May 24, 2012

Jacobs School appoints Steve Zegree to faculty and as director of Singing Hoosiers

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced that internationally recognized vocal jazz conductor and educator Steve Zegree will join its faculty in the fall as the Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music and director of the legendary Singing Hoosiers. The appointment of Zegree follows his recent induction into DownBeat magazine’s Jazz Education Hall of Fame.

Lissa May appointed director of undergraduate studies at the Jacobs School of Music

Following 13 years on the Music Education Department faculty at the Jacobs School of Music, Professor Lissa May has been appointed director of undergraduate studies. As such, she will be responsible for implementing all undergraduate degree programs of the Jacobs School. She will work with current director Gary Potter starting this summer and begin full-time duties in January 2013.

David Baker receives honorary doctorate from DePauw

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor David N. Baker Jr., chair of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Jazz Studies, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., during its commencement ceremony on May 20.

Jacobs student ensemble wins 2012 Fischoff Competition

The Barkada Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble of students in the Jacobs School of Music, has won the 2012 Fischoff Competition, a chamber music contest that included 48 ensembles from across the United States. The quartet also received the gold medal in the Senior Wind Division. Prizes received from the competition amount to $10,500.

Jacobs School presents workshop performance of new musical by Timothy Noble

“Alamo,” a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Distinguished Professor Timothy Noble, will receive its first public reading on Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. The free event will include narration throughout.

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 the Jacobs School of Music, 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 the Jacobs School enrolled during the 2012 spring semester.

Additional Upcoming Events

Don’t miss “Alamo”, a free public reading of the new musical by Distinguished Professor Timothy Noble, with book by Eric Holmes, June 2 at 8pm in Auer Hall. 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 faculty organist Colin Andrews being awarded membership in the Messiaen association in Paris, alumnus James Mellichamp being named the thirteenth president of Piedmont College, alumnus Michael Mixtacki joining the faculty at Northern Illinois, and much more!

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