IU Bassoon Day
October 10, 2013

bassoondayJoin us for the first annual Bassoon Day at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Featuring master classes with guest artist Bram van Sambeek of the Amsterdam Conservatory and IU faculty William Ludwig and Kathleen McLean, this day-long workshop presents events for beginning, advancing, and aspiring professional bassoonists alike. Lunch and t-shirt provided.


Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp Begins New Life at IU
June 26, 2013

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 Camp will take place from June 23-28.


IU Jacobs School of Music Percussion Ensemble Wins Prestigious International Competition
June 17, 2013

The IU Jacobs School of Music's Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jacobs School faculty John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo, has won the Percussive Arts Society's International Percussion Competition. The ensemble will perform at the society's international convention in Indianapolis, November 15, 2013. John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo are faculty members of IU's Summer Percussion Academy, running from July 14-20. 



Students from all across the world attend IU's Summer String Academy
June 14, 2013's Summer String Academy, currently in its 29th year, draws students ages 12 to 18 from around the world to Indiana University’s Bloomington campus.



Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi to perform in Argentina and Brazil
May 31, 2013

Members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy, directed by Jacobs professor Mimi Zweig, will act as musical ambassadors of the Midwest once again during a high-profile trip to Argentina and Brazil. They will begin their trip on June 2 and return on June 19, just in time for the start of the Summer String Academy program from June 22 - July 20.


Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi will play Carnegie Hall
December 12, 2012

Twenty-one members of the String Academy Virtuosi -- a gifted group of violinists, violists and cellists between the ages of 12 and 18 who study in the Pre-College String Academy at the Jacobs School of Music -- will travel to New York to perform in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 11, 2013.

Catch their Carnegie Hall Preview Concert on March 9 at 2 pm in Auer Hall, with solo violinist Gilles Apap!


IU Jacobs School of Music appoints jazz vocalist Ly Wilder to faculty
December 5, 2012

Ly WilderThe Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of jazz vocalist and vocal jazz ensemble director Ly Wilder as adjunct lecturer in jazz voice, completing a faculty lineup that will introduce vocal jazz as a major study area in the school. Ly will serve as a faculty member of the Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp in the summer of 2013.


Winners of 2012 Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition announced

October 26, 2012

Guitar Festival Winner 2012 [thumb]

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. The Competition featured Senior Youth and Junior Youth performers from all over the world, as well as an open division, allowing guitarists up to age 35 to compete.

Jacobs School Pre-College Programs celebrate 25th anniversary with 'Swan Lake' performance
April 27, 2012
Swan Lake 2012

On Saturday, April 28, the IU Jacobs School of Music Pre-College Ballet Program celebrated its 25th anniversary with a set of collaborative performances with students in the IU String Academy, IU Pre-College Young Harpists, IU Young Pianists Program and the Fairview Elementary Violin Project. A workshop performance of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" highlighted the anniversary, led by long-time participants of the Pre-college Ballet program and one graduate of the Jacobs School Ballet program.

European Union Youth Orchestra communicates through music at IU Auditorium
April 10, 2012

EU Youth Orchestra 2012The European Union Youth Orchestra, an ensemble of Europe's finest young musicians, will give its Bloomington debut concert at IU Auditorium at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Founded in 1976, the 116-member orchestra is the only cultural project to include musicians from all 27 European Union member countries, a symbol of European harmony and future hope.

IU Ballet Theater presents 'The Nutcracker,' featuring student
 s from the Pre-College Ballet program

November 15, 2011
Nutcracker 2012 - Clara

One of Bloomington’s most popular holiday traditions returned on December 2-4, 2011,when the Indiana University Ballet Theater presented its 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker. The show featured students from the Pre-College Ballet program performing the role of the young heroine, Clara.