July 27, 2012

Conductor Dominick DiOrioConductor Dominick DiOrio appointed to Jacobs School of Music choral faculty

The Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that conductor and composer Dominick DiOrio will join its faculty as assistant professor of music (choral conducting) this fall. “Dominick DiOrio is at the forefront of emerging young conductors in the choral profession,” said William Jon Gray, chair of the Choral Conducting Department.

Menahem Pressler receives Yehudi Menuhin Prize from Queen Sophia of SpainMenahem Pressler receives Yehudi Menuhin Prize from Queen Sophia of Spain

Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler, world-renowned pianist and faculty member at the Jacobs School of Music, received the Yehudi Menuhin Prize for the Integration of Arts and Education from Queen Sofia of Spain during a June 12 ceremony at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid.

David BakerMural dedication honors David Baker and Indianapolis jazz musicians

Distinguished Professor David N. Baker, chair of the Jacobs School Jazz Studies department, was among the Indianapolis jazz musicians honored when the “Jazz Masters of Indiana Avenue” mural was dedicated July 14. The mural depicts musicians who played on Indy’s historic Indiana Avenue when the district was lively with music venues during the 50s and 60s.

Jacobs School alumni featured in ‘Opera News’ magazine Jacobs School alumni featured in ‘Opera News’ magazine

Three Jacobs School of Music alumni are featured in the August 2012 cover story of Opera News, “Opera’s Next Wave: the Voices and Faces of the Future.”

Dr. Cary BoyceFaculty, Student, and Alumni News Updates

The most recent updates include alumnus Cary Boyce being named general manager at Spokane Public Radio; faculty appointments for alumni Jorge Andres, Kyle Glaser, Benjamin Sung, and Natalie Williams; the latest Herald-Times reviews of Jacobs Summer Music concerts; and much more!

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