Summer 2013

Greetings from the president of IOU, Marko Petricic

Marko PetricicI hope that you are doing well and that your summer will be filled with both fruitful and restful activities. In this issue of the newsletter, you will find information about some wonderful events that are taking place both on and off campus: Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced, IOU Reception at the National AGO Convention in Nashville, Tenn., and the September biennial Fall Organ Conference/IOU Reunion, “New Fingers for Old Music.” Read More >


A message from department chair Janette Fishell

Janette FishellWe began the year with the arrival of one of the largest classes seen in recent years.  Over 50 organ majors filled studios, practice rooms and classes; the collective energy and talent was inspiring and energizing!  Hitting the ground running, all students prepared to participate in the 2012 Fall Organ Conference and IOU Reunion focusing on the theme of “New Music for Old Fingers,” … Read More >


Jacobs School students win first and second place in American Guild of Organists regional competition

Region-V-Winners-1Congratulations to two Jacobs School of Music students, who have won first and second place in the American Guild of Organists/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists (RCYO).

Nicholas Quardokus won first place and Katie Minion won second place from a group of six finalists. Read More >


Colin Andrews, Adjunct Professor of Music (Organ), recently completed a 15 engagement tour of Asia and Australia

Colin-AndrewsColin Andrews, Adjunct Professor of Music (Organ), recently completed a 15 engagement tour of Asia and Australia, performing and giving masterclasses in Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, China, Sydney, Australia, Daegu and Seoul, South Korea. Venues included, Beijing Concert Hall, Tianjin and Hangzhou Grand Theatres, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, St. Andrew’s and St. Mary’s Cathedrals Sydney, Keimyung University, Daegu and Seoul Thological University, S. Korea. Read More >

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SUMMER 2012

Greetings from the president of IOU, Marko Petricic

Marko PetricicI hope that you are doing well and that your summer will be filled with both fruitful and restful activities. In this issue of the newsletter, you will find information about some wonderful events that are taking place both on and off campus: Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced, IOU Reception at the National AGO Convention in Nashville, Tenn., and the September biennial Fall Organ Conference/IOU Reunion, “New Fingers for Old Music.” Read More >


A message from department chair Janette Fishell

Janette FishellOutside my window, the world has once again remade itself. Baby rabbits run from the shrubbery, the peonies and dogwoods are blooming, and the JSoM Organ Department is happily taking in the end of another successful year. I wish all of you could be here to experience that uniquely “Bloomingtonian” beauty – both visual and aural. For those who can’t, I provide some of my favorite memories from a year filled with them, and some information on exciting things to come. Read More >


Janette Fishell, William Bates receive 2012 Oswald Gleason Ragatz Distinguished Alumni Award

Bates and FishellCongratulations to Organ Department Chair Janette Fishell and University of South Carolina Professor William Bates, who are the 2012 Oswald Gleason Ragatz Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. The award was established concurrently with the inauguration of Indiana Organists United in 2005, and biennial awards have been given every two years to deserving alumni since then. Read More >


2012 Pipe Organ Encounter this July

Enjoy public performances from an exciting week-long summer event for students age 14-18 who have already achieved a level of success in organ study. Sponsored by the Bloomington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the project includes two faculty showcase recitals, a “Rising Stars” recital, and a showing of The Phantom of the Opera with guest Dorothy Papadakos accompanying the film on the Auer Hall organ. Read More >


Give Our Regards to Broadway: IU organists visit New York

Under the auspices of the Bloomington AGO chapter, 13 of our current IU organ majors traveled to NYC the week of May 7 for an intensive, educational, and high-end “organ crawl.” Professor Bruce Neswick comments, “It was my privilege to lead the expedition, and it is my fervent hope that the success of this particular trip will lead to future similar adventures, both here and abroad.”
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Fall reunion conference Sept. 17-19: New Fingers for Old Music

Organ ConferenceIndiana Organists United partners with the Jacobs School Organ Department to present a three-day celebration on campus that will include tours of the new Fisk Op. 135 in Alumni Hall, lectures, master classes, recitals, and panel discussions. A highlight will be the alumni awards banquet on Monday, September 17. Read More >


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