gill Chair, and Eric Kim, professor of cello.

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts state's first Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12747.html Thu, 3 Dec 2009 09:23:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the First Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition March 27-28, 2010, with plans to continue the festival annually.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the First Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition March 27-28, 2010, with plans to continue the festival annually.

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IU Wind Ensemble featured at band convention http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12696.html Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:56:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform as the featured ensemble in the Finale Concert at the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division convention on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., in February.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform as the featured ensemble in the Finale Concert at the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division convention on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., in February.

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IU Jacobs School of Music student receives award for Early Music project http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12686.html Tue, 24 Nov 2009 02:30:00 EST William Hudson, doctoral voice student at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, received the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society in a recent ceremony in Philadelphia.

William Hudson, doctoral voice student at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, received the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society in a recent ceremony in Philadelphia.

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IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler honored by hometown http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12663.html Fri, 20 Nov 2009 09:43:00 EST IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler will receive an honorary citizenship Nov. 22 from his hometown of Magdeburg, Germany, which he fled to escape the Nazis in 1939.

IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler will receive an honorary citizenship Nov. 22 from his hometown of Magdeburg, Germany, which he fled to escape the Nazis in 1939.

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Bloomington-based band South Jordan gaining international following http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12413.html Wed, 18 Nov 2009 01:14:00 EST While most college students balance their academia with recreational activities -- watching TV, hanging out with friends or going to concerts -- the members of Bloomington-based band South Jordan are in rehearsal perfecting their pop-rock sound and playing packed-house shows. Drawing influences from Coldplay and U2, South Jordan has created a unique sound that has been compared to the popular pop band The Fray. South Jordan

While most college students balance their academia with recreational activities -- watching TV, hanging out with friends or going to concerts -- the members of Bloomington-based band South Jordan are in rehearsal perfecting their pop-rock sound and playing packed-house shows. Drawing influences from Coldplay and U2, South Jordan has created a unique sound that has been compared to the popular pop band The Fray.

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Bloomington holiday tradition Chimes of Christmas at IU Auditorium Dec. 9 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12566.html Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:13:00 EST Indiana University Auditorium will present its annual, family-friendly holiday tradition Chimes of Christmas, Dec. 9 (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. Chimes of Christmas

Indiana University Auditorium will present its annual, family-friendly holiday tradition Chimes of Christmas, Dec. 9 (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m.

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IU Jacobs School of Music and Bloomington Area Arts Council collaborate on program http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12635.html Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:12:00 EST The Bloomington Area Arts Council (BAAC) and the Jacobs School of Music announce "Opera Tease," a collaborative, two-day educational program for middle school and high school students, with a focus on musical and production aspects of opera. Opera Tease is the brainchild of BAAC employee Bernie Oakley. A former opera singer who debuted at the Detroit Opera Theatre and performed a European tour of Porgy and Bess, her motivation behind the program was to involve young high school students and others in opera.

The Bloomington Area Arts Council (BAAC) and the Jacobs School of Music announce "Opera Tease," a collaborative, two-day educational program for middle school and high school students, with a focus on musical and production aspects of opera. Opera Tease is the brainchild of BAAC employee Bernie Oakley. A former opera singer who debuted at the Detroit Opera Theatre and performed a European tour of Porgy and Bess, her motivation behind the program was to involve young high school students and others in opera.

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IU Ballet Theater presents 'The Nutcracker' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12625.html Tue, 17 Nov 2009 03:33:00 EST Opening Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center is IU Ballet Theater's annual production of The Nutcracker. The production will feature choreography created specifically for the Jacobs School's dancers by Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department.

Opening Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center is IU Ballet Theater's annual production of The Nutcracker. The production will feature choreography created specifically for the Jacobs School's dancers by Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department.

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IU Jacobs School of Music student ensemble performs in Colombia http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12524.html Wed, 11 Nov 2009 03:00:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student ensemble the Glavan Quintet performed at the VII International Festival of Colombian Chamber Music, held in Medellín, Colombia, Nov. 5-6.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student ensemble the Glavan Quintet performed at the VII International Festival of Colombian Chamber Music, held in Medellín, Colombia, Nov. 5-6.

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Jacobs School of Music faculty member Josh Bell named 'Instrumentalist of the Year' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12515.html Wed, 11 Nov 2009 08:16:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty member Joshua Bell -- today's most celebrated American violinist -- has been honored as the 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. Josh Bell

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty member Joshua Bell -- today's most celebrated American violinist -- has been honored as the 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America.

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J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass to be performed in Bloomington and Indianapolis http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12453.html Wed, 4 Nov 2009 02:46:00 EST J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 -- widely considered one of the composer's most intriguing and monumental compositions -- is scheduled to be performed in Bloomington Nov. 11 and 14 and in Indianapolis Nov. 13 by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Pro Arte Singers and Chamber Orchestra.

J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 -- widely considered one of the composer's most intriguing and monumental compositions -- is scheduled to be performed in Bloomington Nov. 11 and 14 and in Indianapolis Nov. 13 by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Pro Arte Singers and Chamber Orchestra.

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IU Opera Theater presents 'wild' new production of Mozart's 'Die Zauberflote' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12437.html Wed, 4 Nov 2009 02:34:00 EST An expansive new production of W. A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, a co-production of Indiana University Opera Theater and The Atlanta Opera, will be premiered Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington. Additional performances in Bloomington are Nov. 14, 20 and 21. This completely new production, guest stage directed by Tomer Zvulun and guest conducted by Mark Gibson, with sets and costumes designed by Jacobs School of Music Professor C. David Higgins, is "not your average Magic Flute," said Higgins.

An expansive new production of W. A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, a co-production of Indiana University Opera Theater and The Atlanta Opera, will be premiered Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington. Additional performances in Bloomington are Nov. 14, 20 and 21. This completely new production, guest stage directed by Tomer Zvulun and guest conducted by Mark Gibson, with sets and costumes designed by Jacobs School of Music Professor C. David Higgins, is "not your average Magic Flute," said Higgins.

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Film showing honors the memory of IU piano legend Gyorgy Sebok http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12441.html Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:18:00 EST World-renowned pianist and pedagogue Gyorgy Sebok will be remembered in Auer Concert Hall Nov. 14, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death. The free event, beginning at 3:15 p.m., will feature a newly remastered edition of the 1997 documentary Gyorgy Sebok: A Music Lesson, which was filmed at his world-famous master classes in Ernen, Switzerland.

World-renowned pianist and pedagogue Gyorgy Sebok will be remembered in Auer Concert Hall Nov. 14, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death. The free event, beginning at 3:15 p.m., will feature a newly remastered edition of the 1997 documentary Gyorgy Sebok: A Music Lesson, which was filmed at his world-famous master classes in Ernen, Switzerland.

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IU Professor of Trombone featured on popular Rubank Method CDs http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12390.html Thu, 29 Oct 2009 02:19:00 EST Carl Lenthe, professor of trombone at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the featured soloist on two newly released CDs contained in H. Voxman's Concert and Contest Collection, featuring the Rubank Method--one for trombone and one for baritone horn, both with piano accompaniment. In addition, Kimberly Carballo, interim head opera coach at the Jacobs School, is one of the featured pianists on the trombone CD.

Carl Lenthe, professor of trombone at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the featured soloist on two newly released CDs contained in H. Voxman's Concert and Contest Collection, featuring the Rubank Method--one for trombone and one for baritone horn, both with piano accompaniment. In addition, Kimberly Carballo, interim head opera coach at the Jacobs School, is one of the featured pianists on the trombone CD.

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IU Opera Theater to video-stream 'Roméo et Juliette' this weekend and next http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12290.html Wed, 21 Oct 2009 04:53:00 EST Indiana University Opera Theater will video-stream its second production of the season, Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, live from the Musical Arts Center on Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. The stream may be accessed from IU Music Live! at http://www.music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive.

Indiana University Opera Theater will video-stream its second production of the season, Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, live from the Musical Arts Center on Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. The stream may be accessed from IU Music Live! at http://www.music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive.

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Two Indiana University schools collaborate through music and entrepreneurship http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12259.html Tue, 20 Oct 2009 09:24:00 EST The Jacobs School of Music and the Kelley School of Business' Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Indiana University are working in partnership to develop an entrepreneurial perspective for the next generation of musical leaders. David Cutler

The Jacobs School of Music and the Kelley School of Business' Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Indiana University are working in partnership to develop an entrepreneurial perspective for the next generation of musical leaders.

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IU Auditorium welcomes home Jacobs alumnus Dennis James for Halloween concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12214.html Wed, 14 Oct 2009 01:16:00 EST Indiana University alumnus Dennis James returns to IU Auditorium for his annual Halloween organ performance, this year accompanying Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Blackmail, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. Audience members who arrive by 7:30 p.m. will be eligible to compete in the B97-sponsored costume contest in the categories of "Scariest Costume," "Most Creative Costume" and "Best Overall." Dennis James

Indiana University alumnus Dennis James returns to IU Auditorium for his annual Halloween organ performance, this year accompanying Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Blackmail, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. Audience members who arrive by 7:30 p.m. will be eligible to compete in the B97-sponsored costume contest in the categories of "Scariest Costume," "Most Creative Costume" and "Best Overall."

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IU Jacobs School of Music student receives music scholarship, heard on national radio broadcast http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12177.html Fri, 9 Oct 2009 03:22:00 EST Jingxuan Zhang, a 16-year-old piano student in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been awarded a $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award by From the Top, the non-profit organization best known for its NPR and PBS programs featuring America's best young classical musicians. James Kim, a 16-year-old cellist who studied in the Jacobs School's String Academy for six years with Susan Bloom, won the same $10,000 award. Both will be featured on the broadcast, which will air nationally the week of Oct. 19 as part of From the Top's 10th Anniversary Season and on Indianapolis' WFYI 90.1 FM on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Cohen and Zhang

Jingxuan Zhang, a 16-year-old piano student in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been awarded a $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award by From the Top, the non-profit organization best known for its NPR and PBS programs featuring America's best young classical musicians. James Kim, a 16-year-old cellist who studied in the Jacobs School's String Academy for six years with Susan Bloom, won the same $10,000 award. Both will be featured on the broadcast, which will air nationally the week of Oct. 19 as part of From the Top's 10th Anniversary Season and on Indianapolis' WFYI 90.1 FM on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

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IU Opera Theater continues season with timeless 'Romeo et Juliette' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12160.html Thu, 8 Oct 2009 03:55:00 EST Indiana University Opera Theater continues its 2009-10 season with the passionate, timeless Roméo et Juliette, opening Oct. 23 at the Musical Arts Center. The company has produced this work only twice before, in 1966 and in 2005.

Indiana University Opera Theater continues its 2009-10 season with the passionate, timeless Roméo et Juliette, opening Oct. 23 at the Musical Arts Center. The company has produced this work only twice before, in 1966 and in 2005.

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Violin legend Josef Gingold remembered in 100th birthday celebration http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12101.html Tue, 6 Oct 2009 12:24:00 EST A celebration befitting the centennial birthday of one of the greatest violinists and violin pedagogues of all time, Josef Gingold, will be presented, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Indiana University Auditorium. Joshua Bell and Jaime Laredo to be among featured artists. The concert is free and open to the public.

A celebration befitting the centennial birthday of one of the greatest violinists and violin pedagogues of all time, Josef Gingold, will be presented, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Indiana University Auditorium. Joshua Bell and Jaime Laredo to be among featured artists. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Unique music and technology show stretches boundaries http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12050.html Mon, 5 Oct 2009 09:00:00 EST Annunciation + Visitation, a unique musical performance exploring two vastly different expressions of female sexuality, stretches the boundaries of what defines opera.

"Annunciation"

Annunciation + Visitation, a unique musical performance exploring two vastly different expressions of female sexuality, stretches the boundaries of what defines opera.

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Media study at IU Bloomington reveals critical preservation needs http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12027.html Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:25:00 EST Indiana University Bloomington holds more than 560,000 audio and video recordings and film reels, many of which are historically significant, all of which are actively deteriorating. And the window of time to save these materials is closing fast. Recordings

Indiana University Bloomington holds more than 560,000 audio and video recordings and film reels, many of which are historically significant, all of which are actively deteriorating. And the window of time to save these materials is closing fast.

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IU President's Concert to feature Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, violinist Kerr http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/12059.html Thu, 1 Oct 2009 09:02:00 EST The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra returns to Bloomington Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. for the inaugural Indiana University President's Concert in the Musical Arts Center. The concert, offered free by the university to the campus and Bloomington community, will be conducted by renowned maestro Juanjo Mena and will feature Jacobs School of Music Professor Alexander Kerr in a performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Kerr is also the principal guest concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Additional works on the program include Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 and IU composer and Jacobs Professor Claude Baker's "Aus Schwanengesang."

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra returns to Bloomington Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. for the inaugural Indiana University President's Concert in the Musical Arts Center. The concert, offered free by the university to the campus and Bloomington community, will be conducted by renowned maestro Juanjo Mena and will feature Jacobs School of Music Professor Alexander Kerr in a performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Kerr is also the principal guest concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Additional works on the program include Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 and IU composer and Jacobs Professor Claude Baker's "Aus Schwanengesang."

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Jacobs School of Music fall ballet honors 100th anniversary of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11960.html Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:30:00 EST Around the world, ballet companies from the Kirov to the Royal Ballet are planning performances that will honor the 100th anniversary of the first performance by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Joining the celebration, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Ballet Theater will present its fall ballet program, Diaghilev Tribute. The evening features the work of two choreographers from the Diaghilev era, George Balanchine and Bronislava Nijinska, and new choreography from Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School Department of Ballet.

Around the world, ballet companies from the Kirov to the Royal Ballet are planning performances that will honor the 100th anniversary of the first performance by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Joining the celebration, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Ballet Theater will present its fall ballet program, Diaghilev Tribute. The evening features the work of two choreographers from the Diaghilev era, George Balanchine and Bronislava Nijinska, and new choreography from Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School Department of Ballet.

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Regional Emmy recognizes program featuring IU's Sylvia McNair http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/12008.html Mon, 28 Sep 2009 01:35:00 EST Indiana University faculty member and two-time Grammy Award winner Sylvia McNair is used to winning recognition for her singing. But her latest honor is something a little different. "Mickey's Corner," a television series hosted by her friend Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer, won a regional 2009 Emmy Award for a program that featured McNair talking about her life and performing music. Sylvia McNair

Indiana University faculty member and two-time Grammy Award winner Sylvia McNair is used to winning recognition for her singing. But her latest honor is something a little different. "Mickey's Corner," a television series hosted by her friend Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer, won a regional 2009 Emmy Award for a program that featured McNair talking about her life and performing music.

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IU Jacobs School of Music to host Musical Ear conference http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/11911.html Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:33:00 EST The Music Theory Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a one-day conference titled "The Musical Ear" on Sept. 26. The unique conference is open to all and will be devoted exclusively to issues of ear training and aural skills.

The Music Theory Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a one-day conference titled "The Musical Ear" on Sept. 26. The unique conference is open to all and will be devoted exclusively to issues of ear training and aural skills.

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IU Jacobs student composer honored with prestigious 2009 ASCAP Foundation Award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11853.html Wed, 16 Sep 2009 01:11:00 EST Composer Clint Needham finds endless inspiration in the world around him. Needham's award-winning classical compositions have come to him as the result of everything from last year's Presidential election to his experiences with nature. A doctoral fellow in composition at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, Needham was recently the recipient of a 2009 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Concert Music Composer Award, his second honor from ASCAP (in addition, he was twice nominated for honorable mentions by the organization). Clint Needham

Composer Clint Needham finds endless inspiration in the world around him. Needham's award-winning classical compositions have come to him as the result of everything from last year's Presidential election to his experiences with nature. A doctoral fellow in composition at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, Needham was recently the recipient of a 2009 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Concert Music Composer Award, his second honor from ASCAP (in addition, he was twice nominated for honorable mentions by the organization).

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IU Auditorium and Bloomington AGO Chapter to present noontime organ recitals http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11903.html Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:29:00 EST IU Auditorium and the Bloomington chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a series of noontime organ recitals performed by the IU Jacobs School of Music organ students beginning Sept. 17 at 12:15 p.m. "We're very excited to provide these talented students the opportunity to perform on the grand IU Auditorium organ, and at the same time restore an IU tradition dating back to the 1950s," said IU Auditorium Director Doug Booher. "We look forward to opening our doors to the campus and the community, inviting folks to enjoy their lunch break while enjoying inspiring performances by members of the AGO. " IU Auditorium Organ Pipes

IU Auditorium and the Bloomington chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a series of noontime organ recitals performed by the IU Jacobs School of Music organ students beginning Sept. 17 at 12:15 p.m. "We're very excited to provide these talented students the opportunity to perform on the grand IU Auditorium organ, and at the same time restore an IU tradition dating back to the 1950s," said IU Auditorium Director Doug Booher. "We look forward to opening our doors to the campus and the community, inviting folks to enjoy their lunch break while enjoying inspiring performances by members of the AGO. "

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Former Marching Hundred director turns 100 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11769.html Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:18:00 EST Gerald Henderson Doty, a violinist and former assistant professor of music and Marching Hundred band director at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, will turn 100 in his Missoula, Mont., home on Oct. 3. While a group of Suzuki students will perform in Doty's honor on that day, Doty's 100th birthday will be celebrated again during the University of Montana's Homecoming parade Oct. 10.

Gerald Henderson Doty, a violinist and former assistant professor of music and Marching Hundred band director at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, will turn 100 in his Missoula, Mont., home on Oct. 3. While a group of Suzuki students will perform in Doty's honor on that day, Doty's 100th birthday will be celebrated again during the University of Montana's Homecoming parade Oct. 10.

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Jacobs School's new Kuttner Quartet begins rehearsals http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11842.html Thu, 10 Sep 2009 01:17:00 EST Even before they were named members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Kuttner Quartet, Yotam Baruch, Danbi Um, Bella Hristova and Rose Armbrust had experience playing beautiful music together. All four were part of a select group of Jacobs students who performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., last February. The Kuttner Quartet

Even before they were named members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Kuttner Quartet, Yotam Baruch, Danbi Um, Bella Hristova and Rose Armbrust had experience playing beautiful music together. All four were part of a select group of Jacobs students who performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., last February.

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Opera legend, 'father' of medical record systems receive IU President's Medal http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11793.html Tue, 8 Sep 2009 09:35:00 EST Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has awarded world-renowned operatic soprano and former IU voice professor Camilla Williams and Clement J. McDonald, distinguished professor emeritus and a pioneer in electronic medical record systems, with the President's Medal for Excellence. The awards are among the highest honors an IU president can bestow.

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Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has awarded world-renowned operatic soprano and former IU voice professor Camilla Williams and Clement J. McDonald, distinguished professor emeritus and a pioneer in electronic medical record systems, with the President's Medal for Excellence. The awards are among the highest honors an IU president can bestow.

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IU Jacobs School of Music 2009-10 season includes wealth of diversity http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/11740.html Wed, 2 Sep 2009 09:52:00 EST Continuing its tradition of nurturing and presenting the world's greatest musicians, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music offers four new IU Opera and Ballet Theater productions during its 2009-10 season, in addition to a host of performances by orchestral, choral and wind ensembles, jazz combos and bands, chamber music groups, percussion ensembles, soloists and many others. 09-10 Ballet: Nutcracker-1

Continuing its tradition of nurturing and presenting the world's greatest musicians, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music offers four new IU Opera and Ballet Theater productions during its 2009-10 season, in addition to a host of performances by orchestral, choral and wind ensembles, jazz combos and bands, chamber music groups, percussion ensembles, soloists and many others.

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IU Jacobs School of Music welcomes 2009-10 Jacobs Scholars and Jacobs Fellows http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/11706.html Tue, 1 Sep 2009 11:13:00 EST Eight new Jacobs Scholars and eight new Jacobs Fellows begin their studies this fall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Selected from a large pool of incoming students, they are the recipients of the most prestigious and substantial scholarship awards in the school.

The 2009-2010 Jacobs Scholars

Eight new Jacobs Scholars and eight new Jacobs Fellows begin their studies this fall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Selected from a large pool of incoming students, they are the recipients of the most prestigious and substantial scholarship awards in the school.

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IU Opera 2009-2010 series begins with 'L'Italiana in Algeri' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11708.html Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:05:00 EST IU Opera and Ballet Theater launches its full 2009-2010 season of six operas and three ballet productions with Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, which opens on Sept. 25. The diverse season includes new productions of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) and Puccini's La Rondine (The Swallow), Bernstein's dynamic West Side Story, a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes and more.

IU Opera and Ballet Theater launches its full 2009-2010 season of six operas and three ballet productions with Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, which opens on Sept. 25. The diverse season includes new productions of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) and Puccini's La Rondine (The Swallow), Bernstein's dynamic West Side Story, a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes and more.

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Applications for fall 2010 admission http://music.indiana.edu/admissions Thu, 13 Aug 2009 09:20:00 EST The Jacobs School of Music is now accepting admissions applications for study in the fall of 2010.

The Jacobs School of Music is now accepting admissions applications for study in the fall of 2010.

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Jacobs composition student receives Student Composer Award from BMI Foundation http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11480.html Wed, 5 Aug 2009 09:40:00 EST Brendan Kelley Faegre was standing in his kitchen, talking to his roommate, when his cell phone rang. Caller ID showed the number as "unavailable," and he assumed it was probably a telemarketer but picked up anyway. The master's student in music composition at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music soon learned that the unidentified caller was actually Ralph Jackson, president of the BMI Foundation. He was calling to give Faegre good news. Brendan Faegre

Brendan Kelley Faegre was standing in his kitchen, talking to his roommate, when his cell phone rang. Caller ID showed the number as "unavailable," and he assumed it was probably a telemarketer but picked up anyway. The master's student in music composition at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music soon learned that the unidentified caller was actually Ralph Jackson, president of the BMI Foundation. He was calling to give Faegre good news.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints organist Jeffrey Smith to faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/11492.html Thu, 30 Jul 2009 03:55:00 EST Coinciding with the installation of a new pipe organ in Indiana University's Auer Hall, the Jacobs School of Music announced the appointment of acclaimed organist Jeffrey Smith, who will join the Jacobs faculty roster as a visiting associate professor in the fall of 2009.

Coinciding with the installation of a new pipe organ in Indiana University's Auer Hall, the Jacobs School of Music announced the appointment of acclaimed organist Jeffrey Smith, who will join the Jacobs faculty roster as a visiting associate professor in the fall of 2009.

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Book signing opportunity at upcoming Menahem Pressler and Friends concerts http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11441.html Mon, 20 Jul 2009 04:08:00 EST The Jacobs School of Music and Indiana University Press announced today (July 20) that pianist Menahem Pressler, a distinguished professor at IU, and author William Brown will be available to sign copies of the recently released book Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching following the upcoming Pressler and Friends concert this Wednesday evening (July 22) in Auer Hall on the IU Bloomington campus.

Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching

The Jacobs School of Music and Indiana University Press announced today (July 20) that pianist Menahem Pressler, a distinguished professor at IU, and author William Brown will be available to sign copies of the recently released book Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching following the upcoming Pressler and Friends concert this Wednesday evening (July 22) in Auer Hall on the IU Bloomington campus.

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IU Opera Theater set to present collegiate premiere of 'The Light in the Piazza' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11394.html Tue, 14 Jul 2009 01:27:00 EST The Indiana University Opera Theater's collegiate premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza (by Adam Guettel) will be guest conducted by Broadway veteran Dan Riddle, the associate conductor of the original hit Broadway show. Tickets are on sale now at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center for the July 31 and Aug. 1, 7 and 8 performances.

The Indiana University Opera Theater's collegiate premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza (by Adam Guettel) will be guest conducted by Broadway veteran Dan Riddle, the associate conductor of the original hit Broadway show. Tickets are on sale now at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center for the July 31 and Aug. 1, 7 and 8 performances.

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Jacobs School of Music alumna Angela Brown receives Governor's Arts Award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11390.html Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:11:00 EST Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced July 10 that Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumna Angela Brown is among the recipients of the 2009 Governor's Arts Awards. The five recipients will be honored during a special performance ceremony on Sept. 25, 2009, at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie.

Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced July 10 that Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumna Angela Brown is among the recipients of the 2009 Governor's Arts Awards. The five recipients will be honored during a special performance ceremony on Sept. 25, 2009, at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie.

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Jacobs School of Music alumna brings Miss Indiana crown back to IU http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/11356.html Wed, 8 Jul 2009 03:49:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumna Nicole Pollard was crowned Miss Indiana on June 27. She captured the contest's runner-up title the previous two years after Jacobs alumna soprano Betsy Uschkrat held the crown in 2006. Nicole Pollard

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumna Nicole Pollard was crowned Miss Indiana on June 27. She captured the contest's runner-up title the previous two years after Jacobs alumna soprano Betsy Uschkrat held the crown in 2006.

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IU Summer Symphonic Series includes world-renowned conductors, distinguished Jacobs faculty, guests http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11264.html Fri, 26 Jun 2009 01:34:00 EST With four of the country's top conductors on the podium and a number of nationally renowned instrumentalists in their midst, the IU Summer Music Festival Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra once again bring world-class music to the Midwest in a series of five upcoming concerts in Bloomington. David Robertson, Mario Venzago and Giancarlo Guerrero will conduct the 2009 Festival Orchestra. In her first Bloomington performance since her appointment to the Jacobs School faculty will serve as concertmaster for the opening concert.

With four of the country's top conductors on the podium and a number of nationally renowned instrumentalists in their midst, the IU Summer Music Festival Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra once again bring world-class music to the Midwest in a series of five upcoming concerts in Bloomington. David Robertson, Mario Venzago and Giancarlo Guerrero will conduct the 2009 Festival Orchestra. In her first Bloomington performance since her appointment to the Jacobs School faculty will serve as concertmaster for the opening concert.

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IU Summer String Academy celebrates 25th year http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11168.html Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:17:00 EST This summer marks the 25th anniversary of Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music Summer String Academy, which brings together students and renowned faculty from around the world. Led by Jacobs Professor Mimi Zweig, the Summer String Academy is geared toward serious students ages 12-18 who wish to study violin, viola or cello in an intensive environment.

Summer String Academy

This summer marks the 25th anniversary of Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music Summer String Academy, which brings together students and renowned faculty from around the world. Led by Jacobs Professor Mimi Zweig, the Summer String Academy is geared toward serious students ages 12-18 who wish to study violin, viola or cello in an intensive environment.

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IU Jacobs School of Music students win prestigious fellowships http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11181.html Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:04:00 EST 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."

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."

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IU Distinguished Professor Janos Starker receives honorary professorship http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11186.html Thu, 18 Jun 2009 03:00:00 EST Legendary cellist Janos Starker, a distinguished professor in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, received the title of honorary professor of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, at a spring ceremony in Bloomington. Starker, who was born in Budapest in 1924, received the certificate and academy plaque from Hungarian Consul General in New York Viktor Polgar in recognition of his contribution to universal music culture, international music life and lifetime artistic achievements.

Legendary cellist Janos Starker, a distinguished professor in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, received the title of honorary professor of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, at a spring ceremony in Bloomington. Starker, who was born in Budapest in 1924, received the certificate and academy plaque from Hungarian Consul General in New York Viktor Polgar in recognition of his contribution to universal music culture, international music life and lifetime artistic achievements.

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IU Professor Stanley Ritchie receives lifetime achievement award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11173.html Wed, 17 Jun 2009 03:51:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Professor Stanley Ritchie was awarded Early Music America's (EMA) Howard Mayer Brown lifetime achievement award June 12 at the 2009 Boston Early Music Festival. Ritchie is the first Indiana University faculty member to receive a lifetime achievement award from EMA, although one of its annual honors is named for former IU Early Music Institute Director Thomas Binkley.

Stanley Ritchie

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Professor Stanley Ritchie was awarded Early Music America's (EMA) Howard Mayer Brown lifetime achievement award June 12 at the 2009 Boston Early Music Festival. Ritchie is the first Indiana University faculty member to receive a lifetime achievement award from EMA, although one of its annual honors is named for former IU Early Music Institute Director Thomas Binkley.

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World-class musician, Bloomington native Jonathan Biss returns for IU Summer Music Festival http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11111.html Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:42:00 EST Indiana University's 2009 Summer Music Festival will include a diverse series of piano recitals highlighted by a July 3 performance by international soloist and chamber musician Jonathan Biss, who was raised in Bloomington and studied with IU Jacobs School of Music professors Karen Taylor and Evelyne Brancart.

Indiana University's 2009 Summer Music Festival will include a diverse series of piano recitals highlighted by a July 3 performance by international soloist and chamber musician Jonathan Biss, who was raised in Bloomington and studied with IU Jacobs School of Music professors Karen Taylor and Evelyne Brancart.

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IU Summer Music Festival kicks off with array of world-class chamber music events http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/11079.html Mon, 8 Jun 2009 09:19:00 EST Indiana University's 2009 Summer Music Festival enters its16th year firmly established as Bloomington's signature summer event, attracting audiences from throughout the Midwest and beyond. The festival is increasingly gaining notice as one of Indiana's premier music festivals. A festival highlight this year is a world-class Chamber Music Series featuring an array of free and ticketed events that includes members of the prestigious Jacobs School faculty, as well as high-profile visiting artists.

Indiana University's 2009 Summer Music Festival enters its16th year firmly established as Bloomington's signature summer event, attracting audiences from throughout the Midwest and beyond. The festival is increasingly gaining notice as one of Indiana's premier music festivals. A festival highlight this year is a world-class Chamber Music Series featuring an array of free and ticketed events that includes members of the prestigious Jacobs School faculty, as well as high-profile visiting artists.

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IU Virtuosi to give concert tour of France http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10848.html Thu, 14 May 2009 11:15:00 EST The Virtuosi, a collection of nine violinists, violists and cellists in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Pre-College String Academy, will leave May 25 to perform a series of concerts across France, returning June 8. Members of this year's group, who perform both as soloists and as an ensemble, include violinists Brian Allen, 15; Alex Ayers, 18; Zoe Martin-Doike, 19; and Stephanie Zyzak, 15; violinists/violists Sangwoo Kim, 18; Ren Martin-Doike, 17; and Daniel Wunderle, 18; cellists Nathan Vickery, 17, and Jacobsen Woollen, 16; and pianist Jayoung Kim, a doctoral student of Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler. Virtuosi

The Virtuosi, a collection of nine violinists, violists and cellists in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Pre-College String Academy, will leave May 25 to perform a series of concerts across France, returning June 8. Members of this year's group, who perform both as soloists and as an ensemble, include violinists Brian Allen, 15; Alex Ayers, 18; Zoe Martin-Doike, 19; and Stephanie Zyzak, 15; violinists/violists Sangwoo Kim, 18; Ren Martin-Doike, 17; and Daniel Wunderle, 18; cellists Nathan Vickery, 17, and Jacobsen Woollen, 16; and pianist Jayoung Kim, a doctoral student of Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler.

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Two Jacobs students played in first-ever YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/10743.html Wed, 6 May 2009 02:55:00 EST Indiana University Jacobs School of Music flutist Daniel Stein and viola performance major Dash Nesbitt were recently part of history in the making: both took the Carnegie Hall stage April 15 as part of the first-ever "YouTube Symphony Orchestra." The concert, which included a mix of popular pieces from both the classical repertoire and recently composed and improvised works, can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/symphony. The final ensemble was composed of 96 musicians from 30 countries, all of whom auditioned for their spots through the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube. The contest was open to anyone, of any age, from anywhere in the world. Dash Nesbitt

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music flutist Daniel Stein and viola performance major Dash Nesbitt were recently part of history in the making: both took the Carnegie Hall stage April 15 as part of the first-ever "YouTube Symphony Orchestra." The concert, which included a mix of popular pieces from both the classical repertoire and recently composed and improvised works, can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/symphony. The final ensemble was composed of 96 musicians from 30 countries, all of whom auditioned for their spots through the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube. The contest was open to anyone, of any age, from anywhere in the world.

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IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler to accept Lifetime Achievement Award for Beaux Arts Trio http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10778.html Tue, 5 May 2009 10:51:00 EST Indiana University's Menahem Pressler will accept a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Edison Foundation on behalf of the Beaux Art Trio at the annual "Edison Klassiek Gala" June 11 in The Hague. A Distinguished Professor in IU's Jacobs School of Music, Pressler is a renowned pianist and a founding member of the trio.

Indiana University's Menahem Pressler will accept a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Edison Foundation on behalf of the Beaux Art Trio at the annual "Edison Klassiek Gala" June 11 in The Hague. A Distinguished Professor in IU's Jacobs School of Music, Pressler is a renowned pianist and a founding member of the trio.

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2009 IU Summer Music Festival includes collegiate premiere, orchestral concerts, chamber music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/10777.html Mon, 4 May 2009 04:28:00 EST Featuring more than 50 free and ticketed events and running from June 21 to Aug. 11, the 2009 Indiana University Summer Music Festival on the IU Bloomington campus offers the collegiate premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza and a world-class array of orchestral concerts, chamber music, piano recitals, band concerts, percussion and other special events.

Featuring more than 50 free and ticketed events and running from June 21 to Aug. 11, the 2009 Indiana University Summer Music Festival on the IU Bloomington campus offers the collegiate premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza and a world-class array of orchestral concerts, chamber music, piano recitals, band concerts, percussion and other special events.

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IU Jacobs Professor Jeffrey Hass awarded Bogliasco Fellowship http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10733.html Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:29:00 EST Indiana University Professor of Composition Jeffrey Hass was recently awarded a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship to live and work at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities on the Mediterranean coast south of Genoa, Italy. Hass, who also serves as director of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music at the Jacobs School of Music, will begin the fellowship in September 2009. The fellowship announcement follows three other honors for Hass, including a $17,000 IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant; first prize and an orchestral commission for a work for the 2009 Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City; and having a piece accepted for performance at the 2009 conference of the International Computer Music Association in Montreal this August.

Indiana University Professor of Composition Jeffrey Hass was recently awarded a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship to live and work at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities on the Mediterranean coast south of Genoa, Italy. Hass, who also serves as director of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music at the Jacobs School of Music, will begin the fellowship in September 2009. The fellowship announcement follows three other honors for Hass, including a $17,000 IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant; first prize and an orchestral commission for a work for the 2009 Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City; and having a piece accepted for performance at the 2009 conference of the International Computer Music Association in Montreal this August.

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IU Jacobs School of Music student Olivia Hairston is Indiana "Campus Super Star" http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10689.html Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:17:00 EST Soprano Olivia Hairston, a graduate student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, took home the Grand Prize of $5,000 from the 2009 Indiana Campus Super Star competition April 19 at the historic Madame Walker Theatre in downtown Indianapolis.

Soprano Olivia Hairston, a graduate student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, took home the Grand Prize of $5,000 from the 2009 Indiana Campus Super Star competition April 19 at the historic Madame Walker Theatre in downtown Indianapolis.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints bassoonist Kathleen McLean to its faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10690.html Thu, 23 Apr 2009 04:07:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music today (April 23) announced the appointment of Kathleen McLean, one of the most acclaimed orchestral bassoonists in North America. She will join the Jacobs faculty roster as associate professor in the fall of 2009.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music today (April 23) announced the appointment of Kathleen McLean, one of the most acclaimed orchestral bassoonists in North America. She will join the Jacobs faculty roster as associate professor in the fall of 2009.

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2009-2010 IU Opera and Ballet Theater Season announced by the Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10624.html Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:16:00 EST Comedy, tragedy, magic, madness, jealousy, deceit and fantasy all will take center stage at IU Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater's 2009-2010 season. Among the highlights will be Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, in celebration of the recent unprecedented gift from the family of Leonard Bernstein that contains the contents of his Fairfield, Conn., composing studio, and the history of Bernstein's long association with the Jacobs School.

Comedy, tragedy, magic, madness, jealousy, deceit and fantasy all will take center stage at IU Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater's 2009-2010 season. Among the highlights will be Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, in celebration of the recent unprecedented gift from the family of Leonard Bernstein that contains the contents of his Fairfield, Conn., composing studio, and the history of Bernstein's long association with the Jacobs School.

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IU President Michael McRobbie to appear as guest DJ on WFIU http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/10654.html Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:31:00 EST Indiana University's public radio station, WFIU, will celebrate the end of Jazz Appreciation Month with a series of performances, on-air specials, a listener survey . . . and a jazz-loving guest DJ, IU President Michael McRobbie. McRobbie will be in the WFIU studio on Friday, April 24, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. playing his favorite jazz tunes -- by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Eberhard Weber, Carla Bley and IU's own legendary David Baker -- on Joe Bourne's "Just You & Me" program. Michael McRobbie

Indiana University's public radio station, WFIU, will celebrate the end of Jazz Appreciation Month with a series of performances, on-air specials, a listener survey . . . and a jazz-loving guest DJ, IU President Michael McRobbie. McRobbie will be in the WFIU studio on Friday, April 24, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. playing his favorite jazz tunes -- by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Eberhard Weber, Carla Bley and IU's own legendary David Baker -- on Joe Bourne's "Just You & Me" program.

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Choreographers and composers collaborate for fourth annual "Hammer and Nail" concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/10578.html Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:08:00 EST The Indiana University Bloomington Contemporary Dance Program and Jacobs School of Music Student Composer Association have teamed up for the fourth year in a row to create the "Hammer and Nail" concert. This year's event will feature 14 new works created by a group of 30 student artists. Hammer and Nail photo

The Indiana University Bloomington Contemporary Dance Program and Jacobs School of Music Student Composer Association have teamed up for the fourth year in a row to create the "Hammer and Nail" concert. This year's event will feature 14 new works created by a group of 30 student artists.

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IU Big Band Extravaganza 2009 celebrates swing with guests Delores King Williams, Everett Greene http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/10515.html Thu, 9 Apr 2009 12:10:00 EST Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. This year's concert, titled "When Swing Was King," will present music from many of the most famous bands of the Swing Era, including those of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman, performed by two outstanding student big bands led by IU jazz faculty members David Baker and Brent Wallarab. Returning by popular demand are two exceptional jazz vocalists, Delores King Williams and Everett Greene, who performed in the concert last year.

Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. This year's concert, titled "When Swing Was King," will present music from many of the most famous bands of the Swing Era, including those of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman, performed by two outstanding student big bands led by IU jazz faculty members David Baker and Brent Wallarab. Returning by popular demand are two exceptional jazz vocalists, Delores King Williams and Everett Greene, who performed in the concert last year.

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IU ballet brings innovative choreography to the Buskirk-Chumley http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10513.html Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:27:00 EST Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music will present its annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington on April 15-16 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance April 16 at 2 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music will present its annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington on April 15-16 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance April 16 at 2 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

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Orion String Quartet to premiere work by Jacobs composer David Dzubay http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10483.html Tue, 7 Apr 2009 11:55:00 EST The Orion String Quartet, the resident quartet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will be premiering a new work by Jacobs Professor and Composition Department Chair David Dzubay in a free concert on Monday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall.

The Orion String Quartet, the resident quartet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will be premiering a new work by Jacobs Professor and Composition Department Chair David Dzubay in a free concert on Monday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall.

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music appoints new director of development http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10344.html Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:06:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has appointed Joyce Ritchie as director of development, starting in April (2009). Over a 30-year career, Ritchie, an Indiana native, has led extensive development and public relations programs in music and the arts, as well as in social services and public media. She joins the Jacobs School after a decade at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has appointed Joyce Ritchie as director of development, starting in April (2009). Over a 30-year career, Ritchie, an Indiana native, has led extensive development and public relations programs in music and the arts, as well as in social services and public media. She joins the Jacobs School after a decade at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

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Georgina Joshi fellowships announced in the IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/10379.html Fri, 27 Mar 2009 04:36:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has received a gift of $1 million from The Georgina Joshi Foundation, Inc. The gift establishes two major fellowships as a tribute to the memory of Georgina Joshi, a graduate student at the Jacobs School and an alumna of the Royal College of Music, London. Both fellowships will serve to celebrate Georgina's life as a singer and her affiliation with both institutions.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has received a gift of $1 million from The Georgina Joshi Foundation, Inc. The gift establishes two major fellowships as a tribute to the memory of Georgina Joshi, a graduate student at the Jacobs School and an alumna of the Royal College of Music, London. Both fellowships will serve to celebrate Georgina's life as a singer and her affiliation with both institutions.

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Broadway meets opera in IU Opera's 'The Most Happy Fella' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/10320.html Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:51:00 EST The Most Happy Fella has been called musical theater, an operetta and a good old-fashioned opera. When it debuted in 1956, The New York Daily Mirror called it "a masterpiece of our era." Most Happy Fella

The Most Happy Fella has been called musical theater, an operetta and a good old-fashioned opera. When it debuted in 1956, The New York Daily Mirror called it "a masterpiece of our era."

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Singing Hoosiers present 'Celebration' spring concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10245.html Thu, 12 Mar 2009 01:05:00 EST America's premier show choir, the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, will perform its 59th annual spring concert, "A Celebration of American Popular Music," at IU Auditorium April 4 at 8 p.m. The vocal ensemble performs American popular music, jazz and Broadway favorites with dazzling choreography, energy and style.

America's premier show choir, the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, will perform its 59th annual spring concert, "A Celebration of American Popular Music," at IU Auditorium April 4 at 8 p.m. The vocal ensemble performs American popular music, jazz and Broadway favorites with dazzling choreography, energy and style.

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IU Jacobs School of Music receives priceless Leonard Bernstein gift http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/10197.html Mon, 9 Mar 2009 09:09:00 EST Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music today (March 9) announced the receipt of an unprecedented gift from the family of Leonard Bernstein that contains the contents of Leonard Bernstein's Fairfield, Conn., composing studio, including a conducting stool from the Vienna Philharmonic that is said to have been used by Johannes Brahms.

Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music today (March 9) announced the receipt of an unprecedented gift from the family of Leonard Bernstein that contains the contents of Leonard Bernstein's Fairfield, Conn., composing studio, including a conducting stool from the Vienna Philharmonic that is said to have been used by Johannes Brahms.

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Indianapolis Symphonic Choir honors Jacobs Dean Emeritus Charles H. Webb http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10204.html Fri, 6 Mar 2009 06:14:00 EST The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir has honored Dean Emeritus Charles H. Webb as the inaugural recipient of the Elmer Steffen Founder's Award. The recognition is named in honor of Elmer Steffen who served as the first conductor of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir in 1937.

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir has honored Dean Emeritus Charles H. Webb as the inaugural recipient of the Elmer Steffen Founder's Award. The recognition is named in honor of Elmer Steffen who served as the first conductor of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir in 1937.

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Baroque trombone ensemble invited to Boston Early Music Festival 'fringe' http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10173.html Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:31:00 EST The Baroque trombone ensemble ¡Sacabuche!, made up of students and alumni of the IU Jacobs School of Music, has been invited to perform in the fringe festival of the internationally recognized 2009 Boston Early Music Festival.

The Baroque trombone ensemble ¡Sacabuche!, made up of students and alumni of the IU Jacobs School of Music, has been invited to perform in the fringe festival of the internationally recognized 2009 Boston Early Music Festival.

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A new "Swan Lake" centerpiece of IU Ballet Theater's Spring Ballet http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/10134.html Tue, 3 Mar 2009 10:04:00 EST In its 2008-2009 season finale, Indiana University Ballet Theater presents "Variations on a Russian Theme," with a new, contemporary classical version of Swan Lake and a world premiere choreography by Matthew Neenan, March 27 and 28 at the Musical Arts Center.

In its 2008-2009 season finale, Indiana University Ballet Theater presents "Variations on a Russian Theme," with a new, contemporary classical version of Swan Lake and a world premiere choreography by Matthew Neenan, March 27 and 28 at the Musical Arts Center.

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IU Opera Theater to present collegiate premiere of 'The Light in the Piazza' this summer http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9989.html Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:38:00 EST Continuing its tradition of offering operatic premieres, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (Feb. 25) that it will present the collegiate premiere of the celebrated musical The Light in the Piazza (music and lyrics by Adam Guettel) in a brand-new production during the 2009 IU Summer Music Festival. Performance dates are July 31, Aug. 1, 7, and 8. Light in the Piazza

Continuing its tradition of offering operatic premieres, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (Feb. 25) that it will present the collegiate premiere of the celebrated musical The Light in the Piazza (music and lyrics by Adam Guettel) in a brand-new production during the 2009 IU Summer Music Festival. Performance dates are July 31, Aug. 1, 7, and 8.

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IU Jacobs School to compete in Met Auditions Grand Finals http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9985.html Wed, 18 Feb 2009 02:47:00 EST Soprano and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music graduate student Kiri Dyan Deonarine has made it through to the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the elite competition to identify the best young opera singers throughout the United States and Canada. Jacobs alumna Jessica Julin, a soprano who studied with Costanza Cuccaro, is also among the eight finalists.

Soprano and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music graduate student Kiri Dyan Deonarine has made it through to the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the elite competition to identify the best young opera singers throughout the United States and Canada. Jacobs alumna Jessica Julin, a soprano who studied with Costanza Cuccaro, is also among the eight finalists.

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IU Philharmonic offers live performance online http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9977.html Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:18:00 EST Following live-streamed performances of IU Opera and Ballet Theater productions over the past year, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will stream this evening's performance of the IU Philharmonic Orchestra live over the Internet. Leonard Slatkin

Following live-streamed performances of IU Opera and Ballet Theater productions over the past year, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will stream this evening's performance of the IU Philharmonic Orchestra live over the Internet.

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Director of Iraqi orchestra to join ArtsWeek panel on diplomacy and the arts http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9969.html Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:13:00 EST Karim Wasfi, director of the Iraq National Symphony Orchestra, will join Jacobs Dean Emeritus Charles H. Webb, Jacobs conductor Cliff Colnot and international arts advocate Cathy Barbash on Sunday, Feb. 22, in Bloomington for a panel discussion titled "U.S.A., Diplomacy, and the Arts." The event will take place in Sweeney Hall at 1 p.m.

Karim Wasfi, director of the Iraq National Symphony Orchestra, will join Jacobs Dean Emeritus Charles H. Webb, Jacobs conductor Cliff Colnot and international arts advocate Cathy Barbash on Sunday, Feb. 22, in Bloomington for a panel discussion titled "U.S.A., Diplomacy, and the Arts." The event will take place in Sweeney Hall at 1 p.m.

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IU's 25th annual ArtsWeek culminates with Women in Jazz performance, discussion http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9909.html Mon, 16 Feb 2009 09:58:00 EST Indiana University's Arts Week 2009 will close March 1 with a free, open to the public tribute to Women's History Month, "Women in Jazz." In this spotlight event, Bloomington artists Janiece Jaffe and Monika Herzig team up with regional artists Vickie Daniel, Jennifer Kirk and Shawn Plonski, as well as some up-and-coming young female jazz artists, to celebrate three generations of women in jazz. ArtsWeek 2009

Indiana University's Arts Week 2009 will close March 1 with a free, open to the public tribute to Women's History Month, "Women in Jazz." In this spotlight event, Bloomington artists Janiece Jaffe and Monika Herzig team up with regional artists Vickie Daniel, Jennifer Kirk and Shawn Plonski, as well as some up-and-coming young female jazz artists, to celebrate three generations of women in jazz.

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A string of first-place wins for IU student guitarist http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9902.html Fri, 13 Feb 2009 10:23:00 EST Classical guitarist Nemanja Ostojic, a master's student at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, won first place in the prestigious Southwest Guitar Festival in San Antonio Sunday (Feb. 8). The win marks Ostojic's fourth first-place international competition finish since he began studying at the Jacobs School last year. Nemanja Ostojic

Classical guitarist Nemanja Ostojic, a master's student at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, won first place in the prestigious Southwest Guitar Festival in San Antonio Sunday (Feb. 8). The win marks Ostojic's fourth first-place international competition finish since he began studying at the Jacobs School last year.

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IU Opera Theater to stage politically charged love story 'Giulio Cesare' during ArtsWeek 2009 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9845.html Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:42:00 EST In a perfect complement to ArtsWeek 2009's "Politics and the Arts" theme, the political power struggles of ancient Egypt -- and the passionate love affair between the iconic figures Cleopatra and Cesare -- will come to life on the stage of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center when the Jacobs School of Music stages Giulio Cesare, one of George Frideric Handel's most popular operas. Giulio Cesare

In a perfect complement to ArtsWeek 2009's "Politics and the Arts" theme, the political power struggles of ancient Egypt -- and the passionate love affair between the iconic figures Cleopatra and Cesare -- will come to life on the stage of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center when the Jacobs School of Music stages Giulio Cesare, one of George Frideric Handel's most popular operas.

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IU Jacobs School of Music offers more than 50 events during ArtsWeek 2009 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9872.html Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:06:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2009 (Feb. 19 through March 1) with a rich variety of events that includes an international panel discussion; a conversation about the influence of politics on the music of the Beatles; and Handel's high-intrigue, politically charged opera Guilio Cesare. A host of orchestral, chamber, solo and ensemble performances by a wide array of guests, faculty members and students completes the schedule during Bloomington's 11-day arts immersion extravaganza. Musical Arts Center

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2009 (Feb. 19 through March 1) with a rich variety of events that includes an international panel discussion; a conversation about the influence of politics on the music of the Beatles; and Handel's high-intrigue, politically charged opera Guilio Cesare. A host of orchestral, chamber, solo and ensemble performances by a wide array of guests, faculty members and students completes the schedule during Bloomington's 11-day arts immersion extravaganza.

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IU Baroque Orchestra to perform 're-discovered' work last staged in 1741 http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9818.html Thu, 5 Feb 2009 01:16:00 EST In a unique collaboration between the IU Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and musicology professor Lawrence Bennett at Wabash College, Ind., the IU Baroque Orchestra and singers from the Jacobs School will offer two semi-staged performances of Ignaz Holzbauer's dramatic opera Hypermnestra.

In a unique collaboration between the IU Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and musicology professor Lawrence Bennett at Wabash College, Ind., the IU Baroque Orchestra and singers from the Jacobs School will offer two semi-staged performances of Ignaz Holzbauer's dramatic opera Hypermnestra.

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IU Jacobs Professor Violette Verdy awarded France’s highest decoration http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9826.html Thu, 5 Feb 2009 01:01:00 EST Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been named a Chevalier (Knight) in France's National Order of the Legion of Honor, an award from President M. Nicolas Sarkozy. The order is France's highest decoration.

Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been named a Chevalier (Knight) in France's National Order of the Legion of Honor, an award from President M. Nicolas Sarkozy. The order is France's highest decoration.

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IU Jacobs School students to perform at Kennedy Center http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9824.html Thu, 5 Feb 2009 11:19:00 EST Eight students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform a concert on Feb. 17 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., for an audience of aspiring young artists and music connoisseurs.

Eight students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform a concert on Feb. 17 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., for an audience of aspiring young artists and music connoisseurs.

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Concerto Palatino to perform at the IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9789.html Mon, 2 Feb 2009 03:56:00 EST For more than a decade and a half, Concerto Palatino, under the direction of Bruce Dickey and Charles Toet, has led the way in the revival of the cornetto and Baroque trombone.

For more than a decade and a half, Concerto Palatino, under the direction of Bruce Dickey and Charles Toet, has led the way in the revival of the cornetto and Baroque trombone.

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IU, city of Bloomington to celebrate 25th annual ArtsWeek http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9775.html Mon, 2 Feb 2009 02:10:00 EST Starting Feb. 19 and continuing through March 1, Indiana University will present the 25th annual ArtsWeek, a winter festival showcasing an array of arts, entertainment and discussion surrounding the theme "Politics and the Arts." ArtsWeek 2009

Starting Feb. 19 and continuing through March 1, Indiana University will present the 25th annual ArtsWeek, a winter festival showcasing an array of arts, entertainment and discussion surrounding the theme "Politics and the Arts."

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IU Opera presents 'Cinderella story' "Cendrillon" http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9687.html Thu, 22 Jan 2009 11:36:00 EST IU Opera Theater presents a new production of Jules Massenet's Cendrillon (Cinderella), based on the original fairy tale, on Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. The production includes new set and costume designs by IU's C. David Higgins.

IU Opera Theater presents a new production of Jules Massenet's Cendrillon (Cinderella), based on the original fairy tale, on Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. The production includes new set and costume designs by IU's C. David Higgins.

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IU Ballet Theater presents edgy new choreography at Buskirk-Chumley http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9644.html Thu, 15 Jan 2009 02:24:00 EST Showcasing recent work by up-and-coming regional choreographers, Indiana University Ballet Theater will present "Ballet at the BCT: On the Edge" on Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. General admission tickets are $10, and tickets are $5 for all students with a valid student ID.

Showcasing recent work by up-and-coming regional choreographers, Indiana University Ballet Theater will present "Ballet at the BCT: On the Edge" on Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. General admission tickets are $10, and tickets are $5 for all students with a valid student ID.

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Three Jacobs School students win District Met Auditions http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9610.html Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:46:00 EST Three Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held on Jan. 10 at Indiana University's Musical Arts Center.

Three Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held on Jan. 10 at Indiana University's Musical Arts Center.

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World premiere, noted artists, local gems featured at IU dance concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9558.html Tue, 6 Jan 2009 01:41:00 EST The focus is on "community" as modern dance majors at Indiana University perform two guest artist pieces as well as original faculty creations during the IU Contemporary Dance Program's annual guest artist and faculty concert. Dancers

The focus is on "community" as modern dance majors at Indiana University perform two guest artist pieces as well as original faculty creations during the IU Contemporary Dance Program's annual guest artist and faculty concert.

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Two Jacobs School staff members receive IU merit awards http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9528.html Thu, 18 Dec 2008 02:33:00 EST In a Dec. 15 ceremony, both of Indiana University's 2008 Professional Staff Merit Awards went to members of the Jacobs School of Music. David Villanueva, administrative director of choral ensembles, and Erin Woodley, an undergraduate advisor, were recognized by IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson in a reception in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. Woodley photo

In a Dec. 15 ceremony, both of Indiana University's 2008 Professional Staff Merit Awards went to members of the Jacobs School of Music. David Villanueva, administrative director of choral ensembles, and Erin Woodley, an undergraduate advisor, were recognized by IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson in a reception in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.

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Met audition 2008 ‘star search’ begins at IU Jan. 10 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9527.html Thu, 18 Dec 2008 02:33:00 EST Indiana University will host the state's auditions for the Metropolitan Opera National Council in the Musical Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. MET Auditions

Indiana University will host the state's auditions for the Metropolitan Opera National Council in the Musical Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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IU Jacobs School announces new podcast selections http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9517.html Tue, 16 Dec 2008 03:25:00 EST Indiana University's world-renowned Jacobs School of Music is sharing its performances with the world -- free -- with a season-ending musical celebration online. Three years ago, Jacobs was at the leading edge of a trend to "bring the arts to the people" online so that a worldwide audience can enjoy the school's operas, ballets and musical performances from the comfort of their home computers.

Indiana University's world-renowned Jacobs School of Music is sharing its performances with the world -- free -- with a season-ending musical celebration online. Three years ago, Jacobs was at the leading edge of a trend to "bring the arts to the people" online so that a worldwide audience can enjoy the school's operas, ballets and musical performances from the comfort of their home computers.

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Dec. 9 declared "Royce Deckard Day" in Bloomington http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9513.html Mon, 15 Dec 2008 04:21:00 EST Royce Deckard, director of business and finance at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, received dual honors at a Dec. 9 "Legends" ceremony at Bloomington High School South. He received Indiana's Distinguished Hoosier Award for his 35 years of service to the sport of wrestling. Also, Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan had earlier declared Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, "Royce Deckard Day" in the city.

Royce Deckard, director of business and finance at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, received dual honors at a Dec. 9 "Legends" ceremony at Bloomington High School South. He received Indiana's Distinguished Hoosier Award for his 35 years of service to the sport of wrestling. Also, Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan had earlier declared Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, "Royce Deckard Day" in the city.

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IU Foundation honors seven 'Partners in Philanthropy' http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9373.html Wed, 3 Dec 2008 02:30:00 EST Recognizing the key role played by volunteer leaders in service and philanthropy, the Indiana University Foundation has honored seven individuals as outstanding "Partners in Philanthropy" for Indiana University. Partners in Philanthropy

Recognizing the key role played by volunteer leaders in service and philanthropy, the Indiana University Foundation has honored seven individuals as outstanding "Partners in Philanthropy" for Indiana University.

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Carving out a space for reed making http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9393.html Tue, 2 Dec 2008 02:11:00 EST A much-needed reed-making room takes shape in the IU Jacobs School of Music and is named for Jerry Sirucek and Leonard Sharrow, legendary oboe and bassoon teachers who taught for decades. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the space provides single- and double-reed majors the very best possible environment for their endeavors.

A much-needed reed-making room takes shape in the IU Jacobs School of Music and is named for Jerry Sirucek and Leonard Sharrow, legendary oboe and bassoon teachers who taught for decades. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the space provides single- and double-reed majors the very best possible environment for their endeavors.

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IU Singing Hoosiers to perform in D.C. at inaugural ball http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9392.html Tue, 2 Dec 2008 12:58:00 EST The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will be a part of history in the making on Jan. 19 when they perform at the Indiana Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., one of several inaugural balls celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20.

The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will be a part of history in the making on Jan. 19 when they perform at the Indiana Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., one of several inaugural balls celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20.

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes 2008-09 Jacobs Scholars and Jacobs Fellows http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9337.html Tue, 25 Nov 2008 10:00:00 EST Four new Jacobs Scholars and three new Jacobs Fellows, selected from a large pool of incoming students, began their studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in the fall of 2008. Musical Arts Center

Four new Jacobs Scholars and three new Jacobs Fellows, selected from a large pool of incoming students, began their studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in the fall of 2008.

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IU Opera presents 'fantastical farce' "The Love for Three Oranges" http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9165.html Wed, 5 Nov 2008 09:20:00 EST Indiana University Opera Theater will close the first half of its 60th anniversary season with Sergei Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges on Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. In this fantastical farce, set in a mythical kingdom long ago, sorceress Fata Morgana puts a curse on a prince, by which he must find and fall in love with three oranges. Absurdist comedy at its best, this lively, entertaining piece is appropriate for all ages. Love of Three Oranges

Indiana University Opera Theater will close the first half of its 60th anniversary season with Sergei Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges on Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. In this fantastical farce, set in a mythical kingdom long ago, sorceress Fata Morgana puts a curse on a prince, by which he must find and fall in love with three oranges. Absurdist comedy at its best, this lively, entertaining piece is appropriate for all ages.

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IU President McRobbie to lead university delegation to South Korea and China http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9134.html Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:54:00 EST Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will lead a university delegation to the Republic of Korea, where IU is expected to form new partnerships with several leading research universities, and to China, where he will participate in a major conference on the globalization of higher education. Michael McRobbie

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will lead a university delegation to the Republic of Korea, where IU is expected to form new partnerships with several leading research universities, and to China, where he will participate in a major conference on the globalization of higher education.

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IU Jacobs School, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to present free concert in Bloomington http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9121.html Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:57:00 EST Bloomington and regional audiences will be treated to a free concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center at IU Bloomington. The concert will be conducted by music director Mario Venzago and features Alexander Kerr, principal guest concertmaster of the ISO and the Jacobs School's Linda and Jack Gill Chair in the Department of Strings and Zach De Pue, concertmaster of the ISO. Kerr and Pue will perform J.S. Bach's Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins. Alexander Kerr

Bloomington and regional audiences will be treated to a free concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center at IU Bloomington. The concert will be conducted by music director Mario Venzago and features Alexander Kerr, principal guest concertmaster of the ISO and the Jacobs School's Linda and Jack Gill Chair in the Department of Strings and Zach De Pue, concertmaster of the ISO. Kerr and Pue will perform J.S. Bach's Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins.

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IU Ballet Theater presents 50th annual “Nutcracker” performance http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9071.html Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:35:00 EST It's a year of significant anniversaries for Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music: The school is in the midst of celebrating the 60th anniversary of its Opera Theater. And opening Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center is IU Ballet Theater's 50th annual production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. This Nutcracker production will feature choreography created specifically for the Jacobs School's talented dancers by Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department.

It's a year of significant anniversaries for Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music: The school is in the midst of celebrating the 60th anniversary of its Opera Theater. And opening Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center is IU Ballet Theater's 50th annual production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. This Nutcracker production will feature choreography created specifically for the Jacobs School's talented dancers by Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department.

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Jacobs School of Music given “treasure trove” of rare music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9107.html Fri, 24 Oct 2008 01:26:00 EST A collection of rare scores for ensemble and orchestra has been donated to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music by Arthur Weisberg, a bassoon legend, composer, author and Jacobs faculty member from 2005 to 2008. Philip Ponella

A collection of rare scores for ensemble and orchestra has been donated to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music by Arthur Weisberg, a bassoon legend, composer, author and Jacobs faculty member from 2005 to 2008.

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CD Release: Cornucopia II http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/9096.html Wed, 22 Oct 2008 06:01:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the release of Cornucopia II, the second CD by the group Cornucopia that features natural horn player and IU horn professor Richard Seraphinoff. The ensemble includes IU alumnus Cynthia Roberts, violin (student of Stanley Ritchie and Josef Gingold); Rachel Evans, violin and viola; David Miller, viola; and Allen Whear, cello. All are prominent performers in the period-instrument field.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the release of Cornucopia II, the second CD by the group Cornucopia that features natural horn player and IU horn professor Richard Seraphinoff. The ensemble includes IU alumnus Cynthia Roberts, violin (student of Stanley Ritchie and Josef Gingold); Rachel Evans, violin and viola; David Miller, viola; and Allen Whear, cello. All are prominent performers in the period-instrument field.

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Spelling, math, science . . . and violin? http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8879.html Mon, 20 Oct 2008 02:17:00 EST Starting in late September, all 46 first-graders at Fairview Elementary School added a new subject to their regular class schedules: violin. Through an outreach program supervised by Brenda Brenner, an associate professor of music education at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, first-graders at Fairview began taking violin lessons three times a week. Fairview Violins

Starting in late September, all 46 first-graders at Fairview Elementary School added a new subject to their regular class schedules: violin. Through an outreach program supervised by Brenda Brenner, an associate professor of music education at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, first-graders at Fairview began taking violin lessons three times a week.

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IU Opera Theater presents ‘brilliant comic romp’ “The Merry Wives of Windsor” http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/9017.html Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:06:00 EST Indiana University Opera Theater continues its 60th anniversary season with the lighthearted Shakespearean comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor by German composer Carl Otto Nicolai (1810-1849). The opera will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center on Oct. 24, 25 and 31 and Nov. 1. The libretto, based on the Shakespeare play by the same name, is by Austrian dramatist Salomon Hermann von Mosenthal (1821-1877) and originally premiered at the Royal Opera House in Berlin in 1849. IU's production will be directed by Jacobs School of Music Professor Vincent Liotta and conducted by Jacobs Professor David Effron, chair of instrumental conducting at the school. Jacobs designer emeritus Robert O'Hearn's Falstaff set will be repurposed for the show. The dialogue is in English and arias are in German with supertitles. Merry Wives of Windsor

Indiana University Opera Theater continues its 60th anniversary season with the lighthearted Shakespearean comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor by German composer Carl Otto Nicolai (1810-1849). The opera will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center on Oct. 24, 25 and 31 and Nov. 1. The libretto, based on the Shakespeare play by the same name, is by Austrian dramatist Salomon Hermann von Mosenthal (1821-1877) and originally premiered at the Royal Opera House in Berlin in 1849. IU's production will be directed by Jacobs School of Music Professor Vincent Liotta and conducted by Jacobs Professor David Effron, chair of instrumental conducting at the school. Jacobs designer emeritus Robert O'Hearn's Falstaff set will be repurposed for the show. The dialogue is in English and arias are in German with supertitles.

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IU Home Pages presents special “arts and humanities” issue http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8988.html Thu, 9 Oct 2008 01:38:00 EST The Office of University Communications at Indiana University will publish a special "arts and humanities" issue of IU Home Pages, the faculty and staff newspaper for all eight IU campuses, on Monday (Oct. 13). HP Arts & Humanities

The Office of University Communications at Indiana University will publish a special "arts and humanities" issue of IU Home Pages, the faculty and staff newspaper for all eight IU campuses, on Monday (Oct. 13).

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Original members of Straight No Chaser to perform at IU just before Atlantic Records debut http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8937.html Thu, 2 Oct 2008 09:33:00 EST The 10 original members of Indiana University's favorite a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, will perform a reunion show Saturday, Oct. 25, (7:30 p.m. at IU Auditorium) just three days before the group's Atlantic Records CD debut. Tickets to the show will become available today (Thursday, Oct. 2) at 10 a.m. Straight No Chaser first formed 12 years ago when its members were IU students. After taking part in a 2006 reunion show and posting footage from a 1998 concert on YouTube, the group experienced a resurgence in popularity and became a YouTube fan favorite, even attracting attention from Atlantic Records. Straight No Chaser

The 10 original members of Indiana University's favorite a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, will perform a reunion show Saturday, Oct. 25, (7:30 p.m. at IU Auditorium) just three days before the group's Atlantic Records CD debut. Tickets to the show will become available today (Thursday, Oct. 2) at 10 a.m. Straight No Chaser first formed 12 years ago when its members were IU students. After taking part in a 2006 reunion show and posting footage from a 1998 concert on YouTube, the group experienced a resurgence in popularity and became a YouTube fan favorite, even attracting attention from Atlantic Records.

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IU Ballet Theater opens season with world-premiere choreography from Michael Vernon http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8936.html Wed, 1 Oct 2008 02:46:00 EST Indiana University Ballet Theater begins its 2008-2009 season Oct. 10 with Ballets of Our Time, featuring top choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries -- including IU Ballet Department Chair Michael Vernon, who will present the world premiere of his new ballet Endless Night, with music by Philip Glass and a guest performance by Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer of the New York City ballet. In addition to Endless Night, Ballets of Our Time will include George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments and Twyla Tharp's Sweet Fields, set to live music for the first time ever. Fall Ballet

Indiana University Ballet Theater begins its 2008-2009 season Oct. 10 with Ballets of Our Time, featuring top choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries -- including IU Ballet Department Chair Michael Vernon, who will present the world premiere of his new ballet Endless Night, with music by Philip Glass and a guest performance by Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer of the New York City ballet. In addition to Endless Night, Ballets of Our Time will include George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments and Twyla Tharp's Sweet Fields, set to live music for the first time ever.

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IU’s SOFA Gallery, Jacobs School professor present contemporary art show http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8895.html Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:24:00 EST From the moment of implosion when a building is demolished to a lone balloon slowly deflating its way to the floor, an upcoming exhibit at Indiana University's School of Fine Arts Gallery (SOFA) showcases six artists' interpretations of a fleeting moment in time. "One Moment," opening Oct. 17, comes to Bloomington from the Thomas Robertello Gallery of Chicago. Balloon by Adam Ekberg

From the moment of implosion when a building is demolished to a lone balloon slowly deflating its way to the floor, an upcoming exhibit at Indiana University's School of Fine Arts Gallery (SOFA) showcases six artists' interpretations of a fleeting moment in time. "One Moment," opening Oct. 17, comes to Bloomington from the Thomas Robertello Gallery of Chicago.

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Indiana University expands “Celebrate IU” festivities to entire month of October http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8861.html Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:30:00 EST Indiana University's first-ever "Celebrate IU Week" in 2007 was so successful, university officials will continue the new tradition with a monthlong tribute to all eight of IU's campuses. Highlights of the October celebration will include IU President Michael McRobbie's first State of the University address (Oct. 14); Homecoming (Oct. 17-25); the music of Hoagy Carmichael, for whom a bronze statue was dedicated last week at IU Bloomington; performances of La Traviata marking IU Opera Theater's 60th anniversary season and its 400th performance; groundbreakings; dedications and even a student video contest on YouTube. Celebrate IU

Indiana University's first-ever "Celebrate IU Week" in 2007 was so successful, university officials will continue the new tradition with a monthlong tribute to all eight of IU's campuses. Highlights of the October celebration will include IU President Michael McRobbie's first State of the University address (Oct. 14); Homecoming (Oct. 17-25); the music of Hoagy Carmichael, for whom a bronze statue was dedicated last week at IU Bloomington; performances of La Traviata marking IU Opera Theater's 60th anniversary season and its 400th performance; groundbreakings; dedications and even a student video contest on YouTube.

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IU Jacobs School of Music now home to five world-renowned instrumental conductors http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8843.html Mon, 22 Sep 2008 12:52:00 EST The recent appointment of Arthur Fagen, a former assistant conductor at the Frankfurt Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, and the expanded responsibilities of Cliff Colnot, conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, brings to five the number of world-class instrumental conductors on faculty at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. "With these recent appointments, the nucleus of our instrumental conducting program is in place," said Jacobs Dean Gwyn Richards. "In combination with the new appointments of cellist Eric Kim and violinist Jorja Fleezanis, both of whom share an orchestral profile at the highest level, the orchestral program is now poised for unprecedented development." Jacobs School Conductors

The recent appointment of Arthur Fagen, a former assistant conductor at the Frankfurt Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, and the expanded responsibilities of Cliff Colnot, conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, brings to five the number of world-class instrumental conductors on faculty at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. "With these recent appointments, the nucleus of our instrumental conducting program is in place," said Jacobs Dean Gwyn Richards. "In combination with the new appointments of cellist Eric Kim and violinist Jorja Fleezanis, both of whom share an orchestral profile at the highest level, the orchestral program is now poised for unprecedented development."

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Jacobs alumnus, major infant product manufacturer partner to offer free baby CD http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8855.html Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:52:00 EST From the time he could walk, Rod Clemmons took every opportunity to toddle over to the nearest piano bench and start pounding away. He could just make out the difference between the black and white keys -- Clemmons was born legally blind. He was also talented enough that his mother started taking him to piano lessons at the University of Arkansas when he was four years old. He attended college at Indiana University, where Clemmons was accepted to the prestigious piano program at IU's Jacobs School of Music. Rod Clemmons

From the time he could walk, Rod Clemmons took every opportunity to toddle over to the nearest piano bench and start pounding away. He could just make out the difference between the black and white keys -- Clemmons was born legally blind. He was also talented enough that his mother started taking him to piano lessons at the University of Arkansas when he was four years old. He attended college at Indiana University, where Clemmons was accepted to the prestigious piano program at IU's Jacobs School of Music.

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IU Receives National Grant for Digital Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8835.html Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:12:00 EST Indiana University's Digital Library Program received a federal grant of $481,987 to demonstrate the benefits of an emerging form of cataloging using IU's vast collections of sound recordings and scores at the Cook Music Library. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums, announced the National Leadership Grant Wednesday. Jennifer Riley

Indiana University's Digital Library Program received a federal grant of $481,987 to demonstrate the benefits of an emerging form of cataloging using IU's vast collections of sound recordings and scores at the Cook Music Library. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums, announced the National Leadership Grant Wednesday.

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Renowned violinist, concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis to join the IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/8820.html Tue, 16 Sep 2008 02:19:00 EST Adding to a growing list of renowned instrumentalists who have wide experience in orchestral performance, the IU Jacobs School of Music announced September 16 that concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, Jorja Fleezanis, will join its faculty as Professor of Music (Orchestral Studies, Violin) and the Henry A. Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies, in the fall of 2009.

Adding to a growing list of renowned instrumentalists who have wide experience in orchestral performance, the IU Jacobs School of Music announced September 16 that concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, Jorja Fleezanis, will join its faculty as Professor of Music (Orchestral Studies, Violin) and the Henry A. Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies, in the fall of 2009.

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IU music informatics professor receives $450,000 NSF grant http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8812.html Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:10:00 EST Music informatics professor Chris Raphael has received a 3-year, $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal titled, "Real-Time Planning of a Conductable Orchestra." Chris Raphael

Music informatics professor Chris Raphael has received a 3-year, $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal titled, "Real-Time Planning of a Conductable Orchestra."

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Bassist Jeremy Allen appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/8781.html Tue, 9 Sep 2008 11:49:00 EST Widely respected bassist Jeremy Allen has been appointed assistant professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Jazz Studies, beginning Fall 2008. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Jazz Studies at the Jacobs School since 2006.

Widely respected bassist Jeremy Allen has been appointed assistant professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Jazz Studies, beginning Fall 2008. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Jazz Studies at the Jacobs School since 2006.

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IU Opera Theater launches 60th anniversary season with 19th-century love story "La Traviata" http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8778.html Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:04:00 EST Indiana University's Opera Theater kicks off its fall season, the first production in the 60th anniversary season and the 400th overall production, with Giuseppe Verdi's widely loved -- and once scandalous -- cross-class romance La Traviata. The opera is staged by noted director Tito Capobianco, a well-known, colorful figure who spent years working with Luciano Pavarotti and was general manager and artistic director of the prestigious Pittsburgh Opera.

Indiana University's Opera Theater kicks off its fall season, the first production in the 60th anniversary season and the 400th overall production, with Giuseppe Verdi's widely loved -- and once scandalous -- cross-class romance La Traviata. The opera is staged by noted director Tito Capobianco, a well-known, colorful figure who spent years working with Luciano Pavarotti and was general manager and artistic director of the prestigious Pittsburgh Opera.

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Sinor, Phillips receive IU President’s Medal http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8779.html Mon, 8 Sep 2008 04:30:00 EST Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has awarded emeriti faculty members Denis Sinor and Harvey Phillips with the President's Medal for Excellence. The awards are among the highest honors an IU president can bestow. Denis Sinor

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has awarded emeriti faculty members Denis Sinor and Harvey Phillips with the President's Medal for Excellence. The awards are among the highest honors an IU president can bestow.

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The IU Jacobs School welcomes new faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/8753.html Thu, 4 Sep 2008 11:38:00 EST Many of the globe's most prominent music figures have chosen the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as their academic home, amounting to what has been called the single greatest gathering of music faculty anywhere. The Jacobs School is pleased to welcome the latest appointees to this elite roster.

Many of the globe's most prominent music figures have chosen the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as their academic home, amounting to what has been called the single greatest gathering of music faculty anywhere. The Jacobs School is pleased to welcome the latest appointees to this elite roster.

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IU Jacobs School announces architects for new $44 million building http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8732.html Fri, 29 Aug 2008 02:17:00 EST The Board of Trustees of Indiana University has selected the architects for the internationally acclaimed Jacobs School of Music's new North Studio Building. The building is funded by a $44 million gift from the Lilly Endowment. The North Studio Building, to be built north of the current Music Building Addition (also known as "the round building") on Third Street, will be designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf (BDMD) Architects of Indianapolis and Flad Architects of Madison, Wis. It will accommodate faculty teaching studios as well as music practice rooms, classrooms, offices, rehearsal rooms and graduate student spaces.

The Board of Trustees of Indiana University has selected the architects for the internationally acclaimed Jacobs School of Music's new North Studio Building. The building is funded by a $44 million gift from the Lilly Endowment. The North Studio Building, to be built north of the current Music Building Addition (also known as "the round building") on Third Street, will be designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf (BDMD) Architects of Indianapolis and Flad Architects of Madison, Wis. It will accommodate faculty teaching studios as well as music practice rooms, classrooms, offices, rehearsal rooms and graduate student spaces.

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IU Jacobs School announces architects for new $44,000,000 building http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/8733.html Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:30:00 EST The Trustees of Indiana University have selected the architects for the internationally acclaimed Jacobs School of Music's new North Studio Building. The building is funded by a $44,000,000 gift from the Lilly Endowment. The North Studio Building will be designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf (BDMD) Architects of Indianapolis and Flad Architects of Madison, Wis. It will accommodate faculty teaching studios as well as music practice rooms, classrooms, offices, and rehearsal rooms. The Trustees of Indiana University have selected the architects for the internationally acclaimed Jacobs School of Music's new North Studio Building. The building is funded by a $44,000,000 gift from the Lilly Endowment. The North Studio Building will be designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf (BDMD) Architects of Indianapolis and Flad Architects of Madison, Wis. It will accommodate faculty teaching studios as well as music practice rooms, classrooms, offices, and rehearsal rooms.

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Joshua Bell and Leonard Slatkin help open IU Jacobs School of Music 2008-09 season in September http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/8723.html Wed, 27 Aug 2008 06:53:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues to nurture and present the world's greatest musicians. With four new IU Opera and Ballet Theater productions, in addition to the usual hundreds of other performances, the Jacobs School offers another ambitious season in 2008-09. Two internationally distinguished Jacobs faculty talents join forces to kick off the orchestral season on Sept. 17 as Leonard Slatkin conducts the IU Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Joshua Bell at 8 p.m. in the IU Auditorium.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues to nurture and present the world's greatest musicians. With four new IU Opera and Ballet Theater productions, in addition to the usual hundreds of other performances, the Jacobs School offers another ambitious season in 2008-09. Two internationally distinguished Jacobs faculty talents join forces to kick off the orchestral season on Sept. 17 as Leonard Slatkin conducts the IU Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Joshua Bell at 8 p.m. in the IU Auditorium.

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World premiere ¡Únicamente la Verdad! “videopera” closes IU Summer Music Festival http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8595.html Thu, 31 Jul 2008 02:55:00 EST Smuggling and betrayal. Myth and reality. Can fiction be truer than fact or reach a layer of truth that the usual facts don't make accessible? These intriguing issues and others will be explored in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's production of ¡Unicamente la Verdad! (Only the Truth!) on Aug. 8 and 9. ¡Únicamente la Verdad!

Smuggling and betrayal. Myth and reality. Can fiction be truer than fact or reach a layer of truth that the usual facts don't make accessible? These intriguing issues and others will be explored in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's production of ¡Unicamente la Verdad! (Only the Truth!) on Aug. 8 and 9.

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Maureen McGovern sings and swings during final weekend of Summer Festival http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/8577.html Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:54:00 EST Maureen McGovern's 35-year career includes recordings, concerts, Broadway, theater, films, television, radio and composing, all with a voice that defies categorization. Her collaborations with Indiana University Professor Steve Houghton, faculty and students from the IU Jacobs School of Music and regional professionals will include a hard-swinging big band, followed by a studio orchestra playing the beautiful sounds of the Great American Songbook at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in the Musical Arts Center, as the IU Summer Music Festival draws to a close. Maureen McGovern

Maureen McGovern's 35-year career includes recordings, concerts, Broadway, theater, films, television, radio and composing, all with a voice that defies categorization. Her collaborations with Indiana University Professor Steve Houghton, faculty and students from the IU Jacobs School of Music and regional professionals will include a hard-swinging big band, followed by a studio orchestra playing the beautiful sounds of the Great American Songbook at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in the Musical Arts Center, as the IU Summer Music Festival draws to a close.

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IU’s 2008 Summer Music Festival welcomes Canadian Brass and Chanticleer http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8537.html Wed, 16 Jul 2008 03:02:00 EST The Grammy Award-winning, all-male chorus Chanticleer and internationally renowned quintet Canadian Brass -- both of which have strong ties to Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music -- will play at IU's Summer Music Festival July 27 and Aug. 3, respectively. Canadian Brass

The Grammy Award-winning, all-male chorus Chanticleer and internationally renowned quintet Canadian Brass -- both of which have strong ties to Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music -- will play at IU's Summer Music Festival July 27 and Aug. 3, respectively.

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Percussion gurus to convene at IU’s Jacobs School http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8520.html Fri, 11 Jul 2008 03:36:00 EST For the first time ever, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Percussion Department will offer an intensive, five-day summer percussion workshop (July 14-18) featuring clinics, master classes and special performances by IU percussion faculty and internationally acclaimed percussion artists. The workshop includes a number of performances that are free and open to the public. Tafoya

For the first time ever, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Percussion Department will offer an intensive, five-day summer percussion workshop (July 14-18) featuring clinics, master classes and special performances by IU percussion faculty and internationally acclaimed percussion artists. The workshop includes a number of performances that are free and open to the public.

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IU Summer Festival Jazz “Dream Team” a sure bet http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8502.html Tue, 8 Jul 2008 09:23:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's "Dream Team" is a sure bet for a winning evening when the Festival Jazz Orchestra performs July 14 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center during the IU Summer Music Festival. IU Distinguished Professor and Chair of the IU Jazz Studies Department David N. Baker will direct the orchestra, continuing the tradition for the third year this summer. Jazz Festival Orchestra

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's "Dream Team" is a sure bet for a winning evening when the Festival Jazz Orchestra performs July 14 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center during the IU Summer Music Festival. IU Distinguished Professor and Chair of the IU Jazz Studies Department David N. Baker will direct the orchestra, continuing the tradition for the third year this summer.

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IU Opera Theater presents ‘Best musical comedy ever written’ http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8368.html Tue, 1 Jul 2008 08:48:00 EST Vincent Liotta is well-known in the opera world for co-founding the renowned Utah Festival Opera and for his stage direction with companies ranging from the Chicago Lyric Opera to the Vienna Staatspoer. This summer, though, Liotta is most thrilled not about a classic opera, but about an uplifting musical comedy, She Loves Me, presented by IU Opera Theater as part of the 2008 Indiana University Summer Music Festival. "She Loves Me"

Vincent Liotta is well-known in the opera world for co-founding the renowned Utah Festival Opera and for his stage direction with companies ranging from the Chicago Lyric Opera to the Vienna Staatspoer. This summer, though, Liotta is most thrilled not about a classic opera, but about an uplifting musical comedy, She Loves Me, presented by IU Opera Theater as part of the 2008 Indiana University Summer Music Festival.

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IU Jacobs School of Music welcomes 42 students from overseas http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8387.html Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:17:00 EST Indiana University Bloomington's Jacobs School of Music recently welcomed 42 talented international students for the second summer session. Besides intensive daily classes in English and their instrument of choice, these students will have a chance to shine in the series of choral and orchestra concerts traditionally held in the IU Summer Music Festival. Jacobs School South Korean Students

Indiana University Bloomington's Jacobs School of Music recently welcomed 42 talented international students for the second summer session. Besides intensive daily classes in English and their instrument of choice, these students will have a chance to shine in the series of choral and orchestra concerts traditionally held in the IU Summer Music Festival.

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IU Jacobs School student wins competition, will perform with the Indianapolis Symphony http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8481.html Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:11:00 EST A 15-year-old piano student in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has won the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Young Musicians Contest and will be performing with the orchestra July 18 and 19. Jingxuan Zhang, a piano student of IU Professor Arnaldo Cohen, will be performing with the orchestra this month.

A 15-year-old piano student in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has won the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Young Musicians Contest and will be performing with the orchestra July 18 and 19. Jingxuan Zhang, a piano student of IU Professor Arnaldo Cohen, will be performing with the orchestra this month.

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Beaux Arts, the "gold standard" for trios, bids farewell http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/8447.html Mon, 23 Jun 2008 01:00:00 EST Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler recently spoke of his many awe-inspiring years with the Beaux Arts Trio. The trio will offer its final performance in Bloomington on June 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center as part of its internationally heralded farewell tour.

Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler recently spoke of his many awe-inspiring years with the Beaux Arts Trio. The trio will offer its final performance in Bloomington on June 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center as part of its internationally heralded farewell tour.

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IU Summer Symphonic Series includes world renowned conductors, distinguished Jacobs faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8398.html Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:45:00 EST With four of the country's top conductors at the helm and a number of nationally renowned instrumentalists in their midst, the IU Summer Festival Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra bring world-class music to the Midwest in a series of five upcoming concerts in Bloomington. Lawrence Renes

With four of the country's top conductors at the helm and a number of nationally renowned instrumentalists in their midst, the IU Summer Festival Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra bring world-class music to the Midwest in a series of five upcoming concerts in Bloomington.

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Campaign raises more than $60 million for graduate fellowships http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8367.html Wed, 11 Jun 2008 09:34:00 EST Indiana University and its fundraising partner, the IU Foundation, announced today (June 11) that IU Bloomington's "Matching the Promise" campaign has raised more than $60 million for graduate fellowships. Michael McRobbie

Indiana University and its fundraising partner, the IU Foundation, announced today (June 11) that IU Bloomington's "Matching the Promise" campaign has raised more than $60 million for graduate fellowships.

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Making music accessible for students http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8351.html Fri, 6 Jun 2008 09:36:00 EST Indiana University strives to create an environment that allows all students to thrive, including those with disabilities. In the IU Jacobs School of Music, arranging accommodation can be a puzzle, as some of the standard strategies don't fit neatly into a curriculum that centers on musical timing, sight reading and piano proficiency. Ignasi Cambra

Indiana University strives to create an environment that allows all students to thrive, including those with disabilities. In the IU Jacobs School of Music, arranging accommodation can be a puzzle, as some of the standard strategies don't fit neatly into a curriculum that centers on musical timing, sight reading and piano proficiency.

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IU Summer Series showcases the talents of Jacobs faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8320.html Tue, 3 Jun 2008 12:32:00 EST The Indiana University Summer Music Festival's Chamber Music Series offers an extraordinary array of national and international musicians highlighting IU Jacobs School of Music faculty. This year's series, which begins June 16, will feature a number of performances by eminent faculty members, such as violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson in the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

The Indiana University Summer Music Festival's Chamber Music Series offers an extraordinary array of national and international musicians highlighting IU Jacobs School of Music faculty. This year's series, which begins June 16, will feature a number of performances by eminent faculty members, such as violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson in the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.

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Classical music radio and TV host Fred Child to broadcast live from IU Bloomington http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8282.html Wed, 28 May 2008 09:53:00 EST WFIU, WTIU, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music are bringing classical music radio and TV host Fred Child to Bloomington, June 17-19, to help kick off IU's Summer Music Festival. Child is the host of American Public Media's Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America, with more than 1.2 million weekly listeners on 237 stations around the country. Fred Child photo

WFIU, WTIU, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music are bringing classical music radio and TV host Fred Child to Bloomington, June 17-19, to help kick off IU's Summer Music Festival. Child is the host of American Public Media's Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America, with more than 1.2 million weekly listeners on 237 stations around the country.

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Sweet Honey will kick off the IU Summer Music Festival http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8269.html Tue, 27 May 2008 08:59:00 EST The Grammy Award-winning a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock kicks off the 2008 Indiana University Summer Music Festival with its African American vocal repertoire and performance style on June 15 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center (MAC). Sweet Honey in the Rock

The Grammy Award-winning a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock kicks off the 2008 Indiana University Summer Music Festival with its African American vocal repertoire and performance style on June 15 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center (MAC).

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Virtuoso cellist Eric Kim to join IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8267.html Thu, 22 May 2008 12:04:00 EST Adding to a growing list of noteworthy faculty appointments, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (May 22) that virtuoso cellist Eric Kim will join its faculty in the fall semester, 2009. Considered by many as one of the finest orchestral, chamber music and solo cellists of his generation, Kim has an international career that includes principal cello in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a position he will have held for 20 years in 2009. Eric Kim

Adding to a growing list of noteworthy faculty appointments, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (May 22) that virtuoso cellist Eric Kim will join its faculty in the fall semester, 2009. Considered by many as one of the finest orchestral, chamber music and solo cellists of his generation, Kim has an international career that includes principal cello in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a position he will have held for 20 years in 2009.

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IU Jacobs School students to perform at Kennedy Center http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8168.html Thu, 8 May 2008 02:18:00 EST Eight students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform a 60-minute concert on May 23 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., for an audience of aspiring young artists and music connoisseurs. Kuttner Quartet

Eight students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform a 60-minute concert on May 23 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., for an audience of aspiring young artists and music connoisseurs.

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Indiana jazz leader Brent Wallarab appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8134.html Thu, 1 May 2008 04:34:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (May 1) that Brent Wallarab -- a jazz performer, teacher, researcher, Jacobs School alumnus and artistic director of the Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra -- has been appointed to the jazz faculty.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (May 1) that Brent Wallarab -- a jazz performer, teacher, researcher, Jacobs School alumnus and artistic director of the Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra -- has been appointed to the jazz faculty.

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Violinist Kevork Mardirossian appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8135.html Thu, 1 May 2008 02:00:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (May 1) that violin virtuoso and world-renowned teacher of the instrument Kevork Mardirossian will join the faculty this fall.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (May 1) that violin virtuoso and world-renowned teacher of the instrument Kevork Mardirossian will join the faculty this fall.

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2008 IU Summer Music Festival offers a wide variety of world-class performances http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8067.html Tue, 29 Apr 2008 09:01:00 EST Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock will kick off the 2008 Indiana University Summer Music Festival on June 15. Featuring more than 40 additional free and ticketed events performed by guests, faculty and students from the IU Jacobs School of Music, this year's Summer Music Festival (June 15-August 9) offers an extraordinary array of orchestral concerts, opera, chamber music, jazz evenings, recitals and outdoor band concerts. Sweet Honey in the Rock

Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock will kick off the 2008 Indiana University Summer Music Festival on June 15. Featuring more than 40 additional free and ticketed events performed by guests, faculty and students from the IU Jacobs School of Music, this year's Summer Music Festival (June 15-August 9) offers an extraordinary array of orchestral concerts, opera, chamber music, jazz evenings, recitals and outdoor band concerts.

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Study details cultural, economic impact of Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7964.html Mon, 21 Apr 2008 08:34:00 EST According to a study released today (April 21), the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music accounts for $120 million a year in economic activity in Indiana, supporting about 900 jobs and generating $4.7 million in state and local taxes. The school's impact goes far beyond dollars and cents, says the study, which quantifies the ways in which the Jacobs School and its faculty, students and alumni play an essential role in the vibrancy of the state's cultural life. Musical Arts Center

According to a study released today (April 21), the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music accounts for $120 million a year in economic activity in Indiana, supporting about 900 jobs and generating $4.7 million in state and local taxes. The school's impact goes far beyond dollars and cents, says the study, which quantifies the ways in which the Jacobs School and its faculty, students and alumni play an essential role in the vibrancy of the state's cultural life.

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Students fuse their art to create "Hammer and Nail" http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/8013.html Wed, 16 Apr 2008 03:32:00 EST The collaboration between Kelly McCormick Bangs and Gabriel Lubell began last semester with a form of speed dating, when Indiana University choreographers and composers came together in search of their like-minded counterpart. Rather than dinner and a movie, the creative pairings resulted in 15 new and robust dance/music works that will be performed this weekend at the third annual "Hammer and Nail" concert in Bloomington. Hammer and Nail

The collaboration between Kelly McCormick Bangs and Gabriel Lubell began last semester with a form of speed dating, when Indiana University choreographers and composers came together in search of their like-minded counterpart. Rather than dinner and a movie, the creative pairings resulted in 15 new and robust dance/music works that will be performed this weekend at the third annual "Hammer and Nail" concert in Bloomington.

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IU Wind Ensemble to perform at Music Educators National Conference http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7994.html Fri, 11 Apr 2008 02:22:00 EST The Indiana University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Professor Stephen W. Pratt, will perform as a featured ensemble at the Music Educators National Conference in Milwaukee, Wis., April 12. Jacobs School Assistant Professor and saxophonist Otis Murphy will solo with the ensemble. Also represented at the conference are members of the IU Jacobs School of Music's Music Education Department, led by Department Chair Associate Professor Lissa May, who is current president of the Indiana Music Educators Association, the statewide chapter of the MENC.

The Indiana University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Professor Stephen W. Pratt, will perform as a featured ensemble at the Music Educators National Conference in Milwaukee, Wis., April 12. Jacobs School Assistant Professor and saxophonist Otis Murphy will solo with the ensemble. Also represented at the conference are members of the IU Jacobs School of Music's Music Education Department, led by Department Chair Associate Professor Lissa May, who is current president of the Indiana Music Educators Association, the statewide chapter of the MENC.

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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints new associate director of Band Department http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7983.html Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:47:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (April 10) that Jeffrey Gershman has been named Associate Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands/Wind Conducting. He will join the Jacobs School faculty at the beginning of the fall semester.

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (April 10) that Jeffrey Gershman has been named Associate Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands/Wind Conducting. He will join the Jacobs School faculty at the beginning of the fall semester.

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IU ballet at the BCT focuses on choreography http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7984.html Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:29:00 EST Continuing its ongoing partnership with the community, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music presents the annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington on April 15-16 at 8 p.m. Presented by the IU Department of Ballet, the workshop will feature 13 new works choreographed and danced by its ballet majors. The Choreography Project

Continuing its ongoing partnership with the community, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music presents the annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington on April 15-16 at 8 p.m. Presented by the IU Department of Ballet, the workshop will feature 13 new works choreographed and danced by its ballet majors.

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2008 Big Band Extravaganza at IU features Delores King Williams and Everett Greene http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7971.html Wed, 9 Apr 2008 12:52:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza, featuring IU jazzmen David N. Baker and Pat Harbison, on Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The Big Band Extravaganza merges two outstanding jazz ensembles of student performers trained by Baker and Harbison. This year's concert, "It Don't Mean a Thing . . . If It Ain't Got That Swing," will present masterpieces of the swing era and guest performances by vocalists Delores King Williams and Everett Greene.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza, featuring IU jazzmen David N. Baker and Pat Harbison, on Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The Big Band Extravaganza merges two outstanding jazz ensembles of student performers trained by Baker and Harbison. This year's concert, "It Don't Mean a Thing . . . If It Ain't Got That Swing," will present masterpieces of the swing era and guest performances by vocalists Delores King Williams and Everett Greene.

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IU Opera Theater celebrates 60th anniversary http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7915.html Wed, 2 Apr 2008 03:16:00 EST Sixty years ago, the first Indiana University Opera Theater production took place in an auditorium that was built as part of an army barracks during World War II. This weekend (April 4-5), IU Opera begins celebrating its 60th anniversary with a reprise of that same opera, Les Contes d'Hoffmann -- except now it will be performed on a stage that rivals New York City's Metropolitan Opera House.

Sixty years ago, the first Indiana University Opera Theater production took place in an auditorium that was built as part of an army barracks during World War II. This weekend (April 4-5), IU Opera begins celebrating its 60th anniversary with a reprise of that same opera, Les Contes d'Hoffmann -- except now it will be performed on a stage that rivals New York City's Metropolitan Opera House.

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Paul Biss conducts his final IU concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7879.html Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:06:00 EST Completing 29 years on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as a conductor, teacher and violinist, Professor Paul Biss will conduct his own retirement concert Wednesday, April 2, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall, with the IU Chamber Orchestra. Paul Bliss

Completing 29 years on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as a conductor, teacher and violinist, Professor Paul Biss will conduct his own retirement concert Wednesday, April 2, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall, with the IU Chamber Orchestra.

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Janette Fishell and Todd Wilson to join Jacobs School Organ Department http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7856.html Thu, 27 Mar 2008 11:13:00 EST The IU Jacobs School of Music announced today (March 27) that it has appointed not one but two internationally prominent performer-teachers to its ranks. Organists Janette Fishell and Todd Wilson will begin their tenure as professors of music in the fall of 2008.

The IU Jacobs School of Music announced today (March 27) that it has appointed not one but two internationally prominent performer-teachers to its ranks. Organists Janette Fishell and Todd Wilson will begin their tenure as professors of music in the fall of 2008.

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Top IU faculty honored as part of 2008 Founders Day http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7779.html Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:09:00 EST Faculty awards for outstanding teaching, research and service to Indiana University will be presented on 2008 Founders Day, Sunday (March 30) at 4:30 p.m. during an invitation-only event for the award recipients and their family and friends, in Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union. Limestone IU

Faculty awards for outstanding teaching, research and service to Indiana University will be presented on 2008 Founders Day, Sunday (March 30) at 4:30 p.m. during an invitation-only event for the award recipients and their family and friends, in Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union.

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IU Brass Choir to perform in Greensburg April 6 as part of Moveable Feast http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7753.html Mon, 24 Mar 2008 10:02:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts Series with a performance by the Indiana University Brass Choir on April 6 in Greensburg, Ind. The concert begins at 2:30p.m. in the Greensburg Junior High School Auditorium. IU Brass Choir

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts Series with a performance by the Indiana University Brass Choir on April 6 in Greensburg, Ind. The concert begins at 2:30p.m. in the Greensburg Junior High School Auditorium.

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Singing Hoosiers present annual Spring Concert April 5 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7769.html Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:43:00 EST Join the Singing Hoosiers of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music for an annual spring concert, "A Celebration of American Popular Music," on April 5 at 8 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. This is the 58th year for this annual herald of spring.

Join the Singing Hoosiers of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music for an annual spring concert, "A Celebration of American Popular Music," on April 5 at 8 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. This is the 58th year for this annual herald of spring.

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The IU opera "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" spins a tale of love lost and inspiration found http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7764.html Wed, 19 Mar 2008 02:15:00 EST Fantastical tales of love lost and inspiration found will delight Indiana University Opera Theater audiences April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at the Musical Arts Center. Jacques Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann depicts a writer's romantic adventures as he searches for his true love and ultimately finds fulfillment in his artistic calling.

Fantastical tales of love lost and inspiration found will delight Indiana University Opera Theater audiences April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at the Musical Arts Center. Jacques Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann depicts a writer's romantic adventures as he searches for his true love and ultimately finds fulfillment in his artistic calling.

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IU Ballet Theater brings audiences a night at the opera (at the ballet) http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7693.html Thu, 6 Mar 2008 01:35:00 EST The IU Ballet Department's origins as a means of supplying operas with dancers inspired Michael Vernon, chair of the IU Jacobs School's Ballet Department, to offer ballet audiences "A Night at the Opera (at the Ballet)." On March 21 and 22, dancers will perform to ballet music from beloved operas by Gounod, Rossini, Handel and Meyerbeer. Fall Ballet

The IU Ballet Department's origins as a means of supplying operas with dancers inspired Michael Vernon, chair of the IU Jacobs School's Ballet Department, to offer ballet audiences "A Night at the Opera (at the Ballet)." On March 21 and 22, dancers will perform to ballet music from beloved operas by Gounod, Rossini, Handel and Meyerbeer.

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Leonard Slatkin conducts IU Philharmonic and renowned composer and pianist Michel Camilo http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7672.html Tue, 4 Mar 2008 09:44:00 EST Marking a historic evening at the IU Auditorium on March 23, world-renowned composer and pianist Michel Camilo will play his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, originally commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra with Indiana University faculty member Leonard Slatkin as music director, for the first time in Bloomington. Michel Camilo

Marking a historic evening at the IU Auditorium on March 23, world-renowned composer and pianist Michel Camilo will play his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, originally commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra with Indiana University faculty member Leonard Slatkin as music director, for the first time in Bloomington.

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IU Jacobs School to collaborate in launching a concert series featuring children http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7634.html Thu, 28 Feb 2008 03:48:00 EST Three major Indiana musical entities -- the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Music for All Foundation -- will host the premiere of the Finding The Groove™ concert series this fall. The concerts are part of a larger project by the same name created to celebrate the formative role music plays in the educational development of children. Violin

Three major Indiana musical entities -- the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Music for All Foundation -- will host the premiere of the Finding The Groove™ concert series this fall. The concerts are part of a larger project by the same name created to celebrate the formative role music plays in the educational development of children.

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An IU Jacobs School partnership encourages children to become composers http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/6938.html Thu, 28 Feb 2008 03:01:00 EST Kids Compose! -- co-sponsored by the Bloomington Community Arts Commission, IU Jacobs School of Music and the Community Chamber Music Association -- allows hundreds of schoolchildren between second and sixth grades to use their imagination to compose melodies. IU composition students help the youngsters write the scores and later perform the winners' pieces at a band performance or orchestra concert for children, teachers and parents. The next performance of winners' pieces will take place in the Musical Arts Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5. Kids Compose

Kids Compose! -- co-sponsored by the Bloomington Community Arts Commission, IU Jacobs School of Music and the Community Chamber Music Association -- allows hundreds of schoolchildren between second and sixth grades to use their imagination to compose melodies. IU composition students help the youngsters write the scores and later perform the winners' pieces at a band performance or orchestra concert for children, teachers and parents. The next performance of winners' pieces will take place in the Musical Arts Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5.

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IU Opera and Ballet Theater celebrates 60th anniversary with productions old and new http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7626.html Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:37:00 EST Familiar favorites combine with forays into fantasy in the 60th Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season. The 2008-2009 lineup includes beloved standards like Verdi's La Traviata, Giulio Cesare by Handel and The Nutcracker ballet, in addition to fairy-tale fun in Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges and Massenet's Le Cendrillon, the Cinderella story interpreted in the French operatic style. Guilio Cesare

Familiar favorites combine with forays into fantasy in the 60th Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season. The 2008-2009 lineup includes beloved standards like Verdi's La Traviata, Giulio Cesare by Handel and The Nutcracker ballet, in addition to fairy-tale fun in Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges and Massenet's Le Cendrillon, the Cinderella story interpreted in the French operatic style.

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Conductor Arthur Fagen joins IU Jacobs School of Music faculty http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7616.html Tue, 26 Feb 2008 09:27:00 EST The IU Jacobs School of Music announced today (Feb. 26) that Maestro Arthur Fagen has been appointed as Professor of Music in instrumental conducting. Fagen will commence his activities in Bloomington in the fall of 2008. Arthur Fagen

The IU Jacobs School of Music announced today (Feb. 26) that Maestro Arthur Fagen has been appointed as Professor of Music in instrumental conducting. Fagen will commence his activities in Bloomington in the fall of 2008.

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A celebration in honor of IU's Thomas Baldner http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7589.html Wed, 20 Feb 2008 02:02:00 EST The IU Jacobs School of Music will host a celebration, March 6, in honor of the life of conducting professor Thomas Baldner, who retires from the Jacobs School at the end of the 2008 spring semester, following more than 30 years of service. Thomas Baldner

The IU Jacobs School of Music will host a celebration, March 6, in honor of the life of conducting professor Thomas Baldner, who retires from the Jacobs School at the end of the 2008 spring semester, following more than 30 years of service.

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Met audition finds a star among IU Jacobs School singers http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7578.html Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:55:00 EST Soprano and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music graduate student Carolina Castells has made it through to the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the elite competition to identify the best young opera singers throughout the nation. Carolina Castells

Soprano and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music graduate student Carolina Castells has made it through to the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the elite competition to identify the best young opera singers throughout the nation.

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Jacobs School composer receives two prestigious honors http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7535.html Thu, 14 Feb 2008 11:52:00 EST Jeffrey Hass, director of the Indiana University Center for Electronic and Computer Music and professor of composition, received two significant professional honors during the past several weeks. Hass, an IU faculty member since 1987, was named as one of the first four fellows of the newly-created IU Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities. Jeffrey Hass

Jeffrey Hass, director of the Indiana University Center for Electronic and Computer Music and professor of composition, received two significant professional honors during the past several weeks. Hass, an IU faculty member since 1987, was named as one of the first four fellows of the newly-created IU Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities.

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IU Jacobs School of Music offers more than 50 events during ArtsWeek 2008 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7533.html Thu, 14 Feb 2008 08:52:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2008 (Feb. 20 to March 1) with a rich variety of events that range from contemporary workshop readings to a musical examination of the meaning of life and death to Mozart's celebrated opera Le Nozze di Figaro. A host of orchestral, chamber, solo and ensemble performances by a wide array of guests, faculty and students completes the schedule during Bloomington's 11-day arts extravaganza. Musical Arts Center

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2008 (Feb. 20 to March 1) with a rich variety of events that range from contemporary workshop readings to a musical examination of the meaning of life and death to Mozart's celebrated opera Le Nozze di Figaro. A host of orchestral, chamber, solo and ensemble performances by a wide array of guests, faculty and students completes the schedule during Bloomington's 11-day arts extravaganza.

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Jacobs School ensemble and students featured in "A Prairie Home Companion" this weekend http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7534.html Wed, 13 Feb 2008 04:07:00 EST Three students and the spirited pre-college Violin Virtuosi ensemble from the IU Jacobs School of Music will take the stage this Saturday, Feb. 16, in the IU Auditorium as Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion comes to town. Violin Virtuosi

Three students and the spirited pre-college Violin Virtuosi ensemble from the IU Jacobs School of Music will take the stage this Saturday, Feb. 16, in the IU Auditorium as Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion comes to town.

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Trio of renowned early music performers to give free concert http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/7529.html Wed, 13 Feb 2008 11:00:00 EST A trio of world-renowned specialists on period instruments will be making a stop in Bloomington as one of their U.S. tour destinations, culminating in a chamber music concert on Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. in the IU Jacobs School of Music's Recital Hall.

A trio of world-renowned specialists on period instruments will be making a stop in Bloomington as one of their U.S. tour destinations, culminating in a chamber music concert on Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. in the IU Jacobs School of Music's Recital Hall.

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The IU Jacobs School of Music walked away with six Grammy Awards http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7510.html Mon, 11 Feb 2008 03:24:00 EST Faculty and alumni from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music were awarded a total of six Grammy Awards Sunday (Feb. 10). Leonard Slatkin

Faculty and alumni from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music were awarded a total of six Grammy Awards Sunday (Feb. 10).

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IU Jacobs School presents Verdi's 'Requiem' in Bloomington and Indianapolis http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7484.html Mon, 11 Feb 2008 08:57:00 EST The Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus will offer two free performances of Verdi's masterwork, Requiem, in Bloomington and Indianapolis. IU Philharmonic and Oratorio Chorus

The Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus will offer two free performances of Verdi's masterwork, Requiem, in Bloomington and Indianapolis.

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IU brings a jazzy version of "Le Nozze di Figaro" to the MAC http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7476.html Thu, 7 Feb 2008 02:31:00 EST Starting Feb. 22, Indiana University Opera Theater audiences can hear Le Nozze di Figaro, the beloved comedy by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as Mozart himself might have heard it in the traditional "bel canto" style. Guest conductor William Crutchfield is working to revive this 18th-century method, which emphasizes smooth vocal phrases, pure tone and improvised ornamentation suited to the individual singer's voice. "The Marriage of Figaro"

Starting Feb. 22, Indiana University Opera Theater audiences can hear Le Nozze di Figaro, the beloved comedy by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as Mozart himself might have heard it in the traditional "bel canto" style. Guest conductor William Crutchfield is working to revive this 18th-century method, which emphasizes smooth vocal phrases, pure tone and improvised ornamentation suited to the individual singer's voice.

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Leading proponent of early music Christopher Hogwood to give lecture at the Jacobs School http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7478.html Thu, 7 Feb 2008 12:45:00 EST Christopher Hogwood, once described as "the von Karajan of early music", will be giving a public lecture in Auer Concert Hall at the IU Jacobs School of Music on Friday, Feb. 22, at 4:00 p.m. Christopher Hogwood

Christopher Hogwood, once described as "the von Karajan of early music", will be giving a public lecture in Auer Concert Hall at the IU Jacobs School of Music on Friday, Feb. 22, at 4:00 p.m.

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IU Jacobs School of Music captures several Grammy nominations http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7448.html Wed, 6 Feb 2008 10:40:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is once again sweeping the Grammy Awards, with three recordings up for a total of five awards at this year's ceremony, taking place Feb. 10. Representing a diverse array of styles from contemporary classical to Spanish opera to experimental a cappella, the nominated recordings highlight the wide range of strengths at the celebrated school. Carol Vaness

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is once again sweeping the Grammy Awards, with three recordings up for a total of five awards at this year's ceremony, taking place Feb. 10. Representing a diverse array of styles from contemporary classical to Spanish opera to experimental a cappella, the nominated recordings highlight the wide range of strengths at the celebrated school.

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Two Jacobs School alumni take the stage during a free concert with the Indianapolis Symphony http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7430.html Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:30:00 EST The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumni return to Bloomington with an exciting free concert in the Musical Arts Center on March 2 at 3 p.m. The concert will be a true celebration of musicians featuring two soloists who are Jacobs School alumni. Anthony Kniffen

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumni return to Bloomington with an exciting free concert in the Musical Arts Center on March 2 at 3 p.m. The concert will be a true celebration of musicians featuring two soloists who are Jacobs School alumni.

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IU Jazz Ensemble to perform at Ogle Center Feb. 16 as part of Moveable Feast http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7443.html Tue, 5 Feb 2008 09:37:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts Series with the final of three performances this season at the Ogle Center on the campus of IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind. The Indiana University Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor Patrick Harbison, will come out swinging on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Pat Harbison

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts Series with the final of three performances this season at the Ogle Center on the campus of IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind. The Indiana University Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor Patrick Harbison, will come out swinging on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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Indiana University launches podcast.iu.edu http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7281.html Mon, 4 Feb 2008 11:00:00 EST Podcast.iu.edu, an online gateway for audio and video podcasts from IU faculty and staff and various departments and groups from all of IU's campuses, will be launched publicly on Feb. 4. The user-friendly podcast portal will pull together a variety of contributed content, including lectures, music, radio broadcasts, performances and student profiles, on one convenient home page. IU Podcasts

Podcast.iu.edu, an online gateway for audio and video podcasts from IU faculty and staff and various departments and groups from all of IU's campuses, will be launched publicly on Feb. 4. The user-friendly podcast portal will pull together a variety of contributed content, including lectures, music, radio broadcasts, performances and student profiles, on one convenient home page.

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New Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities will advance faculty work http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7387.html Thu, 31 Jan 2008 09:16:00 EST Information technology (IT) calls to mind sleek laptops, huge supercomputers, or possibly high-speed virtual collaborations among international scientists. It doesn't typically bring to mind Balanchine or Bach or Balzac. Now, a newly established Indiana University institute is set to digitally redefine scholarship and creative activity in music, dance, literature and many other arts and humanities fields. Dolinsky art

Information technology (IT) calls to mind sleek laptops, huge supercomputers, or possibly high-speed virtual collaborations among international scientists. It doesn't typically bring to mind Balanchine or Bach or Balzac. Now, a newly established Indiana University institute is set to digitally redefine scholarship and creative activity in music, dance, literature and many other arts and humanities fields.

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Gass, Gibson and Murray named recipients of Summer Instructional Development Fellowships http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7378.html Thu, 31 Jan 2008 09:14:00 EST IU Bloomington faculty members Glenn Gass and John Gibson, both of the Jacobs School of Music, and Maresa Murray of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation have each been awarded an $8,000 Summer Instructional Development Fellowship for 2008 through the Office of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties to develop specialized and innovative courses. Sample Gates

IU Bloomington faculty members Glenn Gass and John Gibson, both of the Jacobs School of Music, and Maresa Murray of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation have each been awarded an $8,000 Summer Instructional Development Fellowship for 2008 through the Office of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties to develop specialized and innovative courses.

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Illustrious set designer Robert O’Hearn retires from IU following "A Wedding" http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7376.html Wed, 30 Jan 2008 01:18:00 EST When the curtain rises on this weekend's performance of A Wedding, the third of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom's operas to have its collegiate premiere at Indiana University, it will reveal the final creations of illustrious set designer Robert O'Hearn, who retires following the opera's run, at the age of 86. Robert O'Hearn

When the curtain rises on this weekend's performance of A Wedding, the third of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom's operas to have its collegiate premiere at Indiana University, it will reveal the final creations of illustrious set designer Robert O'Hearn, who retires following the opera's run, at the age of 86.

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Alex Ross to give a lecture at Jacobs School http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7341.html Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:05:00 EST New Yorker writer Alex Ross will be giving a lecture at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m.

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New Yorker writer Alex Ross will be giving a lecture at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m.

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You are all permitted and encouraged to laugh! http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7304.html Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:26:00 EST "You are all permitted and encouraged to laugh!" This is the declaration of Pulitzer-prize winning composer William Bolcom, who warns audiences attending his latest opera, A Wedding, not to take it too seriously. The opera, which opens Feb. 1 at Indiana University's Musical Arts Center, portrays an all-American train wreck of a wedding in which everything that can go wrong, does. "The Wedding"

"You are all permitted and encouraged to laugh!" This is the declaration of Pulitzer-prize winning composer William Bolcom, who warns audiences attending his latest opera, A Wedding, not to take it too seriously. The opera, which opens Feb. 1 at Indiana University's Musical Arts Center, portrays an all-American train wreck of a wedding in which everything that can go wrong, does.

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IU’s David Constantine receives awards at International Timpani Competition http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7302.html Tue, 22 Jan 2008 01:50:00 EST IU Jacobs School of Music student David Constantine was recently awarded second place at the Rendez-vous Internationaux de la Timbale (2nd International Timpani Competition of Lyon) in Lyon, France. David Constantine

IU Jacobs School of Music student David Constantine was recently awarded second place at the Rendez-vous Internationaux de la Timbale (2nd International Timpani Competition of Lyon) in Lyon, France.

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Hans Tischler Day proclaimed honoring musicologist's life work http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/7296.html Fri, 18 Jan 2008 03:30:00 EST 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.

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.

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IU's Jenna Sherry named Marshall Scholar http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7270.html Wed, 16 Jan 2008 02:00:00 EST Jenna Sherry, a senior in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been selected as a Marshall Scholar for 2008 by the British government. Sherry is from New Orleans and is completing a bachelor's of music in violin performance with Mark Kaplan, professor of music in the Jacobs School. As a Marshall Scholar, she will study at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama with violinist David Takeno starting in September 2008. Jenna Sherry

Jenna Sherry, a senior in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been selected as a Marshall Scholar for 2008 by the British government. Sherry is from New Orleans and is completing a bachelor's of music in violin performance with Mark Kaplan, professor of music in the Jacobs School. As a Marshall Scholar, she will study at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama with violinist David Takeno starting in September 2008.

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Violinist Joshua Bell returns to Bloomington to perform with pianist Jeremy Denk http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7232.html Mon, 14 Jan 2008 10:09:00 EST Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk, two of classical music's brightest stars, with common student and faculty ties to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will perform a recital together at IU's Musical Arts Center on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. This will be their first performance together in Bloomington and Bell's first local concert as an incoming IU faculty member. Josh Bell

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk, two of classical music's brightest stars, with common student and faculty ties to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will perform a recital together at IU's Musical Arts Center on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. This will be their first performance together in Bloomington and Bell's first local concert as an incoming IU faculty member.

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Jacobs School faculty and students triumph in Carnegie Hall concerts http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7221.html Fri, 11 Jan 2008 02:00:00 EST Eight students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the largest contingent from any school in the country, were among the 62 young musicians, aged 15 to 22, chosen to participate in the nationally-acclaimed New York String Orchestra Seminar (NYSOS), towards the end of last December. Stanislav Pronin

Eight students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the largest contingent from any school in the country, were among the 62 young musicians, aged 15 to 22, chosen to participate in the nationally-acclaimed New York String Orchestra Seminar (NYSOS), towards the end of last December.

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Claude Baker named composer-in-residence at American Academy in Rome http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7211.html Thu, 10 Jan 2008 01:41:00 EST Claude Baker, Class of 1956 Chancellor's Professor of Composition in the Jacobs School of Music, has been named the 2008-09 Paul Fromm Composer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome. Claude Baker

Claude Baker, Class of 1956 Chancellor's Professor of Composition in the Jacobs School of Music, has been named the 2008-09 Paul Fromm Composer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome.

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Three Jacobs School students win District Met Auditions http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7162.html Mon, 7 Jan 2008 02:17:00 EST Three Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held on Jan. 5 at Indiana University's Musical Arts Center. MET Winners

Three Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held on Jan. 5 at Indiana University's Musical Arts Center.

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Collection of rare harps finds its home at the IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7032.html Mon, 17 Dec 2007 09:11:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is now home to a collection of six harps dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Among these classic instruments is one that Marie Antoinette, former queen of France, played during the 18th century. Harp

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is now home to a collection of six harps dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Among these classic instruments is one that Marie Antoinette, former queen of France, played during the 18th century.

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$69 million Lilly gift to increase excellence of law, music schools http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7026.html Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:00:00 EST Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced today (Dec. 12) that Lilly Endowment is giving the IU Foundation two major gifts, totaling $69 million, to secure the international standing of the IU Jacobs School of Music, provide its world-class music faculty and students with a state-of-the-art studio facility and propel the IU School of Law-Bloomington to the upper echelon of public university law schools.

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced today (Dec. 12) that Lilly Endowment is giving the IU Foundation two major gifts, totaling $69 million, to secure the international standing of the IU Jacobs School of Music, provide its world-class music faculty and students with a state-of-the-art studio facility and propel the IU School of Law-Bloomington to the upper echelon of public university law schools.

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George Gaber Remembered http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/6985.html Fri, 7 Dec 2007 05:17:00 EST It is with great sadness that the Jacobs School of Music shares the news of the death of Distinguished Professor Emeritus George Gaber, who died on November 21, 2007, in Bloomington at the age of 91. Read his obituary and tributes from a number of his students.

It is with great sadness that the Jacobs School of Music shares the news of the death of Distinguished Professor Emeritus George Gaber, who died on November 21, 2007, in Bloomington at the age of 91. Read his obituary and tributes from a number of his students.

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Three Jacobs School alumni make Carnegie Hall debut http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6901.html Wed, 5 Dec 2007 03:30:00 EST When the New York Youth Symphony opens its 45th anniversary season at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m., it will unintentionally host a Hoosier theme. Three of the major contributors to the performance -- the conductor, Ryan McAdams; solo violinist, William Harvey; and composer, Clint Needham -- are Indiana University graduates making their Carnegie Hall debuts. William Harvey

When the New York Youth Symphony opens its 45th anniversary season at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m., it will unintentionally host a Hoosier theme. Three of the major contributors to the performance -- the conductor, Ryan McAdams; solo violinist, William Harvey; and composer, Clint Needham -- are Indiana University graduates making their Carnegie Hall debuts.

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Restoring IU icons http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6947.html Wed, 5 Dec 2007 01:05:00 EST If the giant art sculptures in front of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center (MAC) and Art Museum look a little brighter these days, it isn't the light playing tricks. The two campus landmarks recently underwent a thorough restoration process revitalizing the statues to their original luster. Peau Rouge

If the giant art sculptures in front of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center (MAC) and Art Museum look a little brighter these days, it isn't the light playing tricks. The two campus landmarks recently underwent a thorough restoration process revitalizing the statues to their original luster.

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Bloomington City Council Proclaims Day for Jacobs School Distinguished Professor http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/6958.html Wed, 5 Dec 2007 09:33:00 EST The Bloomington City Council and Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan have designated December 5, 2007, as Menahem Pressler Day, in honor of the internationally renowned pianist and Indiana University Distinguished Professor.

The Bloomington City Council and Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan have designated December 5, 2007, as Menahem Pressler Day, in honor of the internationally renowned pianist and Indiana University Distinguished Professor.

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Jacobs School appoints Townsend Plant director of admissions and financial aid http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6941.html Tue, 4 Dec 2007 12:48:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes Townsend Plant as its new director of admissions and financial aid, beginning June 1, 2008. An accomplished classical guitarist, Plant has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. He is a founding member of the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York and founding director of the D'Addario classical Guitar Competition at Ithaca College. Townsend Plant

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes Townsend Plant as its new director of admissions and financial aid, beginning June 1, 2008. An accomplished classical guitarist, Plant has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. He is a founding member of the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York and founding director of the D'Addario classical Guitar Competition at Ithaca College.

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Harvey Phillips, the "Paganini of the tuba," honored by Classical Music Hall of Fame http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6906.html Thu, 29 Nov 2007 10:06:00 EST Harvey Phillips, tuba virtuoso and distinguished professor emeritus at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has added another honor to one of the most remarkable careers in modern American musical history. He has become the first brass player chosen for induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. Harvey Phillips

Harvey Phillips, tuba virtuoso and distinguished professor emeritus at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has added another honor to one of the most remarkable careers in modern American musical history. He has become the first brass player chosen for induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.

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IU Ballet Theater presents annual performance of "The Nutcracker" http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6814.html Wed, 28 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EST The Indiana University Ballet Theater continues its tradition of holiday excellence this year by introducing its classic The Nutcracker with a new twist. The 49th annual production, opening Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center, will feature new choreography by Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department, following a nine-year run of choreography by Jacobs School of Music professor Jacques Cesbron.

The Indiana University Ballet Theater continues its tradition of holiday excellence this year by introducing its classic The Nutcracker with a new twist. The 49th annual production, opening Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center, will feature new choreography by Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department, following a nine-year run of choreography by Jacobs School of Music professor Jacques Cesbron.

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An Interview with Alex Kerr http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/6146.html Sat, 10 Nov 2007 04:38:00 EST Jacobs Professor Alexander Kerr, world-renowned violinist, added to his accolades this fall when he filled the newly-created position of Principal Guest Concertmaster with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO). He shares some of his thoughts in this interview, which includes a video version.

Jacobs Professor Alexander Kerr, world-renowned violinist, added to his accolades this fall when he filled the newly-created position of Principal Guest Concertmaster with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO). He shares some of his thoughts in this interview, which includes a video version.

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Spectacular new set design makes IU Opera Theater's "La Bohème" a feast for the senses http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6682.html Thu, 1 Nov 2007 02:30:00 EST Audiences will experience Giacomo Puccini's classic La Bohème like never before when they attend the Indiana University Opera Theater's all new production, which opens Nov. 9 in the Musical Arts Center on the IU Bloomington campus. A cutting-edge set by IU Jacobs School of Music master designer C. David Higgins recreates the streets of 19th-century Paris on three towering, intricately detailed, rotating stages, offering audiences an awe-inspiring visual experience equaled only by the beauty of the opera itself.

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Audiences will experience Giacomo Puccini's classic La Bohème like never before when they attend the Indiana University Opera Theater's all new production, which opens Nov. 9 in the Musical Arts Center on the IU Bloomington campus. A cutting-edge set by IU Jacobs School of Music master designer C. David Higgins recreates the streets of 19th-century Paris on three towering, intricately detailed, rotating stages, offering audiences an awe-inspiring visual experience equaled only by the beauty of the opera itself.

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IU Chamber Orchestra to perform at Ogle Center Nov. 9 as part of Moveable Feast http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6693.html Wed, 31 Oct 2007 08:51:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts Series with the second of three performances this season at the Ogle Center on the campus of IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind. The IU Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jacobs Principal Guest Conductor Uriel Segal, will perform on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Orchestra

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts Series with the second of three performances this season at the Ogle Center on the campus of IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind. The IU Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jacobs Principal Guest Conductor Uriel Segal, will perform on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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Nikolas Jeleniauskas Wins Composing Award http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6691.html Tue, 30 Oct 2007 03:09:00 EST Nikolas Jeleniauskas, a graduate student at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., earned second place in the 21st Annual Young Composer's Competition for 2007, sponsored recently by the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. Nikolas Jeleniauskas, a graduate student at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., earned second place in the 21st Annual Young Composer's Competition for 2007, sponsored recently by the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

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"Susannah" leads share their perspectives http://info.music.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/6477.html Fri, 26 Oct 2007 09:46:00 EST "Susannah" leads Elizabeth Ashantavi and Betsy Uschkrat share their thoughts about preparing for the Carlisle Floyd opera. "Susannah" leads Elizabeth Ashantavi and Betsy Uschkrat share their thoughts about preparing for the Carlisle Floyd opera.

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IU New Music Ensemble opens cutting edge season Oct. 20 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6587.html Tue, 16 Oct 2007 04:05:00 EST The Indiana University New Music Ensemble (NME) will break musical boundaries with its new season that will feature some of the most imaginative and adventurous electronica ever heard, with a unique twist -- it will be arranged for chamber ensemble. The NME season opens on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Jacobs School of Music's Auer Hall. New Music Ensemble

The Indiana University New Music Ensemble (NME) will break musical boundaries with its new season that will feature some of the most imaginative and adventurous electronica ever heard, with a unique twist -- it will be arranged for chamber ensemble. The NME season opens on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Jacobs School of Music's Auer Hall.

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IU presidential inauguration set for Oct. 18 http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6343.html Wed, 10 Oct 2007 09:30:00 EST In a ceremony that marks a seminal event in the life of a university, Michael A. McRobbie will be inaugurated as the 18th president of Indiana University on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in the IU Auditorium on the Bloomington campus. The inauguration and a reception immediately following the ceremony are open to the public. Michael McRobbie

In a ceremony that marks a seminal event in the life of a university, Michael A. McRobbie will be inaugurated as the 18th president of Indiana University on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in the IU Auditorium on the Bloomington campus. The inauguration and a reception immediately following the ceremony are open to the public.

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents more than 30 events during Celebrate IU Week http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6508.html Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:30:00 EST The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will be a source of highlights in an already superlative stretch of celebratory and history-making events during Indiana University's "Celebrate IU" week, Oct. 13-21. Several of its faculty -- famed conductors and composers, internationally known virtuoso performers and critically acclaimed singers, all of who are major artists on the world's stage -- offer events that are free and open to the public. André Watt

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will be a source of highlights in an already superlative stretch of celebratory and history-making events during Indiana University's "Celebrate IU" week, Oct. 13-21. Several of its faculty -- famed conductors and composers, internationally known virtuoso performers and critically acclaimed singers, all of who are major artists on the world's stage -- offer events that are free and open to the public.

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Collegiate premiere of Golijov's Ainadamar, in concert, Oct. 11-12 at IU Jacobs School of Music http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/6462.html Mon, 1 Oct 2007 02:30:00 EST The IU Jacobs School's Latin American Music Center (LAMC), in cooperation with the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and the Chamber Orchestra, will present the collegiate premiere performance, in concert, of the chamber opera Ainadamar or Fountain of Tears, by Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov. The performances are free and open to the public. Osvaldo Golijov

The IU Jacobs School's Latin American Music Center (LAMC), in coopera