By Peter Jacobi The words of Walt Whitman say: “Behold the sea itself! And on its limitless, heaving breast, …
By Brooke McAfee Rows of almost 200 singers singing in unison, a full orchestra and two soloists will perform Ralph …
April is a busy time for choral conducting faculty member Dominick DiOrio: in a span of two weeks, he has …
The Jacobs School of Music has a very visible presence at the biennial national conference of the American Choral Directors …
Sunday a good day for Bach, 21st-century music by Peter Jacobi At 2:30 Sunday (Jan. 25) afternoon: a Bach cantata. …
Cincinnati Boychoir receives $10,000 grant for 50th anniversary By Janelle Gelfand Grant earmarked for new choral piece to highlight …
Audience heartily applauds performance of ‘War Requiem’ By Peter Jacobi It was concert night Tuesday for a riveting performance …
Preview: It’s Beethoven and Brahms for Mendelssohn Choir By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette When the Mendelssohn Choir of …
By Peter Jacobi For the most part, the choices were wise for the weekend’s performances of the Mozart Requiem …
By Liliane Ho Showcasing sacred pieces in combination with Mozart’s writings and excerpts, the summer chorus from the Jacobs …
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that collaborative pianist Anne Epperson will join its faculty as professor of music in collaborative piano, effective August 2017, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music boasts four winners in DownBeat magazines 38th Annual Student Music Awards, announced yesterday.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music community mourns the death of faculty composer David Ward-Steinman, who had been an adjunct professor in both composition and music in general studies since 2004. He was also an active pianist, performer and improviser.
Indiana University has received a $500,000 gift from Cynthia L. Stewart Simon and William E. Simon Jr. in honor of the couples 25th wedding anniversary.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a musical celebration of the life and legacy of Stephen (Steve) Zegree, Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music and director of the IU Singing Hoosiers, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, in Bloomingtons Musical Arts Center.
The Grammy-nominated Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will end their 65th-anniversary-year celebration on a high note with their spring concert at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the IU Auditorium.
Indiana University Bloomington faculty members in public affairs, music, psychology, informatics and physics have been named Outstanding Junior Faculty for the 2014-15 academic year.
The Indiana University Vocal Jazz Ensembles are thrilled to welcome vocal superstar and pioneer Bobby McFerrin to their Spring Concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 6, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music community mourns the death of Stephen (Steve) Zegree, Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music and director of the IU Singing Hoosiers. Internationally recognized as one of the most respected vocal jazz conductors and educators in the world, he was also active as a pianist, arranger and adjudicator, having performed on six continents.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Navarro as director of marketing and publicity, effective Nov. 10.
Make no mistake about it, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Musics Auer Hall will start swinging at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, as the IU Vocal Jazz Ensembles present A Tribute to The Manhattan Transfer with special guest artist Janis Siegel, founding member of this iconic jazz/pop vocal group.
The Grammy-nominated Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will present their third annual Fall Preview Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4.
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.
The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, directed by Steve Zegree, will once again act as IUs Ambassadors of Song when they tour Australia May 11-27.
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.
Three ensembles from the Indiana University Jazz Studies program at the Jacobs School of Music will serve as jazz ambassadors from Indiana during a featured performance on the final concert of the 2014 New York City Jazz Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 13.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes three more renowned guests this year as part of its Lecture Series and "Five Friends Master Class Series."
NOTUS, the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dominick DiOrio, Jacobs School of Music assistant professor of choral conducting, will act as a musical ambassador of the Midwest during a high-profile concert in New York City.
The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers and NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble are representing the Jacobs School of Music at the American Choral Directors Association Central Division Regional Conference Feb. 26-March 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes world-renowned soprano Deborah Voigt, who will give a master class at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, in the Musical Arts Center as part of the "Five Friends Master Class Series."
Kicking off its second year under 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. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Indiana District Auditions at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center.
Meader -- recognized in both the vocal and instrumental jazz worlds -- has achieved global recognition as founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, producer, saxophonist and vocalist with New York Voices.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced the establishment of the "Five Friends Master Class Series," honoring the lives of five talented Jacobs School students -- Chris Carducci, Garth Eppley, Georgina Joshi, Zachary Novak and Robert Samels -- made possible by a recent gift of $1 million from the Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc.
The Indiana University Pro Arte Singers and the IU Chamber Orchestra, both from the Jacobs School of Music, will present Joseph Haydn's masterwork "Die Sch"pfung" ("The Creation") in three free performances, in Bloomington and Indianapolis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."