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HPI Update Dec 4, 2014

December 2014 A Message from Dana Marsh – Coordinator, Historical Performance Institute In Gratitude Since emerging in Bloomington as a …

MUSIC REVIEW: Baroque Orchestra Nov 7, 2014

Music of the Baroque By Peter Jacobi   On Sunday afternoon in Auer Hall, Stanley Ritchie led the IU Baroque …

FURIOSO: An Evening of Handel Opera at the John Waldron Arts Center, July 18 Jul 2, 2014

Gamma Ut, the early music student organization at the Jacobs School of Music team up with New York-based opera company …

Historical Performance students perform before Indiana Festival Theatre’s performances of “Twelfth Night” Jul 2, 2014

Let us whet your appetite for the “Bard of Avon.” In the tradition of Shakespeare’s productions, musicians from the Jacobs School …

Performance: The Hilliard Ensemble’s 40th Birthday Party Dec 13, 2013

11 December 2013 – Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2013 Trust the Hilliard Ensemble to organise their fortieth anniversary concert on …

Musicians to be featured on PRI holiday program Dec 5, 2013

From left: Stanley Ritchie, Rachel Gries, Alice Baldwin, Shelley Taylor and Martie Perry at St. Christophers Episcopal Church, Carmel, Indiana, …

BBC Radio 3 Music Matters Dec 3, 2013

Paul Elliott, a founder member of British vocal group The Hilliard Ensemble, features in an interview on BBC Radio 3′s …

Alumnus Bernard Gordillo (MM ’04) in Nicaragua Nov 20, 2013

Bernard Gordillo has continued to research Nicaraguan music history in Managua, working closely with the National History Institute of Nicaragua …

MUSIC REVIEW- IU Baroque Orchestra Oct 9, 2013

IU Baroque Orchestra and Voice Cabaret: Contrasting concerts both audience-pleasers By Peter Jacobi Sunday was time for period performance and …

Message from the Director of EMI – September 2013 Sep 27, 2013

As I write this, I am conscious that many changes are occurring in the world of higher education.  Within the …

IU Jacobs School of Music alumni and faculty vie for Grammys

And Grammy nominations go to—numerous alumni and a faculty member from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Dana Navarro appointed IU Jacobs School of Music director of marketing and publicity

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.

Paul Borg appointed adjunct professor and coordinator of the Latin American Music Center at the Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Borg as adjunct professor of music and coordinator of the school’s Latin American Music Center, effective today, July 1.

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.

Dana Marsh appointed as visiting faculty to IU Jacobs School of Music’s Early Music Institute

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of historical performance specialist Dana Marsh as visiting associate professor of music (early music) in its Early Music Institute, effective Aug. 1, 2014.

Jacobs School of Music presents cornettist Bruce Dickey as part of "Five Friends Master Class Series"

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes renowned cornettist Bruce Dickey, in residence Feb. 17-20 as part of the "Five Friends Master Class Series."

Jacobs School Musicology Department receives Edward R. Lerner collection

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Musicology Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music recently received a collection of documents and microfilms belonging to the late Edward R. Lerner, whose scholarship focused on the music of the Renaissance and Middle Ages, particularly the works of Alexander Agricola and Heinrich Isaac.

IU Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature announces new lecture series

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes Jan Herlinger, the Derryl and Helen Haymon Professor Emeritus of Music at Louisiana State University, who will present the inaugural lectures in the new series Musica est ars sive scientia organized by the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature.


Renowned Jacobs alumni among musicians performing Biber 'Mystery Sonatas' for Middle Way House benefit

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.

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 Early Music Institute and Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra partner for concerto competition and concert

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.

IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni contend for Grammys
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.

IU Jacobs School of Music receives $1 million to establish 'Five Friends Master Class Series'
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.

"Glory Without Love?" Lully opera selections performed in Baroque style

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?"

Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and IU Early Music Institute partner for concerto competition, concert and master classes

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.

IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni among Grammy contenders
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.

With links to the Early Music Institute and Themester, Bloomington Early Music Festival opens Sept. 7

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.

IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Wendy Gillespie wins Thomas Binkley Award
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.

IU Jacobs School of Music presents Handel's 'Judas Maccabaeus' in Indianapolis and Bloomington

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.

Jacobs concert at IU Art Museum Sunday celebrates artist Kandinsky, composer Schoenberg
Kandinsky - Orange

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).

As China tour commences, IU Jacobs School ensemble ¡Sacabuche! welcomes critical acclaim, blog followers

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).

¡Sacabuche! early music ensemble tour to China blog

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.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music ensemble ¡Sacabuche! invited to perform in China

¡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/.

IU Pro Arte Singers group collaborates with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
William Jon Gray and choir

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.

Jacobs School of Music partners with Bloomington Early Music Festival to present a conference on Isaac

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.

Ensemble Lipzodes to perform CD-release concert at Lilly Library

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.

IU Jacobs School ensemble ¡Sacabuche! invited to the Berkeley Early Music Festival

¡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.

IU Jacobs School of Music student receives award for Early Music project

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.

J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass to be performed in Bloomington and Indianapolis

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.

IU Professor Stanley Ritchie receives lifetime achievement award
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.

Baroque trombone ensemble invited to Boston Early Music Festival 'fringe'

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.

IU Baroque Orchestra to perform 're-discovered' work last staged in 1741

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.

CD Release: Cornucopia II

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.