An award-winning musicologist with research interests that span the worlds of medieval and contemporary culture, Michael Long, has been appointed as a faculty member at the Jacobs School of Music. He will join the school in the fall of 2012.
Congratulations to Jacobs professor Teresa Kubiak, who was awarded the Medal Fides Et Ratio (Medal of Faith and Reason) by the Warsaw University Association, Warsaw, Poland. The award—in recognition of artistic achievements, the celebration of Poland, and the promotion of good and beauty in the world—was given by the Reverend Cardinal Joseph Glemp at the Warsaw Arch Cathedral on March 11.
Mike Flynn, a 1996 graduate of the Jacobs Recording Arts Department, has been appointed executive vice president of artists and repertoire (A&R) and staff producer for Epic Records, where he will sign, develop and produce new artists while overseeing artist development and key aspects of the recording process.
Jacobs School of Music students received numerous awards in the Bloomington Chapter of the 2012 National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) voice, instrumental and ballet competitions recently held at the school. 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.
Project Jumpstart, the music entrepreneurship and career development initiative at the Jacobs School, will present composer, performer and educator Jeffrey Nytch on March 22 and 23 in two workshop events exploring music’s evolving role in modern culture. The events are open to the public and free of charge, and will be held at the school.
In addition to The Sleeping Beauty, events to enjoy this weekend include a chamber music recital by the Early Music Institute, and the faculty Woodwind Chamber Music recital on Saturday, as well as performances by guests Kristen Wolfe Jensen, bassoon, and Colette Valentine, piano; faculty Nigel North, Baroque lute; and the Brass Choir, directed by Edmund Cord, on Sunday. For a complete event listing, click here!
The most recent updates include Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy in residence at the Paris Opera Ballet, Professor Glenn Gass being inducted as a provost professor, student Josh Johnson being selected for the Thelonious Monk Institute, and much more!