Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the University Medal to IU President Emeritus Thomas Ehrlich at the June 7 rededication of the renovated Alumni Hall. The ceremony also served as the formal naming of the C. B. Fisk organ recently installed in the historic hall in the Indiana Memorial Union, now known as the Webb-Ehrlich Great Organ of Alumni Hall. Ehrlich shares the naming honor with Charles H. Webb, dean emeritus of the Jacobs School of Music. A dedicatory recital celebration for the organ is planned for Sept. 15-18, 2013.
The Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that jazz trombonist Wayne Wallace will join its faculty as professor of practice in jazz this fall. A five-time Grammy nominee, Wallace is one of the most respected exponents of African American-Latin music in the world today.
The Jacobs School is pleased to announce that renowned opera chorus master Walter Huff will join its faculty associate professor of music this fall. The appointment follows a year in which Huff taught at the Jacobs School as an adjunct faculty member and directed IU Opera Theater choruses.
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, an alumna of the Jacobs School, is the winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. In addition to winning the main prize, which includes an award of approximately $23,000, she received the competition’s Song Prize, an award of approximately $7,600.
Summer Music Chamber and Recital Series showcases wide range of contemporary works, including premieres
The chamber music leg of the 2013 Summer Music series begins this Thursday, June 27, in Auer Hall with the Rubens Quartet performing Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet, Dutilleux’s “Ainsi la nuit” and Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4. Numerous other 20th- and 21st-century works will be featured during the series.
The Jacobs School of Music’s Percussion Ensemble, directed by faculty members John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo, recently won the Percussive Arts Society’s International Percussion Competition and will perform at the upcoming national convention in November.
Another chapter in Steve Zegree’s activities at IU begins this summer with the first annual Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp. Offered to high school and college students, teachers and professionals, the 2013 camp has welcomed more than 40 participants this week from 16 states around the U.S., as well as Switzerland and Sweden.
The Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Council recently awarded grants totaling $124,730 to 12 schools or organizations affiliated with four IU campuses. Roundabout Opera for Kids, a service-learning project led by Jacobs faculty member Kimberly Carballo, was a recipient.
Members of the Jacobs School String Academy, directed by Professor Mimi Zweig, engaged in a performance tour of Argentina and Brazil, in early June. Read about their life-changing experiences in their travel blog.
The 2013 Summer Music series is in full swing! Don’t miss the opening Summer Band concert tonight at 7pm on the MAC lawn (Rain Location: Musical Arts Center auditorium) followed by Steve Zegree Vocal Camp Solo Performances at 8pm at Serendipity. The Rubens Quartet opens the Chamber Music series tomorrow night, with more great performances—and a lecture—throughout the weekend. For a complete event listing, click here.
The most recent updates include Distinguished Professors David Baker receiving the James B. Calvert Outstanding Music Educator Award and Violette Verdy returning to teach at the Paris Opera Ballet, Professor Emeritus Lawrence Hurst receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Society of Bassists, and much more!