Music in General Studies

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MUSIC, BUSINESS, PEACE Summit Announced for May 12 Apr 27, 2017

You’re invited to join us! A day that brings together national and international researchers, activists, and artists who currently focus …

Monroe County Jail inmates find inspiration in music Feb 2, 2016

(Mary Goetze is professor emerita of music in general studies.) By Kat Carlton Twenty-six-year-old Bloomington native Zepha Ferguson says she’s …

Connie Glen delights Mini University participants Jun 25, 2015

Connie Cook Glen, director of music in general studies, recently wowed Mini University attendees with an engaging look at the …

Constance Cook Glen elected board member of College Music Society Sep 19, 2014

Constance Cook Glen, coordinator of the Jacobs Music in General Studies program, has been elected as a board member of the College Music …

Violin virtuoso plays IU Auditorium Apr 4, 2014

Praised as a superstar, a champion of classical music, a beloved humanist, conductor, performer and artist, Itzhak Perlman holds an …

Ensemble performs modern classical music Mar 24, 2014

By Brandon Cook   The Jacobs School of Music’s New Music Ensemble, under the direction of David Dzubay, performed three …

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Bernstein Collection to be featured in ‘Leonard Bernstein at 100’ Grammy Museum tour

Numerous items from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music’s Leonard Bernstein Collection will be featured in a traveling exhibit as part of a worldwide celebration of the icon’s 100th birthday celebration. Items from the Jacobs collection comprise the largest part of the display.

IU Jacobs School of Music Grammy nominee list led by professors Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty members Michael Spiro, percussionist, and Wayne Wallace, trombonist, are once again nominated for Grammys in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. This year, their “Canto América” release, featuring La Orquesta Sinfonietta (The Chamber Orchestra), a diverse group of Jacobs School students, faculty, alumni and professionals, vies for the recording industry’s highest prize.

Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2016-17 season

Four new productions will be featured in the eclectic 2016-17 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center.

IU Jacobs School of Music announces $6.5M gift from Mary H. Wennerstrom and Leonard M. Phillips

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has received a $6.5 million planned gift from Mary H. Wennerstrom, Jacobs associate dean emerita for instruction, and Leonard M. Phillips, her late husband, for piano scholarships and the endowment of the directorship within the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, part of the IU Libraries.

IU Jacobs School of Music Grammy 2016 contenders to watch for

The countdown to “music’s biggest night” has begun, with the Grammy Award telecast beginning at 8 p.m. EST tonight on CBS.

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.

Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors announced
Limestone IU

Indiana University Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Tom Gieryn have announced that five Indiana University Bloomington professors will receive prestigious university awards.

Multicultural Understanding Awards given at IU Bloomington
Sample Gates

The Indiana University Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU) will honor five individuals and one program April 7 (Thursday) at the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center in Bloomington. This event is open to the public, with a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. followed by the award presentations at 5 p.m.

Todd Rundgren performance to be streamed live from IU Jacobs School of Music
Todd Rundgren

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (Oct. 28) that Todd Rundgren's Halloween recital, "Cluster: the Birth of the T-Chord," will be video-streamed live Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. from Auer Hall. The stream may be accessed through IU Music Live! at

Hello, it's Todd: Rock legend Todd Rundgren named to prestigious Wells Scholars Professorship at IU
Todd Rundgren

The rumors are true. Todd Rundgren, the rocker-producer known for his songs "Hello, It's Me," "Bang the Drum" and "I Saw the Light," has been selected as the Class of 1963 Wells Scholars Professor at Indiana University Bloomington for this fall. Rundgren, the ninth Wells Professor in the Wells Scholars Program, will teach the middle two weeks of a four-week, one-credit hour honors seminar designed for a maximum of 22 Wells Scholars and Hutton Honors students.

Live Aid: A defining moment?

Woodstock. Monterey Pop. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Live Aid? Indiana University rock 'n' roll historian Glenn Gass looks back at the historic Live Aid charity concert 20 years later and weighs its place among rock's biggest moments.

Holiday tips from the Indiana University School of Music
Arts Icon

Rock 'n' roll historian Glenn Gass rings in the season with his thoughts on holiday music.

Media Advisory: The Beatles are coming!
Arts Icon

Indiana University Bloomington rock and roll historian Glenn Gass is available to discuss the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' invasion of America.