June 24, 2011

Jacobs School’s ‘Summer Music’ performances open with world-class chamber music series

Indiana University’s inaugural Summer Festival of the Arts moved into top gear June 20 with the opening performance of the Jacobs School of Music’s Chamber Music Series, a world-class collection of free and ticketed events that feature high-profile visiting artists and members of the prestigious Jacobs School faculty. Click here for info on the Summer Chamber Music series >

Joshua Bell joins the Summer Festival Orchestra

The Jacobs School of Music’s 2011 Symphonic Series, a highlight of the IU Summer Festival of the Arts, begins Friday, July 1, at the IU Auditorium with a performance by violin virtuoso and Jacobs faculty member Joshua Bell and the Summer Festival Orchestra, conducted by Michael Stern. Additional Festival Orchestra performances are July 21 and Aug. 5, conducted by Bramwell Tovey and Giancarlo Guerrero, respectively. Rounding out the Symphonic Series, Cliff Colnot will conduct the Symphony Orchestra July 13 and Aug. 10. Click here for info on the Summer Symphonic series >

Music educator Peter Miksza appointed to Jacobs faculty

Peter Miksza will be joining the Jacobs Music Education Department as associate professor of music in the fall of 2011. Click for more >

Cellist Peter Stumpf appointed to Jacobs faculty

Following two years as an adjunct Jacobs faculty member, Peter Stumpf has been appointed as full-time professor of cello, effective fall 2011. Click for more >

Professor Robert Porco receives Chorus America award

Robert Porco, adjunct professor of choral conducting and senior advisor to the Choral Department chair at the Jacobs School, is the recipient of the Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art from Chorus America. Click for more >

Professor Jorja Fleezanis receives honorary doctorate from New England Conservatory

Jorja Fleezanis, professor of violin and Henry A. Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies at Jacobs, received an honorary doctorate from New England Conservatory May 22 during its commencement ceremonies. Additionally, she delivered the commencement address. Click here for more >

National composer awards go to five Jacobs students and alumni

Two Jacobs School of Music composition students, two alumni and one incoming student were named winners in the 59th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition. The Jacobs-affiliated contingent captured five of the total 11 awards that went to young classical composers ranging in age from 14 to 27. Click for more >

Upcoming Events

The Summer Music series is heating up with violinist Mihaela Martin & pianist Chih-Yi Chen Saturday night, the Penderecki Quartet & Jeannette Koekkoek Sunday afternoon, and the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio Tuesday evening. For a complete event listing of Summer Music events, click here!

Faculty, Student, and Alumni News Updates

The latest news and updates include good reviews of a recent CD featuring Professor Arthur Fagen, student David Johnson’s professional opera debut in Cuba, alumnus Nick Stone’s appointment to the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa, and much more!

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