Following her solo performance in the Jacobs School’s production of Verdi’s Requiem (April 17 & 19), Erica Schoelkopf will join the …
Michael Porter is appearing in Ft.Worth Opera’s 2013 Festival productions of Ariadne auf Naxos by R. Strauss in the role …
A positive review from Peter Jacobi at the Herald Times of the recent entirely student-produced opera “Intoxication”, composed by Jacobs School …
Two JSoM students Jacob Williams and John Orduña were featured as principal soloists in a performance of Britten’s “War Requiem” by the …
Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča makes her New York recital debut in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with pianist and …
Alumnus tenor Lawrence Brownlee, a student of Chancellor’s Professor of Music Costanza Cuccaro, received a glowing review in the New …
Led by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty member Kimberly Carballo and Mpingo Studios Director Diana Smith Nixon, five Bloomington musicians will join their counterparts in Nairobi, Kenya, this month for a three-week teaching and performance workshop at schools in the area.
Two-time Grammy Award-winner and Indiana University faculty member Sylvia McNair will be among the speakers at Baccalaureate, an interfaith celebration of academic achievement held on Friday, May 3, the day before undergraduate commencement at IU's Bloomington campus.
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.
A world premiere, an additional new production, an updated production and a tribute to one of the Jacobs School of Music's most distinguished faculty members await explorers of all kinds at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during the 2013-14 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season -- "9 Stops: 1 Incredible Journey."
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will celebrate Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday with a free public concert of the Italian composer's "Requiem" at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, the school's first formal appearance at the center's Palladium. The performance, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, will feature the Jacobs School's Concert Orchestra, Oratorio Chorus and four student soloists.
Indiana University Opera Theater will bring its 2012-13 season to a close by celebrating the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi with a production of his "Falstaff" April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student and Jacobs Fellow Michael Brandenburg was named one of six winners at the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals on March 10.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students received numerous awards in the Bloomington Chapter of the 2013 National Society of Arts and Letters voice, instrumental and ballet competitions recently held at the school.
Marking their first-ever collaboration, Indiana University Opera Theater -- housed in the Jacobs School of Music -- will present its production of Philip Glass' "Akhnaten" as part of the Indianapolis Opera season March 8 and 9 at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis. The presentation will follow a series of IU Opera Theater performances in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 and March 1 and 2.
Indiana University Opera Theater will present Jules Massenet's "Cendrillon (Cinderella)" with a French flair when it opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Musical Arts Center for one weekend only, ending with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Five students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music took home prizes from the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions that took place Oct. 27 at IU's Musical Arts Center. Michael Brandenburg and Kelly Glyptis were named winners.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced the establishment of the "Five Friends Master Class Series," honoring the lives of five talented Jacobs School students -- Chris Carducci, Garth Eppley, Georgina Joshi, Zachary Novak and Robert Samels -- made possible by a recent gift of $1 million from the Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at noon in the Musical Arts Center. The annual event is free and open to the public.
Indiana University Opera Theater's new production of the musical comedy operetta "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehár opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Musical Arts Center for one weekend only, ending with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the President's Medal for Excellence to Angela B. McBride, Distinguished Professor Emerita from the Indiana University School of Nursing, and Virginia Zeani, Distinguished Professor Emerita from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The President's Medal is the highest honor an IU president can bestow.
The 2012-13 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season opens with a vengeance with a reprise of W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni Sept. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced its 2012-13 live streaming schedule, including performances from IU Opera and Ballet Theater. The streaming project provides an opportunity for anyone with a broadband Internet connection anywhere in the world to watch high-definition video of performances taking place on the Musical Arts Center and Auer Hall stages.
Three Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumni are featured in the August 2012 cover story of Opera News, "Opera's Next Wave: the Voices and Faces of the Future."
In a groundbreaking strategic partnership, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, home of IU Opera Theater, will join Indianapolis Opera to present two performances of Philip Glass' seminal opera "Akhnaten" on March 8 and 9, 2013, at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus.
A workshop performance a new musical about the fated Battle of the Alamo, co-written by a professor in the Jacobs School of Music, will take the stage June 2 on Indiana University's Bloomington campus. The event is a highlight of the university's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts, a 113-day celebration that features visual arts, music, cinema, dance and theater.
"Alamo," a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Distinguished Professor Timothy Noble, will receive its first public reading on Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The free event will include narration throughout.
Following the final round of performances by some of the top singers in the Jacobs School of Music, the 2012 Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship has been awarded to soprano Jessica Beebe, a graduate student of Costanza Cuccaro and Paul Elliott. The award is given to a Jacobs School graduate student to assist with full-time study.
Three new productions and a collection of classics, including a reprise of Mozart's "Don Giovanni," will take the stage at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during the 2012-13 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season.
Congratulations to IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Teresa Kubiak, who was awarded the Medal Fides Et Ratio (Medal of Faith and Reason) by the Warsaw University Association, Warsaw, Poland.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students received numerous awards in the Bloomington Chapter of the 2012 National Society of Arts and Letters voice, instrumental and ballet competitions recently held at the Jacobs School of Music. The top two winners in each category will perform at the NSAL 46th Annual Showcase of the Arts on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. in the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.
In a farewell concert for its music director, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Schwartzkopf, the Singing Hoosiers -- widely considered one of the finest collegiate show choirs in the United States -- will present its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. March 31 at IU Auditorium.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is ready to welcome two faculty members of the Royal College of Music, who will be in Bloomington, Feb. 28-29, to adjudicate the 2012 Georgina Joshi International Fellowship competition. In addition, they will offer a master class for selected vocal students on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Recital Hall.
When the curtain opens Feb. 24 at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center, audiences will witness the premiere of one of the largest productions to be mounted by Indiana University Opera Theater since 1966, the previous time it presented Richard Strauss's masterpiece "Der Rosenkavalier."
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Latin American Music Center (LAMC) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the pre-release of "Romance: A Collection of Latin Love Songs," a new CD featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair and jazz faculty members Tom Walsh, Jeremy Allen and Luke Gillespie.
One does not usually think of British humor, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and Indiana University Opera Theater in the same sentence. However, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 to 11 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 12, all three will align to create a unique entertainment experience in downtown Bloomington, with Benjamin Britten's popular comic opera "Albert Herring."
Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater at the Jacobs School of Music has announced its spring 2012 live streaming schedule. The streaming project provides an opportunity for anyone with a broadband Internet connection anywhere in the world to watch high-definition video of performances taking place on the Musical Arts Center stage.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is saddened by the death of Professor Emeritus Camilla Williams, who died in Bloomington, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. >> Please click here to visit a memorial site in her honor.
Abigail Mitchell, an alumna of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, recently won first prize in the 2011 "Vokal Genial" international singing competition in Munich with the Munich Radio Orchestra.
Regional audiences will enjoy the grandeur of 19th-century Paris when Indiana University Opera Theater raises the curtain on its spectacular production of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.
Two students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions that took place Oct. 30 at IU's Musical Arts Center.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, starting at 11 a.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The annual event is free and open to the public.
Eddie Carbone has a problem. He likes his niece just a little too much. Thus the inner struggle begins for the tragic protagonist in Indiana University Opera Theater's second production of the season, A View from the Bridge, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom. Based on Arthur Miller's "gripping tale" of the same name, the production takes the stage at the IU Jacobs School of Music's Musical Arts Center, Oct. 21-22 and 28-29.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced Aug. 22 that Peter Thoresen will join its faculty as a visiting academic specialist and interim coordinator of student career development program Project Jumpstart this fall.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today that pianist and vocal coach Kevin Murphy and soprano Heidi Grant Murphy will join its faculty as professor of practice and adjunct professor of practice, respectively, this fall. Both artists, whose careers have flourished internationally for the past two decades, are alumni of the Jacobs School.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (July 29) that international baritone Wolfgang Brendel will join its faculty as professor of practice (voice) this fall.
Five students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform Sunday, February 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is part of the center's Conservatory Project, a weeklong concert series showcasing artists from America's leading music schools. The 6 p.m. performance on the Millennium Stage in the Terrace Theater is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Web at 6 p.m. EST. The streamed concert will be available at http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium.
Carlos Montané, professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will make a rare Bloomington stage appearance as he sings in "Half a Century of Being a Tenor" on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The concert celebrating his 50-year career is free and open to the public.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues to be a contender on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live on Feb. 13, 2011, on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Among Jacobs-related nominees are faculty member Michael Spiro and alumnae Jamie Barton and Vivica Genaux.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. in the Musical Arts Center. This annual event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. This year, 32 singers are scheduled to compete in the Indiana auditions.
Internationally renowned opera star Angela Brown, who honed her craft at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, will perform her much-anticipated one-woman show, Opera from a Sistah's Point of View, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at IU's Musical Arts Center.
Michael Match, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is America's new "Opera Idol." The countertenor learned July 26 that he had won Cincinnati's second annual Opera Idol Competition with his rendition of "L'angue offeso" from Handel's Julius Caesar. He will receive a $3,500 contract with Cincinnati Opera.
Thomas Florio, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition July 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a $10,000 cash prize, a $1,000 gift certificate from Hal Leonard Publishing and a sponsored recital at Carnegie Hall next summer. In addition, he will be the featured artist at the 2012 NATS convention in Orlando, Fla. He was also named the winner of the Kirsten/Browning Award for the most vocal promise, earning him an additional $1,500.
Angela Brown's "Opera From a Sistah's Point of View" one-woman show, originally scheduled for July 30 as part of the 2010 Indiana University Summer Music Festival, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at 8 p.m. The concert will take place at the Musical Arts Center.
Ljubomir Puskaric, an alumnus of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, received the gold medal in the Ondina Otta Opera Competition June 12 in the National Theater of Slovenia. The award includes a prize of 4,000 Euros and a performance with the Slovenian National Opera.
The IU Jacobs School of Music announces the release of the double-CD set Song Tapestry on the IU Music label. The collection of works features Associate Professor of Voice Patricia Stiles, mezzo-soprano, and colleagues from the Jacobs School in songs that represent a wide range of cultures and languages, touching on themes of nature, love, conflict, dreams, death and God. The compositions were written by eight current and past composers from the Jacobs School of Music.
Members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (CVE), directed by Professor of Music Carmen Helena Telléz, will perform in the Latin American Music Festival of Caracas, Venezuela, for its closing concert on May 30.
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.
The inaugural Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Indiana University Jacobs School of Music soprano Sharon Harms, a graduate student of Professor Carol Vaness. The fellowship was presented March 2 following an evening concert at Meadowood Retirement Community in which six finalists performed and presented their works. The award is given to a Jacobs School graduate student to assist with full-time study.
Renowned opera singer Camilla Williams, a professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music from 1977 to 1997, was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash award at a Feb. 27 Black History Month Gala organized by the City of Bloomington. The award, the highest honor the governor of Indiana can bestow, recognizing individuals who have brought distinction and honor to the state, was presented by Indiana State Rep. Peggy Welch.
The inaugural Georgina Joshi International Fellowship, given to a graduating Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student for two years of study in the Artist Diploma Program at the RCM International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, was awarded on Jan. 19, 2010. The prestigious fellowship went to soprano Abigail Mitchell, a student of Professors Carol Vaness and Patricia Wise.
As its first production of the spring semester, Indiana University Opera Theater will present Gaetano Donizetti's gripping, tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor Feb. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University will host two competitions for the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) this month. The Indiana District Auditions will be Saturday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m., in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. A week later, Saturday, Jan.16, at noon, the Tri-State Regional Auditions -- including winners from the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana District rounds -- will be held in Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. Both events are free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Indiana University faculty member and two-time Grammy Award winner Sylvia McNair is used to winning recognition for her singing. But her latest honor is something a little different. "Mickey's Corner," a television series hosted by her friend Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer, won a regional 2009 Emmy Award for a program that featured McNair talking about her life and performing music.
Soprano Olivia Hairston, a graduate student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, took home the Grand Prize of $5,000 from the 2009 Indiana Campus Super Star competition April 19 at the historic Madame Walker Theatre in downtown Indianapolis.
Soprano and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music graduate student Kiri Dyan Deonarine has made it through to the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the elite competition to identify the best young opera singers throughout the United States and Canada. Jacobs alumna Jessica Julin, a soprano who studied with Costanza Cuccaro, is also among the eight finalists.
The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will be a part of history in the making on Jan. 19 when they perform at the Indiana Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., one of several inaugural balls celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20.
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.
A group of students from the IU Jacobs School of Music will reveal their talents on Saturday, May 26th, at 6pm at the John F.Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C., as they participate in a concert series that focuses on the remarkable vitality and virtuosity being cultivated by America's top music programs.
Move over Mary J. Blige and Justin Timberlake. Step aside Red Hot Chili Peppers. Some red hot musicians from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music are ready to crash the Grammy Awards. With one legendary faculty member and a host of alums competing, the school will be heavily represented at the annual awards ceremony, to be held on Feb. 11.
Soprano Lorna Dallas, musical theater star and alumna of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will give a free benefit performance of "The Great American Songbook" on Sunday (Nov. 5) at 3 p.m. in the IU Auditorium.
Soprano Betsy Uschkrat has been named Miss Indiana! Last February, she was crowned Miss IU, automatically qualifying her for the June 24 Miss Indiana competition. The Miss Indiana judges could not resist the aria she performed from La Boheme, winning the talent competition that night. With her Indiana win, she will compete for the Miss America crown in January. Uschkrat is a student of Costanza Cuccaro.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music offers its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the five IU Jacobs School of Music students who lost their lives around midnight on April 20, 2006. A dedicated Web site has been established.
Carol Vaness, one of the most sought-after opera sopranos in the world, is set to join one of the world's pre-eminent voice programs. Vaness, who performs regularly at major theaters, opera houses and concert halls across the globe and sang opposite Luciano Pavarotti in his celebrated final operatic performance, has been appointed to the Department of Voice faculty at the Indiana University School of Music, pending approval by the IU Board of Trustees.
The Indiana University School of Music will host a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. "A Benefit for New Orleans: The Cradle of Jazz" will feature the IU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Distinguished Professor of Music David Baker along with IU alumna and Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair and Distinguished Professor of Music and renowned baritone Timothy Noble. All proceeds raised from the benefit concert will be given to the Red Cross in support of its efforts to assist New Orleans refugees.
The University Singers, the top-rated choir from the IU School of Music, directed by Jan Harrington (Choral Department Chair), is set to embark on a tour of the West Coast with featured performances at the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) in Los Angeles and two full-length public concerts in Southern California.
Indiana University School of Music is pleased to welcome two new prestigious members to the Voice Department, Robert Harrison and Brian Horne. In addition to their own achievements in performance, Mr. Harrison and Mr. Horne have mentored students who have won awards and participated in prominent concerts and festivals. Their experience and talents will be a valuable addition to the Voice Department for both faculty and students.
Indiana University School of Music alumna Angela Brown is busy preparing for her debuts on two of the world's grandest opera stages, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera.
Argentinean opera star Jose Cura, one of the next generation of "super-tenors," will deliver a guest lecture at the Indiana University School of Music on Sunday (Jan. 18) at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall.
Alberto Mizrahi, the world-renowned "Pavarotti of Jewish music," will perform an evening of cantorial music and Jewish song on Feb. 6 at the Indiana University School of Music's Auer Hall.