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Performance Today featuring Petar Jankovic Ensemble’s Piazzolla’s Primavera Portena from Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Apr 13, 2015

American Public Media’s Performance Today will be featuring the Petar Jankovic Ensemble’s September 2014 performance of Piazzolla’s Primavera Portena from Four …

Petar Jankovic Ensemble CD praised by Guitar International Dec 28, 2014

The Petar Jankovic Ensemble (PJE) is no stranger to the pages of Guitar International, and has recently released a follow up to their …

5th Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition results Dec 24, 2014

On November 1 and 2, the fifth annual Indiana University International Guitar Festival and Competition took place in Bloomington, Indiana.  …

Nemanja Ostojic CD Album reviewed in Italy Dec 3, 2014

Alumni guitarists Nemanja Ostojic’s world debut CD Album “First Born” receives a rave review in the Italian foremost classical guitar …

Music Review: Guitar Ensemble Nov 5, 2014

By Peter Jacobi   As a performance highlight of this past weekend’s 2014 Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition, the …

Jacobs hosts 5th Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition Nov. 1 and 2 Oct 31, 2014

The Jacobs School Guitar Department is hosting its 5th Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition this weekend. Over 40 competitors …

Nemanja Ostojic accepts faculty position at the University of Indianapolis Oct 16, 2014

Doctoral student Nemanja Ostojic has accepted the Adjunct Lecturer position at the University of Indianapolis Department of Music.

Inaugural Jacobs Guitar Academy Festival and Ensemble Workshop a big success Sep 5, 2014

Inaugural Jacobs Guitar Academy Festival and Ensemble Workshop May 30 – June 1, 2014—Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Atanas …

Petar Jankovic Ensemble on “Performance Today” June 6 Jun 5, 2014

On Friday, June 6, NPR’s Performance Today will broadcast a selection from the Petar Jankovic Ensemble concert played on March …

Petar Jankovic Ensemble on “Performance Today” Apr 4, 2014

The Petar Jankovic Ensemble’s March 2012 Auer Hall performance of Manuel de Falla’s La Vida Breve (Danse Espagnole) was recently featured …

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music community mourns death of faculty composer David Ward-Steinman

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 receives half-million dollar gift for Jacobs School of Music Anniversary Plaza, to be dedicated April 10, and Art Museum

Indiana University has received a $500,000 gift from Cynthia L. Stewart Simon and William E. Simon Jr. in honor of the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary.

IU Jacobs School of Music to present event honoring life of professor and vocal jazz conductor Steve Zegree

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 Bloomington’s Musical Arts Center.

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.

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.

Winners of 2013 Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition announced

Mexican guitarist Misael Barraza Diaz is the winner of the Open Division of the fourth annual Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition, held last month at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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.

Jacobs School students win in National Society of Arts and Letters competitions

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.

Winners of 2012 Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition announced

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.

IU Jacobs School of Music hosts third annual Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition

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.

JSoM student guitarist Stevan Jovic places 1st in 2012 IDEA Competition

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.

Jacobs School students excel in local NSAL competition

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.

Winners of 2011 Indiana International Guitar Competition announced

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).

Indiana University Jacobs School Guitar Festival winners announced

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.

IU Jacobs School of Music hosts state's first Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the First Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition March 27-28 with plans to continue the festival annually. It is the only guitar festival and competition in Indiana and only the second guitar festival in the Midwest.

IU Jacobs School of Music hosts state's first Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition

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.

A string of first-place wins for IU student guitarist
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.