May 22, 2013

Janos StarkerIU community mourns passing of Distinguished Professor, cellist Janos Starker

The Indiana University and Jacobs School of Music community mourns the passing of Distinguished Professor of Music and Grammy Award-winning cellist Janos Starker.

Summer Music 2013Jacobs School’s Summer Music series features array of world-class concerts

As part of Indiana University’s third annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music will present Summer Music, a series of more than 50 free and ticketed events from June 14 through July 23. The series will include an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, harp, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, jazz and other special events.

_DSC3989Jacobs School is featured in new IU commercial by Angelo Pizzo

A new series of TV commercials about Indiana University is being filmed this summer, the first of which follows a student in the Jacobs School of Music as she studies for a career in opera. Screenwritten by Angelo Pizzo and filmed by Fred Murphy (cinematographer of Hoosiers), the ad is based on the budding career of alumna soprano Ailyn Pérez. Friends of the Jacobs School will have an opportunity to participate as audience members in the filming this Thursday at 3 p.m. in Auer Hall. Learn more >>

Performance TodayJacobs student and alumna featured on ‘Performance Today’ this week

Violinist Timothy Kantor, a doctoral student studying with Mark Kaplan, is featured as “Young Artist-in-Residence” this week (May 20-24) by American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” He is joined by collaborative pianist Clare Longendyke, who recently completed her master’s degree at the Jacobs School, studying with Jean-Louis Haguenauer.

USA International Harp Competition USA International Harp Competition begins July 10 at Jacobs School

One of the leading international harp competitions in the world begins July 10 at the Jacobs School of Music. The ninth annual USA International Harp Competition is expected to draw more than 50 harpists to Bloomington, the largest number of contestants since its inception. All events are free and open to the public.

Jacobs faculty help lead workshop in KenyaJacobs faculty help lead workshop in Kenya

Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty member Kimberly Carballo and Mpingo Studios Director Diana Smith Nixon, five Bloomington musicians will join their counterparts in Nairobi, Kenya, this month for a three-week teaching and performance workshop at schools in the area.

Jacobs School students and faculty travel for musicological research in ItalyJacobs School students and faculty travel for musicological research in Italy

Four students and an alumna from the Jacobs School of Music travel to Italy this month for the second annual four-week summer research project on manuscripts from the 18th and 19th centuries at the Greggiati Library in the city of Ostiglia.

WeissKaplanNewmanTrioAdditional Upcoming Events

A full calendar of events will resume when our Summer Music series—including the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio—begins June 14. For a complete event listing, click here.

Abrey Allicock Faculty, Student, and Alumni News Updates

The most recent updates include the Kenari and Wasmuth quartets winning silver at the Fischoff Competition, alumnus Abrey Allicock being featured in Opera News, alumna Ann Fink joining the St. Louis Symphony, and much more!

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