May 11, 2012

Congratulations to the many 2012 graduates of the Jacobs School

The IU Jacobs School extends a hearty congratulations to the many May 2012 graduates! We wish you well as you join an elite group of over 14,000 Jacobs School of Music alumni, including some of the most famous and respected artists in the world. Click here for a photo of graduating students on the Musical Arts Center stage. Click here for graduation day photos.

An Auspicious Occasion: Words by Booker T Jones

Legendary soul musician Booker T Jones, a Jacobs School alumnus, was a speaker at the 183rd Indiana University commencement ceremony, May 5, and received an honorary doctorate from the school. Read his remarks to the students who graduated this year. The entire event can be viewed here.

Pressler, Abbado, complete Beethoven string quartets highlight Jacobs Summer Music series

As part of Indiana University’s second annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music has assembled a Summer Music series of more than 40 free and ticketed events from June 13 through July 27. In all, the series offers an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, jazz and other special events.

Jacobs School of Music acquires significant pipe organ for Alumni Hall

Just two years following the installation of a major pipe organ in Auer Hall on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, the Jacobs School of Music has announced the acquisition of a second major instrument built by C.B. Fisk, America’s leading organ builder.

Professor Simpson and alumnus Cooper garner regional Emmy nominations

Voice professor Marietta Simpson and alumnus guitarist Tyron Cooper have been nominated for regional Emmy Awards for their roles in “Musical Threads: Expressions of a People” and “Open Door: China in Indiana,” two television programs produced by WFYI, the PBS affiliate in Indianapolis.

Perantoni named Provost Professor

Daniel Perantoni, professor of tuba, has been named an IU Provost Professor. The designation recognizes faculty who have achieved local, national and international distinction in both teaching and research.

Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship awarded to soprano Jessica Beebe

Following the final round of performances by some of the top singers in the Jacobs School of Music, the 2012 Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship was awarded to soprano Jessica Beebe, a graduate student of Costanza Cuccaro and Paul Elliott.

2012-13 Jacobs School Kuttner Quartet announced

The Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that the student Donatello String Quartet has been named the school’s Kuttner Quartet for the 2012-13 academic year. The quartet’s members–Borislava Iltcheva, violin; Jeremy Gabbert, violin; Laurent Grillet, viola; and Josue Valdepeñas, cello–have been performing together as an ensemble since 2010.

Composition Awards announced

The faculty of the Composition Department is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 Dean’s Prize Composition Competition, the 2012 Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award and the 2012 Mrs. Hong Pham Memorial Recognition Awards for New Music Performance.

Project Jumpstart announces winners of the first annual Project Jumpstart Video Competition and Essay Contest

Project Jumpstart, the music entrepreneurship and career development initiative at Jacobs School, announced two music entrepreneurship competitions during spring semester 2012. The first annual Project Jumpstart Essay Contest and Video Competition were designed by the Project Jumpstart student team and were open to students at Jacobs enrolled during the 2012 spring semester.

Additional Upcoming Events

A full calendar of events will resume when our Summer Music series — including the Afiara, Cecilia, Penderecki, and Shanghai Quartets performing Beethoven’s entire string quartet cycle — begins June 13. For a complete event listing, click here!

Faculty, Student, and Alumni News Updates

The most recent updates include Professor Don Freund’sThe Well-Tempered Clavier CD and DVD release, Associate Professor Thomas Robertello’s recent tour of China, students Natalie Salzman and Evan Chapman in YouTube hit, and much more!

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