FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The public is invited to a rare behind-the-scenes look into the teaching process at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music during the Jacobs Faculty Master Class Series, premiering next week.
The series will launch at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Auer Hall and also be livestreamed via IUMusicLive!
The inaugural class will feature Strings Department students with faculty Kevork Mardirossian, violin; Brandon Vamos, cello; and Jeffrey Turner, double bass.
“This master class series is intended to highlight the extraordinary level of teaching by our faculty at Jacobs,” said Brenda Brenner, Eugene O’Brien Bicentennial Executive Associate Dean (Interim). “While there are many recordings and examples of Jacobs performances, there are fewer opportunities for people to witness the process of teaching.
"We believe these classes give a glimpse of the work that goes on in every area of our school daily, both of the terrific teaching as well as the high level of students that we are fortunate to train.”
The remaining classes in this semester’s series will be held Oct. 21, Nov. 8 and Dec. 7, featuring a different discipline each time.
All master classes will be livestreamed and archived on the Jacobs School of Music’s website so that prospective students and others may access them at any time.
Offering more than 1,100 performances annually, including five operas, one musical, and three ballets, the IU Jacobs School of Music plays a leading role in educating musicians, dancers, scholars, composers, music educators and audio engineers around the globe. Its 170 full-time, resident faculty members are artists and scholars of international renown who teach nearly 1,600 students from all 50 states as well as more than 55 countries annually.
The school is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this year.