Perfect evening in Brown County: ‘Utopia’ pairs writers with The Liberation Music Collective

In a perfect world, the finest musicians might not have to think about new ways to bring their art to the public. And that’s the point of “Utopia: 21st Century Reflections on the Pursuit of Perfection.” Even with the best of intentions, utopia is a concept. And in the real world, Indiana University’s music students […]

‘Potpourri of the Arts’ mixes music and dance from three different IU ensembles Nov. 7

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute will present its annual “Potpourri of the Arts” concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., in downtown Bloomington. General admission for adults is $20. Children under 12 years old and students are $10. […]

The new Wounded Galaxies Festival to bring avant-garde arts, experimental music to town

Be prepared to be surprised. The Wounded Galaxies Festival of Experimental Media will launch next week with a mix of music, film and other happenings. “Wounded Galaxies will bring together a world-class slate of performers and filmmakers, the kind of slate that you would ordinarily have to go to Chicago to see,” said Joan Hawkins, […]

Prominent pianist Jeff Cohen offers notes to Jacobs School of Music students in masterclass

On Tuesday evening, six sopranos and six pianists gathered in Ford-Crawford Hall, all elegantly dressed and attentively waiting for their chances to take the stage. The students from the Jacobs School of Music were performing for Jeff Cohen, the pianist and vocal coach who will collaborate with another soprano, Angela Gheorghiu, in concert tonight at […]

IU professor Tyron Cooper takes home two regional Emmys for his music

Tyron Cooper is an assistant professor in Indiana University’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and serves as the director of IU Soul Revue. He’s also a devoted mentor, composer, ethnomusicologist and performer. And, since Saturday, he is the winner of two regional Emmys. Cooper won an award in the Musical Composition/Arrangement category for […]

Storyteller, artists and Jacobs School musicians celebrate beauty of Brown County at event

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Emily Davis: Think of tonight’s event at the Brown County Playhouse as one continuous piece of artwork. Inspired by Frank Hohenberger’s iconic early 20th century photographs of Brown County, local artists, a storyteller and musicians from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music have teamed up to showcase new […]

IU Soul Revue meets with Stax Music Academy students during recent visit to Memphis

Guest post courtesy of IU Soul Revue member Bruce Anderson IV: Editor’s note: IU Soul Revue, under the direction of Tyron Cooper, recently traveled to Memphis, Tenn. with the support of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. Despite treacherous weather, the group was able to perform and meet with high school students at the Stax Music […]

Double Exposure festival brings student filmmakers and composers together

What kind of magic happens when Indiana University film students are paired with composers attending the Jacobs School of Music? The Double Exposure film festival wants to show you. And listen up: The original music created for the films will be performed live. The free event, now in its fourth year, starts at 6:30 p.m. […]

‘Jersey Boys’ cast steps into IU Auditorium with a Hoosier working behind the scenes

“Jersey Boys” opened a six-day run at IU Auditorium last night, telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons through a high-energy cycle of song and dance. The Tony-winning musical has been playing on Broadway since 2005 and now is being presented in Las Vegas, London and by traveling companies in the United […]

New musical ‘Moses Man’ wraps up IU summer theater season with three performances

Post by IU Communications colleagues Karen Land and Milana Katic: Indiana Festival Theatre ends its 2014 season with the rare opportunity to see a new musical still in evolution. The musical also is unusual because its subject isn’t typical summer fare. “Moses Man” recounts a family’s harrowing but triumphant escape from Nazi-era Vienna. “Moses Man” will […]