Department of Music Education

News Updates
Professor Patrice Madura summer national activities and publications Aug 27, 2014

Patrice Madura, professor of music education, presented a paper titled “Shifting Paradigms in Music Education Research” with Jacobs Professor Emerita …

Natalie Boeyink awarded Tinker Grant for summer study in Brazil Aug 27, 2014

Natalie Boeyink, a doctoral candidate in music education and a jazz bassist, was awarded a Tinker Grant for summer study …

John Porter and Sean Baker Collaborate on Recording Session Jun 25, 2014

Jacobs alum John Porter conducted a recording session for crooner Peter Oprisko on June 11 at the Chicago Recording Company …

Dr. Brenner selected to be National ASTA President-Elect Mar 5, 2014

We would like to share the amazing news with everyone and congratulate our very own INASTA member, Dr. Brenda Brenner (IU Jacobs …

IU music school pairs with Templeton to teach first-graders to play guitar Dec 4, 2013

By Mary Keck First-graders at Templeton Elementary School are pickin’ and grinnin’ with the help of the IU Jacobs School …

Brenda Brenner is Quarterfinalist in first-ever Grammy Music Educator award May 29, 2013

Congratulations to Brenda Brenner, Associate Professor of Music (Music Education), who has been chosen as one of 217 music educators …

Young Winds commissions work in celebration of Lissa May Apr 23, 2013

The Department of Music Education recently recognized Professor Lissa May’s leadership of the school’s Young Winds program with a commissioned …

Jacobs School doctoral students present current research at 2012 CIC Music Education Conference Oct 30, 2012

Several IU Jacobs School of Music doctoral students in music education presented their current research at the 2012 CIC (Committee on Institutional …

Patrice Madura co-authors book on Contemporary Music Education Oct 30, 2012

Professor Patrice Madura’s sixth book, Contemporary Music Education, 4th edition, co-authored with Michael Mark, was recently released by Cengage Publishing. The book explores …

Patrice Madura appointed national chair for vocal jazz repertoire and standards at ACDA Oct 30, 2012

Professor of Music Education Patrice Madura has been appointed the National Chairperson for Vocal Jazz Repertoire and Standards for the American Choral …

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 Latin American Music Center publishes through IUScholarWorks

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Latin America Music Center at the Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the publication of materials related to its activities and fields of research through IU’s self-publication service, IUScholarWorks.

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.

Lissa May appointed director of undergraduate studies at IU Jacobs School of Music

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.

Music educator Peter Miksza appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
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.

Jacobs School of Music alumna brings Miss Indiana crown back to IU
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.

Brenda Brenner Appointed to lead String Music Education Initiative

Addressing a widely acknowledged need for qualified string music educators in public schools, the IU Jacobs School of Music announces the appointment of violinist Brenda Brenner. The new full-time tenure-track position takes advantage of the Jacobs School's excellent string performance program, a nationally recognized pre-college string program, and one of the country's leading music education departments.

Music Education hosts CIC Conference

The Indiana University School of Music's Music Education Department is pleased to host the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's (CIC) 2005 Annual Conference Oct. 19-21 in Bloomington. The conference is titled "Intersections: Music Performance, Research, and Education."