Department of Woodwinds

News Updates
MUSIC REVIEW: IU WIND ENSEMBLE Feb 21, 2014

Level of performance is rewardingly high By Peter Jacobi   The compositions chosen, five in number, were fewer and, for …

Update from Thomas Robertello Jan 29, 2014

Thomas Robertello recently returned from a European tour as guest principal flutist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra led …

Student Update: Jessica Stewart, flutist wins first prize in Alexander & Buono Competition Nov 9, 2013

Jessica Stewart has been chosen as a first prize winner in the Alexander & Buono Competition for flute in New …

Student Update: Pei-San Chiu wins Principal Flute of the Lexington Philharmonic Nov 9, 2013

Pei-San Chiu has won the Principal Flute position with the Lexington Philharmonic. She is a third-year DM student of Thomas …

Music Review: IU Wind Ensemble Oct 9, 2013

Musicians excel in season opener By Peter Jacobi Conductor Stephen Pratt frequently chooses the far more intimate Auer Hall for …

Barkada Quartet perform at the 2013 Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy Sep 12, 2013

The Barkada Quartet, 2012 Fischoff Competition Grand Prize Winner, performed across Italy at the 2013 Emilia Romagna Festival this past …

Flutist Molly Barth to give Career-Building presentation Sept. 3 Sep 3, 2013

Molly Barth, assistant professor of flute at the University of Oregon, will present a career-building lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 3, …

Linda Strommen’s recent activities include performances, publications, and more. Aug 16, 2013

Professor of Music Linda Strommen’s recent activities include major performances, recordings, teaching at Interlochen and publishing. In February, the Ewazen …

Kenari Quartet wins Silver Medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition May 13, 2013

Congratulations to the Kenari Quartet (Robert Eason, soprano saxophone: Durand Jones, alto saxophone; Corey Dundee, tenor saxophone; and Steven Banks, …

Kenari Quartet wins (again!) at the Arriaga Chamber Music Competition Apr 25, 2013

Just a few weeks following its win at the Plowman chamber music competition, the  Kenari Quartet (Bob Eason, Durand Jones, Steven …

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 Summer Philharmonic presents explosive performance June 28

Offering diverse programming in a symphonic presentation, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present a unique concert by the Summer Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jacobs professor David Effron, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, in the Musical Arts Center.

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 of Music student quartets win at Coleman and Chesapeake chamber competitions

Two student quartets from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music have scored five prestigious competition wins between them this spring.

IU Jacobs School of Music presents the 'Beethoven Fifth Project: Behind the Score'

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music presents an in-depth view into the creation of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony as it presents the "Beethoven Fifth Project: Behind the Score," including several free public events this month.

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 Jacobs School of Music presents international guests Patrick Gallois and Maria Prinz in concert
Maria Prinz and Patrick Gallois

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Woodwinds is pleased to present flautist Patrick Gallois and pianist Maria Prinz in guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Schubert scholar Brian Newbould in week-long residency at the Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Committee is delighted to welcome Schubert scholar Professor Brian Newbould, Professor Emeritus of Music at University of Hull (UK,) for a series of events, Feb. 20-24, including two public lectures and the premiere of his transcription of a Schubert composition.

Jacobs School student ensemble wins 2012 Fischoff Competition

The Barkada Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble of students in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has won the 2012 Fischoff Competition, a chamber music contest that included 48 ensembles from across the United States. The quartet also received the gold medal in the Senior Wind Division. Prizes received from the competition amount to $10,500.

IU Jacobs School of Music presents Dutch reed quintet Calefax
Calefax Reed Quintet

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present Amsterdam-based reed quintet Calefax in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. in Auer Hall.

IU Jacobs School of Music announces winners of Concerto Competition

The Jacobs School of Music has announced the recent student winners of concerto competitions in areas of violin, cello, brass and harp. The instrumentalists will perform with the Philharmonic, Symphony and University Orchestras as well as with the Wind Ensemble. A concerto will be included in IU Ballet Theater's spring ballet. All of the concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. The first concert features harpist Emily Levin March 2 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center.

Solo flutist of Vienna Philharmonic, Dieter Flury, visits for performance and master class at IU

Dieter Flury, solo flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic since 1981, and the orchestra's general manager since 2005, will visit Bloomington with pianist Maria Prinz for a concert, Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in Auer Hall, and other educational activities in the Jacobs School of Music.

2010 IU Summer Music Festival includes soprano Angela Brown, USA International Harp Competition, tributes to Schumann and Chopin

Featuring more than 50 free and ticketed events running from June 19 through Aug. 10, the 2010 Indiana University Summer Music Festival on the IU Bloomington campus welcomes alumna soprano Angela Brown and the 8th USA International Harp Competition, and celebrates the 200th anniversary of composers Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin's birth. In addition, an array of world-class orchestral concerts, chamber music, piano recitals, band concerts, percussion and other special events will be offered. Tickets are on sale starting Friday, May 28.

Jacobs senior wins School Woodwind Concerto Competition

Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate student Briana Tarby is the winner of the Jacobs School of Music's annual Woodwind Concerto Competition. A student of Jacobs Professor Linda Strommen and Associate Professor Roger Roe, Tarby will perform Richard Strauss's Oboe Concerto with the University Orchestra under the baton of Professor Uriel Segal on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center (101 N. Jordan Ave.). She will also receive the Namita Pal Commemorative Award, which is offered annually to the competition winner.

IU Jacobs School of Music student ensemble performs in Colombia

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student ensemble the Glavan Quintet performed at the VII International Festival of Colombian Chamber Music, held in Medellín, Colombia, Nov. 5-6.

IU Jacobs School of Music appoints bassoonist Kathleen McLean to its faculty

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music today (April 23) announced the appointment of Kathleen McLean, one of the most acclaimed orchestral bassoonists in North America. She will join the Jacobs faculty roster as associate professor in the fall of 2009.

Carving out a space for reed making

A much-needed reed-making room was dedicated at IU's Jacobs School of Music in fall 2008. It is named for Jerry Sirucek and Leonard Sharrow, legendary oboe and bassoon teachers who taught for decades at Jacobs. The space provides single- and double-reed majors the best possible environment for their endeavors.

Carving out a space for reed making

A much-needed reed-making room takes shape in the IU Jacobs School of Music and is named for Jerry Sirucek and Leonard Sharrow, legendary oboe and bassoon teachers who taught for decades. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the space provides single- and double-reed majors the very best possible environment for their endeavors.

Renowned bassoonist William Ludwig joins Jacobs School faculty

Adding to the already impressive roster of premier faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, internationally renowned bassoon pedagogue William Ludwig will join its ranks in the fall of 2007.

First steps: Baroque dance introduced to a new generation

In its 30-year history, the New York Baroque Dance Company has been embraced by music and dance lovers worldwide and credited with the revival of 18th-century ballet. Its members have taken steps, literally, to ensure that future generations experience this influential style of dance. As part of that effort to reach out to future generations, Turocy and her troupe are now partnering with music and dance students at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. They are engaged in a two-week residency at the school, which will culminate with a performance with the IU Baroque Orchestra under the direction of IU violin professor Stanley Ritchie on April 2 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington.

Israeli conductor Uriel Segal to join IU School of Music's orchestra program for the 2004-05 season
Arts Icon

With the addition of Israeli-born conductor Uriel Segal to its ranks, the School of Music may have cemented its status as one of the world's elite destinations for orchestral study and performance.