Jacobs School of Music student, Carlo Fierens, to perform in Armenia

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: The Jacobs School of Music‘s reputation reaches as far as Finale Ligure, Italy. For doctoral student Carlo Fierens, he knew he wanted to fly the 4,800 miles to attend Indiana University for its music school. “I was looking for a Doctorate in music performance and of course Jacobs School […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Dancer Patricia McBride, who taught ballet at IU, will receive Kennedy Center Honors Sunday

Former Indiana University professor Patricia McBride will be in good company Dec. 7. The longtime New York City Ballet dancer will receive the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington alongside actor Tom Hanks, singers Al Green and Sting and comedian Lily Tomlin. The 2014 honorees will be seated with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle […]

IU Jacobs School to offer recording arts certificate through online courses

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Jaclyn Lansbery:  IU Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Stucker has worked with some of music’s biggest artists and bands – John Mellencamp, Tori Amos, The Fray and Eddie Kramer, to name a few. His work as a technical engineer in music studios allows him to merge two […]

New Voices Opera offers emerging IU composers creative growth, opportunities

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Jaclyn Lansbery. This weekend, the IU student organization New Voices Opera will present two original productions at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center in the Whikehart Auditorium. Both operas are composed, performed and staffed completely by IU students and alumni. NVO was started two years ago by […]

IU jazz legend David Baker honored in tribute album

Indiana University musicians and fans of David Baker have come together to create a CD, titled “Singer of Songs,” in honor of the legendary IU professor’s musical styling and works.

With backgrounds in music studies, cellist Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, pianist Connie Shih and jazz pianist Monika Herzig– under the tutelage of IU legends such as David Baker, the late Janos Starker, George Gaber and Gyorgy Sebok– formed a triple threat in developing this special project. For percussion, Fischer-Dieskau chose to include friend and leading European percussionist Guy Frisch from Luxembourg.

Hammer & Nail: Spotlight on original choreography and musical composition by IU students

IU students will showcase their original choreography and musical compositions this week during the annual Hammer & Nail concert, held once again at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. Each night features two shows, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Admission is free but a food donation to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank is encouraged.

Jacobs student wins American Academy of Arts and Letters award

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: Jeremy Podgursky, a doctoral student at the IU Jacobs School of Music, compares music composition to architecture: you envision the building in your mind, draft the piece and then hand it over to a group of builders. “It’s enthralling and exciting if you’re willing to wait […]