The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music wishes you the very best for the Holiday Season and invites you to share some of our fondest memories from the past year, as well as look forward to the exciting year ahead.

Feature Articles

CD SpreadEar Candy Store 2012

Looking for that last-minute holiday gift? Got someone who is hard to buy for or “has everything”? Check out these world-class recordings featuring Jacobs School of Music faculty, students, and alumni. With music from jazz to classical to Latin to Early, the diversity of selections truly does offer something for everyone!

Xerxes set designKing and Pharaoh Firsts Rule IU Opera Spring Semester

Enjoy two debuts for IU Opera Theater next semester. Persian King Xerxes bursts onto the scene in Handel’s Xerxes, then IU Opera meets Philip Glass for the first time in his Akhnaten.

IU Opera & Ballet tickets are always on sale online and make great gifts year round! Learn more here >>

String Academy VirtuosiString Academy Virtuosi to play
Carnegie Hall

Read the story and watch the video about this group of talented youngsters from the Pre-College Program as they prepare to head to the Big Apple to play in one of the world’s most distinguished venues.


Photo Highlights

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then we hope you enjoy these 36,000 describing some of our fondest memories of 2012!

Recent News

Eric Guinivan is among several Grammy nomineesAnd the Grammy Goes to …

Composition and percussion alumnus Eric Guinivan is among several Grammy nominees with Jacobs ties. The statuettes will be presented live Feb. 10 on CBS.

Menahem Pressler in Hall of FameMenahem Pressler in Hall of Fame

The Beaux Arts Trio, including founding member Menahem Pressler, distinguished professor of piano, was recently inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.

Coral Department FacultyChoral Fixation

The Choral Conducting Department continues to evolve as it appointed four new faculty members this year – Steve Zegree, Dominick DiOrio, Betsy Burleigh, and Walter Huff.

"Flights of Passage" by Claude BakerClaude Baker CD Takes Flight

Flights of Passage, a collection of chamber music written by internationally celebrated composer and faculty member Claude Baker over a period of 25 years, is hot off the press on the IUMusic label.

Alumni News

Save the Date

Save the dates for these great, upcoming events featuring Jacobs School of Music student ensembles performing in major venues throughout the country. Stay tuned for more information on special receptions for alumni, donors, and performing artists following these events in the months to come.

March 8 and 9, 2013, 8 p.m. – Akhnaten by Philip Glass with IU Opera Theater in collaboration with Indianapolis Opera at Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis. More information and tickets.

March 11, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – String Academy Virtuosi directed by Mimi Zweig in concert at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, with renowned French violinist Gilles Apap. More information and tickets.

April 19, 2013, 8 p.m. – Verdi Requiem performed by the IU Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oratorio Chorus directed by David Effron in the Palladium of the Carmel Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind. Stay tuned for more information on how to purchase tickets.

Become a member of the Jacobs School of Music Alumni Association

The Jacobs School of Music Alumni Association (JSoMAA) is dedicated to assisting the school in achieving and maintaining excellence, fostering ongoing alumni dedication to the school and its activities, and enhancing opportunities for fellowship and networking among the school’s graduates throughout the world.

Join us today to deepen your relationship with the Jacobs School; stay connected with all of your friends, colleagues, and mentors who were part of your JSoM experience; and benefit from the many IU Alumni Association perks!  Learn more >>

Giving News

Jazz Studies Department receives $1.9 million gift

A $1.9 million gift has been made to the Jacobs Jazz Studies Department by the estate of Anne and Paul Plummer. Click here to read the full story.

Marching Hundred receives half-million-dollar gift for new practice facility

Indiana University’s famed Marching Hundred has taken another significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent gift of $500,000 from Bloomington’s Cook Group Inc. Click here to read the full story.

Jacobs School receives $1 million to establish Five Friends Master Class Series

The Jacobs School of Music has established the “Five Friends Master Class Series,” honoring the lives of five talented Jacobs School students—Chris Carducci, Garth Eppley, Georgina Joshi, Zachary Novak and Robert Samels—made possible by a recent gift of $1 million from the Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc. Click here  to read the full story.

Upcoming Major Events

Chimes of Christmas TV Broadcast
Community Access Television Services (CATS)
December 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m.
Video broadcast of the December 5 concert by the Singing Hoosiers et al.

The Cleveland Orchestra
IU Auditorium
January 23 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, music director; Joshua Bell, violin             

Xerxes
by George Frideric Handel
Musical Arts Center
February 1- 2, 8-9 at 8 p.m.
A new production by IU Opera Theater.

Akhnaten
by Philip Glass
Musical Arts Center
February 22-23, March 1-2 at 8 p.m.
A new production by IU Opera Theater.
Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University
March 8-9 at 8 p.m.
A co-production with Indianapolis Opera.

Spring Ballet: Old Word New World
Bournonville Suite
The Four Temperaments
Western Symphony

March 22 at 8 p.m., March 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert
IU Auditorium
March 23 at 8 p.m.

Falstaff
by Giuseppe Verdi
Musical Arts Center
April 5-6, 12-13 at 8 p.m.

Verdi Requiem: Concert Orchestra & Oratorio Chorus
Musical Arts Center; April 17 at 8 p.m.
The Palladium, Indianapolis; April 19 at 8 p.m.
David Effron, conductor

Jazz Celebration
Musical Arts Center
April 20 at 8 p.m.