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Former Jacobs professor dies at 96 Dec 4, 2013

By Carolyn Crowcroft Professor Emeritus William Adam of the Jacobs School of Music died Nov. 25 at the IU Health …

Remembering Professor Emeritus William Adam Nov 26, 2013

William Alexander Adam, 96 Oct. 21, 1917 - Nov. 25, 2013 You are invited to leave your thoughts and remembrances about …

Alumnus tubist Kevin Wass in recital at Jacobs Tuesday, Nov. 5 Nov 4, 2013

Jacobs alumnus and tubist Kevin Wass will be in recital with his wife, Jacobs alumna and pianist Susan Wass, Tuesday, …

Music Review: Brass Choir Oct 9, 2013

By Peter Jacobi Feast of brasses In Auer Hall on Sunday evening, the IU Brass Choir played a program of …

Jerrod Price (MM, ‘05) appointed Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Interlochen Aug 28, 2013

Alumnus Jerrod Price was recently appointed as the new Director of Admission and Financial Aid at the Interlochen Center for …

HT Music review (Jacobi): Brancart terrific in moving performance; brass played with gusto Mar 27, 2013

HeraldTimesOnline.com SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN AUER HALL Music review: Brancart terrific in moving performance; brass played with gusto By Peter JacobiH-T …

Sarah Paradis accepts position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone at Ohio University Mar 18, 2013

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Doctoral Candidate Sarah Paradis has accepted the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone at Ohio …

Alumnus Tim Huizenga’s career continues to flourish in the few years since graduation Mar 13, 2013

In February 2013, Tim Huizenga (BSOF’ 07, PD’ 08) won an audition for “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band …

Indiana University Student Sam Crocker Published in International Horn Society Journal Feb 20, 2013

Sam Crocker, a current Master of Music student at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, has had an article published …

Logan Chopyk and Curtis Prichard co-win Jacobs Brass Concerto Competition Jan 29, 2013

Congratulations to Jacobs School student co-winners of the recent Brass Concerto Competition–Logan Chopyk, trombone, and Curtis Prichard, euphonium–who will perform …

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.

IU Jacobs School of Music to host International Tuba Euphonium Conference

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will welcome the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference to its facilities May 19-24, coming full circle to the place of its origin 41 years ago.

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.

Jacobs School of Music presents performance by students at the Kennedy Center

Several students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform Saturday, February 22, at 6 p.m. EST, at the Terrace Theatre on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is free, open to the public, and will be streamed live on the Web at http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium.

IU Jacobs School of Music mourns death of trumpet pedagogue William Adam

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus William (Bill) Adam, 96, who died on Nov. 25 at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

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 appoints Chicago Symphony Principal Horn Dale Clevenger to faculty

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Dale Clevenger, principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the past 47 years, will join its Brass Department faculty full time as professor of practice in the fall of 2013, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.

Guest Roland Szentpali highlights Jacobs School of Music "Octubafest 2012"
Roland Szentpali

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Brass Department will present "Octubafest 2012" beginning Thursday, Oct. 18, and running through Tuesday, Oct. 23. The annual series of performances on the tuba and the euphonium by students, faculty and guests is free and open to the public.

New book tells life story of "Mr. Tuba", IU's Harvey Phillips
Mr. Tuba book cover

The late tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips tells the story of his amazing life and career with warmth and humor in "Mr. Tuba," published this week by Indiana University Press. Phillips was Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the IU Jacobs School of Music at the time of his death in 2010.

Sonneborn recipient, Provost Professors
Miller, Richard

Richard B. Miller, a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at IU Bloomington, will receive the 2012 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award. Miller also has been named a Provost Professor along with Jerome Busemeyer in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Daniel Perantoni in the Jacobs School of Music.

Sonneborn Award recipient, Provost Professors named at IU Bloomington
Miller, Richard

Richard B. Miller, a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at IU Bloomington, will receive the 2012 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award. Miller also has been named a Provost Professor along with Jerome Busemeyer in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Daniel Perantoni in the Jacobs School of Music.

IU Jacobs School of Music trombone quartet wins national competition
From left to right: Mike Miragliotta, Chao-Chun Cheng, Matt Crozier, and Eric Rogers.

The Indiana University Trombone Quartet, from the Jacobs School of Music, was recently selected as the winner of the 2012 Eastern Trombone Workshop National Trombone Quartet Competition, sponsored by The United States Army Band.

Jacobs School of Music student, Andy Smith, wins principal position in Lyric Opera Orchestra

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--Following an extensive multi-week audition and interview process involving hundreds of musicians, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student, Andy Smith, has won the principal tuba position in the Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestra. Smith will begin his performances with the Lyric Opera during their 2012/13 season.

IU Jacobs School of Music alumnus named New York Philharmonic executive director
Matthew VanBesien

Matthew VanBesien, an alumnus of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and managing director of Australia's Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed executive director of the New York Philharmonic.

Guest Timothy Northcut highlight of Octubafest 2011

Following the recent "Celebration of Friends" concert in memory of tuba evangelist and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Brass Department will present Octubafest 2011, a series of performances on the tuba and the euphonium performed by students, faculty and guests.

IU Jacobs School of Music to present concert to celebrate the life of tuba titan Harvey Phillips
Harvey Phillips

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a "Festival of Friends" musical celebration honoring the life and career of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips in the Musical Arts Center (MAC) at IU Bloomington on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. The free event, which will take place almost a year after Phillips' passing, will include performances from faculty, distinguished alumni and students from the Jacobs School.

Jacobs professor Jeff Nelsen to speak at TEDx conference at the Buskirk-Chumley May 14

If you think that pig farming and opera singing have nothing in common, think again. Jeff Nelsen, associate professor of horn at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is living proof that they do. Nelsen will be sharing some of the insights this unusual background provided him as one of the featured speakers at the TEDxBloomington conference, "The Wisdom of Play," this Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington.

Doctoral student Peder MacLellan wins principal tuba position with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Peder MacLellan

Peder MacLellan, doctoral student and associate instructor of tuba and euphonium at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, recently won the principal tuba position with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra beginning in the 2011-12 season.

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.

¡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.

2010 Octubafest dedicated to the memory of Harvey Phillips
Harvey Phillips

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Brass Department presents the annual Octubafest, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27 and running through Oct. 31, with an Octobaween concert in Ford-Crawford Hall at 7 p.m. The series of concerts by Jacobs School of Music students offers a wide variety of performances on the tuba and the euphonium and will be dedicated to the memory of tuba pioneer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips, who passed away last week.

Remembering Harvey Phillips
Harvey Phillips

The Jacobs School of Music is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips, who died in Bloomington on Oct. 20, 2010. Please visit the linked memorial site in his honor.

Three IU Jacobs School of Music students place in international brass competition

Three students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music placed in the 2010 Susan Slaughter Solo Brass Competition at the International Women's Brass Conference (IWBC) June 16-20 in Toronto, Canada. Ericka Tyner, student of Jacobs Professors Jeff Nelsen and Richard Seraphinoff, won first place in Horn Category III, then advanced to the final round, where she competed with nine other first-place winners from all of the instrumental categories and won third place in Overall Category III (ages 29 and older).

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.

IU celebrates Big Band Extravaganza 2010

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center.

Nelsens make double debut at NYC Opera

A recent weekend was unusually exciting for Indiana University Jacobs School of Music horn professor Jeff Nelsen and his wife, mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen. Nina made her New York City Opera debut on Friday, and Jeff made his on Sunday.

Jacobs School Brass Concerto co-winners announced

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces the co-winners of the Brass Department's Concerto Competition -- trombonist Patrick Pfister, a student of Professor Carl Lenthe, and trumpeter Christopher Van Leeuwen, a student of Professor Edmund Cord.

IU Professor of Trombone featured on popular Rubank Method CDs

Carl Lenthe, professor of trombone at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the featured soloist on two newly released CDs contained in H. Voxman's Concert and Contest Collection, featuring the Rubank Method--one for trombone and one for baritone horn, both with piano accompaniment. In addition, Kimberly Carballo, interim head opera coach at the Jacobs School, is one of the featured pianists on the trombone CD.

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.

Sinor, Phillips receive IU President's Medal
Denis Sinor

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has awarded emeriti faculty members Denis Sinor and Harvey Phillips with the President's Medal for Excellence. The awards are among the highest honors an IU president can bestow.

IU's 2008 Summer Music Festival welcomes Canadian Brass and Chanticleer
Canadian Brass

The Grammy Award-winning, all-male chorus Chanticleer and internationally renowned quintet Canadian Brass -- both of which have strong ties to Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music -- will play at IU's Summer Music Festival July 27 and Aug. 3, respectively.

IU Brass Choir to perform in Greensburg April 6 as part of Moveable Feast
IU Brass Choir

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts Series with a performance by the Indiana University Brass Choir on April 6 in Greensburg, Ind. The concert begins at 2:30p.m. in the Greensburg Junior High School Auditorium.

Harvey Phillips, the "Paganini of the tuba," honored by Classical Music Hall of Fame
Harvey Phillips

Harvey Phillips, tuba virtuoso and distinguished professor emeritus at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has added another honor to one of the most remarkable careers in modern American musical history. He has become the first brass player chosen for induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.

Jacobs School welcomes horn virtuoso Jeff Nelsen to its faculty

With an already impressive and growing international career as a virtuoso performer, teacher, pedagogue and musical commentator, hornist Jeff Nelsen has been appointed Associate Professor of Music at the IU Jacobs School of Music, it was announced today (Nov. 16).

IU Students in February showcase performance at the Kennedy Center

A group of students from the IU School of Music will reveal their amazing talents later this month at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C., as they introduce the 2005 Conservatory Project, a concert series dedicated to showcasing the remarkable vitality and virtuosity being cultivated by America's top music programs.

Music Notes
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The following tip sheet provides information about music news and events happening at the Indiana University School of Music. This issue we feature an 85th birthday celebration in honor of Juan Orrego-Salas, founder of IU's Latin American Music Center and champion of Latin American classical music; the U.S. premiere by IU's New Music Ensemble of a composition by famed British composer Harrison Birtwistle; and a glimpse of a "not so ordinary" The Nutcracker as performed by students of IU's Ballet Theater.

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