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‘Who the Hell are the Beatles?’ Feb 7, 2014

By Brandon Cook   On Oct. 31, 1963, the renowned variety show host Ed Sullivan made this remark in London …

IU experts available to discuss Beatles anniversary, British invasion Feb 3, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — As the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s iconic performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” approaches, Indiana …

Guest professor lectures on Japanese music Oct 22, 2013

By Claire Waggoner Hiroshi Ninomiya of the Tokai University School of Music in Tokyo was at IU Oct. 12 to …

MUSIC REVIEW: ROWELL BIRTHDAY CONCERT Oct 22, 2013

Colleagues, friends, students honor Rowell in 80th birthday concert By Peter Jacobi Lewis Rowell’s distinguished career in music centered on …

Jacobs School of Music Lecture Series presents “Queering the Spiritual” Sept. 25 Sep 19, 2013

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Series and the Jacobs Musicology Department Lecture Series present “Queering the Spiritual: …

2013 Austin B. Caswell Award winners May 8, 2013

Congratulations to this year’s Austin B. Caswell Award winners, Evita Jovic and Charles D. Helge. The awards, which honor the …

The Jacobs School welcomes Renaissance musicologist Katelijne Schiltz for residency and a public lecture Mar 15, 2013

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Committee—along with the musicology, music theory, and early music departments—will welcome Katelijne …

Faculty and students participate extensively in combined American Musicological Society, Society for Ethnomusicology, and Society for Music Theory Conference Nov 8, 2012

Many faculty and students from the Music Theory Department and the Musicology Department attended the combined conference of the American …

Katherine Baber (B.M. ’03 & D.M. ’11) accepts position at the University of Redlands Oct 2, 2012

recently announced the hiring of eight new members for its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School …

Professor Halina Goldberg opens multi-media exhibit in Poland Aug 24, 2012

Halina Goldberg, professor of musicology, was in Poland this summer putting together an exhibit called “In Mrs. Goldberg’s Kitchen,” a …

Jacobs School presents music theorist Danuta Mirka and composer Steven Mackey as part of 'Five Friends Master Class Series'

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes music theorist Danuta Mirka and composer Steven Mackey this week as part of the "Five Friends Master Class Series."

Jacobs School presents lecture by ethnomusicologist Wilson Shitandi

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Series and the Jacobs School Musicology Department Lecture Series present "Art as a Tool for Social Change in Kenya: Transforming Lives through Music" by Wilson Shitandi at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7, in Ford-Crawford Hall at the Jacobs School.

Jacobs School presents lecture by musicologist Gabriel Solis

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Series and the Jacobs Musicology Department Lecture Series present "Thoughts on Improvisation Revisited: Reconceptualizing Nettl's Comparative Model" by Gabriel Solis at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Ford-Crawford Hall at the Jacobs School.

Jacobs School Musicology Department receives Edward R. Lerner collection

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Musicology Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music recently received a collection of documents and microfilms belonging to the late Edward R. Lerner, whose scholarship focused on the music of the Renaissance and Middle Ages, particularly the works of Alexander Agricola and Heinrich Isaac.

IU Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature announces new lecture series

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes Jan Herlinger, the Derryl and Helen Haymon Professor Emeritus of Music at Louisiana State University, who will present the inaugural lectures in the new series Musica est ars sive scientia organized by the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature.


IU Jacobs School students and faculty travel for musicological research in Italy
Zanovello and students

Four students and an alumna from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music travel to Italy this month for the second annual four-week summer research project on manuscripts from the 18th and 19th centuries at the Greggiati Library in the city of Ostiglia.

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.

Jacobs School and College of Arts and Sciences faculty organize symposium on "Technologies of Experience"

Indiana University Bloomington faculty members Philip Ford and Dawna Schuld will lead the multi-disciplinary seminar "Technologies of Experience" April 5 and 6 at the Lilly Library. The keynote speaker for the event will be Graham Larkin, a Canadian art historian and curator.

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's Italian musicology 'Ostiglia' research program enters second year

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Musicology Department is pleased to announce that the second year of its international research program in the Italian city of Ostiglia, near Mantua, will take place in May 2013.

IU Jacobs School rock 'n' roll professor to teach course on the Beach Boys

Andy Hollinden has a new gig this fall. The scruffy-faced senior lecturer in Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music -- known for his classes on rock 'n' roll legends Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix as much as for his end-of-semester concerts at Bloomington's Bluebird nightclub -- has developed a new course on The Beach Boys.

Musicologist Michael Long appointed to Jacobs School of Music faculty

An award-winning musicologist with research interests that span the worlds of medieval and contemporary culture, Michael Long, has been appointed as a faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He will join the Jacobs School in the fall of 2012.

IU Jacobs School of Music professor examines cultural concerns in recent book
Kristina Muxfeldt

Kristina Muxfeldt, associate professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, examines once-passionate cultural concerns that shaped music of Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann and works of their contemporaries in drama or poetry in her recently published book, Vanishing Sensibilities: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann (Oxford University Press, 2011).

IU Jacobs School of Music professor Giovanni Zanovello receives Swiss Musicological Society award

Giovanni Zanovello, assistant professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the recipient of the Jacques-Handschin Award from the Swiss Musicological Society, to be presented in Zurich Nov. 22.

Memorial concert for IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Hans Tischler Jan. 22

A memorial concert for Hans Tischler, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor emeritus, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. in Auer Hall. The free, open-to-public event is followed by a post-concert reception in the Musical Arts Center. The musicology icon, who taught at the Jacobs School of Music for 20 years, passed away Nov. 18, 2010, in Bloomington.

Remembering Hans Tischler

IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Hans Tischler passed away Nov. 18, 2010, in Bloomington, Ind. He was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1915. Tischler was appointed professor of musicology at the Jacobs School in 1965 and remained here until his retirement in 1985.

IU Distinguished Professor Burkholder honored by American Musicological Society
Peter Burkholder

Distinguished Professor J. Peter Burkholder, chair of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Musicology, has been named an honorary member of the American Musicological Society. At 56, he is the youngest person to receive the highest honor the society bestows on one of its members. This equivalent to a lifetime achievement award was announced at the group's annual meeting Nov. 6 in Indianapolis.

IU Jacobs School's Musicology Department ranked among best in nation

The Musicology Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music was recognized as among the best in the United States in the Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs released Sept. 28 by the National Research Council (NRC). The Jacobs Musicology Department ranks between first and eighth overall in the rankings of 63 academic programs in music (performance was not ranked), based on 21 measures of quality.

National Research Council study validates quality of IU doctoral programs
James Wimbush

Indiana University programs in the natural and mathematical sciences, humanities, social sciences and public affairs were recognized as among the best in the United States in the Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs released Tuesday (Sept. 28) by the National Research Council.

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 School of Music partners with Bloomington Early Music Festival to present a conference on Isaac

In May the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will welcome international and national scholars for a conference and a series of concert performances that focus on the Renaissance Flemish composer Heinrich Isaac and his times.

IU Jacobs School of Music students win prestigious fellowships

Two doctoral students from the Musicology Department in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music have won prestigious fellowships to pursue dissertation research in Europe. Lisa Cooper Vest was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to Poland. The topic of her dissertation is "Musical and Political Negotiations in Polish Music Life, 1956-1970." Jonathan Yaeger was awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Research Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service. His dissertation is titled "The Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig in East Germany, 1949-1990."

Hans Tischler Day proclaimed honoring musicologist's life work

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has designated January 18, 2008, as Hans Tischler Day, in honor of the internationally renowned musicologist and Jacobs School of Music professor emeritus. In celebration, today Dean Gwyn Richards read the following proclamation at Mr. Tischler's Musicology Colloquium Series lecture presentation.

Musicology goes "Hip" at IU

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Musicology Department's newest recruit, Assistant Professor Phil Ford comfortably merging cultural studies with traditional musicology. "We are very excited that Phil Ford is joining the department," says Musicology Department Chair Massimo Ossi. "He will bring to the Jacobs School a wide range of interests in American music of the second half of the twentieth century, including jazz, musical theater, and radical and countercultural intellectual movements."

Burkholder named IU Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Jacobs School of Music musicologist J. Peter Burkholder, who was recently appointed to the rank of Indiana University Distinguished Professor.

Music Stars Align Again at IU

A few years into the new millinium, the stars seemingly are aligning themselves at IU once again in what might signal a new golden era for the School of Music .

Music Notes

The following tip sheet provides information about music news and events happening at the Indiana University School of Music. This month we feature the release of a new memoir by Indiana University Distinguished Professor of Music Janos Starker, a visit by the great-grandson of German composer Richard Wagner, and appearances by the IU School of Music's finest performers at the Metropolitan Opera and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.