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Dale Hedding (BM ’86) Joins Arts Consulting Group Oct 24, 2014

Nonprofit fundraising expert Dale C. Hedding (BM ’86) has joined Arts Consulting Group as vice president. Mr. Hedding will lead …

Stephen Pratt receives Music Educator Award, among other activities Jun 4, 2014

Stephen Pratt, professor of music and director of bands/wind conducting, was active during the 2013-14 academic year at a number …

Jason H. Nam published in the Journal of the National Band Association Apr 23, 2014

Jason H. Nam, Doctoral Wind Conducting student of Professor Stephen W. Pratt, was recently published in the Journal of the …

New Copland Transcription to be Premiered by IU Wind Ensemble Mar 28, 2014

The Indiana University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Prof. Stephen W. Pratt, will be premiering a new wind band …

Director of Bands in residence at the University of Alabama Dec 3, 2013

As part of the Endowed Chair artist in residency series at The University of Alabama, Stephen Pratt, Professor of Music …

Brett Richardson to Participate in Wind Conducting Research Study at the University of Georgia Dec 3, 2013

Brett A. Richardson, Doctoral Wind Conducting student of Prof. Stephen W. Pratt, was recently invited to the University of Georgia’s …

Stephen Pratt Guest Conducting – 2013 Spring Jul 1, 2013

Stephen Pratt, Professor of Music and Director of Bands/Wind Conducting, was active during the 2013 spring semester at a number …

REVIEW (HT): SUMMER BAND CONCERT 1 Jun 30, 2013

HeraldTimesOnline.com SUMMER BAND CONCERT 1 Music review: Musicians’ performance impressive By Peter Jacobi H-T Reviewer | pjacobi@heraldt.com June 28, 2013 …

Jeff Gershman to guest conduct the Dallas Wind Symphony Jun 24, 2013

Associate Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands, Jeffrey D. Gershman will lead the Dallas Wind Symphony this year …

Richardson to present at 2013 Midwest Clinic: An International Band & Orchestra Conference Jun 17, 2013

Brett A. Richardson, an Associate Instructor and third-year Doctoral Wind Conducting student of Professor Stephen W. Pratt, has recently been …

IU Jacobs School's Summer Music series features assortment of world-class concerts

As part of Indiana University's fourth annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music will present Summer Music, a series of more than 40 free and ticketed events from June 7 through July 25. The series will include an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, jazz, chamber music, piano, choral, band, percussion, opera and other special events.

Alain Barker appointed director of entrepreneurship and career development at IU Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain Barker as director of entrepreneurship and career development, and lecturer, effective July 1, 2014.

IU Jacobs School faculty help lead workshop in Kenya
Carballo et al. in Nairobi

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.

Jacobs SpringFest celebration features guest conductor Donald Hunsberger

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.

Jacobs School appoints Espen Jensen director of admissions and financial aid

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Norwegian-born Espen Jensen is its new director of admissions and financial aid. He began his activities as director March 18, 2013.

IU's Marching Hundred receives half-million-dollar gift for new practice facility

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.

IU's Marching Hundred preparing for Super Bowl appearance

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.

IU Jacobs School of Music Wind Ensemble to perform at national convention 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.

IU's Marching Hundred to perform at Super Bowl XLVI

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.

IU's Marching Hundred receives $1 million gift for new practice facility
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.

IU's Marching Hundred receives key gift for new practice facility

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.

Band conductor Eric Smedley appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty

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.

IU Wind Ensemble featured at band convention

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.

IU Wind Ensemble to perform at Music Educators National Conference

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.

IU Jacobs School of Music appoints new associate director of Band Department
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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.

Strike the pose! IU Marching Hundred named top college band

The Indiana University Marching Hundred has been named the recipient of the 2007 Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation's highest and most coveted award for college and university marching bands. The award is often called the "Heisman Trophy" for college marching bands.

Stephen W. Pratt, New Director of Bands

Following an extensive search to succeed long-time director and Wind Ensemble conductor Ray E. Cramer, Professor of Music Stephen W. Pratt has been named the new director of the Department of Bands. His appointment becomes effective in August 2005.